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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Park City Planning Commission chairman Adam Strachan will be extending his already well-extended term on the commission, in the hopes of getting through as much as possible on the Treasure Hill conditional use application before he steps down this fall. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of yesterday’s county council meeting. Park City Planning Commission Chair Adam Strachan talks about last night’s meeting in which a large number of community members turned out.

The Wasatch County Council last week took the first steps to put an open space bond election before voters, but first wants to engage the now-defunct open space committee before committing to anything.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:  

On today’s program, we kick off with the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with this month's "What's That with Pat?” Park City Council member Cindy Matsumoto has a recap about last night's meeting and Ginger Riehs, Executive Director of the Park City Restaurant Association has details on this year's Savor the Summit, June 17th.

Local News Hour - June 9, 2017

Jun 9, 2017

On today’s program, we kick off with the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with this month's "What's That with Pat?” Park City Council member Cindy Matsumoto has a recap about last night's meeting and Ginger Riehs, Ex. Director of the Park City Restaurant Association with details on this year's Savor the Summit.

Middlebury College Athletics

Long time Park City resident and Olympic skier John Bower, passed away Tuesday, here in Park City. He was 76.

Bower was pivotal in the development of the Utah Olympic Park and the establishment of its Olympic legacy facilities, but first he made name for himself as a skier, where he won an NCAA Nordic combined title at Middlebury College as well as four US titles. He was a 2-time Olympian in 1964 and 1968.

Local News Hour - June 8, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

On today’s program, Park City High School Principal, Bob O'Connor has details on the Class of 2017’s graduation tomorrow. Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of yesterday’s council meeting. Park City School District Statistician, Kaitlin O'Connor has details on the Late Start Times Survey results.

Leslie Thatcher

Five individual Park City youth-on-snow teams are coming together as one all-encompassing organization, to be known as the Park City Ski and Snowboard Club. The news was released to the members of each of the different organizations in an email Monday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has details.

A noise study information meeting will be held next Tuesday to discuss a possible noise wall being installed  near Jeremy Ranch. The meeting will be held June 13th at 6 pm at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. UDOT environmental and noise analysis experts will provide information on the study recently completed on I-80 between Jeremy Ranch and Lamb's Canyon.

Local News Hour - June 7, 2017

Jun 7, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board Member Julie Eihausen and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Public Utilities Director Clint McAffee discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including the tentative budget presentation, with water projects and rates, as well as senior needs and senior housing. Egyptian Theater Director Randy Barton and long-time local artist Bill Kranstover have details on the return of Who's Art, happening this weekend.

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