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

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.

Local News Hour - July 24, 2018

Jul 25, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Don Gomes, former KPCW personality, talks about his role reviving the Bicknell International Film Festival this weekend.

On today’s program, Dave Eskelsen, Spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power and PacifiCorp discusses the company's wind power projects and has an update on the Heber Valley power line controversy. UDOT Traveler Information Manager Lisa Miller has details on the bridge closure on I-80 at Tollgate and Promontory exit.

Summit County

The Summit County council meeting will open at the Kimball Junction Transit Center this afternoon before heading back to the Richins Building.

The council meeting starts at 2:30 pm in this unusual location. Summit County manager Tom Fisher says the meeting will kick off by hosting representatives from Rocky Mountain Power to highlight Park City and Summit County’s initiatives to have net-zero carbon footprints by 2022.

On today’s program, Utah Education Association President  Heidi Mathews has an update on the Our Schools Now ballot initiative compromise, the recent Federal Department of Education's denial of Title 1 and 2 funding and the #WearRedForEd movement. Sally Elliott with the Friends of Park City Mining History has an update on the group’s efforts and a look back at the area’s mining history as we approach the Pioneer Day holiday.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Charlie Sturgis who has this week’s trails report. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Investigator Christina Sally have details on the upcoming annual Children's Justice Center "Ride for Justice" - a law enforcement supported motorcycle ride that benefits abused children July 20th. Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap of last night's meeting.

Local News Hour July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks. Summit County Council chair Kim Carson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr has details on how the City Park venue will work for Friday’s Grace Potter show. Director of the Rock Opera, Tommy, Caleb Parry, talks about the production that plays at the Egyptian Theater through July and Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher talks about JANS Winter Welcome and how it supports the mission of YSA. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th.

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