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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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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.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks to Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck about the 90 foot cell phone pole and the struggle to access the proposed new location for Whole Foods off Landmark Drive. City manager Diane Foster reviews the Park City Council's agenda including Thursday's vote on whether to ban fireworks and open fires this summer. Park City School District Curriculum Director Kathy Einhorn attended and presented at this week's Best Practices Conference.  She shares her impressions.

 On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City planner Kirsten Whetstone and Christy Alexander about the agenda for the Park City Planning Commission including a lot of proposed changes to the Land Management Code and what's next for the Alice Claim development. The Summit County Council is not meeting this week, but Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Monday's night COG meeting and his thoughts about last week's growth forum. Phyllis Robinson and Ann Ober with Park City talk about this week's Community Conversation meetings.

  On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planners Ray Milliner and Sean Lewis about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Park City Council candidate Rory Murphy talks about his platform. Rena Jordan and Brian Hanton with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on the proposed ice area and no bikes at the Run A Muk dog park.  Artist, Author and Financial Planner Carl Richards talks about Thursday's Kimball Art Center presentation.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bruce Erickson who is advocating for Park City Senior Citizens. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting, including the decision to move forward with Phase 2 of the Mountain Accord. Colin Hilton with the Utah Olympic Park and Luke Bodensteiner with USSA give detailis about the June 27th opening of the new jumps and freestyle pool. Park City Emergency manager Hugh Daniels makes the case for his proposed ban of personal fireworks and outdoor burning.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong talks about the approval of the General Plan Phase 2 after Section 2.3 was rewritten. Emily Summers talks about the opening of Deer Valley's summer season. Katie Wright, Kristen Shaw and Lauren Vitulli from the Park City Community Foundation talk about the finalists and voting procedure for the first Women's Giving Fund grant.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council candidate Hope Melville. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Jed Briggs about Thursday's city council meeting at which the council is scheduled to adopt next year's budget. Melissa Fields editor of Park City Magazine highlights some of the articles in the summer edition on stands now and Park City School Board Member Tania Knauer and District Business Administrator Todd Hauber talk about master planning, bonding and the budget.

On today's Local News hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks suicide prevention with Geri Essen from the Summit County Health Department, Kathy Day with Valley Behavioral and Sam Walsh with PCHS. Assistant Summit County Manager Anita Lewis previews the County Council agenda for Wednesday.  County Planning Administrator Peter Barnes talks about the changes to Section 2.3 in the Snyderville General Plan. Recycle Utah Insa Riepen talks about a number of upcoming events. Scott Loomis and Erin O'Keefe talk about the open house with the newest homes built in the organization's Self-Help program.

 On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Senior Policy Advisor Ann Ober about tonight's Growth Forum - What's Next Park City? Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and Business Administrator Todd Hauber review the teachers compensation package and next year's budget. Dan Portwood is one of six candidates running for Park City Council - he introduces himself and Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith promotes the group's first fundraise on Saturday, the Watt Shot.

 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.

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