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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Fire
3:55 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Fire on Park Avenue

Park City Firefighters put out a fire at a home at 1265 Park Avenue this afternoon. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
12:31 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Park City Heights In Depth Of Tailings Clean-up

Rendering of the proposed Park City Heights project.
Credit courtesy of Park City Municipal

The Park City Council will discuss whether it wants to reduce the purchase price of an affordable housing development near Quinn's Junction - or possibly face a lawsuit for non-disclosure. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
5:34 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

STEM Initiative Launches $2,000,000

Heeding Governor Herbert's challenge to support science, technology, engineering and math or STEM education, businesses in Utah stepped up and launched a more than $2,000,000 media campaign to increase interest in STEM education. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Real Estate News
5:14 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Real Estate Growing In Wasatch Back

The Park City real estate market is inching its way back up... while the numbers still aren't close to the all-time record level of 2005, it's been an upward trend since 2009. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Arts & Culture
9:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Park City Stories - Jack Thomas

Skier Jack Thomas (doing the "cat out the window" trick), Jim Gaddis and Alf Engen
Credit Alf Engen Ski Museum

Park City’s new mayor Jack Thomas has deep roots in Park City.  His grandparents were married here and he starting coming up to stay at his Great Aunt Mame’s house at 39 King Road in the 1950s’.  As a lifelong skier, he used to ski race in high school and participated in the Knudson Cup.  In this week’s Park City Story, Thomas takes a look back at his last ski race he competed in.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Todd Hauber On Charter School Budgets

As lawmakers finish coming up with a base budget, the education appropriations committee is considering requests from Senator Howard Stephenson to look at new ways to fund the state's charter schools. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Nell Larsen Is Swaner Eco Center's New Director

Nell Larsen - who also serves as one of the co-hosts of This Green Earth, heard here on KPCW Tuesday mornings - has been named the new director of the Swaner Eco Center. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
12:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Megan McJames Named To U.S. Olympic Team

Park City alpine ski racer Megan McJames has been named to the U.S. Olympic team after competing without the help of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Utah Legislature
3:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Utah Legislature Opens Annual 45 Day Session

The Utah Legislature opened its annual 45 day session this Monday morning and will take on the issues of cleaning up Utah's dirty air, figure out how to fund education and roads as well as consider campaign finance reform. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Utah Legislature
3:56 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Powell Previews Upcoming Legislative Session

Park City's representative to the statehouse, Kraig Powell has drafted some 19 bills he hopes to present in this year's legislative session. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

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