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.

Ways To Connect

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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Crews continue to finish up the remodel and expansion of the Park City Library. With a deadline to be out of Miners Hospital in June, library director Adrian Juarez is confident they'll be moved in time. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to author and conservationist Harvey Locke - the keynote speaker at Saturday's 2015 Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium.  Matt Abbott and John Conde talk about the PC MARC solar panel project which will offset 20% of the MARC's electric use. Katie Mullaly and Allison Stewart from the Summit County Health Department talk about the county's Active Transportation plan and Sally Elliott updates us on the restoration of old mine buildings on ski resort property and the digitization of the Park Record.

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In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Robyn Geist - Outreach and Development director for Summit Lands Conservancy.  The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the Park City School District to mitigate the mine tailings on school property. EPA staff member Marty McComb has the latest. Summit County interim Animal Control director Brian Bellamy address the rash of recent dog bites.

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  Sunday's evacuation of Old Town businesses will be something one family won't forget. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Homes and busineses in Park City's Old Town were evaculated Easter Sunday, after police received a threat of a bomb and a hostage taking. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was on the scene and has this to report.

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