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.


Wasatch Bond
12:39 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Population Not Growing As Fast As Taxes, Says Pool Opponent

Wasatch County voters are being asked whether they support a $24 million bond to build a new aquatic center and out door fields to meet the ever-increase growth. One resident, however, says it just doesn't make good economic sense. Leslie Thatcher reports.

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2014 Elections
12:31 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Wasatch Population Has Outgrown Its Pool, Voters Can Bond For Another

Wasatch County voters are being asked to decide whether to raise their taxes to pay for a new aquatic center and recreation fields. The county's recreation director says he's out of room in both the pool and on the turf. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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2014 Elections
1:57 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Will Close Be Good Enough To Voters?

The Summit County Republican party is taking advantage of an error made by Summit County Clerk Kent Jones to drum up support for their candidate, Nick Coleman. Meanwhile, the Summit County Attorney's Office remains confident that the issue is a non-starter. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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2014 Elections
3:10 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Volume Of Programs Leads School Board Election Issues

There's just one contested Park City School Board race, and the candidates - with very different backgrounds - have similar concerns of the number of programs the District offers, and how teachers will be evaluated in the future. Leslie Thatcher reports.

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2014 Elections
3:37 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Board Of Education Debate: Full Podcast

Park City School District Board of Education candidates Julie Eihausen and Doug Payne came into the KPCW studios today for a debate on their education funding, teacher relations and teacher evaluation. They are both running for District 5, the only District with more than one candidate running.

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2014 Elections
3:12 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

2014 Election Forum: Podcasts of Panels

Monday night, KPCW and The Park Record hosted the 2014 Election Forum for candidates running for Utah House of Representatives, Summit County Council, Summit County Attorney and Summit County Sheriff.

The forum's panel included KPCW Reporter Rick Brough, Park Record Reporter Jay Hamburger, Park Record Editor Nan Chalat-Noaker and the event was moderated by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher.


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2014 Elections
2:27 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Ready... Set... Vote!

Early voting for the November 4 election started Tuesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Professional Studies building
6:20 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

School Board To Vote - Again - On Professional Studies Building

The Park City School Board is scheduled to vote Tuesday for a second time on moving forward with $5.7 million center for Professional Studies. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Board of Education
6:05 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Parents Urged To Voice Opinion On Construction

A mass email campaign to PTO members in the Park City School District urges parents to make their opinions known before the Park City School Board votes on the $5.7 million professional studies building next week. Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Utah Olympic Park
4:45 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Utah Olympic Park Ramp Is Getting A Renovation

The Utah Olympic Park is getting its first major renovation since the park opened in the early 1990's. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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