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 Faces
9:42 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

KPCW Co-Founder Dan Wilcox Dies

  Originally aired on April 11, 2013.

One of the co-founders of KPCW, Dan Wilcox has died.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this tribute to one the best-loved voices of Park City public radio.

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Environment
9:34 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

HEAL Utah Supports Green Energy Buying Club

Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Even with overwhelming public support for renewable energy - Utah's renewable energy production has remained stagnant.  But HEAL Utah - and some Summit County residents - hope to change that.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Politics
9:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Henry Glasheen Runs For State GOP Party Chairman

  Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Summit County Republicans will meet at their county convention tomorrow night where they will elect their new officers now that current party chairman Henry Glasheen has announced he’ll be running for that position on the state level.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local Faces
9:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Julie Hooker Named As Utah Jazz/Century Link All-Star Teacher

Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Treasure Mountain Junior High School teacher Julie Hooker is this month’s Utah Jazz/Century Link All-Star teacher and as a winner, she and her student – 9th grader Micaela Berglund were invited to last week’s Jazz game.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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Local Faces
9:25 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Ski Legend Ted Ligety Welcomed Home

Originally aired on April 8, 2013.

Park City’s Ted Ligety – whose ski season this year will go down in the history books – was welcomed home Saturday after a long and very winning winter.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Resort Lifties
9:06 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

5th Annual Wasatch Backside Lifty Invitational Underway

Originally aired April 3, 2013.

The 5th annual Lifty Invitational - showing off the stuff of our local lift operators – is underway with the finals scheduled for Friday.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Heber & Wasatch
9:05 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Former Soldier Hollow Charter School Principal Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

  Originally aired on April 3, 2013.

A Utah man with more than 40 years of experience as a teacher and principal pleaded guilty to forcible sodomy charges this week.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Park City Government
9:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Soils Commission Makes Recommendations To Park City Council

Originally aired April 3, 2013.

After meeting for the last eight weeks, the 13-member commission of the Blue Ribbon Soils Commission forwarded 11 recommendations to the Park City council after its meeting Monday.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Business
9:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Main Street Mall Owners Evict Tenants and Submit Mall Renovation Plans

Originally aired April 2, 2013.

The few remaining tenants in the Main Street Mall at 333 Main Street have been put on notice that they need to be out of the building by the end of April.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Business
8:08 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Victory Ranch & Conservancy Relaunches

Originally aired March 28, 2013.

A Chicago-based company that now owns the Victory Ranch development is launching a sales effort for the project.  According to lead developer John Gavin, the plan is to downsize and turn the project around could take up to a decade.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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