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 to Summit County planner Ray Milliner about Whole Foods proposed new location. The item goes back for another review before the Snyderville Planning Commission. The Utah Foundation just released the fourth in a series of reports on Utah's growing population - this time on Education.  Shawn Teigen reveals the findings. Actress, activist and now Maria Bello is the new guest in the Sundance Author Series brunch.

ON today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trails report - MUDDY and suggests its time to deal with dogs on trails for the long term. Solitude Mountain Resort's new general manager - Kim Mayhew - talks about her new career move and the improvements she'll be overseeing this summer. Park City council member Liza Simpson discusses the city's budget including raises for bus drivers and building inspectors and former Park City planning commissioners Brooke Hontz and Charlie Wintzer express their concerns about the 9-unit Alice Claim development at the end of King Road.

ON today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Kim Carson. The Utah chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting a social Saturday night - the director Mark Clemmens has details. Melissa Brooke the executive Director of Women's Ski Jumping talks about Olympic Day coming up this Saturday and Diane Bode with two former students of Another Way School talks about this weekend's open house and fundraiser.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Julie Eihausen about the board's decision to move forward with remodeling the PCHS library even though the cost came in at three times the estimate. She also had information on how to apply for the board vacancy with Moe Hickey resigning. Park city Manager Diane Foster talks about growth and next year's  budget and the need to pay some city employees more so they can staff the positions. Nine applicants have filed for four positions on the Historic Preservation Board.

ON today's Local News Hour, Cheryl Fox director of the Summit Land Conservancy talks about her trip back to Washington D.C. to meet with Utah's congressional delegation. Outgoing PCCAPS director Jennifer Jackent hal says now that the program is doing well, it's time for her to move on. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and Canyons General Manager Mike Goar talks about his new job - in Keystone, Colorado.

ON today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school superintendent Ember Conley about modifications to the PCHS library so PCCAPS can use it. Marci Heim will be in town May 14th talking about how non-profit organizations can  mine for  those large gifts. Deb Lewis has details about Tuesday's free lunch and National Weather Service hydrologist Brian MacInerney - who will introduce the documentary on Thursday at 7 PM - talks about our local watermarks.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher gets a trails update from Charlie Sturgis, and Park City representatives have an update on the City Hall Plaza.  PCHS physics teacher Charlie Matthews is honored as one of KUED/Salt Lake Tribune Teacher Innovative Awards; Dan Gould is the director of the Institute at Michigan State University and guest speaker at tonight's Youth and Wellness Coalition.  KPCW says farewell to PCMC Transit Director Kent Cashel - who is retiring after a 17 year career.

On Thursday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the six-month moratorium on preservation projects on historic properties. Then Park City native Laura Lesar is back in town working on his doctoral thesis on sustainable tourism. Finally Summit County Fair Coordinator Travis English has information on how to purchase Summit County Fair Demolition Derby and Rodeo tickets before they sell out.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board members Tania Knauer and Moe Hickey about the possibility of a future bond election now that the board is moving forward with its grade realignment plan. Bea Peck the vice chair of the Snyderville Basin planning commission explain the commission's vote to recommend a new trailhead off the Silver Summit Parkway.

In Tuesday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Peace House representatives about the organization's 20 year anniversary. Summit County manager Tom Fisher gives details on the county's new Strategic Plan. Park City's two Rotary Clubs square off in an LED bulb switch - we find out who won and 14 year old Alex Lundstrom is joined by his coach Todd Francis - to tell us how he won the 2015 IFSA NorAm Championship in Grand Targhee.

Lynn Ware Peek hosts the Local News Hour, with guests Bob Wheaton, general manager of Deer Valley Resort, Alpinist Connie Self, Park City Manager Diane Foster, Park City Women's Business Network President Kathleen Barlow and Summit County Democratic Party Chair Glenn Wright.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher gets an update from State Parks about the great reasons to visit a state park this spring. Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips explains why he couldn't support a request to amend the Land Management Code for a height exception for the proposed Kimball Art Center development and Army Colonel Gary Harter talks about plans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to author and conservationist Harvey Locke - the keynote speaker at Saturday's 2015 Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium.  Matt Abbott and John Conde talk about the PC MARC solar panel project which will offset 20% of the MARC's electric use. Katie Mullaly and Allison Stewart from the Summit County Health Department talk about the county's Active Transportation plan and Sally Elliott updates us on the restoration of old mine buildings on ski resort property and the digitization of the Park Record.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Robyn Geist - Outreach and Development director for Summit Lands Conservancy.  The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the Park City School District to mitigate the mine tailings on school property. EPA staff member Marty McComb has the latest. Summit County interim Animal Control director Brian Bellamy address the rash of recent dog bites.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley about how the master planning committee is proceeding with grade realignments, school start times and a possible new school.  Then, the season recap with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Tom Kelly. Two Park City Toastmasters win their area competition this past weekend and Evan Palazo of the Hot Sardines tells us what to expect at their show Saturday night at the Eccles Center.

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