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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Local News
5:56 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Kraig Powell On Billing

While state lawmakers this session won't be able to come close to getting to all the bills that were filed, some headway is being made. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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EPA in Park City
5:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

United Mines Finally Gets Agreement With EPA

After a quarter century of investigating the Park City mine tailings situation, an agreement between the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and United Park City Mines Company has been reached to do something about cleaning it up. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Park City Stories
2:55 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Park City Stories - Amanda Peterson

Ski with Stein Day
Credit Amanda Peterson

In the 1970s, with no snowmaking equipment at the resort and no budget to market itself, Park City relied on the town’s creative minds to get skiers to town.  One of those was Amanda Peterson who was the first paid chamber director.  In this week’s Park City Story she recounts some of the wacky ways Park City pulled off to generate publicity.

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Speaker Series
1:53 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Smarr To Talk 'The Story Of My Body'

Dr. Larry Smarr speaking at TEDMed in 2013.
Credit TEDMed

Park City Institute and Strategic News Service are bringing in a scientist who hopes to one day revolutionize information's technologies to help individuals better understand disease and healing. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Utah Legislature
1:12 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Final Week For Legislature To Get Busy

With the state legislature winding down for this year, Park City officials are watching closely as business gets fast and furious in the final week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Utah Legislature
2:04 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

2014 Legislature Ramping Down

With just a week left of this year's legislative session, lawmakers are busy considering bills, making compromises and figuring out how to balance the budget.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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NCAA
2:49 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NCAA Ski Championships To Return To Utah

After 14 years, the National Collegiate AA  Ski Championships have returned to Utah.  KPCW'S Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Art Center Expansion
2:30 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Kimball Unveils New Expansion Plans

Credit Kimball Art Center

After throwing out the competition design winner, the board of directors for the Kimball Art Center today unveiled plans for its new design, which meets all city codes and won’t even need to be reviewed by the Planning Commission.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City Stories
6:07 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Park City Stories - Ladies Tuesday Ski Group

Credit Francine Valline

For more than 30 years now, a group of women – who love to ski and aren’t afraid to ski the deep and the steep - meet every Tuesday morning.  It used to be at the Cookie Bear– now it’s outside Kristi’s Coffee.  In this week’s Park City Story, three of those women who have been regulars, Francine Valline, Kathy Kahn and Carol Agle revel in the fun, adventure and rule breaking they’ve had over the years.

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Local News
5:08 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Bryan Schott On Legislative Session

With just over two weeks left on the annual legislative session, lawmakers have lots of decisions to make. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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