KAJX

Elise Thatcher

Reporter

Elise Thatcher joined Aspen Public Radio in 2013. Previously she worked as a freelancer, covering Southwestern Colorado, as well as with Colorado Public Radio, National Public Radio, KBOO Portland, and KWCW Whitman College. Elise is an award-winning journalist who relishes digging deep into complex issues, as well as covering day to day stories. When away from the microphone, she enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and other outdoor opportunities.

Ways to Connect

Grassrootstv.org

  A long time childcare provider in Basalt has received initial approval for expanding into the Red Brick Center. An advisory board and town council have decided The Growing Years School is the best operator for the job.

Millie Hamner

Representatives Millie Hamner and Diane Mitsch Bush are holding a town hall this afternoon at the Basalt Library.

Elise Thatcher

  Fracking can produce air pollution, but many more emissions likely happen during the next stage at a natural gas well.

Carolyn Sackariason

On Wednesday, Carbondale Trustees will hear about new data on students and drug use, after the town government helped fund a survey.

CDOT

  The Colorado Department of Transportation is asking for public input, with telephone town hall meetings around the state. That includes one in the Roaring Fork Valley area.

A conversation with Pitkin County commissioner candidate Scott Writer

Aspen resident Scott Writer is one of three candidates for Pitkin County commissioner. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher sat down with Writer as part of our series of conversations with the candidates.

Elise Thatcher

  Eagle County residents support raising sales taxes to fund more affordable housing and child care. If approved, such services also could get beefed up in the Roaring Fork Valley.

snowpeak/Flickr/Creative Commons

  Buses to the Maroon Bells will be up and running Saturday for the summer season, but tickets and parking will be more expensive.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

  The jury trial for a El Salvadoran man continues in Glenwood Springs Thursday and likely through much of next week.

Jose Alonzo Serrano, age 61, was airlifted to Denver after an accident in Carbondale Tuesday morning.

    

In the last episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher

talked with neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt about the short and long term effects of going on a diet.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale resident Ashley Johnson aims to raise more money for Planned Parenthood. She helped rally more than $25,000 last fall, after Garfield County Commissioners cut funding for the organization.

Creative Commons/Flickr/jimmy thomas

  Rivers in the area are expected to hit peak flows in the next few weeks and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is one of several agencies warning residents to be careful when recreating in the water.

Elise Thatcher

  The town of Basalt wants to end a lawsuit that was filed over an open records request.

Speedtest.net

  An Aspen-based business group now hopes to rally more private sector interest in improving internet speed in the Roaring Fork Valley.

In this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

Creative Commons/Google/US Navy

  The Town of Basalt is trying something new. It’s looking for a licensed operator to start a day care center in the town’s Red Brick building.

Elise Thatcher

An unusual situation played out on the train tracks west of Glenwood on Tuesday, when a man in a truck was struck by an Amtrak train.

 

Aspen Fire Protection District

As many as 400 Aspen residents were sent a threatening, fake letter in April. supposedly from the Aspen Fire Protection District.

 

  In the fifth episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with a doctor about his experiences being a black medical student and physician. We also delve into the world of using art when treating military service members.

Pages