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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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planners Ray Milliner and Sean Lewis about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Park City Council candidate Rory Murphy talks about his platform. Rena Jordan and Brian Hanton with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on the proposed ice area and no bikes at the Run A Muk dog park.  Artist, Author and Financial Planner Carl Richards talks about Thursday's Kimball Art Center presentation.

One of the six candidates running for Park City Council is Old Town resident Hope Melville. Lynn Peek has more.

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The Park City Council Thursday voted 4 to 1 to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The dissenting vote was from Dick Peek. Rick Brough has more.

Libby Wadman is feeling some good vibrations with the film Love and Mercy. She has this week's Friday Film Review.

Summit Community Power Works - the nonprofit organization vying for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize is holding its first fundraiser Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The vast majority of speakers at a public hearing at Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting favored the Mountain Accord proposal to place nearly 1,000 acres within Summit County under a federal preservation designation. County council members said the proposal was a "no-brainer" opportunity to save open space. Rick Brough has more.

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The Summit County Council Wednesday approved Phase 2 of the Snyderville General Plan by a 4 to 1 vote. That came after months of discussion and public hearings before the Council as well as the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bruce Erickson who is advocating for Park City Senior Citizens. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting, including the decision to move forward with Phase 2 of the Mountain Accord. Colin Hilton with the Utah Olympic Park and Luke Bodensteiner with USSA give detailis about the June 27th opening of the new jumps and freestyle pool. Park City Emergency manager Hugh Daniels makes the case for his proposed ban of personal fireworks and outdoor burning.

America welcomed 170 new U-S citizens Wednesday at a Naturalization Ceremony held  in Park City.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong talks about the approval of the General Plan Phase 2 after Section 2.3 was rewritten. Emily Summers talks about the opening of Deer Valley's summer season. Katie Wright, Kristen Shaw and Lauren Vitulli from the Park City Community Foundation talk about the finalists and voting procedure for the first Women's Giving Fund grant.

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