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.

Ways to Connect

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to park city manager Diane Foster and Transit Dept. staff Destry Pollard about the proposed Short Term Transit plan that’s scheduled to be approved August 25th. Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough is in with a monthly update to remind parents about student vaccinations before school starts and a new program for seniors to prevent them from falling and Recycle Utah President Ari Ioanides expresses frustration in finding a location for a new recycling center – something he’s been working on for three years with no success.

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher.  It’s Fair Week – he has a rundown - as well as a preview of Wednesday’s County Council meeting that starts at 4:15 p.m. at the County Courthouse in Coalville. Then, Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson details the latest staff report on the Treasure project. The Park City Planning Commission – meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium  will discuss the size and density of Treasure. Finally, Dondea Sherer-Lykes has details on tomorrow’s free Lunch and Learn about Backyard Beekeeping.

As you exit Interstate 80 and drive just less than a mile toward Park City, you'll find Bill White Farms -- a two acre farm that's beginning to thrive. In this second of two reports, Leslie Thatcher explains the food being grown there isn't about supplying Bill White's eight local eateries, it's about feeding the community.

Bill White Farms

Aug 8, 2016

Behind the six foot fenc a the corner of State Road 224 and Bear Hollow Drive, a bit of the Snyderville Basin's history is being re-created -- a two acre farm in the heart of Park City suburbia. In this first of two reports, Leslie Thatcher explains how Bill White Farms came to be...

  The Local News Hour August 8, 2016

Logan Wilde – Winner of House District 53

Angela Moschettto  - Future Park City

Sarah Berry – Future Park City

Rebecca Gonzales – Bright Futures Project

Friday,  August 5, 2016

Charlie Sturgis - Mountain Trails Foundation

Sue Pollard - Summit County Republican Party Vice-Chair

Park City Council Member Becca Gerber

Founder and President of Park City Bike Demos Andre Shoumatoff

Teri Orr - Ex. Director Park City Institute

Be prepared for rolling road closures Saturday and Sunday as the Tour of Utah makes its way through Park City.

Tour of Utah

Tour of Utah Transportation Plan for Sunday, August 7 Stage 7 - (Park City-Park City)
The race start/finish area upper Main Street will be combined with the Tour of Utah Expo in order to create a day- long festival atmosphere for an anticipated crowd of 10,000 spectators. Temporary traffic closures will be in place along the route within Park City for 15 to 45 minutes between 11:00 am and 5:00 p.m. Plan ahead for traffic and transportation impacts.
 

Transit & Parking

Tour of Utah

Tour of Utah Transportation Plan for Saturday, August 6

Kathy Donnell – Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks

Julie Eihausen – Park City School Board Member and School District Communications Specialist Molly Miller iwth an update on Tuesday's meeting

Representative Mel Brown on his loss in the primary to newcomer Logan Wilde

Jenny Dierson and Alfred Knotts – Park City Municipal to talk about the Tour of Utah impacts this weekend

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