Elise Thatcher


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


APR Local News
2:38 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Verizon: Outage Planned Tonight

No calls, texts, or data with Verizon service later tonight. That's according to an update by the carrier. The outage is scheduled to accommodate construction, and will also prevent 9-11 calls from going out.

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APR Local News
10:05 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Locals: The Trick to Living and Working in the Upper Valley

Credit Tracy Olson/Flickr

   Has Aspen become too expensive for middle class residents? We’ve examined what it takes for retail shops to survive downtown. as business owners are facing challenges like rising rents and increasingly slow off-seasons.  Next, we talk with locals to find out how they're balancing life in the Upper Valley. For many, living in a different town is one of the solutions.

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Mountain Edition
3:29 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 17th, 2014

This week there are a few more clues, and lots of money, in the Nancy Pfister case.

Verizon customers saw a huge glitch in service this week.

It can be tough to run a retail business in Aspen, so we’ll find out what it takes.

We’ll also go to a busy clinic where busy doctors are serving a growing number of medicaid patients after the Obamacare deadline.

Glenwood Springs inches closer to getting a new bridge in downtown.

And locals are weighing in on how the state tackles water needs.

APR Local News
10:54 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Money To Determine How Many Changes At Pitkin County Library

Pitkin County Library

The Pitkin County Library is a little cramped-- and it would make a big difference if certain sections of books were moved to different parts of the building. Library leaders have been planning a change for several years now, and the goal is to start construction in September. Now, they’ve filed the latest iteration in what changes could look like... and there’s still a few question marks. 

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APR Local News
10:37 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Snowmass Resident Aims to Help Veterans With Wheelchair Treads

A wheel chair using Freedom Trax.
Credit Larry Spatz

A part time Snowmass Village resident is working to revolutionize wheelchairs for veterans. The idea is to make it easier for vets to get around places that don’t have smooth pavement, to improve quality of life and expand their access to the outdoors. 

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