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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Even though the developer of the Kimball Art enter building has pulled his City Hall application for the re-development of the historic garage, he and his partners went ahead and closed on the multi-million dollar deal.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City school board members Tania Knauer and Moe Hickey about the possibility of a future bond election now that the board is moving forward with its grade realignment plan. Bea Peck the vice chair of the Snyderville Basin planning commission explain the commission's vote to recommend a new trailhead off the Silver Summit Parkway.

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In Tuesday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Peace House representatives about the organization's 20 year anniversary. Summit County manager Tom Fisher gives details on the county's new Strategic Plan. Park City's two Rotary Clubs square off in an LED bulb switch - we find out who won and 14 year old Alex Lundstrom is joined by his coach Todd Francis - to tell us how he won the 2015 IFSA NorAm Championship in Grand Targhee.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with PCSD superintendent Ember Conley about Tuesday's scheduled vote to realign the grades and possible need to hold a bond election in November. Summit County planners Amir Caus and Ray Miliner review Tuesday's agenda for the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting.  The founder of ChickFest Annette Velarde previews Sunday's event where more than 40 energy practitioners will be gathering and Jenny Dorsey has the details about Saturday's Silver Queen Derby to benefit the People's Health Clinic.

As the school year winds down, a number of administrative changes are being made at Park City School District. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea by Christopher Norment is a story of endangered species survival in the deserts of Western Nevada. It's a story of water and development, values and priorities, isolation and loneliness. Matt Lindon has this month's book review.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the director of Envision Utah Robert Grow about the new survey released this week. They hope 50,000 Utahns will fill it out: http://envisionutah.org/. Then Peter Howe a professor in the department of Environment and Society at Utah State University talks about a new online map that shows how concerned Americans are about climate change and where they live: http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/.

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A man is in custody after leading police on a high speed chase. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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After field testing school district property last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency will be back in Park City to help mitigate the contaminated soils along the Kearns Blvd. school campus. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher gets an update from State Parks about the great reasons to visit a state park this spring. Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips explains why he couldn't support a request to amend the Land Management Code for a height exception for the proposed Kimball Art Center development and Army Colonel Gary Harter talks about plans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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