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 - September 21, 2017

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On today’s program, Our Schools Now Campaign Manager Austin Cox has details about the education funding initiative that could be on the November 2018 ballot. Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Utah State Representative Tim Quinn has an update on legislative issues, including his bill to remove sales tax from food and Peace House Director of Development and Marketing, Sally Tauber has details about Peace House Bling Fling parties.

On today’s program, School Board Member Andrew Caplan has details about yesterday’s school board meeting and resignation of board president Julie Eihausen. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including the decision to pull the Microtransit contract from the agenda.

Julie Eihausen

For the second time this year, the president of the Park City Board of Education has resigned.

In a letter dated Tuesday, school board president Julie Eihausen submitted her resignation to the board, saying her resignation as President would be effective at the end of the month. Doing so she says will allow the district’s business administrator the ability to send out checks until a new President is selected.

After a decision was delayed for a couple of months to rebid the contract for a 6 monts microtransit pilot program, the Park City council Thursday is scheduled to approve a $680-thousand contract with its original vendor choice.

Park City Neighbor Day Website

Park City Leadership Class 21 is once again encouraging residents to get out this weekend and meet their neighbors for the third annual Neighbor Day. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

For more information, visit the Neighbor Day website at pcneighborday.com.

Local News Hour - September 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame Inductee Picabo Street and the director of Alf Engen Ski Museum that hosts the event, Connie Nelson with a look at tomorrow’s induction ceremony and Mary Beth Maziarz - Member of Leadership Class 20 has details on the 3rd Annual Park City Neighbor Day coming up on Saturday. September 23rd.

On today's program, Park City residents Elsa and Dick Gary are the founders of the non-profit Voterise, whose mission is to encourage Utah millennials to register to vote. September is National Voter Registration Month - Sept 26 is National Voter Registration Day. They have details on Voterise's new, trigger-based fundraising platform. Superintendent Ember Conley to discuss Agenda items for PCSD board meeting on Tuesday.

On Mountain Money today, Renai and Doug visit with Ryan Starks from Wasatch Capps. In the second segment, Bryn Carey from Ski Butlers drops by to talk about their expansion and then Jena Elise announces a new barber shop in Park City – The Barbarian Barbering Company. 

After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, the All Resort Group closed its doors Thursday, saying they don't have the money to pay employees and continue operations.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.  

The letter below was sent to all All Resort Group employees Thursday, September 14, 2017.

"To All Team Members, 

On today’s Local News Hour, Leslie has the mountain trails report with Charlie Sturgis.  Erin Bragg, the new Executive Director of Summit Community Power Works along with board members Matt Abbot and Luke Cartin are in studio.  Park City Council member Andy Beerman has a recap of last night’s meeting. Gordon Cummins from All Resorts talks about the company closing its doors and Dave March with the Kimball Art Center and local artist Ron Butkovich have details about this weekend’s Celebration of the Arts.  

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