Elise Thatcher

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

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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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APR Local News
6:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Spring Avalanche Season Begins

Credit Photo by Dale Atkins/RECCO

This is the time of year when backcountry skiing CAN get less risky. After dire avalanche warnings throughout the winter season, spring turns are often safer. But that’s not always a guarantee.

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APR Local News
9:29 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Valley Part of National Effort to Tackle Mental Health Services, Stigma

Credit Creating Community Solutions Colorado

 

 The Roaring Fork Valley is part of a national effort to tackle mental health problems. Locals met with state mental health leaders this weekend to talk about what the key issues are here. The goal is to help figure out the best way to solve them. 

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APR Local News
9:41 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Film Takes a Closer Look at 10th Mountain Division

Soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division.
Credit Climb to Glory

During World War II, one of this country’s secret weapons was a group of hardy outdoorsmen known as the 10th Mountain Division. Many of its veterans went on to pioneer the US ski industry as we know it. Now, there’s a film that takes a closer look at what the soldiers went through, and later accomplished. 

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Mountain Edition
3:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 3rd, 2014

Defense attorneys in the Nancy Pfister case are digging through lots of evidence.

Spring snow showers have boosted snowpack to above-average levels and forecasts are calling for high river flows this spring.

A Western Slope lawmaker is proposing Colorado get its own firefighting fleet of airplanes and helicopters.

And, wildfire is on the minds of local officials who are planning ahead after devastating fires in recent years, on the Front Range.

Suicide is getting attention in the Aspen community, after several deaths this winter.

And, we have some fun with what could be the Upper Valley’s first home inspired hybrid.

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