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
11:48 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Utah Skier Days Rises Above 4 Million

Originally aired on June 24, 2013.

With the official close of the winter season, Utah posted its 6th best year ever in terms of skier days for the 2012-13 ski season.  And with the announcement of Vail Resorts taking over the operation of the Canyons, the year-end tally will likely only continue to grow. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local Faces
11:48 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Rabbi Aaronson's Last Park City Shabbat Service

Originally aired on June 24, 2013.

On Friday night, Rabbi Josh Aaronson performed his last Shabbat service for the Temple Har Shalom congregation.  As it has been for the last 11 years, it was an evening of music, prayer and celebration.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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2013 Elections
11:24 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Tim Henney Runs for City Council

Originally aired June 12, 2013.

Serving on a number of non-profit organizations advocating open space and trails, Tim Henney says he's ready to take his community service a step further and is one of the reasons he decided to run for Park City Council.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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New Superintendent
11:12 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City School Board Hires New Superintendent

Originally aired June 6, 2013.

The Park City Board of Education has selected Dr. Ember Conley as the district’s new superintendent.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Spelling Bee
10:42 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Top Spellers Compete In 7th Annual Spelling Bee

Originally aired May 21, 2013.

Nearly 70 students from schools in Summit and Wasatch counties competed in Thursday’s 7th annual Spelling Bee.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher – one of the emcee’s of the event – has this report.

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Teacher Contract
10:42 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City Teachers To Vote On Contract

Originally aired May 21, 2013.

The Park City Board of Education has set a public meeting for Friday morning to tentatively approve an agreement with its teachers.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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2013 Elections
10:36 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Jack Thomas Plans To File For Park City Mayor

Originally aired May 18, 2013.

There will be a race for the office of Park City mayor now that a second candidate has indicated he plans to run this November. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Politics
10:18 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Summit County Democrats To Choose Interim Recorder

Originally aired May 9, 2013.

After 30 years, Summit County recorder Alan Springs will be retiring this week.  Two candidates have expressed in an interest in the job… An interim replacement will be determined by the county’s democratic delegates.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Environment
10:18 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Summit Community Solar Launches Affordable Option

Originally aired on May 9, 2013.

The launch of Summit Community Solar happens next week – providing an opportunity for Summit County homeowners to have solar panels installed at a significantly reduced cost.  KPCW”s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Refrees
10:16 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Soccer Referee Death Stuns Community - Now What?

Originally published on May 8, 2013.

As volunteer soccer referee Ricardo Portillo is laid to rest after suffering a fatal blow to his head by a 17 year old soccer goalie, communities across the country – and right here in Park City – begin to assess what went wrong so something like this never happens again.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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