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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Park City High School
4:28 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Matthews Announces The Nation's Top Schools

Every year Washington Post reporter Jay Matthews reports on the nation's highest achieving high schools. He does that by looking at how well-prepared for college a school's students are. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Reclaiming Health
4:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

St. John's Creating Local Chapter Of Daniel Plan

Members of St. John's Anglican Church are forming a Park City chapter of the Daniel Plan and welcome everyone no matter what their faith to join them and reclaim their health. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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USSA
4:42 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

USSA Speed Coach Is Fired For Financial Charges

Andreas Evers

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has ended its relationship with Andreas Evers, the head speed coach for the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team after he was convicted on money laundering charges. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Women Ski Jumper
3:45 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Hendrickson Is Chosen For 2014 State Of Sports Award

For the second year in a row, Park City ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was presented with a State of Sport Award from Utah Governor Gary Herbert. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Traffic Fatality
4:12 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Turkeys Die In Deer Creek Reservoir

Nearly 700 turkeys destined for the deep freeze met their fate early by drowning in Deer Creek Reservoir Thursday morning after a semi-truck hauling them missed a curve on Provo Canyon highway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has details.

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Park City Film Studio
3:51 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Ericksen Gives Update On New Film Studio In Park City

The Park City Council last week approved the final subdivision plat for Park City Film Studios, paving the way for construction on the 30-acre development to move forward. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, expect construction to being this spring.

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Poor Buckley
2:13 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Dog Protecting Family Vs Moose Protecting Young

Buckley Shoaf and his injured leg.
Credit Carrie Shoaf

It's that time of year - when the mama moose are very protective of their babies and as one Park Meadows family learned the hard way - the moose usually win. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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State & Regional
6:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Forest Service Seeks Trail Improvement Proposals

Does your favorite stream or trail need improvement? The U.S. Forest Service is requesting project proposals from the public that it can fund. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

For the Forest Service's home page: fs.usda.gov/uwcnf

For the project form click here.

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Summer Market
3:54 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Oakley Puts The Kabosh On Community Market

Last summer, the L'Oakley Grown Community Market debuted in Oakley for seven Saturdays. On April 3, the Oakley City Council canceled this year's market. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Battle
4:28 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Letter Shows Intent To Run PCMR If Vail Wins

The CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz, has sent a letter to his counterpart, John Cumming, the head of Powdr Corp, saying that if - or when - Powdr loses the lease for more than 3,000 acres of its ski mountain, it's not realistic to insist that Park City Mountain Resort will continue to operate the ski area. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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