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 Wasatch County Manager's office is now accepting applications for residents and professionals to serve on the Jordanelle Special Planning Area Planning Commission. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The new film “Our Brand is Crisis” stars Sandra Bullock, but her brand isn’t enough to save the movie.    Rick Brough has this week's  Friday Film Review.

The morning after a stunning defeat of the $56 million Park City School District bond, district officials are regrouping and figuring out what they do now.

Wasatch County School District

Unlike the Park  City School District, Wasatch County voters approved the school district's $62-million bond Tuesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson reviews Wednesday's meeting including the meeting with the Utah Association of Counties. Adam Trupp, the Executive Director of UAC discusses his meeting with the Summit County Council and the recent controversies of their involvement with public land issues. Jason Brown with Envision Utah discusses the highlights from the final report for the future vision of Utah.

On today's program, Park City School District's Ember Conley and Phil Kaplan react to the defeat of the $56 million school bond. Park City Manager Dianer Foster and Jenny Dierson preview Thursday's City Council meeting. Jenny Mauer and Laura Elton have details on this year's Roomate Roundup program and Wasatch County Clerk Brent Titcomb talks about how the county's first ever mail-in balloting went.

Voters in Tuesday's Park City Council races elected Andy Beerman to another term on the Council - and gave him the highest vote total - while they chose Nann Worel and Becca Gerber as new faces to join him at City Hall. Rick Brough has more. 

With all precincts in Summit County reporting, the results - with winners in bold - are listed below. Races too close to call are indicated with an asterisk. 

 Park City Council (3 seats open) 

As part of Tuesday's balloting, voters in four east-side cities in Summit County made their choices. Rick Brough has more.

More election results across the Wasatch Back. Oakley City Council, 4-year term  (3 seats open)

  • Lorrie J Hoggan - 151
  • Tom Smart - 183
  • Mont J Flygare  - 135
  • Joe B Frazier - 175

 Oakley City Council, 2-year term

In Tuesday’s election, Park City voters returned incumbent Andy Beerman to the city council for another four year term. He will be joined by newcomers Nann Worel and Becca Gerber.

Park City school district’s $56 million bond to build a new 5/6 school, expand the high school and demolish TMJHS along with some improvements to athletic, music and dance facilities bond suffered a decisive defeat. With more than thousand vote difference, those voting against the bond was 3,001 compared to 1,944 voting.

On today's program, Summit County Manger Tom Fisher previews Wednesday's County Council meeting, David Ure talks about his new job as director of SITLA - Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Lauren Lockey and Professor Jason Wyckoff talk about a special event  on Thursday might and members of the Wasatch Ski Academy have details about their wax fundraiser.