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.

8:09 AM, Every Week Day - Weather  with the ABC Forecast Center, sponsored by Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates

Weekly Segments:

  • Mondays - 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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On today’s program, Park City Chamber Bureau Marketing Director Jim Powell with details on next winter's marketing plan. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's City Council meeting and Kimball Art Center Communications Director Amy Roberts has details on how locals can free the fest.

Local News Hour - July 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

On today’s program, Summit County Council Chris Robinson member has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke has an update on the Jeremy/Pinebrook Roundabout project and Park City resident Kim Dougherty - an acquaintance of Neil Armstrong - talks a bit about the man who was the first human to walk on the moon.

On today’s program, Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh discusses the town’s proposed annexation policy plan.  Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday’s city council meeting. Mark Alvarez, an attorney specializing in immigration cases, talks about the recent scare of ICE operations and navigating the immigration system and Don Roll from Friends of Park City Mining History has details about tours they’re doing this week, and also in August.

On today’s program, Assistant Summit County Manager Janna Young and Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder discuss the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including the launch of the SCPW Solar Program. Summit County Director of Behavioral Health Aaron Newman and University of Utah Health Plans Senior Medicaid Program Manager, Tracy Altman talk about the two Healthy U Behavioral Open Houses this week and Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra and Park City Mountain Executive Chef Alex Malmborg, have details on next month's 100 Mile Meal. 

ON today’s program, the CEO of US Ski and Snowboard Tiger Shaw recaps the annual Congress and takes a look ahead at the coming season. The new CEO of Park City Ski and Snowboard Christie Hind talks about her new position and where she hopes to take the organization. Ryan Anderson  Community Program Coordinator with Utah Clean Energy has details about another bulk solar panel buy for Summit County. It launches July 29th and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on some upcoming events and projects.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Colin Hilton has details on this week's Anti-Gala, the new athlete housing and reaction to the choice of Milan for the 2026 Olympics. State Representative Brian King talks Tuesday’s  Town Hall he is hosting in Wasatch County to discuss the tax reform bill HB 441. Park City Council member Steve Joyce with a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Olympian Ted Ligety talks about his rebound from injuries,  this past season, and a look ahead to next season.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday's meeting.  Project Consultant Christie Oostema  talks about the Heber Envision 2050 survey and process to update the general plan. Park City Summit County Arts Council Managing Director Jocelyn Scudder has details on the upcoming Summit Arts Showcase on July 12 and 13 in Oakley.

On today’s program, a final look back with Travis English, outgoing Summit County Fair manager. He is being replaced by Tyler Orgill. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer and Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder has details about the new electric vehicle charging station network and Laura Diaz Moore tells her story about her decision to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, which includes another discussion on a possible county Public Lands Initiative.

On today’s program, Christian Center of Park City Programs Director Pete Stoughton has details about this year's Back To School Basics. Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt has a recap of how the first of July’s fireworks allowance went and a look ahead at round two later this month.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with an update on development projects throughout the county. Founders of the Beethoven Festival Russell and Leslie Harlow have details about this year's 37th festival and the Founder of Leadership Park City Myles Rademan has details about applying for the upcoming year's Leadership Class # 26. He also reveals the destination for this year's Road Tour.

On today’s program, Park City Water Quality and Treatment Manager Michelle DeHaan discusses the water quality consumer confidence report that was sent out to all Park City households last month. State Rep. Tim Quinn has an update on the tax reform task force and Amber Hansen from the Egyptian Theater will talk about their production of "A Chorus Line.” It opens Friday and runs through July 21st.

On today’s program, Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox has an update on some open space issues. Oakley Mayor Wade Woolstenhulme has details about the annual rodeo. Happy 39th birthday to KPCW – We talk with Jay Meehan – one of the original co-founders of the station for a retrospective of the station’s history.

Rich Sontag with the Park City Noon Rotary talks about the Small Grant Application  process now open to non-profits in the community.Senior Communications Manager with Deer Valley Emily Summers and Park City Program Development Manager, Jenny Diersen talk about the upcoming concert series, the sold out shows and the parking and traffic considerations. Arthur Middleton, Curator and Biologist with the  Utah Museum of Natural History talks about the exhibit, Yellowstone: Invisible Boundaries. Park City Council Member Becca Gerber gives an update on the Park City Council meeting.

Summit County Council Member, Kim Carson has an update on Wednesday’s meeting. Summit County Economic Development and Housing Director, Jeff Jones, talks about the realities of creating enough affordable housing in Park City and Summit County.