Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 26 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.

In 2016, Leslie was honored as the Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year and served as Grand Marshall of the Miner Day parade.

Ways to Connect

ON today’s program Evelyn Lees has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Update. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber has a legislative preview. Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen and Transportation Manager Alfred Knotts have  traffic/transit suggestions for Sundance. Spokesman for US Ski and Snowboard Tom Kelly with an update and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper has a look ahead at Sundance 2018.

Deer Valley Blog

Deer Valley Resorts new parent company has at long last revealed its new name: Alterra Mountain Company.  Leslie Thatcher has it covered:

The Sundance Film Festival is bigger than just Park City.  In addition to all of the permitting that must be approved by the municipality, the Summit County Health Department is also very invovled to protect the health of those attending the festival.  Leslie Thatcher explains:

Local News Hour - January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Trent Meisenheimer leads off today’s program with the Utah Avalanche Center forecast. Park City Planning Commissioners Melissa Band and Preston Campbell react to the latest Treasure Hill plans. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman recaps Thursday night's city council meeting. Finally, Peace House Development Director Sally Tauber and Jorden Saxton, clinical intern, describe an upcoming outpatient group that addresses reducing shame after a domestic or sexual abuse or even a past childhood abuse.

This morning, Evelyn Lees has today’s Utah Avalanche forecast; Summit County Council member Kim Carson recaps Wednesday's meeting; Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke reviews that body's meeting on Tuesday; and Egyptian Theater executive director Randy Barton details the newly acquired space below the Parkite to be used for YouthTheater, with a black box theater space and space for events.

Tour of Utah

After a hiatus in 2017, the multiday Tour Of Utah road bike event, known as America's Toughest Stage Race, brings the action back to Main Street in Old Town Park City this summer.  Leslie Thatcher brings the news:

Wasatch County has increased by $20,000 the money available to the Tax Advisory Board's grant program that supports tourism and events.  Leslie Thatcher reports:

The Park City Planning Commission will take up the revised Treasure Hill proposal at its Wednesday meeting.  But although public comments are invited, there are still no specifics to comment on.  Leslie Thatcher tells the story:

Local News Hour - January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

Today’s program starts with Trent Meisenheimer's Utah Avalanche Forecast Center update. Next, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. To end the show, Dr. Michael Kagan previews this month's free Lunch and Learn on melanoma prevention, detection and treatments, tomorrow at the PC MARC.

On today’s program, Evelyn Lees has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Update. Summit County planners Ray Milliner and Jennifer Strader talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda, which includes a possible recommendation on the Woodward Gorgoza project and the residential development along Rasmussen Road. Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley has details on Tuesday’s school board meeting. In studio. Spokesman for U.S.

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