Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 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 Hour - November 8, 2016

Nov 8, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.  Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission agenda, including Treasure. PC MARC Wellness Coordinator Cole Johnson has details on tomorrow's Free Lunch and Learn with guest Kasey Ring. Ann Johnson from Peace House previews  the upcoming Bling Fling and Daniel Charon the artistic director of Ririe Woodbury Dance Co.

Local News Hour - November 7, 2016

Nov 7, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Superintendent Ember Conley to discuss the Mountain Town School Superintendent Summit held here in Park city a couple of weeks ago. Summit County Health Dept. PIO Derek Siddoway talks about the upcoming meeting to preview the final results of the mental health survey. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones previews tomorrow’s voting. Live PC Give PC Committee Chairman Mike Ruzek has the final tally of last Friday’s Day of Giving.

Local News Hour - November 4, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

On today’s Local News Hour, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt who has a monthly update about the development projects in the Snyderville Basin. Park City Council member Becca Gerber discusses some of the items on yesterday’s council meeting agenda. about last night's meeting.

The Local News Hour - November 3, 2016

Nov 3, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Kim Carson who has update us on yesterday’s meeting .Kathy Jo Pollock from U.S. Forest Service has details about sales of Christmas tree permits for Heber-Kamas Ranger District on Friday and Saturday. Paul Murphy from Rocky Mountain Power discusses the utility company’s Subscriber Solar program and how you can get involved and finally Author Trish Walker talks about her new book Oh, Honey, I'm Just Getting Started and book signing at Dolly's on Sunday.

The Local News Hour - November 2, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member, Nancy Garrison about yesterday’s work session. Park City Manager Diane Foster discusses the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. In studio.  The founder of Giving a Bleep Annette Verlarde is in along with performers Mike Worel (playing Donald Trump) and Reiner Engel (playing Vladimir Putin) to talk about the upcoming Giving a Bleep Shows running two weekends starting Friday night and Ed Parigian from the "Save the Library Field" group will talk about yesterday's COSAC meeting.

The Local News Hour - November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy about its offer made on 23 acres of Weber River front property. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses Wednesday’s lengthy agenda.

The Local News Hour - October 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park city School District Superintendent Ember Conley about tomorrow’s work session, Jane Patten, is taking a new job as Peace House as Community Campus Project Director and Ginger Tolman and Sarah Scott with Voterise have details on how to register to vote before the November 8th’ election.

Local News Hour - October 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

On today’s program, Lora Smith has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Carol Agle and Rick Shand from the Park City Board of Realtors who have the 3rd Quarter update. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas in in with an update on city issues and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Dierson and Police Captain Phil Kirk stops by with details on Monday’s Halloween on Main celebration. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has details on his successful election to the IAPC – the International Association of Police Chiefs.

On today's Utah's Politics Now, Park City School Board candidates Petra Butler and Moe Hickey debate the issues surrounding local education.  Park City Assistant Manager Matt Dias explains why city council voted to put a $25M bond on the ballot which, if approved, would go towards the possible purchase of Bonanza Flats.  And finally, Dr. Peter Clemens, the democratic candidate for Utah District 1 explains why he would do a better job than incumbent Congressman Rob Bishop* (R) if elected.   *Congressman Bishop was invited to be on the show with Dr. Clemens, but he declined.  

Local News Hour - October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce talks about last night’s meeting. Park City Community Foundation Programs Manager Ollie Wilder and Board member Mike Ruzek have details about next week's Live PC Give PC. In studio and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Director Colin Hilton has details on the annual Ski Archives fundraiser taking place November 1st.  

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