Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 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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State regulators have issued Starbucks a liquor license that will allow the company to start serving beer and wine at some of its Utah stores, including Park City’s Park Avenue store.

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued the license for five stores in Salt Lake City, Holladay, Farmington, Lehi and Park City.

Starbucks will be able to start its wine and beer service after the five stores are remodeled to accommodate larger kitchen and food preparation areas and a state-mandated liquor dispensing area.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison and Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias;
members of the Project for Deeper Understanding Charles Robinson, Mike Andrews and Daniel Patterson and Jen Billow and Sean Beard about Running with Ed.

Allegations that the Park City School District and school board members engaged in illegal behavior during last year's contentious school bond race have been laid to rest. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County Sheriff

Park City Police are investigating a shooting that has one man in critical condition and another in jail facing attempted murder charges. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Brooke Hontz and Ben Castro from the Summit County Recreation Arts and Parks  committees. Grant applications open March 1st. Park City Chief Building Official Chad Root has the monthly building report; Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson highlights some of the project his staff is working on and Park City Police Officer Terry Knechtel tells you how you can register for this year's Park city Citizens' Police Academy.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com Bryan Schott; Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's School Board meeting; Tom Kelly with USSA has the weekly update and Bob Radke and Matt Strader of Basin Rec have a recap of the projects they're working on.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Rep. Kraig Powell (R-Heber); East Side Planning Commission Chairman Chris Ure; the director of PC Tots Libby Bailey and Park City Community Foundation Programs Director Ollie Wilder and Utah Arborist of the Year, Jason Barto.

Between now and the end of the month, Summit and Wasatch County residents have the opportunity to be part of a bulk purchase of what's known as a smart thermostat - a way to save money and energy and help Summit County win the $5-million Georgetown University Energy Prize. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin; Randall Julander, Utah Snow Survey supervisor has the latest about the snowpack situation and this month's YSA report features Heather Sims with Get Out and Play as well as Patrick Fannon from Switchback Sports.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone; Summit County Nursing Director Carolyn Rose has the latest on the Zeka virus and Park City Institute Managing Director Moe Hickey promotes a last-minute opportunity to watch a live-stream of tonight's TED presentation.

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