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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On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board president Tania Knauer about remodeling plans for the high school library and master planning for the Kearns Blvd. school campus. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison talk about the mitigation efforts to save the Daly West Mine structure.

With the decision to move forward with grade realignment, the ned to mitigate mine tailings on the Kearns Campus and new growth, the Park City school district master planning committee has come up with a preferred alternative.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The director of Mountain Trails Foundation hopes to start a discussion about whether we should implement an every other day policy for unleashed dogs on trails. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Park City High School boys and girls Lacrosse teams both competed in the state championships this weekend - with the girls remaining undefeated - in a thrilling overtime. Leslie Thatcher has more.

With the high school spring sports wrapped up, Mitch Martino has the final Miner Nation Report for the year.

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After leading authorities across the Snyderville Basin for a couple of weeks. it took bagels and doughnuts to capture a black bear Monday. Leslie Thatcher has this report.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher discusses the favorite design of the master planning committee for the Kearns Campus with superintendent Ember Conley as well as how many books is the Park City High School library losing. Tom Kelly with the U-S Ski and Snowboard Association has an update from last week's annual Congress. Rena Jordan talks about the Snyderville Basin Recreation District's summer projects and Craig McCarthy with the Park City Chamber Bureau invites you to the annual meet and Eat Expo this Wednesday the the Yarrow from 4- 7 pm.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation talks about the process of allowing a dogs on - dogs off schedule on local trails. Summit County fire warden Bryce Boyer discusses the upcoming fire season he's preparing for. Vern Latham is a partner in VCBO Architects and talks about the Master Planning Commission's preferred alternative - Scheme 3.

Can an aging rock star reinvent himself for a second act on stage and in life? That's the question behind the new comedy-drama, Danny Collins. Linda Jager has this week's Friday Film Review.

The most recent economic impact study results came out Thursday and shows that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival pumped more than $83 into the Utah economy. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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