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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On today’s program, Assistant Summit County manager Janna Young discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. U.S. Congressional District 1 Green Party Candidate, Adam Davis talks about his campaign platform. Park City resident, singer and vocal teacher, Debra Cook talks about the opening of her New York off-Broadway musical, Jilted to Perfection: A MorMom’s Love.

On today’s program, Summit County planner Amir Caus and President of the Board of the Children’s Justice Center Rebecca Ross have details about Tuesday’s Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda, including the plans for a stand-alone building for the Justice Center. Hoytsville Resident Bill Wilde talks about the feasibility study for a Hoytsville town and the question on the ballot this November.

Local News Hour - August 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year Charlie Sturgis and Volunteer Citizen of the Year Craig Cooper. United States Congressional District 1 Democratic candidate Lee Castillo talks about his campaign against Republican incumbent Rob Bishop. Vanessa DiPalma Wright and Cindy Levine have details about Femme and Fierce - a pop up fashion activism party to support the Surefire Girls organization and Park City Friends of Library Co-Presidents Marlene Peacock and Jean Daly have details on next week's Used Book Sale.

On today’s program we visit with  National Public Radio President and CEO,  Jarl Mohn,  Summit County Council member Kim Carson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Communications Manager Eli Davis has details about the final round of the 2018 Scott Enduro Cup coming to Deer Valley this weekend and Tollgate Canyon Homeowners Association President Tony Tyler talks about what they learned from the fire and how to be better prepared in the future.

Local News Hour - August 22, 2018

Aug 22, 2018

On today’s program Park City Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea talks about the opening of school on Thursday and what’s ahead now that a contract for master-planning has been approved. Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson and Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter talk about the Dark Web and how parents can learn more about how to keep their children safe and  Deer Valley Chief Operating Officer Bob Wheaton talks about the transition to his new role as Senior Strategic Advisor as of January 2019.

Local News Hour - August 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including a site visit to the Commons at Newpark as the council considers the appeal of the condominium project. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting and Park City Senior Transportation Manager Julia Collins and McPolin Elementary Principal Bob Edmiston have details on next week’s Bike to School and Work Day, August 31st.

Local News Hour - August 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018

On today’s program, the President of Snowsports Industries of America Nick Sargent talks about his upcoming testimony in Washington DC next week against the Chinese tariffs put into effect by the Trump Administration July 10th. Peace House Education Specialist Duane Domino is one of the Organizers of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. He also has details about a new program called Coaching Boys into Men that he offers in Summit and Wasatch County schools and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on some upcoming programs and others that are ending.  

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Public Works Director Derek Radke has an update on the Kilby Road improvements. Some extensive changes are happening in the next week, including the start of school. Park City Council Member Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting. Leadership Park City Founder Myles Rademan with details on how to apply – and why you should apply – to be a part of Leadership Class 25.

On today’s program, the former CEO of the National Ability Center Gail Barille and Interim CEO Kevin Stickleman talk about the change in leadership. Olympian and Founder of Picabo Street Academy, Picabo Street, discusses the program her academy offers for students needing a nontraditional education schedule. Summit County Health Dept.

On today’s program, Heber City Manager Matt Brower talks about his move to Utah to take the new Heber City Manager position. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park City High School Principal Roger Arbabi talks about priorities for the start of the school year and the outcomes of the team retreat he attended in Midway last week. And KPCW General Manager Renai Bodley invites the community to Friday's Back Alley Bash and has details about next week's summer pledge drive.