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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One of today's finest writers tells the story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse, in her National Book Award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming. Bobbie Pyron has this month's book review.

The Jordanelle Special Service District is facing a couple of lawsuits in federal court and criticism from the state auditor's office. But it won a round in court last week, as a decision from the Utah Court of Appeals struck down a different lawsuit from former landowners near the Jordanelle. Rick Brough has more.

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An old mine shaft collapsed Friday morning near the Montage Hotel. Park City officials have posted warnings and fenced off the area around the site. An old mine tower has fallen in against the hole, over a shaft estimated at 2100 feet deep. Rick Brough has the story.

The Tesoro Oil Company announced Friday that its proposed oil pipeline through Summit County is on permanent hold, although the company may think about moving ahead if economic conditions improve in the future. Rick Brough has details.

Mitch Martino has this week's Miner Nation Report.

The Park City School District is accepting applications from interested residents willing to serve the unexpired term of Moe Hickey, representing District 1 - Prospector, Upper and Lower Deer Valley Old Town and Thaynes Canyon areas.  Hickey is stepping down June 30th. The Park city School Board will name his replacement June 16th. The deadline to apply is June 1st.  You can find the application here:  http://www.pcschools.us/

Saying her work is finished, PCCAPS' founding director Jennifer Jackenthal will be leaving at the end of the school year and her replacement has already been lined up. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Hulk, and others, smash the box office in Marvels' latest super-hero gathering. Mark Harrington has this week's Friday Film Review.

On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County planner Ray Milliner about Whole Foods proposed new location. The item goes back for another review before the Snyderville Planning Commission. The Utah Foundation just released the fourth in a series of reports on Utah's growing population - this time on Education.  Shawn Teigen reveals the findings. Actress, activist and now Maria Bello is the new guest in the Sundance Author Series brunch.

ON today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trails report - MUDDY and suggests its time to deal with dogs on trails for the long term. Solitude Mountain Resort's new general manager - Kim Mayhew - talks about her new career move and the improvements she'll be overseeing this summer. Park City council member Liza Simpson discusses the city's budget including raises for bus drivers and building inspectors and former Park City planning commissioners Brooke Hontz and Charlie Wintzer express their concerns about the 9-unit Alice Claim development at the end of King Road.

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