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.


Board of Education
6:05 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Parents Urged To Voice Opinion On Construction

A mass email campaign to PTO members in the Park City School District urges parents to make their opinions known before the Park City School Board votes on the $5.7 million professional studies building next week. Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Utah Olympic Park
4:45 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Utah Olympic Park Ramp Is Getting A Renovation

The Utah Olympic Park is getting its first major renovation since the park opened in the early 1990's. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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3:48 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Park City Man Arrested For Rape And Sodomy

Anthony Wayne Meredith booking photo and sketch.
Credit Lane County Jail

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for rape and sodomy charges that allegedly occurred in Eugene, Oregon almost six years ago. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local Faces
3:44 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Pearce Heads To State Film Commission

A long-time Sundance Institute staff member, Virginia Pearce, was named Utah's Film Commissioner this week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Public Safety Building
1:01 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Petition To Stop 32% Tax Increase In Heber Fizzles

Credit http://www.ci.heber.ut.us

Proponents of a petition to let voters decide if a 32 percent tax increase in Heber City was warranted, failed to collect enough signatures by the September 26 deadline. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Lawsuit Filed
7:07 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Salt Lake City Can't Name Itself Ski City USA

A Colorado ski resort says Salt Lake City can't market itself as Ski City USA because the winter sports title is already taken.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more

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Keep Patios Clean
2:36 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Health Department Reviews Dogs On Dining Patios

The Summit County Health Department board approved the newly written Code of Health on Monday.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has the details.

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Approval December
11:21 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Council Discusses Proposed Animal Control Ordinance

The Summit County Council today will have another look at its proposed animal control ordinance and is planning a field trip on Thursday to look at the proposed wilderness areas. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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New Store
12:53 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Robin's Jean Is First Store At The Parkite

The first retail tenant for the former Main Street Mall has been announced. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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2:18 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

McPolin Hopes To Earn Money For Programs

The annual McPolin Fall Festival will be held this afternoon with hopes to raise thousands of for the students there. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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