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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Arts & Culture
10:16 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Park City Stories - Jay Meehan

Credit Stan Avery

It was the spring of 1974 when Park City's first Clown Day capered and wisecracked its way across the Park City ski slopes.  After a long winter, Park City's ski bums let loose for a day of dressing up, over indulging and basically having more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  In this final Park City story, Jay Meehan recounts that first crazy spring celebration.

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Utah Legislature
4:24 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Baldwin Happy With Bill To Clean Filthy Air

Although a lot was made early on in this year's legislative session about cleaning up Utah's dirty air, many of the proposals to do that didn't make it through the process. Still, as KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, a handful of them did and will help make a difference. 

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Employee Arrest
11:34 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Heber Man Arrest For Theft From Company

A former Heber Light & Power employee has been arrested on a second degree felony for allegedly charging more than $100,000 on the company's credit card.

The Wasatch Wave is reporting that 54-year-old Anthony L. Furness of Heber City used a company credit card to pay for personal expenses between 2010 and 2013. Citing court documents from the Attorney General's office, Furness was the company's chief financial officer between 2006 and 2013. He allegedly concealed the personal charges by submitting expense account statements and claiming the charges were business related.

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ONE Wasatch
5:22 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Resorts All On Board With Connected Vision

Credit Ski Utah

Ski Utah and the seven ski resorts of the Central Wasatch are behind the ONE Wasatch vision - to create the first interconnected ski resort in the country. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Governor Herbert
5:20 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Student's Initiative To Garner Visit From Governor

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is scheduled to visit a group of Heber City high school students today, who urged lawmakers this year to pass a bill allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as election poll workers. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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