Elise Thatcher

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

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APR Local News
11:43 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Pfister Murder Charges: No Date Yet for Preliminary, Bond Hearings

Pitkin County Courthouse.
Credit Picture Ninja

It’s still not clear when to expect the first significant court hearings in the alleged murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Attorneys, the prosecution, and a district Judge met yesterday, Wednesday April 2nd, to put those hearings on the calendar… but now that’s been pushed back to Wednesday, April 23rd.

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APR Local News
1:12 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Behold, the Prius Aspen!

A concept sketch of the new model, expected out next year.
Credit Rekindle Photo and Video

Aspen has a long been on the cutting edge when it comes to environmental concerns, as well as style and the fashion world. Now, a major auto manufacturer is hoping to capture all of those qualities... in a special Prius model. 

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APR Local News
12:49 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Experts, Residents Headline Suicide Forum

Law enforcement and mental health experts discuss key issues related to suicide.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Last night, more than three hundred people gathered to learn about a very difficult subject. Residents from Aspen and the greater Roaring Fork Valley attended the Wheeler Opera House for a community forum on suicide. The event was prompted by a spike in suicides this winter, as well as the ongoing high rate in the Valley. Last night’s forum was hosted by the Aspen Hope Center. 

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APR Local News
11:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Here's How You Can Still Sign Up for Health Insurance

Credit Elise Thatcher

To sign up today, Monday March 31st:

To apply for Medicaid: http://coloradopeak.force.com/

To purchase insurance via the Colorado exchange, Connect for Health:www.connectforhealthco.com

For help, try...

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APR Local News
10:51 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Counties Help With Last Minute Health Insurance Signups

Pitkin County residents Shana Heede Hassol and a woman named Valerie wait for help.
Elise Thatcher

There’s a lot of scrambling going on, as people race to sign up for health care before the national deadline. Today, March 31st, is the last day for most people to sign up for a plan and avoid a tax penalty. Those are the rules under the Affordable Care Act and in Colorado, many people are using the state exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, to sign up. Government agencies have been trying to make it easy for people to purchase a plan… including a recent walk in clinic last Friday, in Aspen.

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