Elise Thatcher

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Elise Thatcher is a reporter with Aspen Public Radio since 2013. 

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2014 Election
7:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Aspen Ambulance District Asks Voters for First Raise in Thirty Years

Aspen Ambulance District Director Gabe Muething.
Credit Elise Thatcher

If someone has a heart attack-- or breaks a leg-- in the Aspen area, there’s a small fleet of ambulances ready to pick them up. Even if the  person is up a dirt road near Independence Pass or on top of Aspen Mountain. But there’s a key part of that access that’s becoming a big problem. And the ambulance district is asking for a half million dollar budget increase to pay for it.

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2014 Election
7:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Fracktivists Split on Supporting Hickenlooper

Silt resident and fractivist Peggy Tibbetts writes the From the Styx Blog about her concerns with oil and gas development.
Credit peggytibbetts.net

Many fractivists across Colorado felt deeply betrayed by Governor John Hickenlooper this summer, when he announced a grand bargain over fracking. After meeting with members of the oil and gas industry and environmental groups, everyone agreed to drop ballot measures for and against drilling… instead agreeing to a statewide task force. Now fractivists are faced with a tough choice in the upcoming election. The gubernatorial race has turned razor thin, and they must decide whether to vote for Hickenlooper, or accept a more drilling friendly Republican administration.

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APR Local News
8:03 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Glenwood Springs Approves New Hot Springs Development

The Glenwood Springs City Council has given a thumbs up for another hot springs development. The proposal came from owners of an amusement park attraction. Glenwood Springs currently has one hot springs-- named the same as the town and about as old. In last night’s meeting, city council members pushed for explanation on some of the details, but overall were enthusiastic about adding a second hot springs development for the town.

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Mountain Edition
3:26 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 16th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

Hospitals in the Roaring Fork Valley are keeping an eye on how they should be prepared for Ebola cases.

New construction gears up in Basalt on two different projects.

There’s one contested Pitkin County Commissioners’ race this election. We hear from both candidates.

A poll of Latino voters shows this group is leaning toward Democratic candidates… but a large chunk believe that party may be taking them for granted.

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APR Local News
10:26 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Local, State Officials Keeping Close Eye on Ebola

Aspen Valley Hospital
Credit Marci Krivonen

As officials track down Frontier flight passengers connected with an Ebola case, state health workers say they're making sure Colorado is as prepared as possible to respond to the virus. 

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