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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School may be over for the summer but Utah's science and math teachers were back at work attending the state's STEM Best Practices Conference. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Utah Olympic Park is celebrating this Saturday, June 27th at their expanded and updated athletic training pool. However the first jumps on the facility started on Monday. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Tom Kelly form the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association about Saturday's grand opening of the Olympic Freestyle Pool as well as the 2017 Nordic World Junior Championships at Soldier Hollow and the Utah Olympic Park. Park City Planning Commissioner Adam Strachan reviews some of the items from Wednesday's meeting. Dr.

The next installment of What's Next Park City happens Saturday morning in three different locations. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks to Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck about the 90 foot cell phone pole and the struggle to access the proposed new location for Whole Foods off Landmark Drive. City manager Diane Foster reviews the Park City Council's agenda including Thursday's vote on whether to ban fireworks and open fires this summer. Park City School District Curriculum Director Kathy Einhorn attended and presented at this week's Best Practices Conference.  She shares her impressions.

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What's been dubbed as Park City's biggest outdoor dinner party, Savor the Summit on Saturday night successfully hosted thousands of diners who sat at tables in the middle of Main Street. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Park City Council will decide Thursday if they issue a ban on fireworks and open fires, after they see how the weather and moisture levels look at this point. The council reviewed the item at their meeting last week. As Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt put it, there was "a little bit of a disagreement" among emergency responders about the fire hazard this year. Rick Brough has more.

Rory Murphy is one of six candidates vying for one of three seats on the Park City Council. He says with his background in development, he can help the city move forward. Lynn Peek has more.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong redrafted a key provision in the revised Snyderville General Plan, Phase 2, working with the county attorney's office. That was a key step, before the county council voted to approve the second phase. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City planner Kirsten Whetstone and Christy Alexander about the agenda for the Park City Planning Commission including a lot of proposed changes to the Land Management Code and what's next for the Alice Claim development. The Summit County Council is not meeting this week, but Summit County Manager Tom Fisher has details on Monday's night COG meeting and his thoughts about last week's growth forum. Phyllis Robinson and Ann Ober with Park City talk about this week's Community Conversation meetings.

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