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.

Ways to Connect

Host Leslie Thatcher welcomes today's guests to the morning news hour: 

  • Summit County staff planner Sean Lewis will talk about Tuesday's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting.
  • The Preserve at Newpark is proposing to build eight (8) townhomes adjacent to the Sun Calendar Plaza and Amphitheater. Brian Richards from Mountain Town Music and Rick Tichman, President of the New Park Hotel's HOA Board are concerned it doesn't conform with what was originally approved.
  • Paul Askins will be in to review the Heber Valley Concerts in the Park series.
KPCW

Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words Park City, but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with the Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

Here is the complete interview with Bill Rock and Kristin Williams from The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher on Thursday, June 9, 2016:

PCMC

With the departure of director Rena Jordan from Basin Recreation last month, the recruitment for her replacement is underway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

  The on-again, off-again Treasure Hill project returns to the forefront this week when the Park City Planning Commission begins what's expected to be at least a year-long review process. LPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Courtesy Park City Municipal

Park City's Powdr Corp has added its first resort since selling Park City to Vail  Resorts.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Last summer, it was announced that a local technology company, BoardDocs would finance a pilot coding program for the Park City School district’s first grade students. Now, nearly a year later, some 400 first graders have taken the first steps and the program will eventually be expanded from kindergarten through 5th grades. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Olympic champion Picabo Street is launching the Picabo Street Academy, a year-round high school for students whose extra-curricular passions take them out of a regular school setting, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Ski Utah

The Utah Ski and Snowboard industry set a new record this past winter.

Today on the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher:

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