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 - March19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

On today’s program, Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley previews tomorrow's School Board meeting agenda. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson talks about the recent council decision to annex 1500 acres for a possible 500 luxury home and golf course development. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Tom Kelly Spokesman has a team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton in with a monthly update.

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After working so hard on an initiative that would have brought as much as $700 million of new money into Utah's schools through the Our Schools Now ballot initiative, it wasn't easy for the Utah Education Association to back down and work out a compromise with state lawmakers. But now Heidi Matthews, UEA's president, calls the outcome "monumental."  Leslie Thatcher has more:

Local News Hour - March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018

On today’s program, State Representative Logan Wilde with a recap of this year's Legislative session.  Park City Council member  Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting and South Summit School District superintendent Shad Sorenson talks about growth and facilities planning for the school district.

A fiery motorcycle accident in which we was severely burned -- and a plane crash four years later that put him in a wheelchair -- uniquely qualified motivational speaker W Mitchell to preach from the soapbox that it's not what happens to you that counts... it's what you do about it.  He'll bring that message to the Jim Santy Auditorium next Monday in Leadership Park City's annual Community Lecture.  Leslie Thatcher has more:

Local News Hour - March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

Today’s program begins with a recap of Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting from Glenn Wright, council member. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber brings a final update on the Utah legislative session. And Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Vice Chair Canice Harte summarizes Tuesday's meeting, in which the commission discussed food trucks.

Local News Hour - March 14, 2108

Mar 14, 2018

On today’s program, Heidi Matthews, president of the Utah Education Association, recaps the just-completed Utah legislative session and looks ahead at some of the state's education challenges. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Trails and Open Space Project Manager Heinrich Deters preview Thursday's city council agenda, including a report on future uses at Bonanza Flat. Alyssa Mitchell, health educator with the Summit County Health Department, discusses increased vaping among local teens, and what can be done about it.

Local News Hour - March 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. W Mitchell - former Mayor of Crested Butte and this year's Leadership Park City Community speaker on Monday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at Jim Santy Auditorium.  Dr. John Lawrence, this month's free Lunch and Learn Guest at PC MARC. His topic is using stem cells for pain management and Rylee Curtis with Utah Decides Healthcare and St. Luke’s Pastor Charles Robinson with Project for Deeper Understanding have details on Thursday’s public forum on Medicaid expansion.

Utah House Representative, Tim Quinn

After some tough lobbying on Park City's behalf by Rep. Tim Quinn (R-District 54), the Utah House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly voted down a bill that would have outlawed Park City's plastic bag ban.  Leslie Thatcher tells the story:

Local News Hour - March 9, 2018

Mar 9, 2018

Greg Gagne starts us off with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on a number of development projects. Park City Council Member Tim Henney recaps last night's meeting. Finally, Karsten Beline and Faith Staley, students at Park City High School, talk about their efforts to organize a solidarity walkout on Wednesday in memory of the Feb. 14 shooting at Parkland, Florida.

Local News Hour - March 8, 2018

Mar 8, 2018

Drew Hardesty leads off with today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting. Next up is an update on the Utah legislative session from Summit County GOP Party Chairman Brantley Eason and Deanna Rhodes, a member of the Democratic Party's Central Committee. Author Katie Mullaly talks about her Self-Publishing Your Children’s Book class, which is part of Park City community education programming. Joining her is Jane Toly, who has an update on some of the other class offerings.

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