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 Board of Realtors

The Park City Board of Realtors Thursday recognized their top sellers and members who are making a difference in the community. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

On today’s program, Mountain Trails Foundation Charlie Sturgis has this week’s trails report and discusses the complaints of e-bikes on dirt trails. Park City High School Principal Bob O'Conner discusses the most recent US NEWS report where PC is ranked #2 in Utah and #418 in the country. Wendy Fisher Director of Utah Open Lands has an update on the purchase of Bonanza Flat and Park City Council member Becca Gerber talks about last meeting.

Leslie Thatcher

For the last 30 years, hundreds of local youth ski racers, including Olympic, national and collegiate champions, have made their way through the ranks of the Park City Ski Team. The one constant is those three decades has been the Devo - or development coach - Dar Hendrickson.

Dar was honored by the ski team last week with a Special Achievement Award. His wife, Leslie Thatcher, was there and has this report.

Local News Hour - April 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

On today’s program,, Summit County Council member Kim Carson reviews yesterday’s meeting. Park City Planning Commissioner Melissa Band discusses some of the issues at last night's meeting. Dave Bingham, weed supervisor from Summit County, has details on a weed abatement grant that can help homeowners in Park City area and Keith Lilly with Shepard of the Mountains Lutheran Church talks about the Community Hymn Sing on Sunday, April 30 with the new virtual organ.

Local News Hour - April 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

On today’s program, Snyderville Planning Chairwoman Bea Peck discusses last night’s meeting, including the latest on the Woodward Gorgoza project. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Public Utilities Director Clint McAffee discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, Including the Proposed Public Utilities and Streets Facility Project and South Summit Superintendent Dr. Shad Sorenson and District Business Administrator Kip Bigelow talk about overcrowding and new school options due to double digit growth in the past 5 years.


As Promontory gears up for its busy golf season, 25 of their 170 employees were let go for not possessing the correct right to wrok documents. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Promontory general manger Robin Milne says the loss is huge and the human drama devastating. She says after a routine Social Security audit, the company had to let go of some long term, valued employees. The audit she says showed some discrepancies with paperwork that employees had provided.

The Summit Community Power Works (SCPW) group is looking ahead to the future - even while they're anxiously waiting to hear the reuslts of the $5-million Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. Rick Brough has this update.

Local News Hour - April 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda. RV parking is back…and Jared Rigby, Vice Chair Wasatch County Republican Party discusses the party's convention Thursday night.

Local News Hour - April 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017

On today’s program, Thea Leonard and Andy Beerman discuss the sale of the management of the Treasure Mountain Inn to Club LeSpri. Fundraising Culture Change Expert and Master Storyteller Lori Jacob with is leading the Park City Community Foundation annual major workshop for nonprofit organizations on May 17th and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has a monthly update.

Leslie Thatcher

If you start to see your tap water turn a light brown, don't panic. Just know that Park City is underway with its annual water main flush. Leslie Thatcher has more.