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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A threat made back in October against Park City High School staff has parents today worried and now questioning why they're hearing about this seven months later. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

State Rep. Kraig Powell – one of two republicans in a primary for State house Seat 54 announced yesterday ( Wednesday) on Facebook that he is dropping out from the race. In a short statement, Powell  wrote, "To spare our wonderful community from the divisiveness of what could be a very contentious campaign, I have withdrawn from my House race," He went on to wish the remaining candidates the best of luck in the upcoming election.

The remaining candidates are republican newcomer Tim Quinn and the former chairman of the Wasatch County Democratic Party Rudy Kohler.

On today's Local News Hour, News Director Leslie Thatcher invites the following guests:

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Park City Police have made an arrest following an Easter morning armed robbery at a Main St. restaurant. Officers from the Park City Police Department and the local drug task force BACKNET, arrested 46 year old Christopher Schutte – a Park City resident  about 6:30 Thursday night at the Kimball Junction Hampton Inn. Schutte was charged him with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Burglary – both first degree felonies. He was booked into the Summit County jail.

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Nine projects were highlighted Friday night at the annual Park City Education Foundation Ideas to Impact showcase. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County manager Tom Fisher; Tim Quinn, one of two Republican candidates running for House District 54 and Alec Paddock, Project Manager for CenterCal, the developer of Cany0n Corners, the new location for  Whole Foods.

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Over the last few months as she faced assault and domestic violence charges, Olympic champion Picabo Street has done a lot of reflecting on her life. She sat down with KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher to talk about some of the lessons learned and the importance of family.

ON today's program, Leslie Thatcher spakes to Logan Wilde, the Republican candidate running fro House District 53; Tom Kelly with the US Ski Team and Nann Worel and Chris Waddell about a special community forum on resilience Wednesday.

An unknown number of Summit County Republican voters were turned away at Tuesday's caucus after being told that voting had ended - an hour before the published time that voting was to take place. The party has since apologized that it happened, but the party chairman says he was just following the rules. Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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Summit County Prosecutors are dismissing domestic violence and assault charges against Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street. In an interview with KPCW this morning, her attorney Joe Wrona said it's about time. Picabo talked about how her arrest has impacted her and her family and says she's ready to move on.

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