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.

Ways to Connect

Park City High School Band Teacher Brett Hughes talks about the band's trip to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock has details about opening day on Saturday. Carol Loomis ,board president for PC Tots talks about funding their new building and leasing a second satellite location and Historic Park City Alliance director Michael Barille talks about Small Business Saturday and the Electric Parade.

Paul Murphy, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power, to discuss the proposed rate increase for rooftop solar energy system. Park City Chamber Bureau director Bill Malone has details about Thin Air Festival 2017 and upcoming bookings for the coming season and Utah Avalanche Forecaster Craig Gordon tells his story how he has skied at least one time each month for the last 26 years.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Morgan Lyon Cotti - state program manager of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and board member of Real Women Run to talk about statewide efforts to recruit and train women to get more women involved in politics. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong talks about the county's petition to intervene in Rocky Mountain Power's proposal for a new rate structure for rooftop solar customers. Tom Kelly from USSA has his weekly update and Local...

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Lauren Beheshti about the Good Neighbors program. Park City Council Member Tim Henny has a recap of Thursday's city council meeting. Rob Timemrman has details about the Communities That Care program that Park city is joining and Doug Nagie and Abby Stove talk about starting up a University of Utah Chapter of SDS – Students for a Democratic Society.

Local News Hour - November 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Chris Robinson who has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Ski Utah Director Nathan Rafferty talks about the upcoming ski season –what’s new at the resorts and new transit improvements to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons and Davis County. Christina Miller and Cathy King Park City Rotary members and co-founders of the Park City Giving Festival of Trees join Tracy Evans-Land, former Olympian and participating nonprofit...

Local News Hour - November 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Board member Phil Kaplan and District Communications Manager Molly Miller about Tuesday’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Recreation Manager Ken Fisher are in to discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, which includes an 1.5 discussion on the Recreation facilities master plan. People's Health Clinic Director Beth Armstrong and Matt Slonaker with the Utah Health Policy Project talk about open enrollment...

Local News Hour - November 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

ON today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher who previews tomorrow’s meeting agenda. Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk discusses the recent sweep they made of the Prospector hillsides to look for transient camps, and what they found. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen is in with her monthly update and reminder that today is America Recycles Day and PC Film Series Director Katy Wang and Grace Mason a member of Teen Council to talk about a free showing of...

Local News Hour - November 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie speaks with Summit County Planner Ray Milliner to talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Superintendent Ember Conley discusses Tuesday’s school board meeting, which includes an update on teacher training for tolerance, early start times and the high school expansion. Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez has details on a new community outreach program on Facebook. Brian Hanton District Director of the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation...

Local News Hour - November 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

On today’s program, Judd Werner and Katie Bernhard with Citizens Climate Lobby are in to talk about an upcoming event on Monday, Nov. 14th - Failure is Not an Option: Two Decades that Must Change the World. Park City Council member Andy Beerman is in to talk about last night's meeting. An o rganizer with the Adopt a Native Elder Navajo Rug Show has details on this weekend’s event and Bestselling Author and Peabody Award-Winning ABC NewsCorrespondent Sebastian Junger and Director of the...

Local News Hour November 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Tal Adair to discuss yesterday’s meeting and the results of Tuesday’s election. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce discusses last night’s meeting about the Treasure project. Pamella Bello-Straus with Valley Behavioral Health and Stephen Wright -- the founder of ParentsEmpowered.org have details on the free lunch and learn next Wednesday at noon at the PCSD office and programmers of the Get Out and Play...

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