Elise Thatcher

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

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APR Local News
9:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Comcast: Verizon Service Shouldn't Drop Out Again

Credit Verizon

Verizon users in Aspen and Glenwood Springs were stuck without service for much of Monday. Turns out the problem wasn’t with Verizon’s equipment, but with another communications company-- Comcast. 

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APR Local News
10:21 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Pfister Investigation, Charges

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The murder in February of Aspen native Nancy Pfister was unusual in many regards, chief among them that murders are very rare in Aspen.  It has been unusual in how the prosecution and law enforcement refused to reveal details of the arrests of three people charged in the homicide.  As the case moves slowly forward it will could also stand out for how much money is being spent to find justice for Nancy Pfister.  Initial review shows the costs are already into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

CDOT, Firm Closer to Finalizing New Grand Ave Bridge Design

Proposed design for new Grand Avenue Bridge and pedestrian bridge.
Craig Gaskill/Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness

Getting around Glenwood Springs can be tricky in places. The main bridge on Grand Avenue across town is narrow. And intersections getting on and off Interstate 70 can be confusing. Plus, the bridge isn't safe… that's according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, or CDOT. So a new bridge and interchange are in the works. 

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Mountain Edition
3:33 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 10th, 2014

Computers at Valley View Hospital were hacked recently and patient information was compromised. Turns out, hacking at hospitals isn’t that uncommon.

Plentiful snowfall this ski season helped bring people to the slopes. Tourism officials say Aspen’s economy is improving.

An issue over the length of wingspans on regional jets is posing a problem at the Aspen airport.

And, mental health is discussed at a Downvalley forum. The problem of suicide has been top of mind this winter.

An Aspen rabbi earns accolades for his ability to inspire his congregation.

And…a Hopi Indian tribal member talks about how development has overtaken many ancestral lands, including in Aspen.

APR Local News
6:29 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Local Rabbi Considered One of Country’s Most Inspirational

Rabbi David Segal and Cantor Rollin Simmons, of the Aspen Jewish Congregation, at the Aspen Chapel.
Credit Elise Thatcher

One of Aspen’s Jewish leaders was named recently as one of the country’s most inspiring rabbis. The Jewish Daily Forward listed David Segal in its annual list. Segal leads the Aspen Jewish Congregation, based at the Aspen Chapel. He received the accolade for holding services outside and increasing attendance. Segal says his wife, Cantor Rollin Simmons, also plays a role in what happens at the synagogue. APR’s Elise Thatcher spoke with them both… and she asked Segal what his reaction was when he heard news about his commendation.  

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