Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 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 Hour

Sep 23, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Charlie Sturgis director of Mountain Trails Foundation about new trails being planned for construction next summer and electric bikes on trails. Park City Council member Tim Henney and Economic Development Project Manager Jason Gliden are in to talk about last night's council meeting dealing with special events, net-zero goals and a possible downzoning of the  property on Rossi Hill Drive. Doug Webster promotes the Ice Dance International show at Park City Ice Arena tomorrow night.

Local News Hour - September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Water Manager Clint McAfee who gives a water update and plans for a re-designed water treatment plant. Darryl Yeager with  the Odyssey Dance Company promotes Thriller which opens at the Egyptian Theater tonight. Kimball Art Center director Robin Marrouche invites the community to the closing party on Saturday for the Exhibit -Summer Rainfall  - which  features the work of Sybil Szaggars Redford and finally, Ollie Wilder, the Programs Manager for the Park City Community Foundation talks about the Grants Awarded last week.

Local News Hour - September 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Emergency Room Physician Jen Plumb, a specialist in preventing opiate overdose as well as adolescent substance use and abuse. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development and Special Events Manager Jason Glidden discuss the council’s Thursday agenda, including a discussion on special events. Park City School Board Member Nancy Garrison reviews some of the items discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting, including the dual language program and PC CAPS.

The Local News Hour - September 9, 2016

Sep 9, 2016

On today's program Host Leslie Thatcher’s gets the weekly trails report with Charlie Sturgis. Summit County Health Department Educator Alyssa Mitchell talks about  the suicide prevention programs the county offers.  Park City Council Member Becca Garber calls in from the Road Tour to Aspen.  Author Christina Baker Cline talks about her book that was selected as this year’s One Book One Community, Orphan Train.  Finally, Olympic skier Devin Logan is in studio. She will be competing in the North Face Endurance Challenge later this month.  

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer about Tuesday’s SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) recommendations to the city council. Park City Police Officer Leslie Welker and Steve Jensen have details about Sunday’s 9/11 Memorial Celebration. Ann Johnson and Whitney Leavitt invite the community to the domestic violence awareness event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Aimee Preston, Youth Sports Alliance Director announces they have reached the $2-million mark for the Stein Eriksen Opportunity Endowment.

Local News Hour - September 7, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Dave Nichols, the chairman and founder of the U.S.  Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association and one of 4 original founding athletes. The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee decided Monday to include Paralympic bobsled and skeleton in the 2022 winter games. Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer is in studio with fire report on two fires burning in Summit County.

Local News Hour - September 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox. Utah Clean Energy Project Coordinator Clayton Johnson announces that Mountain Town Community Solar will extend registration for another month. Park City has hired a new Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin and the Egyptian’s Youth Theater director Jamie Wilcox has details about this year’s school programs.

Lacey Furnish

Wasatch High School is investigating a safe schools violation which occurred in one of the school's parking lots Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Vail Resorts

Your Epic pass,  just got, well, more epic. Leslie Thatcher explains.

Local News Hour - September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson. North Summit Fire PIO Tyler Rowser has the latest on the Echo Canyon fire. Patricia Graham has details on    the September 17th Autumn Harvest rot raise funds for the education programs that Holy Cross Ministries pay for in Summit County and Singer Songwriter Jewel speaks about her upcoming Park City show, her new book and music.

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