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 - August 25, 2016

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  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Colin Deford has an update on Tuesday and Andy Garcia and his Cineson All Star band are performing Saturday night as part of the Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member Phil Kaplan and Communications  Specialist Molly Miller about school start times and the high school expansion timeline. Park City Manger Diane Foster, Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer and Community Development Director Anne Laurent preview the re-development of the Park Avenue fire station into housing and Paul Sweat, the new Superintendent of Wasatch County School District discusses last week’s school board decision to increase taxes.

The United States Air Force has settled on a location in Wasatch County to develop a four-star hotel that will cater to members of the military. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - August 23, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher. The County Council is scheduled to adopt the two sales tax ballot measures at Wednesday’s meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission meeting and Attorney Tim Smith is doing a free presentation on the issue of trademarks – who needs one and how to get one.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Municipal Housing Specialist Rhoda Stauffer and Park City Board of Realtors Legislative Committee Chair Melissa Band about the panel discussion on Friday – housing on Summit County: Past, Present and Future. Park City schools open this week and Superintendent Ember Conley says they’re ready and Director of the Basin Recreation Brian Hanton and Bob Radke are in with a monthly update.

Local News Hour - August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation about the closure of Jenny’s as the EPA goes in to clean up tens of thousands of cubic yards of mining waste. Larry White ,the CEO of TCFC, has details about a public open house on Tuesday as the company readies a revised masterplan for the 3.8 million square feet of development still to do at the base of Canyons Village and mid-mountain. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has updates on a number of development projects, including the new military hotel and Mayflower master plan.

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Kim Carson about the proposed ballot and transportation measures. Swaner EcoCenter Director Nell Larson has a preview of some upcoming events and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers reports that due to a cooperative effort of water users in the Snyderville Basin, thousands of fish were saved last month.

THINC - the group opposed to the Treasure Hill development is getting serious - as the Park City Planning Commission continues its review of the development's application. Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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For the last 30 years, the idea of developing the Treasure Hill master plan has languished as Park City's real estate market has ebbed and flowed. Today, the aging property owners are committed to seeing the process through and then, will likely sell it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to the founder of THINC – Treasure Hill Impact Neighborhood Coalition – Brian van Hecke about his group’s opposition efforts to the proposed development. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones explains why long-time voters in Summit County are being told their voter registration information isn’t complete and Cati Snarr, the new director of the Ballet West Academy in Park City has details on tomorrow’s grand opening.

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