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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Local News
11:43 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Early Voting

Early voting in Park City concluded Friday afternoon. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:08 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Homes And Vehicles Lost in Rockport Fire, But No Lives

"Firenados", seen as narrow columns of swirling smoke, popped up throughout the fire yesterday, due to dry weather and winds.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

The Rockport Fire forced hundreds of people out of their homes Tuesday afternoon as it ravaged through the dry brush. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, several structures and vehicles were lost, but no injuries have been reported.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Rockport Fire Slowed But Didn't Die Overnight

Air support dumped fire suppressant over burning areas yesterday.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

Firefighters battled the Rockport fire overnight and calm conditions this morning allowed crews to work on hot spots. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Relief Society President Rushes To Help Those Affected By Fire

When Melanie Bosworth heard news about the Rockport fire, as a North Summit Relief Society President for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she kicked into gear.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:34 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Red Cross Serves More Than 150 Locals In Fire's Wake

American Red Cross shelters in Coalville and Park City - established Tuesday as refuge for evacuees forced from  their homes by the Rockport wildfire - will remain open until at least 6 PM Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Book Review
2:06 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

August Book Review: Hemingway's Boat

There have been many books written about Ernest Hemingway but possible none researched more carefully than the book Hemingway's Boat by Paul Hendrickson.  Jim Svoboda has this month's book review.

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Primary Election
10:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Primary Election: Tim Henney

Twenty-one-year Park City resident Tim Henney is one of six candidates vying for one of two seats on the Park City Council. He says he has the time and energy to serve and thinks he can kick-start a conversation to lead the town's evolution. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Primary Election
9:55 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Park City Council Candidates Want Your Vote

Four of the six candidates running for Park City Council answered questions about how they feel about the issues on the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher.  Here are the interviews in their entirety.

Early voting ends Friday, August 9 at 5PM and held at theMarsac East Conference Room of City Hall, 445 Marsac Avenue in Park City.

(The abridged news stories for each of the candidates can be found in the News tab under 2013 Elections.)

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Heber & Wasatch County
2:06 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Attorney General Issues Written Scolding to Heber Power and Light Board

  The Utah Attorney General's office has issued a written scolding to the board of directors of the Heber Light and Power company and recommends that the board improves the way it conducts the public business. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
11:35 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Summit Community Solar Program

There's just one more week for Summit County homeowners to participate in the Summit Community Solar Program - the community bulk buy of solar panels. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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