Elise Thatcher

Reporter

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

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APR Local News
7:31 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Students, Parents Tackle College Questions at Fair

Parents and students wait for a workshop on financial aid and college to begin.
Credit Elise Thatcher

On Sunday, October 5th, Aspen High School hosted just under three thousand students and parents from Lake City, Durango, and other far flung Colorado towns. They quizzed University representatives and took workshops as part of the Colorado Western Slope College Fair. It’s been around for years, but this time, the focus was on helping students with the details, like essay writing and affordability.

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APR Local News
4:10 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

CMC Students Get Free Ride to Spring Valley

Credit Colorado Mountain College

 Currently there’s no bus service to Spring Valley, which is about two and a half miles from Highway 82. That’s the closest point to connect with public transportation up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. Colorado Mountain College, or CMC, says it’s now providing a free shuttle service from Spring Valley to Highway 82, as well as Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. It does not continue to more far flung campuses, like Rifle or Aspen.

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Public Transportation
4:05 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Brainstorming Public Transportation in Mountain Counties

A Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus near Aspen.
Credit Facebook/RFTA

Public transportation is expensive, and officials can have a hard time keeping up with costs. But making sure bus and other services simply continue as they are, is a big goal for officials in Colorado’s Intermountain region. 

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Mountain Edition
3:36 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 2nd, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

The White River National Forest wipes out a multi-million dollar marijuana grow site near Ruedi Reservoir.

The City of Aspen and a condo developer are battling it out in court this week, arguing about access to a downtown building.

And dark money is flowing into a state senate race in our region.

Republicans are going after the millennial vote in the hotly contested US Senate Race... that pits Mark Udall against Cory Gardner.

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Garfield County
10:39 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Garfield County Projects More Oil & Gas Revenues

Garfield County Manager Andrew "Drew" Gorgey.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Garfield County is looking at how much money it can spend-- and save-- next year. Officials introduced the proposed 2015 budget… and it's a lot like the playbook officials had this year, in 2014. But there are some key changes. 

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