Local News Hour

Weekdays 8am-9am

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 Deer Valley.

  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 - Matt Dias, Interim City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Planning Commissioner Canice Hart. The commission spent most of its meeting discussing the relocation of Whole Foods. Park City Manager Diane Foster reviews some of the agenda items on Thursday's city council agenda, including an update on the ongoing Lower Park Avenue Design Studio.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and new School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the latest with the Master Plan. The final public input session will happen on Tuesday, July 21st 6 pm at PCHS Lecture Hall. Assistant Summit County Manger Anita Lewis and Public Works Director Derek Radke preview the Summit County Council agenda including an update on the transportation master plan.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Municipal spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson about this week's design charette for the Lower Park Avenue area. Summit County planner Ray Milliner has updates on the plan for Whole Foods new location. Arts Kids on-line auction is live. Mary Anne Neumeister and Lauren Vitulli have details and it's that time of year when registration for the annual Leadership Park City is available.

On Today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's Trails Report. Utah State Court Law Librarian Jessica Van Buren has details about Monday's Court survey. Park City mayor Jack Thomas and City Spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson have updates from  Thursday's City Council meeting and Monday's kick off to the Lower Park Avenue Charette. Aly Thompson is a Quagga Mussel Technician at Jordanelle Reservoir and talks about their efforts to keep the invasive mussels out of the Jordanelle.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the name change of Friends of Animals. Park City Planning Commissioner Nann Worrel has some of the highlights of Wednesday's meeting, including the approval of Central Park City Condos and the continuation of Alice Claim. Ginger Ries with the Park City Restaurant Association has details about this summer's Cocktail Contest and 21 year old mountain biker and Park City Native Keegan Swenson is hoping to qualify for next summer's Olympics in Rio.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the CEO and Founder of Emerald Data Solutions Ari Ioannides and Grant Smith, the Technology Coordinator of the Avondale Arizona Elementary School District about a new Park City School District program to teach computer coding.  Mayor Jack Thomas discusses the future of the planning department now that Acting Director Kayla Sintz has resigned. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting.

  On today's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City planners Kirsten Whetstone and Christy Alexander and Kirsten Whetstone.  The Alice Claim development is back on the agenda. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews the county council's agenda for Wednesday, including the Mountain Accord Agreement. Chocolatier Phyllis Robinson is the guest for tomorrow's Free Lunch and Learn at the PC MARC and talks all things chocolate. Finally, Rabbi David Levinsky has arrived in Park City and conducted his first Shabbat Service on Friday. He introduces himself to the community.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Community Engagement Liaison Craig Sanchez about the newly completed City Hall Plaza. Kathleen Toth President of Friends of Animals Utah talks about the new rebranding campaign. The organization is rolling out with a new name and a new logo this week. Bonner Paddock talks about his challenges with Cerebral Palsy but how they didn't stop him from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Kimball Art Center Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Greer needs you to sign up to volunteer for the annual Arts Festival.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis about the complaints over the new Mid-Mountain Trail reroute. The Park City Community Foundation announces that PC Tots is the first recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Women's Giving Fund. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson reviews a number of ongoing projects before the council, including a proposed Housing Commission. Special Events managers talk about the 4th of July activities and Tina Blake with the Summit County Friends of the Library has details on this weekend's Used Book Sale.

 On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member David Ure about Mountain Accord and the Be Wise Energize program. Tom Kelly and Artique owner Katie Stellpflug talk about Kelly's photography opening on Friday that will run through July at the Kamas gallery. Casey Vorwaller and Scot Adams with Park City Fire District talk about fireworks safety and Lucia Micarelli previews her performance Friday night as part of the Taste of Treme evening.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mountain Accord Board member Andy Beerman and Chris Robinson about the newest version of the Accord 3.0 which is set for final approval July 13th. Sage Animal Rescue Co-Founder and Executive Director Lauren Lockey and Outreach Coordinator Erin have details on their monthly Thirsty First Thursdays and the director of West Side Story Morgan Perry talks about his month's run at the Egyptian Theater.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber about the first of three master planning outreach meetings.  Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder has details on the Be Wise Energize program the county council is scheduled to approve on Wednesday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen about the recycled glass expansion program. Park City Community Engagement Liaison Craig Sanchez has the bi-weekly Backhoe Report. Jess Roising, the National Abilities Center's Competitions Program Manager has details about the upcoming No Barriers Summit and Teri Orr and Larry Gilbert announce the opening of the second Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ location at Redstone.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt about the Park City Council's decision to ban fireworks this summer. Park City Council Member Liza Sinpson reviews some of the business discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council discusses a rain harvesting program proposed for Park City and Bob Kollar and Jenny Dierson discuss upcoming special events, including the 4th of July festivities.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tom Kelly form the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association about Saturday's grand opening of the Olympic Freestyle Pool as well as the 2017 Nordic World Junior Championships at Soldier Hollow and the Utah Olympic Park. Park City Planning Commissioner Adam Strachan reviews some of the items from Wednesday's meeting. Dr.

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