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
11:35 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.

Local News
11:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

County Addresses Restrictive Federal Guidelines

The Summit County Engineering Department has prepared an action plan to deal with increasingly restrictive federal guidelines for water quality. KCPW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
11:24 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Summit County Fair

The motor sports events at the Summit County Fair have come and gone, but there's still a lot to look forward to this week in Coalville. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Primary Election
11:54 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Unresponsive Candidates Still Make Primary Necessary

Two of the six candidates running for Park City council don't appear to be very interested in the race. Neither Lisa Wilson nor Bill McKenna have showed up for an on-air interview with KPCW - nor have they returned repeated email and phone call requests. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, city taxpayers will still pick up the costs to hold a primary that maybe didn't need to happen.

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Solar Program
4:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Sun Sets Soon On Solar Bulk Buy

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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Water Issues
1:40 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Judge Mine Tunnel Project Getting Reworked To Get Safe Water

The clock is ticking for Park City to meet the safe drinking water standards for antimony-laced water coming out of the Judge Mine Tunnel. But after the bids for a project to transport the water down to the Quinn's Water Treatment Plant came back $5 million more than budgeted, the city is reworking the project. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Developing
2:40 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Wasatch Resorts Up Ante to Counter Epic Pass

In response to the expected demand for Vail Resorts Epic pass this season, four Wasatch resorts have allied together to offer what they hope will be the local’s choice.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.In response to the expected demand for Vail Resorts Epic pass this season, four Wasatch resorts have allied together to offer what they hope will be the local’s choice.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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2013 Elections
6:42 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Early Voting Starts

Early voting starts for the August 13th municipal election is underway in Park City, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Mountain Bike Racing
6:42 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Keegan Swenson in Top 15

Credit Nathanial Williams

Park City mountain bike racer Keegan Swenson finished in the top 15 in his first world cup race of the season.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City Library
4:17 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

City Decides On Upcoming Library Expansion

Originally aired on July 25, 2013.  

With the Park City library expansion scheduled to start next February, the City Council this week will decide what kind of library service to provide to residents during construction. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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