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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On today's Local News Hour, Charlie Sturgis has the weekly trails update and talks about a new Mid-Mountain section going in and improvements to Spiro trail. Josh Hobson, a former candidate for Park City Council had to back out of the race after learning that he's 100 steps from being within the city's boundaries. He talks about what would have been his campaign platform. Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Chuck Klingenstein reviews the Pace Ranch Development proposed rezone.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is witting, entertaining and so much more than just another bittersweet coming of age story. It won top honors at this year's Sundance Film Festival with both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and is in limited release beginning June 12th. Barbara Bretz has this week's Friday Film Review.

On Monday, Park City Municipal begins a new discussion on growth and invites the public to participate.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City School Board and Park City Education Association came to an agreement and compensation agreements were approved for both teachers and administrators on Tuesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah governor Gary Herbert has appointed the manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District to the Utah Water Quality Board, but there's not much he can do about keeping minimum flows in East Canyon Creek. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Chris Robinson about accepting hazardous waste in the landfill and RAP and Restaurant Tax grants. Saturday is the 18th annual Historic Home Tour, Sandra Morrison and Thea Leonard have details as well as a history lesson on the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lisa Schneider has news about the newest home to be built in Heber City.

ON today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council member Tim Henney about Monday's "What's Next Park City?" growth forum. City manager Diane Foster has details on some of the agenda items for Thursday's City Council meeting, including an $800,00 upgrade to the McPolin Barn. Rich Bullough and Katie Mullaly from the Summit County Health Dept. have the monthly update. The Foreigner opens at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday.

Big Little Lies – a book by Laine Moriorty has been snatched up and devoured by fans of her bestselling 2013 novel The Husband’s Secret – and rightfully so.  Barbara Bretz has this month’s KPCW Book Review.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Council member and candidate Andy Beerman about his desire to run for a second term. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Amy Roberts with the Intermountain Park City Hospital has details about the Community Garden planting day. The PC MARC's Dondea Sherer-Likes has details about Wednesday's free Lunchtime Learning hour featuring Chef Meryl and Park City School District Community Education director Judy Tukuafu has details about summer classes.

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With the departure of Park City's planning director last month, an interim planner is filling that position but the city manager is looking for someone who can oversee several departments and it could take a few months. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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