Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 23 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.

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Local News
1:35 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Real Estate Prices Going Up Around Park City

While the number of real estate sales slowed down in the second quarter, prices continue to rise. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Wasatch County
2:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Interview With Wasatch Superintendent Terry Shoemaker

Terry Shoemaker

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher spoke with Wasatch School District Superintendent Terry Shoemaker on Tuesday  about a number of issues, including the budget, new growth and the digital conversion program Here's the interview in its entirety.

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Local Award
1:11 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Bill Marolt Honored With Spirit of Hospitality Award

Bill Marolt
Credit US Ski and Snowboard Association

At its annual luncheon Wednesday, the Park City Chamber Bureau saluted Bill Marolt, on his 18 year tenure as head of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.  Marolt was presented with this year's Myles Rademan Hospitality Award.  KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
10:49 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Jack Sutton Dies

Sutton at the 2013 4th of July Parade
Credit Leslie Thatcher

Long time Park City resident and the town's number one softball fan, Jack Sutton died last week.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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AG Arrests
12:19 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Two Utah AGs Arrested

Mark Shurtleff, left, and John Swallow
Credit Salt Lake County Jail

After more than a year and a half of investigation, Utah's two former attorneys general have been arrested as part of a bribery investigation. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Mountain Trails
1:48 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Sturgis Talks About Upcoming Trail Projects

Credit alpinetrails.com

Summer time trail projects and repairs are underway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Local News
1:31 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Car Charging Stations Coming To China Bridge Parking

Earlier this year, Park City installed two electric vehicle charging stations in the China Bridge parking garage. While open and available most of the time, city officials believe the need will only increase over time. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
12:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Beware Of The IRS Scam Going Around Park City

A Park City resident warns of another phone scam going on. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Heal Utah
12:42 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

HEAL Utah Solar Meeting Happening This Week

Heal Utah is coming out against the proposed fee on Utah households who produce their own energy - and will be in Park City Tuesday to give residents ideas about how to fight it. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Arts & Culture
10:12 am
Fri July 11, 2014

June Book Review - Detroit City is the Place to Be

Detroit’s bankruptcy and blight are familiar headlines across America and maybe the world. But what it means to live, work and survive in the modern-day Motor City are bigger, more important stories. Sandra Svoboda, who lives there, has this month’s review of author Mark Binelli’s book, “Detroit City is the Place to Be,” an account of what is depressing, entertaining, foretelling and hopeful in the urban landscape of Detroit.

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