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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The Park City School District's long-time associate superintendent of student services, Tom Van Gorder, is leaving his job and it's costing the district more than $200,000 in severance pay.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

  

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Two-time Olympic Champion and Park City native, Ted Ligety has been named as Deer Valley's global Athlete Ambassador. Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report.

Even with more than 100 ballots still uncounted from last month's primary election, and one of the major state races just votes apart, Utah's Lt. Governor says his hands are tied and the votes will not be counted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

If you're a regular shopper at the Market at Park City, you've likely noticed the recent improvements in the freezer and refrigerated sections. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, the changes will save a lot of energy and eventually, money.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development director Pat Putt and Health Department Director Rich Bullough about the crack down on tiny houses. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson discusses Wednesday's Park City Planning Commission agenda, including Treasure, PC MARC has news about this month's Lunch and Learn and former Mayor Dana Williams talks about his concern over Park City's proposed contract with Vail to settle the trademark dispute.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Amir Caus about an application for a change of use of an accessory building in Silver Creek; Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez  talks about the overwhelming support county residents have shown his department; Julie Glusker is the new Head of Athlete Career and Education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association and Becca Lael and Katrina Kmak with the Park City Library talk about some upcoming programs.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Mayor Jack Thomas about this week's drama between Park City and Vail Resorts; Roy Park has a new job as director of the Summit County Recovery Foundation; PC Tots Board President Carol Loomis talks about the progress made over the last year after receiving the first Women's Giving Fund grant in 2015.

In front of a number of witnesses, Dolly's Bookstore's George the cat was hit and killed by a driver on Swede Alley yesterday.  The cat was 6 years old. 

According to store management, George was killed instantly and didn’t suffer. The cats at Dolly’s bookstore are as popular as the bestsellers inside. Stray cats have found a new home in the bookstore for decades now.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board members Phil Kaplan and Nancy Garrison; Jody Churich COO of Woodward Park City and Resort Planner Michael Barille talk about plans for the new Woodward Camp at Gorgoza and Future Park City Founders Angela Moschetta and Sarah Berry have the latest on the Vail Resorts Trademark issue.

In what could be the upset of the night, political newcomer Logan Wilde has eked out a primary win over longtime incumbent Mel Brown for Utah State Houses District 53.

With all districts counted in the multi-county vote for Utah House district 53, Logan Wilde has a narrow win over Mel Brown. But with more votes still to come in before the official canvas July 12th, the results could change. After Tuesday’s vote, Wilder has received 2294 votes or 51% of the vote total compared to Browns 2230 votes – or 49%.

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