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

courtesy Park City Leadership

Tonight's forum on Women in Leadership features KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher as the moderator.

Panelists include: 

For the last seven years, Rena Jordan has led the Snyderville Basin Recreation District. She has now accepted a new job and her final day with Basin Rec was last Friday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bryan Schott, Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com with a final recap of the 2016 legislative session; Park City Superintendent Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board retreat and meeting; Doug Clyde announces his candidacy for Summit County Council; Tom Kelly has this week's update of the US Ski Teams and Artist Peter Max talks about his exhibit coming to Park City this weekend.

Park City Fire District

The garage of a Prospector home was destroyed after a fire broke out Friday night. Fire crews responded to a home fire on Annie Oakley Drive just before 8  p.m. When crews arrived, they found the garage ablaze with flames reaching the second story.

The home’s owner and two family pets got out safely.

Most of the damage was contained to the garage, but a vehicle parked in the driveway was destroyed and smoke and water damage affected other areas of the home making it uninhabitable. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The Summit County Health Department posted a survey this week to gauge how it's doing with its mental health and substance abuse programs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Link to the survey.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher has a farewell interview the outgoing director of Snyderville Basin Recreation; Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews the process for filing for office; Park City Mayor Jack Thomas has a recap of the city council retreat so far; Charlie Matthews talks about his new role as Park City School District's STEM Program Coordinator and Leadership Park City Myles Rademan has details about Monday's Women in Leadership Forum.

ON today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Roger Armstong about the council giving members a pay raise; Summit County Development Director Pat Patt reviews planning issues; Snyderville Planning Chair Bea Peck updates listeners on the Skull Candy building and the Director of the Park City Institute Teri Orr has details about this weekend's Saints and Sinners Fundraiser.

Leslie Thatcher

Marion businessman Sean Wharton plans to file for an open seat on the Summit County Council, but says he's leaving his options open as to which seat he'll be running for. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on this week's City Council retreat; Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough talks about the new mental health needs assessment survey; and Jesse Hunt with the Park City Ski Team has details on this year's PCST Alumni Night.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development Director Pat Putt and Personnel Director Brian Bellamy; Colin Deford, who is running for Summit County Council; Kyle Oram who talks about solar panel installation; and Rick Rea, Artistic Director of Ziegfeld Theatre Company about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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