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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Local News
5:56 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Kraig Powell On Billing

While state lawmakers this session won't be able to come close to getting to all the bills that were filed, some headway is being made. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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EPA in Park City
5:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

United Mines Finally Gets Agreement With EPA

After a quarter century of investigating the Park City mine tailings situation, an agreement between the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and United Park City Mines Company has been reached to do something about cleaning it up. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Park City Stories
2:55 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Park City Stories - Amanda Peterson

Ski with Stein Day
Credit Amanda Peterson

In the 1970s, with no snowmaking equipment at the resort and no budget to market itself, Park City relied on the town’s creative minds to get skiers to town.  One of those was Amanda Peterson who was the first paid chamber director.  In this week’s Park City Story she recounts some of the wacky ways Park City pulled off to generate publicity.

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Speaker Series
1:53 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Smarr To Talk 'The Story Of My Body'

Dr. Larry Smarr speaking at TEDMed in 2013.
Credit TEDMed

Park City Institute and Strategic News Service are bringing in a scientist who hopes to one day revolutionize information's technologies to help individuals better understand disease and healing. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Utah Legislature
1:12 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Final Week For Legislature To Get Busy

With the state legislature winding down for this year, Park City officials are watching closely as business gets fast and furious in the final week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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