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.


Young Geniuses
2:04 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Park City Institute Offers Free Afterschool Tutoring

Free after school tutoring began this week at the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ Tutoring Center. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Projects
2:40 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Deer Valley Expands For The Future

As Deer Valley Resort prepares to open for the upcoming winter season, the resort has three large projects on the drawing board. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Mr. Miner
3:21 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

PCHS Mr. Miner To Be Determined Wednesday

On Wednesday, 10 Park City High School senior boys will be strutting their stuff - vying for the coveted title of Mr. Miner - and helping to send the high school dance company to New York City.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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State & Regional
12:42 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Little Common Ground Between Candidates

Challenger Donna McAleer (R) offered differening thoughts on most subjects from incumbent Rob Bishop (L)
Credit Credit Tom Smart / Deseret News

Tuesday evening's first election debate between Republicant incumbent Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Donna McAleer in Utah's First Congressional District revealed some distinct differences between the two candidates. Leslie Thatcher has more.

  Franci Eisenberg contributed to this article.

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Alta Resort
6:04 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Alta Snowboard Case Dismissed

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against Alta resort - one of the last reports in the country to ban snowboards from their slopes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Election 2014
5:47 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

First District Debate Highlights

(L-R) Incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop, Moderator Ken Verdoia and Challenger Donna McAleer
Credit Credit Tom Smart / Deseret News

The only public debate between the candidates for the first congressional district pointed out the many partisan differences between the two candidates. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Congressional Debate
7:19 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

McAleer v Bishop: Full Debate Podcast

Rep. Rob Bishop (R) shakes the hand of his challenger Donna McAleer (D)
Credit Tom Smart / Deseret News

Democratic challenger Donna McAleer debated Republican incumbent Rob Bishop for the First Congressional District seat on issues including gun control, immigration, Social Security, air quality and the Affordable Care Act.

The full debate podcast below:

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Community Forum
6:57 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Public Form To Discuss Oil Pipeline In Summit County

A seven-member panel will be on tap for a public forum to discuss the proposed Tesoro oil pipeline slated to run through Summit County, carrying an oily crude oil to the refineries in Salt Lake Valley. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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EPA Returns
3:20 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Possibility Of More Heavy Metals Brings EPA Back To Old Town

The Environmental Protection Agency is back in town this week, taking soil samples from property on the east side of Old Town, along the Poison Creek water shed, as well as from the school campus along Kearns Boulevard. Leslie Thatcher has more.

If you're a property owner living on the east side of Old Town - above City Hall - and want the EPA to test your property while they're in town, call this number: 435-200-4945.

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National Rankings
6:17 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Deer Valley Holds Steady In Skiers' Eyes

SKI Magazine is out with the new 2015 Best Ski Resort rankings, and Deer Valley has once again kept its position in the Top 3. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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