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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Local News Hour - November 17, 2107

Nov 17, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on the development projects in Summit County. Park City Council  Member Becca Gerber has a recap about last night's meeting and a Project ABC Update with Director Jake McIntire and Park City Summit County Arts Council Director Hadley Dynak following Tuesday’s 5 hour work session.

Local News Hour - November 16, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein has an update from Tuesday’s meeting. President and CEO of Ski Utah Nathan Rafferty with an update on his annual Ski Season opening press conference held on Tuesday. Manicurist and now Author, Carly Bennett Stenmark talks about her new book, More Than a Manicure: The Nail Files and her upcoming book signing on Saturday.

Local News Hour - November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

On today’s program, Summit Community Power Works Ex. Director Erin Bragg and Park City Municipal Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have an update on the Georgetown University prize money. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Historic Preservation Planner Anya Grahn have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. US Ski and Snowboard Spokesman Tom Kelly with a team update. Lauren Lackey, Co-Founder of Sage Mountain talks about the Compassionate Traditions campaign in which people pledge to leave animals off their plates during the holidays.

After a two year competition between 50 communities across the country to lower energy consumption, it appears that the $5 million prize isn't a prize after all. Leslie Thatcher has more.

For the second year in a row, Park City Mountain Resort has postponed its scheduled opening by a week. The resort announced this morning that it's postponing the scheduled opening from this Friday to Thanksgiving Day.

Following a mountain tour this (Tuesday) morning, Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock made the announcement to postpone the opening. Saying that the resort is dedicated to providing guests with the best early-season ski and ride experience, he says they don’t have the snow base to ensure that.

Local News Hour - November 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017

On today’s program Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock has details on opening day, November 17th. Park City Chief Building Official Dave Thacker has been on the job for 6-months. He tells us about the work he’s done to streamline the building process and Pastor Charles Robinson and Leonel Nieto Director of Data and IT Operations have details on Thursday’s Project for a Deeper Understanding forum on DACA.

Local News Hour - November 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

On today’s program, the Director of People's Health Clinic Beth Armstrong and Matt Slonaker from Utah Health Policy Project have details on open enrollment for ACA (American Care Act) insurance. Summit County planners Ray Milliner and Jennifer Strader talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Wasatch County Manager, Mike Davis has an update on Wasatch County business, including the sale of the Mayflower property.

The Summit County Attorney's office filed a criminal information in Third District Court today, charging Anthony Darnel McClanahan with Criminal Homicide, Murder in connection with the death of his 28 year old wife, Keri Colleen "KC" McClanahan on the night of November 1 -2 , 2017 in Park City. Mr. McClanahan was arrested earlier on other charges. He is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center. The Summit County Attorney's Office has asked that he be held without bail in this case.

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Park City Mayor-Elect Andy Beerman is taking some time off after a rigorous campaign that started almost six months ago. But he spent a few minutes with KPCW to talk about the process and the successful outcome. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - November 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council member and Mayor Elect Andy Beerman who has a recap about last night’s city council  meeting. Park City Community Foundation Director Katie Wright and Board Member Bill Rock have a Live PC Give PC update. Katie Richens Program Manager of the National Ability Center Military Groups and Equine Programs instructor, Alejandra Lara talk about their wounded warriors program offered by the NAC and People's Health Clinic Development Director Aimee Armer has details on the November 14th free diabetes awareness health fair.

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