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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Park Rag
2:32 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Summit County Expands Citizen News Efforts with Park Rag

After more than a year of videotaping and posting the meetings of the Summit County Council online, Josh Mann is ready to expand his citizen news efforts with the Park Rag. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

The website: ParkRag.com

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FIS World Cup
2:32 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Defending Olympic Champ Celebrates Victory at FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

Defending Olympic Champ Hannah Kearney celebrated her 100th World Cup start with a victory at last night's Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Arts & Culture
12:45 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Park City Stories - Dan Steffen

A Ski Interim Group
Credit Dan Steffen

40 years ago, in an act of self-preservation, long time ski school instructor Dan Steffen developed the Ski Interim program – a 4 week college course that taught college students from all across the country the Fundamentals of Skiing at the Park City Ski Resort.

   For about 700-hundred dollars, student skiers could ski for half a day and spend the rest of the day in the classroom learning about the evolution of skiing as well as the science of avalanches AND get college credit.

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Tony Seibert
2:22 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Park City Winter School Graduate Killed In Vail Avalanche

The grandson of one of Vail's co-founders who died Thursday in an avalanche that also trapped - temporarily - three others, was a graduate of the Park City Winter School. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Legislative Session
2:07 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

State Representative Brian King Running for Re-election

Summit County is split into three state legislative districts - one of them- just a sliver of land incorporating Summit Park and half of Pinebrook is represented by Democrat Brian King. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Open Space
4:03 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Conservancy To Complete Easements on 260 Acres

Two easements, indicated with blue dots, are expected to add another 260 acres of open space.
Credit Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy is set to close on two conservation easements totally more than 260 acres of open space in the first month of 2014 KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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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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