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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After spending $25 million to purchase Bonanza Flat, you'd think that Park City would be out of money to buy more property. But a new one-percent municipal lodging tax is being proposed to pay for another five acres in Bonanza Park on which the city hopes to create a new arts and culture district. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City announced today that it will purchase just over five acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million and will plan and develop an Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Arts Center and the Sundance Institute. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council announced today the city will purchase just over 5 acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million.  The site will be home to the Park City Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program,  Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has this month's edition of What's That with Pat? Park City Chamber Bureau  update with Membership Director Alison Kuhlow who has details on the upcoming annual meeting as well as a review of the past year and the upcoming marketing efforts.

On t today’s program, Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks has her monthly update on our local State Parks. Mountain Lands Community Housing Trust Executive Director Scott Loomis has details about the lottery for affordable housing and what people who didn't qualify this time can do to qualify for the next set of homes. Fairweather Foods owner Jen Rattray is celebrating the store's 25thanniversary. In studio.

A Summit County man is behind bars and charged with four felony counts after a woman accused him of kidnapping and assault this holiday weekend. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

  On July 3, 2017 at approximately 4:20 A.M. Summit County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a kidnapping. The victim, a 45 year old female, escaped from a Summit County residence and telephoned 911. The victim stated she had been tied up, duct taped, and assaulted for three days. Deputies made contact with the victim and immediately transported her to the hospital for medical assessment. The suspect, identified as 47 year old Jason Stone, was located by deputies and arrested without incident.

Local News Hour - July 5, 2017

Jul 5, 2017

On today’s program, Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has an update on county business including Mayflower, Affordable Housing and Open Space. Vanessa Di Palma Wright discusses the Kimball Art Center Gala coming up July 13th. Park City Community Foundation Ex. Director Katie Wright and Programs Director Ollie Wilder announce the three finalists of this year's Women's Giving Fund grant and Cole Johnston, Recreation Coordinator, Park City Municipal and Kara Cody, Assistant Director, Utah Community Programs & Govt.

Ten USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes were honored at the annual awards banquet on Saturday at the Lake Placid Olympic Conference Center. One of them included Park City’s Steven Holcomb, who was inducted under special circumstances.

On today’s program, it’s the monthly Transit and Transportation update with Alfred Knotts and Caroline Rodriguez. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson gives an update on new development in the county seat – a proposed 43 lot subdivision as well as a car wash on Main St. and Photographer Tom Kelly has a new photo gallery show opening Friday at Artique titled Light, Land, and Sky.

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