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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While the Park City Film Studios has announced it's opening soon, a disagreement between the partners has landed in Third District Court. The movie studios development is being sued by its financier, which is asking the court to confirm its interest in the project and to allow it to take possession or control over the property. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Municipal spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson about this week's design charette for the Lower Park Avenue area. Summit County planner Ray Milliner has updates on the plan for Whole Foods new location. Arts Kids on-line auction is live. Mary Anne Neumeister and Lauren Vitulli have details and it's that time of year when registration for the annual Leadership Park City is available.

On Today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has this week's Trails Report. Utah State Court Law Librarian Jessica Van Buren has details about Monday's Court survey. Park City mayor Jack Thomas and City Spokeswoman Phyllis Robinson have updates from  Thursday's City Council meeting and Monday's kick off to the Lower Park Avenue Charette. Aly Thompson is a Quagga Mussel Technician at Jordanelle Reservoir and talks about their efforts to keep the invasive mussels out of the Jordanelle.

Hailed as the Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice of the new  millennium, The Overnight offers a potentially kinky experience in which you can safely participate from the comfort of your theater chair. Barbara Bretz has this week's Friday Film Review.

The Summit County Council Wednesday decided to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The decision came down to a split 3-2 vote. Rick Brough has more.

Park City is changing from one temporary planning director to another and at the same time is searching for a new permanent Community Development Director. But city officials say there won't be any interruptions in service at the planning desk. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the name change of Friends of Animals. Park City Planning Commissioner Nann Worrel has some of the highlights of Wednesday's meeting, including the approval of Central Park City Condos and the continuation of Alice Claim. Ginger Ries with the Park City Restaurant Association has details about this summer's Cocktail Contest and 21 year old mountain biker and Park City Native Keegan Swenson is hoping to qualify for next summer's Olympics in Rio.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the CEO and Founder of Emerald Data Solutions Ari Ioannides and Grant Smith, the Technology Coordinator of the Avondale Arizona Elementary School District about a new Park City School District program to teach computer coding.  Mayor Jack Thomas discusses the future of the planning department now that Acting Director Kayla Sintz has resigned. Assistant Park City manager Matt Dias reviews the agenda for Thursday's City Council meeting.

Friends of Animals Utah has taken on a new name and logo, but they still have their original mission of protecting animals and adopting them into good homes. Rick Brough has more.

Over the last few weeks. members of the Women's Giving Fund voted on line for one of three finalists in the first ever High Impact Grant Award with the winner named last Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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