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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On today's program, Bill Stenquist, Luke Bodensteiner and Colin Hilton talk about the future merger of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation. Park City Council Member Cindy Matsumoto reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's council meeting. Solider Hollow Director Richard Hodges has details about the 25th anniversary of the Ski Affair and Stacy Dymalski has details on Monday's election forum.

Unconventional storytelling of a true life story results in a first rate film - He Named Me Malala. Mark Harrington has this week's Friday Film Review.

On today's program, Park City School Board Members Tania Knauer and Nancy Garrison have an update from Tuesday's meeting. Park City Council candidate Andy Beerman - the only incumbent running - talks about his campaign. Park City Manager Diane Foster introduces the community to the new Community Development Director Anne Laurent and Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell  and one of the panelists Jack Amiel talk about the free screening of Dislecksia Thursday night 6 pm at the Jim Santy Auditorium.

As of October first, the county becomes solid for the number of students in Utah's school districts determining how much state funding they will each receive. Whiled Park City School District budged for a nearly two-percent increase in student growth, the final enrollment count doesn't reflect that. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County

The Summit County Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the county's largest solar array now on line at the Justice Center. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Early voting in Summit County got underway on Tuesday and as long as you are already registered to vote, you can vote before Election Day at a number of county polling locations through Friday, October 30th.

Marsac Building and Richins Building:   Noon - 5 p.m.

Coalville, Kamas and Oakley City Halls: 9 - 1 p.m. (On October 30th - Coalville City Hall will be open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Kamas City Hall will be open 1 - 5 p.m).

PC READS, the non profit group that advocates for dyslexic students presented a free screening of the documentary Dislecksia the Movie Thursday. Leslie Thatcher spoke with the filmmaker Harvey Hubbell and one of the panelists Jack Amiel that followed the screening. More information is here: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCityREADS

The Kimball Art Center will open the doors to its new gallery on Kearns Blvd. this weekend. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews the agenda for Wednesday's County Council meting.  Park City Council Candidate Hope Melville talks about her candidacy. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Park City librarians have details on the current art exhibit and stuffed animal slumber party.

On today's program, Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin discusses the highlights of Wednesday's meeting. Moe Hickey, Kathy Pederson and Steve Gordon from Support Park city School District Schools talk about why they think voters should approve the school bond, Park City Transit and Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck and Transit Administration Supervisor talk about what they've heard at the first two public input sessions on transit in Park City and the surrounding areas. Melissa Band and Wade Carpenter talk about the 3rd Annual Leaders for Life Workshop for kids 7- 12.