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APR Local News
9:09 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Pitkin County Caucus Meetings Mark Beginning of Political Season

The Pitkin County Republicans and Democrats held their caucus meetings in Aspen last night. Organizers say the turnout was surprisingly good considering it's an "off" election year.
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It’s a mid-term election year and the race is already underway. Tuesday night, Democrats and Republicans in Aspen and around the state held their caucuses.  The local parties gathered to assess which candidates could win primary elections later this year. Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher reports on the republican caucus.

More than 70 Pitkin County Republicans gathered at Aspen High School last night. Frieda Wallison is Chair of the local GOP and she says caucus turnout can vary widely depending on how important the elections are in the fall.

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Voting as an Obligation?
9:01 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Voting in Peru

My husband and I recently returned from a fascinating trip to Peru, where we floated down the Amazon (the headwaters are in the Peruvian Andes) and hiked Machu Picchu.  It’s always instructive to learn that people in other countries have a different perspective on some topics than we do in the United States.

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APR Local News
8:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Hearing Set for Couple Charged With Murder

Nancy Styler leaves a Pitkin County courtroom. March 4th, 2014.

Two people charged with murdering a longtime Aspen resident will continue to be held without bail. William and Nancy Styler are in custody at the Pitkin County Jail in Aspen, and are expected to be charged in the case of Nancy Pfister. She was found dead in her home in West Buttermilk last week.

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Check 1, 2
2:58 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Jerry Jeff Walker & Jimmy Ibbotson

Jimmy Ibbotson & Jerry Jeff Walker in the Aspen Public Radio studios on Wednesday February 12th, 2014.
Rob St. Mary

Legendary singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker and Jimmy Ibbotson, formerly of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, join host Daniel Shaw on “Check 1, 2”. This live one-hour special is just ahead of Jerry Jeff Walker’s performance at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday evening.

For more on the show at the Wheeler Opera House: http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/detail/jerry-jeff-walker-1

APR Local News
8:09 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Tenants Charged With Murdering Nancy Pfister

Nancy Christine Styler, age 62, formerly of Castle Rock, CO.
Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

  The Pitkin County Sheriff’s office has made two arrests in the investigation into the death of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. An older couple originally from a Front Range community are being charged with murder. They're being held without bond.

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