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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What makes Utah snow so special? It's all in Jim Steenburg's new book, Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Amy Mills has this month's KPCW book review.

Historic District supporters are praising the Park City Council for considering a pending ordinance to determine the historic significance of an old town home that may be considered for demolition. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher discussed the proposed $56-million education bond with School Board members Nancy Garrison and Julie  Eihausen. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein reviews the items of discussion at last night's meeting including the EPA update and positive recommendation for the new location of Whole Foods. Sara Hutchinson with Park City Education Foundation and Summit County Librarian Kirsten Nilsson preview the community discussions on this year's One Book - Boys in the Boat.

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The Park City Board of Education last night narrowed down the list of projects it will likely ask the community to support in a November bond election totaling 56 million dollars.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

To figure out how much additional you'll pay in property taxes - use this on-line calculator by pluging in your home's assessed value. http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/pcsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9Z5U8G77BFE4

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City staff planners Christy Alexander, Kirsten Whetstone and interim Planning Director Bruce Erickson about panelization and a pending ordinance halting any future demolitions until a new ordinance is written. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews the council's agenda and talks about the diminishing staff in the Engineering Department. Dondea Likes has details on Wednesday's Free Lunch and Learn and the man who made The Twist famous Chubby Checker talks about his career and upcoming performances at the Egyptian Theater.

The Park City School District spent about $13,000 to gauge the support for a multi-million dollar bond. The final results of the survey will be presented at Tuesday's school board meeting. Leslie Thatcher reports on some of the raw data.

The Park City Board of Education has another week to define a future master plan and how much it will cost to implement it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Ray Milliner to talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting which includes a three-hour meeting with the EPA to discuss the Lower Silver Creek tailings. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting in which the board will prioritize its master plan projects. Robert Lazzaroni talk about his new appointment as Nordic Program director for USSA and Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti talks about his his upcoming show at Deer Valley.

A number of documents pertaining to the Park City School District's master planning and bond election survey have been posted.  You can find out more by clicking on these links:

Preliminary Data of Bond Survey

VCBO Draft Master Plan

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trail report... Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board member Tania Knauer and Phil Kaplan discuss the master plan and proposed bond election. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson has an update from Thursday's meeting and Josh Hockman is awarded $200 for his winning summer cocktail, The Evangaline.

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