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.

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Five Park City chefs are in New York City preparing for a sold-out dinner at the prestigious James Beard House Thursday night. For three of them, it’s their first time to be invited – for all of them it’s a chef’s dream come true. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Park City School District Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea has an update from Tuesday's meeting and last week's two-day retreat. New Editor of Park City Magazine Jane Gendron talks about her new job and has details about Saturday’s Brunch to benefit Peace House. Best Selling Author Erika Sanchez talks about her visit to Park City Thursday evening and two panelists from Thursday’s Project for Deeper Understanding program on Proposition Two – Medical Marijuana: Rep. Brad Daw (R) Orem who is against it and Park City Physician Andrew Talbott who is in favor of it.

Local News Hour - September 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has an update on a number of upcoming events and Founder and Artistic Director of Odyssey Dance Theater Derryl Yeager has details about the opening of Thriller that opens up this week at the Egyptian Theater this week.

On today’s program, Park City Board of Realtors President Todd Anderson has an update on the local real estate market.Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber has an update on the Master Planning Committee meeting held last week and the process going forward. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager has details about the Request for Proposal for the Park City Visioning exercise in 2020 and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton has an update on the Toll Canyon trail and upcoming Swing for Sports fundraiser.

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails Report and details about Sunday’s annual Tour de Suds. Preserve Park City representative and Old Town Resident John Stafsholt talks about this grassroots organization whose members want Proposition 1 to pass. Park City Council member Lynn Ware Peek with a recap of last night's meeting.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Chris Robinson has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Snyderville Planning Commission chairwoman Bea Peck has a recap of Tuesday’s meeting. Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher and Development Director Jana Dalton have an update on youth sports scholarships and Jan’s Winter Welcome and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen and Meisha Ross have details on this weekend's Autumn Aloft.

On today’s program, Executive Director of the Utah Debate Commission Nena Slighting talks about the organization and the results of the polling held in late August to determine which candidates qualify for the scheduled state-wide debates. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Communities That Care Coordinator Mary Christa Smith has details on next week’s event, “Raising Resilient Children,” featuring Dr.

ON today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Salt Lake Hunters Bronko Phillips and Lance Palmer talk about their role in identifying the people who allegedly took hunting equipment and what the law provides for those who leave their personal belongings on public lands. Dr. Mike Kagen - This month's PC MARC Lunchtime Learning guest talks about the Physician as the ultimate patient advocate.

On today’s program, Members of Leadership Class 24 Sam Mueller, Tina Pignatelli, and Enrique Sanchez give their impressions of Road Tour. Park City and Summit County Transportation Planning Manager Caroline Rodriguez has an update on the ongoing transportation projects.

Lisa Carlson

The Tervels Fire just off Interstate 80 and north of Echo Reservoir is just about out, after it was set on purpose Monday afternoon. 

As of today, the fire is at 95% containment. Firefighters are optimistic they have a handle on it and reported that Thursday’s update would be the last unless fire conditions significantly changed.

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