Elise Thatcher


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


APR Local News
1:53 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

NBC's Dateline Takes on Pfister Case

NBC's Keith Morrison interviewed former defendants Kathy Carpenter and Nancy Styler.
Credit NBC News

An investigative report by NBC about the Nancy Pfister case will air tonight, Friday October 10th, at 7pm Mountain Time. The two hour long Dateline special includes unusual interviews with former defendants Kathy Carpenter and Nancy Styler. Network reporter Keith Morrison says the characters in the case made it worth an extended look at what happened before and after Nancy Pfister died earlier this year. 

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APR Local News
2:02 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Another Pot Site, Now Cottonwood Pass Road

About a thousand marijuana plants were found on October 1st near Cottonwood Pass road. There was also a "very elaborate irrigation system."
Eagle County Sheriff's Office

Another major marijuana grow site has popped up in the Roaring Fork Valley area. Eagle County officials say many plants were found near Cottonwood Pass. About a thousand plants were on private property, located approximately twenty minutes from El Jebel. The land is unincorporated Eagle County, so that sheriff’s office has destroyed the greenery and growing equipment. 

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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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