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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Resort Battle
12:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

PCMR To Sell Passes Despite Continuing Legal Battle

Even though Park City Mountain Resort is headed to court tomorrow to have two motions heard, the Resort plans to begin selling next year's season passes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Light Pollution
10:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Night Skies Talk Presented At Swaner

Preserving the night sky will be the topic at Thursday's Swaner Eco Center talk with Astronomer Paul Ricketts. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local Faces
7:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Basketball Star Lou Hudson Suffers Stroke

"Sweet" Lou Hudson, during his days with the Atlanta Hawks.

Long-time Park City resident and former NBA star Lou Hudson has suffered a stroke and is in grave condition. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Child Abuse
6:53 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Pilot Convicted Of Groping 14-Year Old

A Park City airline pilot was convicted this week of two counts of abusive sexual conduct for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City last year. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
4:43 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Trisha Worthington Leaves Community Foundation

After 7 years as the first full time director of the Park City Community Foundation, Trisha Worthington is going back to the job she left in the first place. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Arts & Culture
10:16 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Park City Stories - Jay Meehan

Credit Stan Avery

It was the spring of 1974 when Park City's first Clown Day capered and wisecracked its way across the Park City ski slopes.  After a long winter, Park City's ski bums let loose for a day of dressing up, over indulging and basically having more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  In this final Park City story, Jay Meehan recounts that first crazy spring celebration.

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ONE Wasatch
9:40 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Opponents Say ONE Wasatch Is A Recycled Idea To Avoid

Two organizations which work to protect Utah's pristine areas and back country says the ONE Wasatch vision - to connect all seven of Utah's central Wasatch resorts - is nothing more than a new twist on an old idea that will detract from the landscape forever. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Skiing
6:13 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Learn The Physics Of Freestyle Skiing

Park City students will have the opportunity to learn how physics impact ski turns and Corked 180's at a special presentation by the University of Utah Physics Department Thursday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
6:06 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

E-BOOK Price Fixing Suit Has Been Settled

Utah consumers will begin receiving account credits or checks this week in partial settlement of an E-book price-fixing lawsuit brought by attorneys general in 33 states. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City Golf Course
5:59 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Sanchez Accepts Position In The Community Engagement Liaison

With a very busy construction summer expected, Park City golf course manager Craig Sanchez has accepted a new position where he can use his people friendly skills to smooth out any conflicts between businesses, residents, and contractors. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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