Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 26 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.

In 2016, Leslie was honored as the Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year and served as Grand Marshall of the Miner Day parade.

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The Midway City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday to decide whether to put an open space bond on November's ballot.

The special meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th at 6pm in the city council chambers.  Although the council was scheduled to meet on August 23rd, Mayor Collen Bonner says she'll be gone as well as some of the council members, so if the council wants to put this on this November's ballot, they have to make a decision before the August 25th deadline.

Local News Hour - August 16, 2017

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On today’s program, Park City School Board member Andrew Caplan has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planning Director Bruce Erickson discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy with Friends of Ski Mining History with details on a couple of upcoming fundraisers.

Additional votes will be counted and posted online on Friday. The Election Canvas is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22 10 a.m. - 25 North Main St. Heber City. 

Heber City Mayor - Top 2 move on 

Kelleen Potter - 535

Alan Wayne McDonald - 505

Nick Lopez - 85

Heber City Council - Top 4 move on

Wayne Hardman - 440

Heidi Franco - 438

Perry Rose - 333

Mark Tobler - 281

Darek Slagowski - 259

Ryan Stack - 223

Jim Mortensen - 92

Midway Mayor - 2 move on

Park City Mayor -Top 2 move on

Dana Williams - 904

Andy Beerman - 654

Roger Armostrong - 474

Coalville City Mayor - Top 2 move on

Trever Johnson - 160

Tyler Rowser 94

Merlyn Johnson - 48

Kamas City Council - Top 4 move on

Garry Walker - 200

Allen McNeil - 181

Amy Yost - 118

Matthew Atkinson - 39

Kim Steed - 36

Kaycee Simpson - 14

Oakley City Council - Top 4 move on

David Edmunds - 183

Leslie Thatcher

Dana Williams and Andy Beerman will be battling it out for Park City Mayor. Williams who served as Park City Mayor from 2002 - 2013 led the primary election balloting Tuesday with 904 votes. Andy Beerman, who is in his second term on the Park City Council, received 654 votes. Summit County Member Roger Armstrong who received 474 votes is out of the race.

Park City School District

The Park City school Board Tuesday approved the hiring of its first full time communications director. Melinda Colton has a long history of working in academic public relations.  Colton starts the new job on Monday. She has previously worked as the public relations director for Utah Valley University, and prior to that - as the communications director for the Jordan School District for 13 years.

Local News Hour - August 15, 2107

Aug 15, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Institute Director Teri Orr has details about tonight's show, The Punch Brothers and I’m With Her (a show that KPCW Broadcasters Club will be attending).  Also we  look at the rest of the summer season and what’s being planned for the Main Stage for the 20th anniversary.  Summit County Sheriff Lt. Andrew Wright has details about the new hybrid vehicles the sheriff's office has acquired. Dog Trainer Heather Hampsten has details on the upcoming PC MARC dog obedience program. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has her monthly update.

Local News Hour -August 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

On today’s program, Superintendent of Park City Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board Agenda.  The new Executive Director of Youth Sports Alliance Emily Fisher introducers herself to the community along with chairman of the YSA board Trace Worthington. Park City Education Foundation director Abby McNulty has an update on the new Student Wellness programs and a recap of the first year of Bright Futures and David West with Ride Free American - based in New Park – has  another perspective about the Micro-Transit issue.

 

If the amount of money in this year’s Park City mayor’s race is any indication, it’s serious. With just a few more days to the primary election, Leslie Thatcher reports on the first of the required campaign finance returns.

Two of the three candidates for Park City mayor have raised more than 20-thousand dollars so far. The third – though isn’t far behind.

The first financial disclosures were due Tuesday  - more than two weeks after voters received their mail-in ballots.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt calls in with this month’s development report. Kole Nordmann, Marketing Manager at the Utah Olympic Park, has details about the new Park shuttle, and other activities going on at the Park. Jim Whitney from Sunrise Rotary, promotes the annual Tour de Sunrise event happening tomorrow in Coalville.

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