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 Local News Hour - November 3, 2016

Nov 3, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Kim Carson who has update us on yesterday’s meeting .Kathy Jo Pollock from U.S. Forest Service has details about sales of Christmas tree permits for Heber-Kamas Ranger District on Friday and Saturday. Paul Murphy from Rocky Mountain Power discusses the utility company’s Subscriber Solar program and how you can get involved and finally Author Trish Walker talks about her new book Oh, Honey, I'm Just Getting Started and book signing at Dolly's on Sunday.

The Local News Hour - November 2, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board member, Nancy Garrison about yesterday’s work session. Park City Manager Diane Foster discusses the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. In studio.  The founder of Giving a Bleep Annette Verlarde is in along with performers Mike Worel (playing Donald Trump) and Reiner Engel (playing Vladimir Putin) to talk about the upcoming Giving a Bleep Shows running two weekends starting Friday night and Ed Parigian from the "Save the Library Field" group will talk about yesterday's COSAC meeting.

The Local News Hour - November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy about its offer made on 23 acres of Weber River front property. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses Wednesday’s lengthy agenda.

The Local News Hour - October 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park city School District Superintendent Ember Conley about tomorrow’s work session, Jane Patten, is taking a new job as Peace House as Community Campus Project Director and Ginger Tolman and Sarah Scott with Voterise have details on how to register to vote before the November 8th’ election.

Local News Hour - October 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

On today’s program, Lora Smith has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Carol Agle and Rick Shand from the Park City Board of Realtors who have the 3rd Quarter update. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas in in with an update on city issues and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Dierson and Police Captain Phil Kirk stops by with details on Monday’s Halloween on Main celebration. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has details on his successful election to the IAPC – the International Association of Police Chiefs.

On today's Utah's Politics Now, Park City School Board candidates Petra Butler and Moe Hickey debate the issues surrounding local education.  Park City Assistant Manager Matt Dias explains why city council voted to put a $25M bond on the ballot which, if approved, would go towards the possible purchase of Bonanza Flats.  And finally, Dr. Peter Clemens, the democratic candidate for Utah District 1 explains why he would do a better job than incumbent Congressman Rob Bishop* (R) if elected.   *Congressman Bishop was invited to be on the show with Dr. Clemens, but he declined.  

Local News Hour - October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce talks about last night’s meeting. Park City Community Foundation Programs Manager Ollie Wilder and Board member Mike Ruzek have details about next week's Live PC Give PC. In studio and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Director Colin Hilton has details on the annual Ski Archives fundraiser taking place November 1st.  

local News Hour - October 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Associate Superintendent of  Teaching, Learning and Technology, Kathleen Einhorn in to talk about the middle years curriculum committee. She gave a detailed presentation at last week’s school board meeting. Angela Moschetta of Future Park City and Sarah Scott of Voterise to talk about voter registration and tomorrow's candidate forum - in costumes. Ken Kullack - Ex. Director of Summit Community Gardens to talk about the success of this summer's garden and plans for next summer.

Local News Hour - October 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with  Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Park City planning Director Bruce Erickson is in to review tomorrow's planning commission agenda. Teri Orr - Park City Institute Director has details about Thursday's Tedx Women's event. Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang and Dr.

Local News Hour - October 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County planners Tiffany Robinson and Amir Caus who have details about tomorrow's Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda.  Rotarian Kim Kerr discusses the Sunrise Rotary grant program. Attorney Mark Wagner talks about his upcoming Chamber Bureau presentation on the new rule that affects overtime. Summit County Clerk Kent Jones reviews mail-in voting for the November election and Adventurer Luis Benitez talks  about his visit to Park City on Friday which is part of the Park City Board of Realtors Speaker Series.

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