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

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell about legislation he will introduce in the 2016 session. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson talks about the future of Coalville's City Park now that the fairgrounds could be moving to Hoytsville. Katie Wright the Director of the Park City Community Foundation introduces the Giving Guide and Park City Lacrosse Team Members have details about how to have your Christmas tree picked up and recycled while supporting local youth.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mary Christa Smith and Matt Abbot with Summit Community Power Works about the most recent rankings that show Summit County in 6th place for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. Later, Tom Kelly with USSA has a weekly update. Park city Magazin Editor Melissa Fields and Contributor Tom Clyde highlight the new winter edition and PC MARC's Karen Yocum has a rundown of winter programs.

On today's program Leslie Thatcher speaks to Ton Kohler, Heber City Planning Director, Park City Council Member Cindy Matsumoto, Jake Hanely, Jeremy Ranch Nordic Track Manager and Mike Luers, Director of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District about proposed fee increases.

Park City ski patrollers voted narrowly to join a union that was originally established by the patrollers at the former Canyons Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County manager Tom Fisher, Bill Rock COO of Park City Mountain Resort and Mark O'Connor CEO of skipatrol.net talk about the close vote authorizing the Park City Ski Patrol to unionize. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Automotive Journalists Paul Schmucker and Todd Deeken talk about the new film Pilgrimage, which has a free screening Wednesday 6:30 pm at Jim Santy Auditorium.

Park City Fire District

A family of seven lost their home Sunday night after a fire broke out. Neighbors are helping to raise funds so the children can experience the true meaning of Christmas. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Acting Superintendent Todd Hauber about Tuesday's meeting. Tom Kelly with USSA has results from the weekend competitions. Bob Radke and Brian Hanton with Basin Rec are in with their monthly update and Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez talks about the Code Red snafu.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nicky DeFord, Senior Manager of Charitable Contributions for Vail Resorts, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas, Midway Author Dean Hughes about his new book, Home and Away and local author Terry Sidford about her new book, One Hundred Hearts.

On today's program Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Kim Carson. Five local youth actors are performing in "It Happened One Christmas" at Pioneer Memorial Theater - four of them help get us in the Christmas spirit. Park City Planning Commission Nann Worrel served at her last meeting before joining the Park City Council in January. The Egyptian's Youtheater Program Director Jamie  Wilcox along with two of the actors talk about this fall's production of MacBeth and Debbie Drain of Cycling Chicks has information on the organization and an upcoming fundraiser.

Park City Municipal is accepting applications from city residents who want to serve on the planning commission to serve the unexpired term of Nann Worel who has been elected to serve on the city council. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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