Elise Thatcher

Reporter

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

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APR Local News
10:51 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Catching Up With Father Thomas Keating

Father Thomas Keating, at St. Benedict's Monastery in Old Snowmass.
Credit Elise Thatcher

 

The Roaring Fork Valley is rich with spiritual leaders, and that includes a monk based in Old Snowmass. When Father Thomas Keating first took his vows 1944, he didn’t talk much for the next five years, because that’s part of how things worked at his monastery back then. 

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APR Local News
9:52 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Family, Long Ago, in the Upper Valley

Aspen Directory, 1893.
Credit Aspen Historical Society

 

What happens when you’re not from a place… but maybe your family was...years and years ago? Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher finds out. She had heard that she had ancestors in the Upper Valley during the turn of the last century… so she set out to find the real story.

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Environment
5:14 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

5 Point Shows First Feature-Length Patagonia Film

Credit damnationfilm.com

  What happens when an outdoor clothing company makes a film? Fish, dams, and a conservation message are front and center. The movie is titled DamNation, and shows in Carbondale this weekend at the Five Point Film Festival. It’ll be the first showing in Colorado.

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Mountain Edition
3:28 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 24th, 2014

A judge schedules the first major court hearings in the Nancy Pfister murder case. Three people are charged with conspiring to kill the Aspen native.

A new study shows there may be a link between natural gas development and defects that develop in a child before birth.

Has Aspen become too expensive for the middle class? We talk to local residents and young business owners to find out how they’re making it work.

Finally, a local theatrical group - the Hudson Reed Ensemble is already preparing for summer. It’ll bring back a favorite event - Shakespeare in the Park.

APR Local News
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

First Major Pfister Hearing In June

Kathy Carpenter is a long time Aspen resident and employee of Alpine Bank.
Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

In about six weeks, the Aspen community will hear details on what allegedly happened when Nancy Pfister died. A judge has scheduled the first major court hearings for three people charged with committing murder against Pfister. That was decided in court yesterday-- and some aspects of the case actually parallel the high profile Aurora shooting case on the Front Range. 

Editor's note: you can read the newly released arrest warrants and charges here, here, and here.

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