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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ON today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's trails report - MUDDY and suggests its time to deal with dogs on trails for the long term. Solitude Mountain Resort's new general manager - Kim Mayhew - talks about her new career move and the improvements she'll be overseeing this summer. Park City council member Liza Simpson discusses the city's budget including raises for bus drivers and building inspectors and former Park City planning commissioners Brooke Hontz and Charlie Wintzer express their concerns about the 9-unit Alice Claim development at the end of King Road.

ON today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Kim Carson. The Utah chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting a social Saturday night - the director Mark Clemmens has details. Melissa Brooke the executive Director of Women's Ski Jumping talks about Olympic Day coming up this Saturday and Diane Bode with two former students of Another Way School talks about this weekend's open house and fundraiser.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Julie Eihausen about the board's decision to move forward with remodeling the PCHS library even though the cost came in at three times the estimate. She also had information on how to apply for the board vacancy with Moe Hickey resigning. Park city Manager Diane Foster talks about growth and next year's  budget and the need to pay some city employees more so they can staff the positions. Nine applicants have filed for four positions on the Historic Preservation Board.

ON today's Local News Hour, Cheryl Fox director of the Summit Land Conservancy talks about her trip back to Washington D.C. to meet with Utah's congressional delegation. Outgoing PCCAPS director Jennifer Jackent hal says now that the program is doing well, it's time for her to move on. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and Canyons General Manager Mike Goar talks about his new job - in Keystone, Colorado.

A bear was sighted roaming through yards in Jeremy Ranch early Monday morning, prompting the county sheriff's department to send an emergency alert to residents there. Rick Brough has more.

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Last week, Park City transportation manager Kent Cashel retired after 17 years with the city. In a party conversation with KPCW, he said he hoped he left the city transit system in better shape than he found it. Rick Brough has more.

Park City High School Sports are entering playoff season.  Mitch Martino has the latest in this week's Miner Nation Report.

ON today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school superintendent Ember Conley about modifications to the PCHS library so PCCAPS can use it. Marci Heim will be in town May 14th talking about how non-profit organizations can  mine for  those large gifts. Deb Lewis has details about Tuesday's free lunch and National Weather Service hydrologist Brian MacInerney - who will introduce the documentary on Thursday at 7 PM - talks about our local watermarks.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher gets a trails update from Charlie Sturgis, and Park City representatives have an update on the City Hall Plaza.  PCHS physics teacher Charlie Matthews is honored as one of KUED/Salt Lake Tribune Teacher Innovative Awards; Dan Gould is the director of the Institute at Michigan State University and guest speaker at tonight's Youth and Wellness Coalition.  KPCW says farewell to PCMC Transit Director Kent Cashel - who is retiring after a 17 year career.

Solitude Mountain Resort is now owned and operated by Deer Valley Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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