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 - April 13, 2107

Apr 13, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce discusses Wednesday's meeting. Dixon Resources Unlimited Principal Julie Dixon and Park City Parking and Fleet Manager, Kinzie Coulson  talk about the $2.6 million dollar Parking Management Solution, it's implementation and outreach and she follows up on yesterday’s parking meeting. Basket Weaver Stephanie Wood and Kimball Art Center Education Specialist Jocelyn Scudder talk about the upcoming visiting artist workshops and Youth Sports Report monthly update.

On today’s program, Snyderville Planning Chairwoman Bea Peck discusses Tuesday’s meeting. President of Park City Women's Business Network Kathleen Barlow joins Kirsten Fox who was named as this year’s Business Woman of the Year Kristen Fox.

A member of the Wasatch County Council is asking his colleagues to consider a contribution to save Bonanza Flat – the nearly 14-hundred acres that are in Wasatch County and Park City is hoping to purchase.  In a tweet on April 7, Wasatch County Council member Danny Goode gave his followers a heads up that the request would be on the agenda for April 12th. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Summit County Animal Control Director Clay Coleman discusses the warmer weather which means more dogs running off leash. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday's Park City Planning Commission agenda and Molly Brooks  from Recycle Utah is this month's guest at tomorrow’s free Lunch and Learn at the PC MARC.

Leslie Thatcher

As Park City scrambles to come up with $13 million to close on the sale of Bonanza Flat, questions of why the price tag is so high - and will the property continue to be used as it is today - are starting to percolate. Leslie Thatcher has more.

  On today’s program, Summit County planners Tiffany Robinson and Ray Milliner discuss tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Logan School District Superintendent, Frank Schofield discusses the later start time changes their school district will implement in Fall 2017. Artistic Director for RDT – Repertory Dance Theater - Linda Smith talks  about the performances later this week at the Egyptian Theater and Tom Clyde - co-writer and emcee of the Park City Follies which open next week at the Egyptian Theater.

On today’s program, Erin Ferguson with Save People Save Wildlife and John Montoya UDOT project manager, discuss the UDOT open house at Jeremy Ranch Elementary next week.  Utah Snow Supervisor with the Natural Resources Conservation Service In Salt Lake, Randy Julander discusses the most recent Climate and Water Report.  Park City School District Communications Specialist Molly Miller and CEO of Atlas RTX Bassam Salem discuss the 2-way community engagement platform the school district plans to use to provide information to the public regarding the school bond.

On today’s program, Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Park has her monthly update. Summit County Council member Doug Clyde has details about business discussed at yesterday’s county council meeting.

On today’s program, Freelance Writer Peter Oliver discusses his article "Gimme Shelter" about affordable housing efforts in resort towns in this month's Ski Area Magazine. Park City School Board Members  Julie Eihausen and Petra Butler discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang discusses Earth Month – free film screenings every Thursday in April. Also the rundown of free movies for kids during next week’s PCSD spring break and Park City Institute Director Teri Orr announces the rundown of the Big Stars Bright Nights summer season.

Local News Hour - April 4, 2017

Apr 4, 2017

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy, Park City council member Andy Beerman and Utah Open Lands director Wendy Fisher announce a new challenge to save Bonanza Flat.

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