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.

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  On today’s program, Utah State Parks Naturalist Kathy  Donnell has this month’s State Park’s update. Historic Park City Alliance Director Allison Kuhlow is leaving that post to accept a new job at the Park City Chamber Bureau. Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on tomorrow’s city council meeting and Park City Christian Center Director and Programs Director Pete Stoughton talk about the upcoming Hike for Hunger.

Local News Hour - August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom fisher and previews the agenda for Wednesday’s County Council meeting. Park City resident Erik Oberg discusses why he thinks the Park City School Board should reconsider its decision to eliminate the SAGE testing for 11th grade. Park City Rotarian Steve Joyce has details on the annual Miner’s Day celebration and Californian Brad Butler talks about his mother’s collection of Park City photographs and how he is opening up the collection to anyone who wants to use the photos royalty free.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to former Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds who has been appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Utah Communications Authority. Marlene Peacock, and Jean Daly – co-presidents of Park City Friends of Library have information on this weekend’s used book sale and upcoming Author’s Luncheon. Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy invite the community to Wednesday’s Pik ‘n Shovel membership party at the Town Lift to support the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.

Local News Hour - August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Jeana New and Kate Geagan, both nutritionists and members of the Park City School District’s Children Nutrition Task Force to talk about the 15 to Clean program started in school cafeterias this year. Park City Council Member Tim Henney updates the council’s discussion on the Woodside Park affordable housing project.

Local News Hour - August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Colin Deford has an update on Tuesday and Andy Garcia and his Cineson All Star band are performing Saturday night as part of the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member Phil Kaplan and Communications  Specialist Molly Miller about school start times and the high school expansion timeline. Park City Manger Diane Foster, Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer and Community Development Director Anne Laurent preview the re-development of the Park Avenue fire station into housing and Paul Sweat, the new Superintendent of Wasatch County School District discusses last week’s school board decision to increase taxes.

The United States Air Force has settled on a location in Wasatch County to develop a four-star hotel that will cater to members of the military. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - August 23, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher. The County Council is scheduled to adopt the two sales tax ballot measures at Wednesday’s meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission meeting and Attorney Tim Smith is doing a free presentation on the issue of trademarks – who needs one and how to get one.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Municipal Housing Specialist Rhoda Stauffer and Park City Board of Realtors Legislative Committee Chair Melissa Band about the panel discussion on Friday – housing on Summit County: Past, Present and Future. Park City schools open this week and Superintendent Ember Conley says they’re ready and Director of the Basin Recreation Brian Hanton and Bob Radke are in with a monthly update.

Local News Hour - August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation about the closure of Jenny’s as the EPA goes in to clean up tens of thousands of cubic yards of mining waste. Larry White ,the CEO of TCFC, has details about a public open house on Tuesday as the company readies a revised masterplan for the 3.8 million square feet of development still to do at the base of Canyons Village and mid-mountain. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has updates on a number of development projects, including the new military hotel and Mayflower master plan.

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