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  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.

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On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:55)  Mountain Trails Foundation weekly report with Executive Director Lora Smith.

( 5:11) Rick Brough's report on the Public comment to the Summit County Council Wednesday which supported the proposed open space bond, for up to $50 million.

( 9:35) Judge Richard Mrazik discusses jury duty snafus

( 25:06) Park City Councilor Steve Joyce has a recap of Tuesday's retreat and last night's meeting.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:12) Carolyn Murray's update on Park City's neighborhood traffic management program, the People First Streets Project.

(7:08) Summit County is providing a $100 vaccination bonus to its staff as Rick Brough reports.

( 9:43) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 23:05 ) Jordan Moon on running across America

On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:33) Carolyn Murray reports on school districts along the Wasatch Back have differing personnel policies for staff who are quarantining due to COVID-19.

( 5:48) Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Dana Jones has a monthly update.

( 20:51) Wasatch Community Foundation chair Tom Fowler and board member Jerry Pitts.

( 35:50) Teri Orr with a  preview of TedX Park City.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:50) Mountain Trails Foundation weekly trails report with Executive Director Lora Smith

( 7:08) High Valley Transit District Board Member Kim Carson has an update.

( 20:55) Retired army general, Parkite and author Jeff Schloesser discusses his new book, Marathon War: Leadership in Combat in Afghanistan.

( 36:14) Diego Zegarra Vice President of Equity Impact for Park City Community Foundation discussing climate fund grants and the applications process which is now open.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:37) Ben Lasseter reports  on nonprofit in the Heber Valley wanting families to come have a free meal and take one to go next Monday .

( 5:55) PC Municipal's Linda Jager, Alex Roy, and Andy Stevenson on the City's Fall Open House Projects

( 19:15) Park City Museum Education Director Diane Knispel talks about the upcoming Cemetery Tours on Saturday.

On today's Local News Hour:

(10:12) - Peace House Executive Director Kendra Wyckoff and Board Member Karen Marriott have details about the 25th anniversary celebration at the Peace House on Saturday.

(26:09) - Park City Institute Executive Director Ari Ioannides has a rundown of the Main Stage season that was announced last night at the reveal party.

(41:30) - Sara Hutchinson, Event Organizer of Yoga and Manas in the Park, talks about the event, a fundraiser for Afghan women and children.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:15) Ben Lasseter's story on the yearly tradition that falls somewhere between a bike race, fundraiser and party, the 2021 Tour des Suds. 

( 4:30)  Rick Brough has this report on the Snyderville Planning Commission, along with county staff, working to revise their code on landscaping and change how we use and manage water.

( 7:06) Wendy Fisher from Utah Open Lands and Cheryl Fox from Summit Land Conservancy with an update on a $50mil Open Space Bond.

( 23:35) Channing Howard from DWR on Kokanee Salmon spawning.

( 35:00) The Youth Sports Alliance says organizers hope to hold this year’s Jan's Winter Welcome event in person as Ben Lasseter reports.

( 36:47) Wasatch County recorded another COVID-19 death on Friday. Wasatch County Health Department public information officer and epidemiologist Chris Smoot has an update.

( 38:23) Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 1:55) Summit County Health Dept educator Alyssa Mitchell talks about national suicide prevention month.

( 15:41) Meisha Ross from Autumn Aloft previews the annual hot air balloon exhibition.

( 29:11) Rick Brough's update on the Summit County Council  adoptation of a new policy on accessory buildings. 

( 33:33) The Friends of Summit County Search and Rescue presented a budget request to the Summit County Council at its meeting Wednesday as Sean Higgins Reports.

( 36:42 ) Ben Lasseter reports on Midway's Mountain Spa being conserved as open space.

( 39:02) Park City Education Foundation Ex. Director Abby McNulty has an update on programs offered by the foundation.


On today's Local News Hour:

(  2:16) Mountain Trails Report with Matt Wagoner from Basin Recreation.

( 5:27) Rick Brough's update on Coalville mayoral candidate Lynn Wood confirming residence in town according to the Summit County Assessor’s Office.

( 7:49) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:14) Leslie Thatcher's report on the annual Shot Ski event canceled due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.

( 4:22) Access to quality childcare is in a crisis, according to policy experts. Carolyn Murray has this update.

( 7:48) Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 19:04) The Kamas Planning Commission hosted a public hearing Tuesday night on whether to allow nightly rentals in town as Rick Brough reports.

( 21:24) Save People Save Wildlife Secretary Erin Ferguson and new PR person Gabby Saunders talk  about their efforts to prevent wildlife /vehicle collisions on I-80, their recent fundraising successes and what's next on their radar.

( 37:49) Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher has an update on youth sport programming.

( 47:30) The Mountain West region saw more than 80 armed protests over the last year and a half. A new analysis warns these events are more likely to turn violent compared to unarmed demonstrations as Robyn Vincent reports.


On today's Local News Hour:

(03:15) - Carolyn Murray reports on "Ol' Miner" Statue Dedicated; Recognizes Rich Martinez And City's History

(06:09) - Park City Police Officer Leslie Welker and Park City Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Darren Nelson have details on the 20th annual 9-11 memorial on Saturday.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 2:11) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 14:24) The Park City Council held a work session last week discussing new 5G cell phone technology and what the city can do to regulate it as Sean Higgins reports.

( 18:19) Rick Brough reports on Summit County Council's consideration of code changes to govern campgrounds and RV uses in Manor Lands near the Mirror Lake Highway.

( 22:30) Mountain Town Music Ex. Director Brian Richards has details on the launch of the Michael James Richards Memorial Fund at the annual MTM family picnic August 29th.

(33:12) Preview of the Heber City Council meeting agenda for tonight.

( 35:03) Update on repairs and closures to the Park City rail trail happening this week.

( 36:39) Cheryl Fox - Director of Summit Land Conservancy has updates on open space issues.

(47:01) The Park City Council has indicated it plans to hold a special public meeting to discuss the city’s course of action amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.


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