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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Transportation
10:46 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

PC - SLC Bus Ridership Increases

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

After a lackluster start, bus service between Park City and Salt Lake has seen a boost in ridership – since the fare was cut and free transfers instituted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

Construction
10:45 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

I-80 Under Construction Again this Summer

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

A summer without road construction on Interstate 80?  Well not this year.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports on one the Utah Department of Transportation’s top 10 projects for the summer for 2013.

Local Faces
10:34 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Miss Billie Passes Away

Originally aired April 22, 2013.

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Local Faces
9:58 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Park City Avalanche Forecaster Swept Away in Avalanche

Originally aired April 15, 2013.

A report issued by the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center says that Park City avalanche forecaster Craig Patterson died as a result of a very small avalanche with a very bad ride.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Local News
9:50 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Police Identify Victims Of Oakley Murder/Suicide

Originally aired on April 15, 2013.

The Summit County Sheriff’s office has released the names of the Oakley couple involved in the murder/suicide Sunday.  The two deceased individuals are identified as 40 year old female Toni Lyn Cavagnaro and 45 year old male Sean Thomas Kenealey of Oakley.

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Local Faces
9:42 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

KPCW Co-Founder Dan Wilcox Dies

  Originally aired on April 11, 2013.

One of the co-founders of KPCW, Dan Wilcox has died.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this tribute to one the best-loved voices of Park City public radio.

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Environment
9:34 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

HEAL Utah Supports Green Energy Buying Club

Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Even with overwhelming public support for renewable energy - Utah's renewable energy production has remained stagnant.  But HEAL Utah - and some Summit County residents - hope to change that.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Politics
9:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Henry Glasheen Runs For State GOP Party Chairman

  Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Summit County Republicans will meet at their county convention tomorrow night where they will elect their new officers now that current party chairman Henry Glasheen has announced he’ll be running for that position on the state level.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local Faces
9:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Julie Hooker Named As Utah Jazz/Century Link All-Star Teacher

Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Treasure Mountain Junior High School teacher Julie Hooker is this month’s Utah Jazz/Century Link All-Star teacher and as a winner, she and her student – 9th grader Micaela Berglund were invited to last week’s Jazz game.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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Local Faces
9:25 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Ski Legend Ted Ligety Welcomed Home

Originally aired on April 8, 2013.

Park City’s Ted Ligety – whose ski season this year will go down in the history books – was welcomed home Saturday after a long and very winning winter.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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