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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The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

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The Summit County Sheriff says he will keep a cease-and-desist order he put in place Friday afternoon for helicopters at the Sundance Film Festival, despite a judge's ruling that allows the choppers to keep landing through the weekend. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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In the evolving story over helicopters flying over the Snyderville Basin during Sundance, it appears, once again, Uber has jumped the gun… KPCW's Leslie Thatcher explains.

KPCW

The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

Guests:

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher in to update us on what the county is doing to stop the illegal helicopter pad in the Snyderville Basin.

Ellie Sontag and George Peters, Thaynes Canyons residents to talk about their concerns of new development projects that are too big and tearing down all of the old growth landscaping.

Egyptian YouTheater Director Jamie Wilcox in to talk about spring classes.

Sundance Music Cafe programmer Jarom Rowland 

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Park City School Board member Phil Kaplan  reviews Tuesday's school board meeting, including the discussion about the school lunch program. Park City Municipal's Special Events Director Jenny Diersen and Transportation Manager Alfred Knotts, and Sundance Film Festival's Transportation Manager Davis Schoenfeld  talk about transportation preparations for Sundance.

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Summit County Manager Tom Fisher comes in to preview the agenda for Wednesday's County Council meeting. Recycle Utah Executive Director Insa Riepen provides a monthly update of the county's sustainability issues. As a special feature, Filmmaker Jamie Redford comes in to promote the Park City High School screening of Paper Tigers, a documentary of a group of teenagers who attend an alternative high school in Walla Walla, Washington.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Board Members Nancy Garrison and Julie Eihausen; Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhammer and Aimee Preston, Tom Eastwood and Leah Lange are the guests on this month's Youth Sports Alliance update.

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On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Manager Tom Fisher, Park City Planners Francisco Astorga and Kirsten Whetstone, Dondee Sherer-Lykes and Gina Van Luven and Historic Park City Alliance Director Alison Butz.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley, USSA Spokesman Tom Kelly, Paralympian and Author Chris Wadell and Park City Magazine Editor Melissa Fields and Contributor Tina Lewis.

Miner Nation Report

Jan 11, 2016

After the holiday break, Joe Simmons is back with the Miner Nation Report.

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