Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 23 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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Park City Government
7:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Soils Commission Discusses Policy Questions

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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2013 Utah Legislature
6:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Legislative Update With Rep. Kraig Powell

Originally aired on February 4, 2013.

Amid all the bills introduced during the 45 day session, the most important mission of the Utah legislature is to adopt a budget for next fiscal year. But as KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports, it’s becoming clear that it won’t be easy to do this year.

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Park City High
5:48 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

PCHS Field Not Ready

Park City High School officials are looking for alternative locations for its fall sports teams after finding out the new track won't be ready until mid-September. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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USSA
6:16 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Aspiring Olympians To Train With New Partnership

Originally aired on January 31, 2013.

Aspiring young Olympians will have a chance to train at the US Ski and Snow Board Association’s Center of Excellence this summer as part of a new partnership between USSA and Eliteam – an athlete conditioning program started by former Olympian Doug Lewis. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Health
5:16 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Wasatch Back Among The Most Physically Fit

A new study shows that Summit and Wasatch county residents are among some of the most physically active in the country. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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X-Games
6:27 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

City Officials To Decide On Bid For X-Games

Originally aired January 2, 2013.

Park City has been hosting World Cup racing on and off since the mid 1980′s. Now Park City officials need to decide whether to even bid for the ESPN X-Games. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah Legislature
2:00 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Chair Of Utah House AG Probe Could Have Conflict

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The new chair of a legislative committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow says the hopes to have a first meeting soon, but a potential conflict of interest may cause him to step aside. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local Faces
12:58 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Snyderville Basin Recreation Founding Director Retires

Originally aired May 5, 2013.

For 17 years, Bonnie Park has guided the development of parks and trails in the Snyderville Basin.  Now she says it’s time to move on to something else.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Donors Found
2:30 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Matches Found!

Following a recent bone marrow registration event in Park City, a Park City woman and the son of a Park City couple have found nearly perfect matches to help beat their cancer. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News Hour

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour

with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6:00 to 8:00 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

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