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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On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure and gets his take on Tesoro's announcement that the pipeline is on permanent hold and the toughening up of the county's anti-idling ordinance. Sundance Managing Director Sarah Pearce and Park City Chamber Bureua director Bill Malone discuss the release of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival  Economic Impact findings which pumped more than $83 million into the Utah economy. Actors in this weekend's Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland talk about their roles and Mrs.

When the Park City school board voted to renovate the high school library into the new space for PCCAPS - at a cost of some $200,000 - they apparently didn't check in with those who actually used the library. Now students have started a petition asking district administration to Save Their Library. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

On today's Local News Hour, Snyderville Basin planning commissioner Chuck Klingenstein discusses the commission's reaction to the newest information regarding Whole Foods move to the Canyon Corner parcel along Landmark Drive. Park City manager Diane Foster and budget manager Nate Rockwood review the proposed capital improvements plan for the coming fiscal year. Katie Mullaly with the Sumjit County Health Dpartmet talks about the WIC program and bike safety and Youth Sports Alliance director Aimee Preston has an update on its successful fundraiser efforts.

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Repairs are underway to seal the old Daly West mine that opened up last Friday morning, destroying an old mining relic in the process. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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A photo of Robby Borders - a Park City High School student standing out on Highway 224 with a sign - is going viral and sending a reminder to those who get to witness it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

One of today's finest writers tells the story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse, in her National Book Award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming. Bobbie Pyron has this month's book review.

The Jordanelle Special Service District is facing a couple of lawsuits in federal court and criticism from the state auditor's office. But it won a round in court last week, as a decision from the Utah Court of Appeals struck down a different lawsuit from former landowners near the Jordanelle. Rick Brough has more.

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An old mine shaft collapsed Friday morning near the Montage Hotel. Park City officials have posted warnings and fenced off the area around the site. An old mine tower has fallen in against the hole, over a shaft estimated at 2100 feet deep. Rick Brough has the story.

The Tesoro Oil Company announced Friday that its proposed oil pipeline through Summit County is on permanent hold, although the company may think about moving ahead if economic conditions improve in the future. Rick Brough has details.

Mitch Martino has this week's Miner Nation Report.

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