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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18-year-old Andres Carrillo-Delara is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond at the Garfield County jail, after an hours-long incident on Tuesday.

The Fields Development Group

  Traffic signals in the El Jebel area have gotten a lot of criticism in recent months. Now a developer has a proposal for one of them, before Eagle County Commissioners review the proposal next month.

Elise Thatcher

  The town of Carbondale breathed a sigh of relief yesterday/Tuesday after law enforcement resolved a standoff.

Marci Krivonen

  Oil and gas companies are deciding how to respond to the BLM’s expected decision about leases on the Thompson Divide. The West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association is working with about eight companies directly affected by a pending BLM decision.

  Government, spectators and volunteers are adjusting to not having the USA Pro Challenge this summer. One of the most enthusiastic supporters has been the City of Aspen.

Alycin Bektesh

  There will be no USA Pro Challenge this year. In a statement released today, event CEO director Shawn Hunter said there isn’t enough time in 2016 to shift to new ownership and have the event.

Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes

Thursday’s announcement about the discovery of gravitational waves is getting getting extra special attention in Aspen, where scientists are gathered at the Aspen Physics Center for an astrophysics conference.

Elise Thatcher

The Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation is raising concerns about Basalt’s latest plan to handle the Pan and Fork parcel.

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.

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