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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2014 Olympics
2:49 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Athletes Compete To The End For Spot On Olympic Team

With just 30 days out from the Winter Olympics, US Ski Team athletes are pushing hard to be named to the Olympic team. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Suspect Jailed
3:45 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Attempted Kidnapping In Heber City

A man is in police custody following an attempted kidnapping in Wasatch County Saturday night. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Mayor Retired
11:49 am
Mon January 6, 2014

After 12 Years, Mayor Dana Williams Is Officially Retired

Credit Rhoda Stauffer

After 12 years of leading Park City, Mayor Dana Williams will be retired as of Monday and will be taking some time off to travel and consider his future options. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Bald Eagle Deaths
11:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Bald Eagles in Utah Dying From West Nile Virus

Bald Eagles are dying in Utah from eating dead birds infected with West Nile Virus. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Park City Stories - Al Davis

Nordic instructor Liv Simonsen is the woman in the white striped sweater behind Stein Ericksen.
Credit Ken Perkins

Al Davis got involved in the early years of the White Pine Nordic Touring Center when he didn’t like the new rules that had been issued by the Park City Ski Area's then ski school director Stein Eriksen.

One winter, back in the mid-1970s, Davis – who had taught plenty of ski lessons but had never been on Nordic skis before - only had to take one thrilling ride down Thaynes Canyon to give up his locked down heel bindings in favor of three pinning.  In this week’s Park City Story, produced and edited by KPCW's Leslie Thatcher, Al Davis remembers that fateful ski tour…

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