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.

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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.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Alison Butz, director of the Historic Park City Alliance.  They discuss what could be a record season for Main Street businesses and what to do about the lack of parking as Main Street sees increasing growth.

During today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure about the Wilderness proposal the council approved and that he helped formulate.  Not everyone supports the gondola connection between Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort and Leslie talks with three residents who submitted their concerns to the Park City planning commission. Finally, Evelyn Everton with the Utah Child Protection Registry warns parents about the risks of sharing too much information about their children online.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, Tom Kelly has a recap of last week's U-S National Championships, Park City Library director Adriane Juarez gives an update on the library remodel and expansion, City manager Diane Foster explains a possible council trip to British Columbia, Park City Municipal Economic director Jonathan Weidenhamer discusses development plans for the Brew Pub parking lot and Shannon Bahrke Happe has details on Saturday's Youth Sports  Alliance  Spring Vibe.

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