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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Over the last few months as she faced assault and domestic violence charges, Olympic champion Picabo Street has done a lot of reflecting on her life. She sat down with KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher to talk about some of the lessons learned and the importance of family.

ON today's program, Leslie Thatcher spakes to Logan Wilde, the Republican candidate running fro House District 53; Tom Kelly with the US Ski Team and Nann Worel and Chris Waddell about a special community forum on resilience Wednesday.

An unknown number of Summit County Republican voters were turned away at Tuesday's caucus after being told that voting had ended - an hour before the published time that voting was to take place. The party has since apologized that it happened, but the party chairman says he was just following the rules. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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Summit County Prosecutors are dismissing domestic violence and assault charges against Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street. In an interview with KPCW this morning, her attorney Joe Wrona said it's about time. Picabo talked about how her arrest has impacted her and her family and says she's ready to move on.

courtesy Park City Leadership

Tonight's forum on Women in Leadership features KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher as the moderator.

Panelists include: 

For the last seven years, Rena Jordan has led the Snyderville Basin Recreation District. She has now accepted a new job and her final day with Basin Rec was last Friday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bryan Schott, Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com with a final recap of the 2016 legislative session; Park City Superintendent Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board retreat and meeting; Doug Clyde announces his candidacy for Summit County Council; Tom Kelly has this week's update of the US Ski Teams and Artist Peter Max talks about his exhibit coming to Park City this weekend.

Park City Fire District

The garage of a Prospector home was destroyed after a fire broke out Friday night. Fire crews responded to a home fire on Annie Oakley Drive just before 8  p.m. When crews arrived, they found the garage ablaze with flames reaching the second story.

The home’s owner and two family pets got out safely.

Most of the damage was contained to the garage, but a vehicle parked in the driveway was destroyed and smoke and water damage affected other areas of the home making it uninhabitable. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The Summit County Health Department posted a survey this week to gauge how it's doing with its mental health and substance abuse programs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Link to the survey.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher has a farewell interview the outgoing director of Snyderville Basin Recreation; Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews the process for filing for office; Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a recap of the city council retreat so far; Charlie Matthews talks about his new role as Park City School District's STEM Program Coordinator and Leadership Park City Myles Rademan has details about Monday's Women in Leadership Forum.

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