Elise Thatcher http://aspenpublicradio.org en Two Arrest Affidavits Finally Released in Pfister Case http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/two-arrest-affidavits-finally-released-pfister-case <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Judge Gail Nichols, in A</span>spen, has released some of the details in why law enforcement&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">originally arrested three people this spring in the death of Aspen native Nancy </span>Pfister<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. One of the three, William "Trey" Styler, confessed last month to murdering her in February. But questions continue about why Styler's wife, and a long time local, were also held for months without bail on murder charges.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:45:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher 21777 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Two Arrest Affidavits Finally Released in Pfister Case Mountain Edition - July 17th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-17th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>It’s been a busy summer in the Roaring Fork Valley so far. For some communities, it’s an important economic boost.<br /><br />The U.S. Justice Department fines Citigroup for misconduct that helped fuel the recession. We talk to Colorado’s US Attorney, who was part of the investigation.</p><p>Colorado names Carbondale a creative district candidate. Turns out, much of the town’s economy is centered around ingenuity.</p><p>We’ll head to a shooting range near Basalt, where a group of women are learning to cast...and blast.</p><p>And, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this year. We’ll introduce you to a group of women who fought to protect the Maroon Bells/Snowmass area.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:25:43 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 21722 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 17th, 2014 Summer Tourism, Business Looking Good http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/summer-tourism-business-looking-good <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">If it feels busier in your town in the Roaring Fork Valley, that’s because in general this summer has been particularly bustling. Statistics from the National Forest Service to Chamber of Commerce organizations up and down the valley say there are more tourists, and business is up compared to years past.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 21429 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Summer Tourism, Business Looking Good Pro-Fracking Discussion Comes to Aspen http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pro-fracking-discussion-comes-aspen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of oil and gas production will hold a discussion tonight in Aspen. The Pitkin County Republicans are hosting filmmakers who have challenged the premise and facts behind the anti-fracking film “Gasland.” One of the goals is to figure out whether or not fracking is a good idea. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:20:07 +0000 Elise Thatcher 21552 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pro-Fracking Discussion Comes to Aspen Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-11th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories of the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>This week - Fracking.&nbsp;</p><p>Aspen Public Radio and the Aspen Times toured a drilling and hydraulic fracturing rig in Parachute recently and this week our stories ran.&nbsp; Joining us are Scott Condon reporter for the Aspen Times and our own Elise Thatcher.</p><p>On the November ballot this year voters will have a number of fracking issues to decide, among them whether local communities should have control over oil and gas exploration.</p><p>Our reporting looked at one fracking operation run by WPX Energy.&nbsp; It is one of the big players in the industry.&nbsp; We got an up close look at what is going on at drilling rig H &amp; P 318. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:58:03 +0000 Roger Adams, Rob St. Mary & Elise Thatcher 21409 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014