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.

Ways to Connect

This morning, Evelyn Lees has today’s Utah Avalanche forecast; Summit County Council member Kim Carson recaps Wednesday's meeting; Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke reviews that body's meeting on Tuesday; and Egyptian Theater executive director Randy Barton details the newly acquired space below the Parkite to be used for YouthTheater, with a black box theater space and space for events.

Tour of Utah

After a hiatus in 2017, the multiday Tour Of Utah road bike event, known as America's Toughest Stage Race, brings the action back to Main Street in Old Town Park City this summer.  Leslie Thatcher brings the news:

Wasatch County has increased by $20,000 the money available to the Tax Advisory Board's grant program that supports tourism and events.  Leslie Thatcher reports:

The Park City Planning Commission will take up the revised Treasure Hill proposal at its Wednesday meeting.  But although public comments are invited, there are still no specifics to comment on.  Leslie Thatcher tells the story:

Local News Hour - January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

Today’s program starts with Trent Meisenheimer's Utah Avalanche Forecast Center update. Next, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. To end the show, Dr. Michael Kagan previews this month's free Lunch and Learn on melanoma prevention, detection and treatments, tomorrow at the PC MARC.

On today’s program, Evelyn Lees has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Update. Summit County planners Ray Milliner and Jennifer Strader talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda, which includes a possible recommendation on the Woodward Gorgoza project and the residential development along Rasmussen Road. Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley has details on Tuesday’s school board meeting. In studio. Spokesman for U.S.

Local News Hour - January 5, 2018

Jan 5, 2018

Today's show begins with the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center update from Greg Gagne. Next, Gail Barille, executive director of  the National Ability Center, and board president Brad Peterson explain their pro-veteran lobbying efforts at the state legislature and also discuss the Center’s expansion plans.  Then, newly seated Park City Council member Steve Joyce recaps last night's meeting and, finally, State Senator Kevin Van Tassell talks about his retirement and the upcoming legislative session, which will be his last.

With a Friday deadline approaching, there's still time to be considered for the vacant seat on the Park City Council.  Leslie Thatcher has this update:

With two of the three Mayflower properties sold and the third not far behind, Wasatch County is preparing for a multi-year build-out in the area of Highway 40 and the Jordanelle Reservoir.  Leslie Thatcher brings you the update:

Local News Hour - January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

On today’s program, Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Update. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap from Wednesday's meeting.  Park City Parking and Fleet Supervisor Kenzie Coulson has an update on how the new paid parking worked during the holidays.

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