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.

Ways to Connect

Local filmmaker Jill Orschel has been traveling to the border cities of Hilldale, UT and Colorado City, AZ to film scenes for here latest project, Snowland. It's a trip she's been take for years and from that perspective has witnessed change in the polygamous communities. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Summit County Animal Control Director Clay Coleman, Park City Community Foundation Programs Manager Ollie Wilder, Co-Founder of Slamdance Film Festival and Todd Henneman and Debbie Drain from Storm Cycles.

For the first time this winter, Park City Mountain Resort combined with Canyons Resort creating the county’s largest resort, but it hasn’t come without growing pains. Leslie Thatcher  has  the full interview.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Curtis Ray about leaving Utah and becoming Chief Meterologist in Helena, MT. Then Teri Orr with Park city Institute promotes the act for New Year's Eve, Ann Wilson. Local Filmmaker Jill Orschel recounts her recent experience of visiting the polygamous community of Colorado City, AZ where children visited with Santa for the first time in decades. Outgoing Park City Council Member Dick Peek talks about his term in office and Main Street Businessman Steve McComb talks about his idea for shuttle drop off zones in town.

Deer Valley Resort

Stein Eriksen, who has been called the founder of modern skiing, passed away at his Park City home surrounded by family on Sunday. He had just celebrated his 88th birthday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

ON today's program Leslie Thatcher speaks with the COO of Park City Resort, Bill Rock who addresses a number of complaints from locals. Outgoing Park City Council Member Liza Simpson gives her farewell interview and Beth Ann Schneider has details on the restoration of a 1941 Boeing Stearman.

Nine months into the 24-month competition and Summit County finds itself in 6th place to win the $5-million Georgetown University Energy Prize. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Clerk Kent Jones about business and alcohol license renewals. Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton has a short tribune to the passing of ski legend Stein Eriksen. Kyle McArthur talks about Sunday's water line break on Park Avenue. Park City App Developer Tom Klein invites listeners to download the beta version of his new app Suggest It and local author Stacy Dymalski discusses January's Women's Writing Retreat.

With more than 100 charter schools in the state - with two of them here in Park City, State Representative Kraig Powell says he's tired of the fight for funding every year and has drafted a bill that would end the feuding between public schools and charger schools. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Bonanza Park Developer Mark Fisher and Michelle O'Brien from Stein Eriksen Lodge about the new affordable housing that opened this winter. Park City Chamber Bureau Director Bill Malone has a look ahead at the winter season. Local Author Amber Christenson has details about her new book and Musician Kurt Bestor talks about his upcoming shows at the Egyptian Theater.

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