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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Local News
4:12 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

E-Bikes Policy Forwarded

Coming before the Summit County Council will be the recommended policy for e-bikes or electric bikes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Sports & Rec
3:58 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Freestyle Teams Unite

(L-R) Chris Haslock - Michael Ball - Mick Berry

After running separate organizations for more than a decade, Park City's Freestyle and Snowboard Teams are merging. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Changes
2:18 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Will Park City Lose Resort Sales Taxes with Sale of PCMR?

The Park City Council is scheduled to meet with Vail Resorts president Blaise Carrig today.  One of the topics is to get an update on how sales tax revenues will be distributed across the city, the county and two states.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
2:04 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Locals Not Convinced Sale of PCMR is Good for Town.

Even with assurances from Vail Resorts that their purchase of Park City Mountain Resort will be good for town, some locals aren't convinced that will be the case.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
7:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

PCMR vs. Talisker Lawsuit Dismissed

The two-year lawsuit between Park City Mountain Resort, Vail Resorts and Talisker has been officially dismissed by the Third District Court.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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FIlm Studio
6:39 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Construction Halts At Park City Film Studios

Credit Park City Film Studios

Since last Wednesday, all activity has stopped at the Park City Film Studios, leaving many wondering, now what?  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News
4:18 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

A Special Screening of SOMM.

Filmmaker Jason Wise discusses his film with Leslie Thatcher on the Local News Hour that looks at the secret world of Master Sommeliers and the test that very few can pass.  The Park City Film Series presents a special screening of SOMM on Thursday evening - for 21 years and older.

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Local Faces
4:01 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Local Filmmaker Embarks On Journey To Awaken The American Dream

Patrick Lovell (L) and Adam Bronfman (R)
Credit Leslie Thatcher

Filmmaker Patrick Lovell is crisscrossing the country with his film Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream to share his story of what went wrong in the 2008 global financial crisis.  He and his executive producer Adam Bronfman join Leslie Thatcher on the Local News Hour.

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Resort Battle Aftermath
9:57 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Carrig Returns To Repeat Transition Procedures

Although officially employees of Vail Resorts, as of Thursday, the staff at Park City Mountain Resort will make the transition with new company policies and email addresses over the next three months. Since it's going to be the same Vail executive who did the exact same thing a year ago, when Vail Resorts took over operations at Canyons Resort, he has a playbook to work with. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Battle Over
2:15 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Full Interview With Vail Mayor Andy Daly

Leslie Thatcher asks the Mayor of the town of Vail - and former President of Vail Resorts - if Vail Resorts will be the new 500 lb gorilla in town, now that Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort.

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