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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With no known anti-school bond organization,  the Park City School District's website only offers information in favor of the $56 million bond. District officials say it's too late to add anything that would try to defeat the bond. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planning Tech Makena Hawley. Connie Nelson, the Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum introduces us to two of the four inductees in this year's class at the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Nell Larson, director of Swaner EcoCenter talks about some of the center's upcoming events and Nate Vineyard, President of Slow Food Park City has the rundown for this year's Food and Film Weekend.

It was an action packed week in the Miner Nation. Joe Simmons has details.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher Speaks to Summit County Planners Ray  Milliner and Tiffany Robinson about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Superintendent Ember Conley has details about Tuesday's school board meeting. Bob Radke  from Snyderville Basin Recreation and Wendy Fisher from Utah Open Lands have details on some upcoming public input sessions about the Toll Canyon area and members of Leadership Class 21 Mary Beth Maziarz and Hadley Dynak have details on Saturday's first ever Neighbor Day.

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To open it's 19th season at the Park City Eccles Center, Park City Institute has been chosen for a rare opportunity to stream a live, one-on-one conversation with the man who's been called a traitor, a hero and a patriot - Edward Snowden. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Construction is underway at the new location for the Kimball Art Center which will open to the public a week from now. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

Plans to develop the more than 3,000 acre Mayflower parcel strerching from the shores of Jordanelle Reservoir to the upper reaches of Deer Valley Resort are moving forward, with a Park City architect leading the way. Leslie Thatcher has more.

How to Catch a Fish

Sep 18, 2015

A 16 year old home-schooled student has invented an electronic devise that nearly guarantees you'll go home with a fish, but others question whether it's fair. Leslie Thatcher has more.


Park City Institute will open its 19th season December 5th with a live, exclusive conversation with the former NSA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden leaked classified documents to journalists to expose illegal government surveillance. Under charges of espionage by the American government, Snowden remains in Russia in temporary asylum. He will come to the Eccles Center via closed video feed. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 1. http://ecclescenter.org/