Local News Hour

Weekdays 8AM

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6 to 8 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

The Local News Hour follows Morning Edition and is KPCW's flagship news program, also hosted by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher, every weekday from 8 to 9 AM. Get the information directly from the people who are making the news with live interviews.

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Weekly Segments:

  • Mondays - Ember Conley, PCSD's Superintendent, before Park City School Board's Board of Education Meeting.
  • Tuesdays - Tom Fisher, County Manager of Summit County
  • Wednesdays - Diane Foster, City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

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Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation, Charlie Sturgis called in with his weekly trails report. -Bea Peck, Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chair-person talks about Wednesday’s meeting. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman gives a recap on the meeting last night.  October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Shellie Burrow, Founder and Principal from the SAIL Academy- a school that specializes in Dyslexic learners-talks about her school and her students and how they can be successful.

Pulitzer Prize winning “Doonesbury” creator and social observer Garry Trudeau, talks about his show at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 13th. Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday's meeting.  Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips will be in to talk about Wednesday's Planning meeting. Peter Rock talks about his book "My Abandonment" and the subsequent Sundance Film, Leave No Trace.

Tom Kelly and Kristen Ulmer talk about their induction into the Ski Hall of Fame in Ishepeming, Michigan. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planning Director, Bruce Erickson have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting. People's Health Clinic Ex. Director Beth Armstrong, Development Director Aimee Armer  and Tanger Outlets General Manager Candice Wilson have details for the October PinkStyle campaign to raise money for breast cancer research.

Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher talks about the County Council meeting on Wednesday that includes a big discussion on the 2019 budget. Park City Planning Director, Bruce Erickson previews the Planning Agenda for Wednesday. He is asking planners for a decision on the Kimball Special Events roof top deck. Yoga instructor and Health Coach, Sam Sylvitis talks about her upcoming Lunch and  Learn Topic at the PC MARC where she will discuss Aryvedic living.

Judy Collins is performing at the Egyptian Theater Thurday through SAturday. She talks about her long career and the work she continues to do for activist issues. Her song writing and performances have not slowed with more than 100 shows a year. Utah National Guard Brigadier General Tom Fisher explains how the Governor called for a civic action which deployed 200 soldiers to assist in preparation for extreme rain and potential flooding events throughout the state.

Today’s guests include Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director of Mountain Trails Foundation. He joins us with a trails report highlighting the rain caused muddy conditions this weekend on Park City’s trails. Connor Boyack, President of Libertas Institute has the details of the agreement with the Legislature to legalize Medical Marijuana in Utah. Pete Stoughton from the Christian Center and Heather Simms with the Winer Sports Alliance have a run down of the annual winter coat drive to provide warm weather coats and accessories for kids in Park City.

Local News Hour - October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018

Utah State Park Naturalist, Kathy Donnell gives her monthly update outlining  the changes occurring as the summer season winds down. Summit County Arts council Director, Jocelyn Scudder talks about the public art project, Yambow which is going in to the new county building in Kamas. Travis English, Summit county Fair Director, gives an update on the new facilities for the County Fair and some of the highlights from this years’ event. Kimball Arts center Director of Marketing, Amy Roberts talks about the ART ober Fest  autumn celebration at the Kimball on Octoer 13th.

On today’s program, Park City Deputy Fire Marshal Kurt Simister is retiring today. He looks back at his long career with Park City Municipal. Park City Resident Rob Umstead has an update on his wife Danelle's competition on Dancing with the Stars. Members of Utah League of Women Voters Jill Lesh and Meredith Reed have details about the voter education resource Vote 411.org. and Marty Harger has details about the upcoming Heber Valley Yoga Festival to benefit the Wasatch School District’s food pantry.

Local News Hour - October 2, 2018

Oct 2, 2018

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on local open space issues. Summit County Emergency Manager Chris Crawley has details about the weather in which the National Weather Service has issued a possibility for flash flooding. Also, what the county is doing around the burn scars from this summer’s fires and the need for CERT volunteers.

On today’s program, Utah State University History Professor Norm Jones is leading efforts to improve general education in the state of Utah. A free lecture entitled, "What Does It Mean to be an Educated Person in the 21st Century will happen on Saturday at 5 pm at Peaks Hotel. Tom Noaker and Amber Nelson with South Summit Trails Association have an update on the trail system and Oct. 6th fundraiser. Mountain Mediation Center Director Gretchen Lee and Attorney Natalie Segall have details about their speaker Dr.

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