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 - 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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Originally aired March 13, 2013.

Headmaster of the Winter Sports School, Rob Clayton, in July will take on a new position as director of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

There are only a few days left in the Utah Legislature's session for 2013.  Bryan Schott, managing editor for "Utahpolicy.com", noted there are a lot of bills vying for approval, and time is running out to consider them.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough said a number of his programs will take a hit from sequestration, and other spending cuts in Washington. But he said by making some adjustments, and by continuing to be frugal, they can still provide services.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

The Summit County Sheriff's Department is reporting that officers used a Taser on an intoxicated suspect who resisted arrest and assaulted three deputies Thursday night.   Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Fair officially began last Friday and runs through August 10th with some attractions you'll recognize, plus a few twists. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Ligety Wins Second Gold Medal At World Championships

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired February 11, 2013.

SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA (AP) – American Ted Ligety has won his second gold medal at the world championships. Ligety captured the super-combined title Monday with a superb downhill and an even more impressive night slalom run under the lights on the icy Planai course, for a two-run time of 2 minutes, 56.96 seconds.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished second, a distant 1.15 seconds behind, and Romed Baumann of host Austria took the bronze medal, 1.17 back, after leading the downhill leg.

Park City High School officials are looking for alternative locations for its fall sports teams after finding out the new track won't be ready until mid-September. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired on June 21, 2013.

Now that the Rocky Mountain Power substation will stay in the Bonanza Park area, some new ideas have surfaced how and where to best expand it.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired on June 7, 2013.

The Park City council in its Thursday meeting passed the standard 2% cost of living increase for city staff and elected officials.  But in doing so, it started a discussion about how the low pay discourages people from running for office since they receive part-time pay for full-time work.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Originally aired on January 9, 2013.

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright perhaps most widely known for her role on the West Wing and for her previous performances in Park City. She’ll appear on the Eccles Center Stage this Saturday, January 12th at 7:30pm. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A new study shows that Summit and Wasatch county residents are among some of the most physically active in the country. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The new film "Red 2" avoids the Curse of the Sequel. That's according to Libby Wadman, with this week's Friday Film Review.

The Friday Film Review is sponsored by the Utah Film Center.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The new chair of a legislative committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow says the hopes to have a first meeting soon, but a potential conflict of interest may cause him to step aside. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired May 5, 2013.

For 17 years, Bonnie Park has guided the development of parks and trails in the Snyderville Basin.  Now she says it’s time to move on to something else.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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