Elise Thatcher

Reporter

Elise Thatcher joined Aspen Public Radio in 2013. Previously she worked as a freelancer, covering Southwestern Colorado, as well as with Colorado Public Radio, National Public Radio, KBOO Portland, and KWCW Whitman College. Elise is an award-winning journalist who relishes digging deep into complex issues, as well as covering day to day stories. When away from the microphone, she enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and other outdoor opportunities.

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Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

And I’m Alycin Bektesh. Basalt voters could see the Pan and Fork parcel on the fall ballot.

More than two hundred workers in Parachute have an uncertain future.

Elise Thatcher

There have been positive and skeptical reactions to Basalt’s decision Tuesday night to pursue putting a Pan and Fork parcel question on the fall ballot.

Roger Adams

  More than two hundred workers in the area are going through interviews, to find out if they can keep their jobs. That’s after Oklahoma-based WPX Energy decided to sell to a new Texas company.

Mountain Rescue Aspen

  Three snowmobilers survived a night in the White River National Forest by building a snow cave.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt may ask voters to pay for a Pan and Fork park this fall. Town Council decided Tuesday night to start nailing down how much the land is worth and other preparations.

Eagle County Times

  Two Carbondale residents are moving forward with their campaigns against two members of Colorado’s congressional delegation.

A Glenwood Springs man may have tried to murder his family this past weekend. Byron Gardner, 41, is facing an attempted first degree murder charge and two counts of child abuse.

Basalt Community Design Center

  A couple of landscape architects hope to start a new way for talking about the Pan and Fork parcel in Basalt.

Elise Thatcher

  Local food organizers are tackling a burning question about the Carbondale Farmer’s market. They’re looking at whether there is a way to change the time or extend when it’s open.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Consultants are checking which parts of Pitkin County have the slowest internet connection.

Habitat for Humanity is building affordable housing in Basalt.

Roger Adams

  It’s been just under a week since Diana Sirko announced her amended plans to leave the Roaring Fork School District. Superintendent Sirko is now stepping down this summer instead of waiting until the end of June 2017.

ESPN

  X Games finished up Sunday with lots of snow coming down. Athletes battled through the extra inches of the white stuff in final events ranging from Men’s Ski Slopestyle to Women’s SuperPipe.

Roaring Fork School District

    

  Roaring Fork Superintendent Diana Sirko is stepping down at the end of June. The District announced today (Friday) that Sirko is planning to pursue other career opportunities.

Elise Thatcher

  Getting around Snowmass Village can be difficult at times, especially if you’re trying to walk from one side of a busy road to another. So town officials are narrowing down ways to improve tricky spots.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

X Games begins in Aspen this week.

Basalt turns down putting a Pan and Fork measure on the spring ballot.

Speaking of which, Carbondale voters will consider two tax measures.

Elise Thatcher

  Longer work hours and a bonus for finishing early could make a difference when it comes to building a highway underpass in Basalt.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt’s elected leaders have voted down ballot measure proposals about the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

  If you’ve noticed changes at traffic lights in the El Jebel area, you’re not imagining things. The Colorado Department of Transportation has finished tweaking four Highway 82 signals.

Elise Thatcher

Contenders have thrown their hats into the ring for local elections in Basalt and Carbondale. More people than usual are running in Basalt, even though there’s a routine number of posts up for grabs on Town Council. 

Marci Krivonen

Aspen Valley Hospital has chosen Chief Financial Officer Terry Collins for the hospital’s new interim CEO.

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