Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 years at KPCW has given her depth and insight, guiding her as she asks local leaders and citizens the questions on everyone’s minds during the live interviews of the Local News Hour.

As KPCW's News Director, she has the pulse of the community and an unmatched range of contacts that allows the station to cover everything going on in town, from increased school taxes and water rates to personal achievements and community-wide victories. When she's not sussing out the next story, you'll see her face at many Park City events, as well as on the ski hill and mountain trails.

Ways to Connect

With the primary just a week away, Utahns have until midnight tonight to register to vote in the upcoming primary election.

Utahns can register online or in-person at the appropriate county clerk’s office. If you have already registered, you can view your sample ballot and polling location at vote.utah.gov. The primary election is Tuesday, June 28th.

It was a perfect night for the annual Savor the Summit - Park City's largest outdoor dinner party. Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report...

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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival brought money, jobs and tax revenues to Utah according to a new study by University of Utah economists. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The full report can be found here.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher hosted a candidate round table to discuss the issues. She was joined by the candidates on the primary election ballot for Park City School Board Precinct 2,  Catherine Callow-Heusser, Peter Yogman and Andrew Caplan.

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • State House District 53 representatives Mel Browne and Logan Wilde
  • Director of Ski Utah Nathan Rafferty talks about record-breaking ski season and outlook for coming summer and winter 
  • For the full Local News Hour, listen here:

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour:

  • School Board primary candidates District 3 - Art Brothers, Moe Hickey and Petra Butler
  • Summit County Clerk Kent Jones will talk about the mail-in vote and what they've seen so far

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour: 

  • Summit County staff planner Sean Lewis will talk about Tuesday's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting.
  • The Preserve at Newpark is proposing to build eight (8) townhomes adjacent to the Sun Calendar Plaza and Amphitheater. Brian Richards from Mountain Town Music and Rick Tichman, President of the New Park Hotel's HOA Board are concerned it doesn't conform with what was originally approved.
  • Paul Askins will be in to review the Heber Valley Concerts in the Park series.
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Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words Park City, but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with the Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

Here is the complete interview with Bill Rock and Kristin Williams from The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher on Thursday, June 9, 2016:

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With the departure of director Rena Jordan from Basin Recreation last month, the recruitment for her replacement is underway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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