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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 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.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher discusses the favorite design of the master planning committee for the Kearns Campus with superintendent Ember Conley as well as how many books is the Park City High School library losing. Tom Kelly with the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association has an update from last week's annual Congress. Rena Jordan talks about the Snyderville Basin Recreation District's summer projects and Craig McCarthy with the Park City Chamber Bureau invites you to the annual meet and Eat Expo this Wednesday the the Yarrow from 4- 7 pm.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation talks about the process of allowing a dogs on - dogs off schedule on local trails. Summit County fire warden Bryce Boyer discusses the upcoming fire season he's preparing for. Vern Latham is a partner in VCBO Architects and talks about the Master Planning Commission's preferred alternative - Scheme 3.

On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure and gets his take on Tesoro's announcement that the pipeline is on permanent hold and the toughening up of the county's anti-idling ordinance. Sundance Managing Director Sarah Pearce and Park City Chamber Bureua director Bill Malone discuss the release of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival  Economic Impact findings which pumped more than $83 million into the Utah economy. Actors in this weekend's Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland talk about their roles and Mrs.

On today's Local News Hour, Snyderville Basin planning commissioner Chuck Klingenstein discusses the commission's reaction to the newest information regarding Whole Foods move to the Canyon Corner parcel along Landmark Drive. Park City manager Diane Foster and budget manager Nate Rockwood review the proposed capital improvements plan for the coming fiscal year. Katie Mullaly with the Sumjit County Health Dpartmet talks about the WIC program and bike safety and Youth Sports Alliance director Aimee Preston has an update on its successful fundraiser efforts.

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.

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