Pfister Murder Case
10:25 am
Sun June 22, 2014

More Questions Than Answers After Sentencing in Pfister Case

District Attorney Sherry Caloia and Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo discuss guilty plea and sentencing for William Styler, and a continuing investigation into Kathy Carpenter. June 20th, 2014
Elise Thatcher

Last Friday saw a strange turn in the case of what happened to Aspen native Nancy Pfister. One of the three defendants pled guilty in court and was sentenced.  Murder charges were dropped against the third and last defendant, but she wasn’t completely cleared, and attorneys raised questions about what they say were major mistakes in the investigation. 

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Aspen to Central America
8:54 am
Sun June 22, 2014

On the Road: Acceptance and Reflection

Credit Skippy Mesirow

Tampico - Aspen 

320 miles from Tampico, roughly 40 to the US border. All that stands between me and it is one of the most dangerous stretches of tarmac in all the Americas. Carjackings, drug cartels, grenade attacks, mass murder, and general treachery. Along the way a multitude of police checkpoints, serving as both vanguards of security and targets of terror line the route. Each stop halts my progress, I become a sitting duck. The police, eager to demonstrate their militaristic bonafides don full tactical gear, head to toe camo, bulletproof vests, night vision equipment, massive assault rifles, everything designed for utmost intimidation. Yet, as public servants visibility is paramount, so, rather inexplicably, they layer high visibility jackets over their camo, neon yellow with orange vests with reflective stripes, the sheer lunacy of it makes me nearly double over in laughter. The irony of it, at least the giggle relieves tension.

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Food and Wine
9:25 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Wines From Emerging Countries Pick Up Steam With American Consumers

Ray Isle is the Executive Wine Editor for Food and Wine Magazine. He says wines from emerging places like Texas, are becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
Credit foodandwine.com

When you think of a good wine, France or California may come to mind but vintners from lesser known areas like Virginia and Croatia are stepping into the market. Executive Wine Editor at Food and Wine Magazine, Ray Isle says wine from emerging states and countries are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen during the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen.

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Valley Roundup
3:27 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.  

There is a guilty plea today from William Styler in the murder of Aspen local Nancy Pfister.  He will be sentenced to 20 years.  Also all charges were dropped against Kathy Carpenter. We’ll hear the details from our Elise Thatcher.

Also joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason from the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine and  Andy Stone from the Aspen Times. 

We’ll talk about the new real estate magnate in Aspen.  His name is Mark Hunt and he gave an exclusive interview to the Aspen Daily News this week.  Carolyn tells us about it.

Also the Pitkin County Commission responds to the big wedding and

On the Download we learn why Facebook has lost the hip.  Teens are exiting in large numbers.

Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.

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Nancy Pfister Murder
12:33 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

UPDATED: Mistaken 911 Transcript Used to Charge Carpenter.

Attorney Greg Greer holds a picture of the crime scene in the Pfister murder case. Greer and another attorney maintain serious mistakes led to what they say were erroneous charges against their client, Kathy Carpenter.
Credit Elise Thatcher

 

A judge sentenced William "Trey" Styler today to 20 years in prison for 2nd degree murder in the case of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Styler plead guilty, saying it was crime of passion, and that accepted responsibility for Pfister's death. 

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Pfister Case
10:54 am
Fri June 20, 2014

BREAKING: Charges Dropped Against Carpenter

Credit Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

All charges have been dropped for Kathy Carpenter. But, the investigation into her possible involvement in the death of Nancy Pfister continues. Carpenter's attorneys plan to show what they call “false information” was used in her arrest.

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Pfister Case
10:04 am
Fri June 20, 2014

BREAKING: Styler Pleads Guity to Pfister Murder

William Styler led to court room on Friday June 20th, 2014.
Credit Elise Thatcher

BREAKING: William Styler pleads guilty in Pitkin County to 2nd degree murder in the Nancy Pfister case.

He's expected to serve 20 years in prison.

Details are expected soon.

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Aspen to Central America
9:44 am
Fri June 20, 2014

On the Road: Big Jumps and War Zones

Credit Skippy Mesirow

Tampico through Tamaulipas

2100 hours. A soldier eats his last MRE for the day. He huddles with his platoon mates for what may be the last time. They look each other in the eyes, man their perimeter and tuck in for an uneasy last night sleep before a sunrise assault tomorrow. They know some won’t make it, they are fearful, but together, they are strong. This is what hell week, all the training, all the battles to this point has lead up to. They think of their children, families, loved ones. In the morning, the fear will subside, they will be trained and ready, tomorrow is their day.

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Plane Crash
5:45 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Two Locals Killed in Aspen-to-Texas Flight

Photo of the plane
Credit http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/story/d/story/abilene-owned-plane-crashes-west-of-lubbock-three/17943/

NBC5 in Dallas/Fort Worth has reported on the IDs of those killed in yesterday’s single-engine plane crash in Texas. The flight originated from Aspen.

"Investigators have revealed the identities of three people killed when a single-engine airplane en route to Central Texas crashed in a remote area of West Texas.

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The Law & Marijuana
3:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

CO Sheriffs Debate Pot Legalization

It's been six months since selling marijuana officially became legal in Colorado. And now county sheriffs across Colorado are dealing with how to enforce the new law. That issue played out during a bi-annual sheriffs’ conference held in Aspen last week. Dorothy Atkins has the story.

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