Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 26 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.

In 2016, Leslie was honored as the Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year and served as Grand Marshall of the Miner Day parade.

Ways to Connect

On today's show Charlie Sturgis has today’s Mountain Trails report. Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman recaps last night's city council meeting. Utah Olympic Park Marketing Manager Kole Nordman has details on Saturday's Psicobloc climbing competition and the Founder of Giving Artfully Kids Sitinee Sheffert talks about her and her family’s temporary move to Park City for a 5-month experiment of where to live.

  

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Wasatch School District Wellness Director Ben Springer and District Spokesperson Kirsta Albert talk about the mental health initiatives under way in the Wasatch school district. Violinist Lucia Micarelli has details about her show this Sunday at City Park - part of the Big Stars Bright Night Concert Series and Park City. And final guest Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen talks about how to plan for this weekend's Arts Festival impacts.

A 17-year-old girl has been charged for her alleged role in the overdose of two 13-year-old boys back in 2016 as well as receiving additional packages of  illegal drugs obtained from the dark web. Leslie Thatcher has more.

According to court documents, the female minor is a Park City High School student. She has been charged with four counts of drug distribution – all second-degree felonies, if committed by an adult.

Utah Open Lands

Park City budget managers are looking for direction from the city council whether two open space purchases – totaling $48 million should be combined for the November election.

Assistant city manager Matt Dias says they’ve found another $2.7 million in reductions that can lower the Treasure Hill and Armstrong Bond amount to $48 million.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Kimball Art Center Communications Director Amy Roberts who has details on this weekend's Arts Festival. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Assistant Manager Matt Dias have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including a late addition to the agenda that lowers the proposed Treasure/Armstrong open space bond to $48 million and 2018 Summer Cocktail Contest Winner Trevor Brown of Tupelo and Restaurant Association Director Ginger Rhies share the winning recipe “Cherry in the Rye.”

On today’s program, Summit County PIO Krachel Murdock has an update on the Tollgate Canyon Fire. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Summit County Events Manager Travis English has details about this year’s Summit County Fair. Managing Director of the Tour of Utah John Kimball has details about this year's tour and how Summit and Wasatch County residents can enjoy it and Local Author Stacey Armijo talks about a children's book series she has co-authored with her husband, as well as the importance in educating kids about sports.

Local News Hour - July 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to KPCW Story Mine Hosts Cathy Barker  and Dave Bullock who have details about Thursday’s special edition of storytelling at the Park City Library.  Director of the Snyderville Water Reclamation District Mike Luers discusses proposed new legislation to control the costs of nitrogen/phosphorous cleanups.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s s Mountain Trails Report. Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez has words of wisdom and cautions on hiking in the woods, given the recent outcome of the Ray Humphery’s search. President and CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, Colin Hilton talks about the new Athlete Housing facilities being built at the Utah Olympic Park and Summit County Democratic Chair Cheryl Butler fills us in on last night's meeting, as well as other happenings with the local Democratic party.

Park City Chamber Bureau

30 years ago, United States Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly began introducing the Park City community to the names and stories of  athletes who competed in the Winter Olympics. On Monday, his name was added to the growing list of those who have been honored with the Myles Rademan Spirit of  Hospitatlity Award. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Glenn Wright has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City School District Technology Director, Andrew Frink talks about the state and federal standardized testing changes coming, how it could impact funding statewide and what it means to Park City Students.

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