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 Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about accepting hazardous waste in the landfill and RAP and Restaurant Tax grants. Saturday is the 18th annual Historic Home Tour, Sandra Morrison and Thea Leonard have details as well as a history lesson on the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lisa Schneider has news about the newest home to be built in Heber City.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council member Tim Henney about Monday's "What's Next Park City?" growth forum. City manager Diane Foster has details on some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including an $800,00 upgrade to the McPolin Barn. Rich Bullough and Katie Mullaly from the Summit County Health Dept. have the monthly update. The Foreigner opens at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council member and candidate Andy Beerman about his desire to run for a second term. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Amy Roberts with the Intermountain Park City Hospital has details about the Community Garden planting day. The PC MARC's Dondea Sherer-Likes has details about Wednesday's free Lunchtime Learning hour featuring Chef Meryl and Park City School District Community Education director Judy Tukuafu has details about summer classes.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County planner Ray Milliner about the proposed Pace Meadows Ranch Rezone for 400,00 square feet of mixed use development and 25 units. Summit County sheriff Justin Martinez comes in for a bi-monthly update. Tim Matsui talks about the special screening of his film, The Long Night, playing at the Prospector Theater Thursday night and Craig McCarthy invites you to the Summer Kickoff Mixer and Expo on Thursday.  Free food!

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation invites you to participate in National Trails Day on Saturday. Park City School Board member Julie Eihausen has the latest on choosing a new candidate to replace Moe Hickey on the school board and master planning. Park City Council member Liza Simpson announces she is not going to run for re-election.

ON today's Local News Hour, Utah State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell has the monthly update on what's going on in our local parks. Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin reviews the council's lengthy discussion on Mountain Accord. Becca Gerber announces her Park City Council campaign. Silly Sunday organizers Kate Boyd and Michelle McDonald have details on the first first of the season and Alix Farnell and Anne Bloomquist talk about a new cookbook from the staff and parents of Jeremy Ranch Elementary School.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the superintendent of Wasatch School District Terry Shoemaker about the possibility of a $62 million bond that could go on November's election ballot to build new schools and a pool facility. Park City manager Diane Foster reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting and Ann Ober discuses the Mountain Accord Interlocal Agreement that is on the council's agenda for discussion. Melissa Caffey and Glenn Artist from The Hope Alliance talk about Caffey's retirement and what's next for the organization.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox with the Summit Land Conservancy about their summer programs. Park City council candidate Nann Worrel - the first one to file talks about why she's running for one of the three seats. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's council council agenda, including a possible approval of the Silver Creek Development Agreement.

ON today's Local News Hour, Park City council member and executive board member of Mountain Accord Andy Beerman has the latest following last Friday's board meeting. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley talks about the process to replace outgoing board member Moe Hickey as well as a budget update. Egyptian YouTheater director Jamie Wilcox previews their upcoming summer camps.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Kim Carson about the Silver Creek Development Agreement and whether bikers should be allowed in the off-leash dog park, Runamuck. Park City school superintendent Ember Conley and PCHS principal Bob O'Connor address the concerns raised by students and staff on re-purposing the high school library into a Media Center and new home for the PCCAPS program. Finally Park City Film Series director Katie Wang highlights tonight's SUP movie as well as this weekend's screening of Merchants of Doubt.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Snyderville Planning commissioner Colin DeFord about wood burning stoves and the glare from the private chairlift in The Colony. Park City manger Diane Foster reviews the agenda which includes a proposed surcharge on water pumping charges to those who live in the highest elevations of town. Stu Johnson has details on this year's Bike to Work and School Day and Buster Pike and Ken Block with the Park City Sailing Club have details on this weekend's Sail-A-Polooza.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City planning Kirsten Whetstone about Wednesday's planning commission meeting.  Summit County manager Tom Fisher reviews the county council agenda, Pastor Charles Robinson is moderating Thursday's Project for Deeper Understanding on Death with Dignity. He's joined by two of the panelists, Yarrow Hospice director Liana Teteberg and Dr. Margaret Battin, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Utah and Teri Orr and Katie Wright have details on Thursday's TedXWomen event at the St. Regis.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's soggy trails report. Park City Board of Realtors members Carol and Nancy Tallman have the results of 2015's first quarter sales. With a rash of thefts taking place, Summit County sheriff Justin Martinez and prosecutor Matt Bates tell you how to guard yourself against vehicle and home burglaries. Glenn Wright the adjutant with Park City American Legion Post 14 has details on Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Park City Cemetery.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board president Tania Knauer about remodeling plans for the high school library and master planning for the Kearns Blvd. school campus. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison talk about the mitigation efforts to save the Daly West Mine structure.

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