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 Summit County Council has signed an option to purchase 80 acres in Hoytsville to serve as the new location for the Summit County Fair. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A sheriff's sale Tuesday morning on Talisker property in Summit County wound up looking like a re-run. Like the sale last month in Wasatch County, there was only one bid. A representatives for Wells Fargo, the bank foreclosing on the property, make an offer for $35 million. Rick Brough has more.

The chairman of the Summit County Republican Party Tal Adair was elected by delegates Thursday night to fill the unexpired term of Summit County Council Member Dave Ure. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

After investing $50 million into the resort, Park City opens for the season on Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.


With a mandate to make Utah's State Parks more self-sufficient, a daily recreation use fee has been imposed at Wasatch Mountain State Park. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program Summit County Budget Manager Matt Leavitt previews the 2016 county agenda. Park City Resort COO Bill Rock talks about opening day on Saturday for the county's largest ski resort. Sherrie Wellman has details about getting inspections and business licenses for nightly rentals. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Richard Bullough and SaRene Brooks with Summit County Health Department have details on a diabetes prevention and education initiative.

Park City Institute and Strategic News Service is back for a third year of  its Future in Review Speaker Series. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Wasatch County Planning Director talks about new projects proposed for the 248 corridor. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews the agenda for Tuesday's school board meeting. Katy Wang and Ryan Walsh have details about Thursday's 5 Point Film Festival and Victoria Conleavas has details on Wednesday's Holiday event at Temple Har Shalom.

ON today's program, Destry Pollard has an update on this week's bus accident and information about bus driver recruitment. Park City Police Captain has details about a deer that was shot illegaly within city limits. Mark Anderson is the first speaker at this season's Park City Institute Strategic News Service Speaker Series. Richard Hodges has details about tonight's soup fundraiser and US Ski Team Nordic Combined Olympian Bryan Fletcher talks about his new non-profit organization, CC Thrive, to help childhood cancer survivors.

James Bond may be a blunt instrument, but Libby Wadman who has this week's Friday Film Review says  Spectre - the latest film in the Bond -franchise is as sharp as it can be.