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 developer Gary Crandall is asking Third District Court to let him amend his lawsuit against the Park City Film Studios and has submitted a more detailed complaint against Greg Ericksen, the developer of the project. Crandall alleges that he advanced more than $12 million to the film studios based on agreements and Ericksen's promises that Crandall would be a partner in the development. Instead, the revised lawsuit says Ericksen is now fraudulently claiming that Crandall is only a lender. Rick Brough has more.

A purchase made last week by the Snyderville Basin Recreation District near the site of the Silver Creek Village Center will be an indoor recreation site sometime in the District's future. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County went looking for a transportation manager and found one right in its own back yard, Caroline Ferris is an 8-year resident of the Basin and so has seen the traffic issues she'll be dealing with. Rick Brough reports on her first visit to KPCW.

On today's Local News Hour, Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announces the latest conservation easement on 62 acres in Brown's Canyon. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche has the latest on 46th annual Arts Festival. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher introduces newly-hired Transportation Manager Caroline Ferris. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen stops by for her monthly update and Park City Institute director Teri Orr has details about Thursday's Easton Corbin concert at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater.

The owners of Cole Sport - Gary and Jana Cole - were honored with the 2015 Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Fans of  Despicable Me movies will be happy to see the sidekicks take center state in a new animated film. But can Minions appeal to audiences of all ages? Mark Harrington has the answer in this week's Friday Film Review.

Bruce Erickson, a familiar face in Park City planning circles for decades is now the city's interim planning director. He says part of his philosophy in the job will be to let the city process go forward and monitor it. Rick Brough has more.

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will break ground on a new green home this summer in Heber City. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell (R) about his efforts to amend Utah laws now that same-sex marriage is law of the land. Rena Jordan and Bob Radke with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on a possible new indoor field house, new trail builds underway and the plans for a 224 crossing. Jenny Mauer with the Park City Christian Center has details on the annual Back 2 Schools Basics event coming up next month. They're looking for money and volunteers.

Mike Grass - Mountain Accord

After 30 years in the making, the Mountain Accord was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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