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.

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At the most recent meeting of the Summit County Council of Governments, members of the Summit County Council and local mayors discussed if they want to proposed a new county-wide sales tax to fund transit improvements - and if so, when would they put it on the ballot. Rick Brough has more.

By this September, the Kimball Art Center will be operating in a new location, without missing a class. Leslie Thatcher has more.

After more than a year of remodeling and reconstruction, the Park City Library will officially returns to the old Carl Winters Building in a celebration on June 13th. Rick Brough has more.

With the Park City School District's architects now moving forward with one of four designs for the Kearns School Campus, the school district is bracing for the price tag. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The lackluster snowfall this winter resulted in a nearly 5% drop in skiers and snowboarders hitting Utah's slopes. Leslie Thatcher has more.

In less than a week, more than a thousand people signed a petition asking the Park City School Board to save the high school library as its being re-purposed for the PCCAPS program. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A Third District Court judge has official signed a decree allowing Wells Fargo Bank to foreclose on ten Talisker related properties. The decree will allow the bank to move forward on a Sheriff's Sale of more than 2100 acres in Summit and Wasatch counties. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's soggy trails report. Park City Board of Realtors members Carol and Nancy Tallman have the results of 2015's first quarter sales. With a rash of thefts taking place, Summit County sheriff Justin Martinez and prosecutor Matt Bates tell you how to guard yourself against vehicle and home burglaries. Glenn Wright the adjutant with Park City American Legion Post 14 has details on Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Park City Cemetery.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

On today's Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board president Tania Knauer about remodeling plans for the high school library and master planning for the Kearns Blvd. school campus. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias and Park City Museum director Sandra Morrison talk about the mitigation efforts to save the Daly West Mine structure.

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