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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Resort Battle Over
1:17 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Vail Buys Park City Mountain Resort

After a 20-year run operating Park City Mountain Resort, the resort's owner Powdr Corp. sold its flagship ski area for $182.5 million to Vail Resorts today. Leslie Thatcher has more.

While it’s something he never hoped to do, John Cumming the CEO of Powdr Corp. emailed the sale announcement just five minutes before the news of the acquisition came from Vail Resorts headquarters.

Now, instead of paying out $17.5 million required by the bond that set by the judge in order to operate this winter, Powdr Corp. will have nine times that amount in its bank account.

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Breaking
10:11 am
Thu September 11, 2014

SOLD!

Powdr Corp. has sold it's flagship resort, Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts, effectively immediately. This includes the base area, the parking lots, lower ski terrain, chairlifts as well as the water and snowmaking for the entire mountain. A purchase price wasn't reported.The agreement stipulates that Vail must retain PCMR employees in their current roles.

More details at today's Local News at Noon, starting at 12:06 PM on 91.9 & 88.1 FM and streaming live here.http://kpcw.org/player#stream/kpcw

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Resort Battle
10:03 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Base Businesses Exhale Collective Sigh Of Relief

Credit The Corner Store

Tuesday's announcement that Park City Mountain Resort would post the multi-million dollar bond to operate the resort this upcoming winter came as good news to pass holders and the local business owners at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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ONE Wasatch
12:13 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

ONE Wasatch Takes Another Step

Two of the three lift alignments to connect the Wasatch's seven resorts has been released. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
6:57 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Caus Talks About SBPC Meeting

The Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meets tomorrow night at 6 with what should be a quick agenda. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
6:12 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Woman Hit By Truck

A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle last night. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Yellowstone
7:00 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Utah Man Dies In Rollover Accident

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) - A young Park City man is dead following a one-vehicle rollover accident near West Yellowstone, Montana. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
2:06 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Council Agrees To Fix Road

The Summit County Council offered to pay up to $243,000 to the Pine Meadows Ranch Owners Association to fix a portion of the road that serves the subdivision. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Battle
10:55 am
Fri September 5, 2014

An Answer Expected Today

Today is the day: After several continuations of a court hearing that will decide how much Park City Mountain Resort must pay to landlord Talisket Land Holdings in order to continue operating another season, the parties are scheduled to meet ion court today at 3 PM. Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Missing Person
5:41 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Missing Man Returns Home

A man reported missing in Summit County since Sunday showed up at his house Wednesday night, not even realizing he had been considered missing. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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