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.

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Local News Hour - August 22, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda, including  the Star Hotel and Woodside Park applications and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison has details about a lecture Wednesday on Sherman's March to Sea, by local Civil War buff Steve Reggentin.

News headlines this week reported that school districts throughout the state are concerned about lead in their drinking water. Here along the Wasatch Back, the Wasatch School District hasn't submitted any data, and there was one finding of an elevated level in the North Summit Elementary School that has since been fixed. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Park City Council member Tim Henney has details on last night's meeting. Tracy Sjostrom, Principal of the Park City Learning Center discusses curriculum changes, mentoring programs and a possible name change for the District’s at-risk high school students and founder of Leadership Park City Myles Rademan with details on how to register for Class 24.

The NAC reported this week that it has signed an unprecedented 50-year land lease with Park City Mountain. According to a press release, the NAC aims to double its current number of lessons at its mountain location with year-round program expansion.

Local News Hour - August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Sam Rubin – owner of Mountain Transportation Network talks about his proposal to Park City Municipal for microtransit. Kimball Art Center Executive Director Lindsie Smith with an art center update. Christina Miller and her three children - Sophia, Alex and Paige Adrian (two of whom have Juvenile diabetes) discuss their recent trip to Washington DC to get funding support for their cause. Paul De Lisle - the bass player with Smash Mouth - one of three bands performing Friday night at Deer Valley.

The Midway City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday to decide whether to put an open space bond on November's ballot.

The special meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th at 6pm in the city council chambers.  Although the council was scheduled to meet on August 23rd, Mayor Collen Bonner says she'll be gone as well as some of the council members, so if the council wants to put this on this November's ballot, they have to make a decision before the August 25th deadline.

Local News Hour - August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board member Andrew Caplan has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Planning Director Bruce Erickson discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy with Friends of Ski Mining History with details on a couple of upcoming fundraisers.

Additional votes will be counted and posted online on Friday. The Election Canvas is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22 10 a.m. - 25 North Main St. Heber City. 

Heber City Mayor - Top 2 move on 

Kelleen Potter - 535

Alan Wayne McDonald - 505

Nick Lopez - 85

Heber City Council - Top 4 move on

Wayne Hardman - 440

Heidi Franco - 438

Perry Rose - 333

Mark Tobler - 281

Darek Slagowski - 259

Ryan Stack - 223

Jim Mortensen - 92

Midway Mayor - 2 move on

Park City Mayor -Top 2 move on

Dana Williams - 904

Andy Beerman - 654

Roger Armostrong - 474

Coalville City Mayor - Top 2 move on

Trever Johnson - 160

Tyler Rowser 94

Merlyn Johnson - 48

Kamas City Council - Top 4 move on

Garry Walker - 200

Allen McNeil - 181

Amy Yost - 118

Matthew Atkinson - 39

Kim Steed - 36

Kaycee Simpson - 14

Oakley City Council - Top 4 move on

David Edmunds - 183

Leslie Thatcher

Dana Williams and Andy Beerman will be battling it out for Park City Mayor. Williams who served as Park City Mayor from 2002 - 2013 led the primary election balloting Tuesday with 904 votes. Andy Beerman, who is in his second term on the Park City Council, received 654 votes. Summit County Member Roger Armstrong who received 474 votes is out of the race.

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