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.

Ways To Connect

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell (R) about his efforts to amend Utah laws now that same-sex marriage is law of the land. Rena Jordan and Bob Radke with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on a possible new indoor field house, new trail builds underway and the plans for a 224 crossing. Jenny Mauer with the Park City Christian Center has details on the annual Back 2 Schools Basics event coming up next month. They're looking for money and volunteers.

Mike Grass - Mountain Accord

After 30 years in the making, the Mountain Accord was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Film Studios

Greg Erickson, owner of the Park City Film Studios, continues to say he's resolving a lawsuit with his financier, Gary Crandall and he takes issue with statements from Crandall's attorney. Meanwhile, word has slipped out that a new ABC series Blood and Oil will be setting up shop at the Quinn's Junction facility for its first season. Rick Brough has more.

To say Paula Hawkins' first suspense novel The Girl on the Train is a page-turner is understating it. Barbara Bretz has this month's book review.

Division of Wildlife Resources

The invasive and destructive species called Quagga Mussel has been found in Lake Powell and Deer Creek Reservoirs and Jordanelle State Park representatives want the public's help to keep it from spreading there. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the newly named Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson. Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has the weekly trail update. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting which included discussion of a new surcharge to pay for energy efficiency and presentation of the ideas from the Lower Park Avenue Design Studio Team and the Kimball Art Center and National Ability Center are offering summer art camps for disabled youth.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to the honorees of this year's Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award, Gary and Jana Cole. Summit County Council Member Kim Carson reviews the  Council's meeting, including an approval for the expansion of the Silver Creek Water Treatment Plant which includes a building six stories tall.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Snyderville Planning Commissioner Canice Hart. The commission spent most of its meeting discussing the relocation of Whole Foods. Park City Manager Diane Foster reviews some of the agenda items on Thursday's city council agenda, including an update on the ongoing Lower Park Avenue Design Studio.

After waiting for more than a year, the members of Temple Har Shalom finally have their new Rabbi. Leslie Thatcher has more.

United States Ski and Snowboard Association

Watch out for a new top dog on the slopes this season. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has welcomed the newest member of its Olympic-bound teams: Champ. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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