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

Here's Joe Simmons with this week's Miner Nation Report.

Summit County Public Works director Derrick Radke talks about penalties on folks who aren't paying the $36 a year garbage fee. Paul Morris, Deputy Director & General Counsel for MIDA  discusses plans for the military hotel on the Mayflower property that will replace Hill House that was torn down nearly 20 years ago to make way for the 2002 Winter Olympics.  Snowbird Communications Manager Brian Brown tells us that winter isn't over yet at the only Utah resort still open and Communications and Development Manager Ann Johnson and interim Ex.

On today's program, Scott Loomis, Executive Director of  Mountainlands Housing Trust talks about affordable housing at Silver Creek Village—the Homeownership 101 workshop---and the possible affordable project on Mayflower property near Richardson Flat. Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting, including the budget and today’s board retreat Kimball Art Center Education Director Amy McDonald and student Sadie AbuHaidar discuss this year's Wasatch Back Student Art Show.

The Park City School District will begin the process of replacing board member Phil Kaplan and will have details about how they'll do that this week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox , director of Summit Land Conservancy to talk about open space issues.  Brantley Eason, the new chairman for Summit County Republican Party introduces himself and his ideas for the party. Connect Executive Director Shauna Wiest and co-founder Ed Ruttan give a run-down of the myriad events and guest speakers that are part of Connect's month long schedule.

Local News Hour - May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

On today’s program, we have the monthly Transit and Transportation update with Alfred Knotts, Caroline Rodriguez. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews the School Board meeting agenda. Park City Board of Realtors President Sara Werbelow is in with the 2016 winners of the Directors Award Dave Johnson and Realtor of the Year Patti Wells which were handed out last week and Park City Rotarian Rich Sonntag discusses the opening of the Park City Rotary Club annual grants program.

The annual US News report of high school rankings is out and for the first time in a while, Park City High School is on the list - making it to the top 500 in the country and number two high school in Utah. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Board of Realtors

The Park City Board of Realtors Thursday recognized their top sellers and members who are making a difference in the community. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

On today’s program, Mountain Trails Foundation Charlie Sturgis has this week’s trails report and discusses the complaints of e-bikes on dirt trails. Park City High School Principal Bob O'Conner discusses the most recent US NEWS report where PC is ranked #2 in Utah and #418 in the country. Wendy Fisher Director of Utah Open Lands has an update on the purchase of Bonanza Flat and Park City Council member Becca Gerber talks about last meeting.

Leslie Thatcher

For the last 30 years, hundreds of local youth ski racers, including Olympic, national and collegiate champions, have made their way through the ranks of the Park City Ski Team. The one constant is those three decades has been the Devo - or development coach - Dar Hendrickson.

Dar was honored by the ski team last week with a Special Achievement Award. His wife, Leslie Thatcher, was there and has this report.

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