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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Democratic National Committee
9:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Howard Dean Says Democrats Aren't Forgotten In Utah

Former presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is in Utah this week to kick off a statewide voter registration campaign. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:50 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Rockport Reservoir Saves The Day

Helicopters scooped water from the nearby Rockport Reservoir to help contain the Rockport Fire.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

If there's a wildfire, the best possible scenario would be to have a lake full of water a mile away - with free dipping privileges. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports - that's been the case with the Rockport Fire.

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Rockport Estate Fire
3:36 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Still Not Safe For Residents to Return Home in Rockport

Hot spots still smoulder Friday in the Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches area.
Credit Larry Warren

Leaking propane tanks in the Rockport Ranches and Rockport Estates subdivisions may mean that even though an evacuation order is lifted sometime soon, it could be a while before residents are actually allowed to live in their homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
11:41 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Immigration Reform Meeting

A number of community organizations interested in reforming the country's immigration policies are meeting tomorrow (TUESDAY) night in Park Cty. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Evacuation Holdout Asks For Escort To Safety

A Bridge Hollow resident who has refused to evacuate since the Rockport fire started Tuesday apparently had had enough and asked for a police escort down the hill today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Some Homes Get Their Own Private Firefighters

Members of the Park City Fire Department (shown) get assistance by private firefighters hired by the Elkhorn Insurance company.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

An insurance company has hired a private firefighting crew to stand by at the top of the Promontory Ranch Club to protect the high-end homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
12:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Canyons Epic Pass

Canyons season pass holders will save more than $300 on a season's pass this year than last, if they're willing to forgo 11 days of skiing during the busy holiday weeks. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News
12:06 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Open Space Update

  The Summit Land Conservancy is $40,000 short to save nearly 90 acres in eastern Summit County. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Local News
12:02 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Real Estate Market Stats Best In Five Years

The Park City real estate market has been its best quarter of real estate sales in five years. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
11:54 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Ure Dairy Farm Closes

After 71 years of operating in the Kamas Valley, the Ure Dairy Farm has closed down and sold their cows. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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