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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The $58 million South Summit School District capital bond went down to defeat by 128 votes. Now, district officials are figuring out where to go from here. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, State Rep. Tim Quinn (R - District 54) has a look ahead at the 2018 legislative session.  Heber Mayor-elect Kelleen Potter talks about her election and what she hopes to accomplish in the next four years. Abby McNulty, director of the Park City Education Foundation has an update on her new appointment to the NSFA Industry Leadership Council. She is joined by Crystal Giles – a coding specialist with Jeremy Ranch Elementary school who had an update on this program started three years ago.

Local News Hour - November 17, 2107

Nov 17, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on the development projects in Summit County. Park City Council  Member Becca Gerber has a recap about last night's meeting and a Project ABC Update with Director Jake McIntire and Park City Summit County Arts Council Director Hadley Dynak following Tuesday’s 5 hour work session.

Local News Hour - November 16, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein has an update from Tuesday’s meeting. President and CEO of Ski Utah Nathan Rafferty with an update on his annual Ski Season opening press conference held on Tuesday. Manicurist and now Author, Carly Bennett Stenmark talks about her new book, More Than a Manicure: The Nail Files and her upcoming book signing on Saturday.

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Utah ski resorts are ready for the upcoming season -- they just need now to be patient as temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall. When it does, the state could be looking at a third and unprecedented record-breaking season. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah leaders met on Tuesday pledging to tackle climate change and signed a declaration called Path to Positive Utah. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

On today’s program, Summit Community Power Works Ex. Director Erin Bragg and Park City Municipal Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have an update on the Georgetown University prize money. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Historic Preservation Planner Anya Grahn have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. US Ski and Snowboard Spokesman Tom Kelly with a team update. Lauren Lackey, Co-Founder of Sage Mountain talks about the Compassionate Traditions campaign in which people pledge to leave animals off their plates during the holidays.

Ski Utah will lobby Utah lawmakers to change liquor laws this ski season. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

After a two year competition between 50 communities across the country to lower energy consumption, it appears that the $5 million prize isn't a prize after all. Leslie Thatcher has more.

For the second year in a row, Park City Mountain Resort has postponed its scheduled opening by a week. The resort announced this morning that it's postponing the scheduled opening from this Friday to Thanksgiving Day.

Following a mountain tour this (Tuesday) morning, Park City Mountain COO Bill Rock made the announcement to postpone the opening. Saying that the resort is dedicated to providing guests with the best early-season ski and ride experience, he says they don’t have the snow base to ensure that.

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