Elise Thatcher

Recreational Marijuana
6:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Keeping Teens From Driving Stoned

Law enforcement is adjusting to legal marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley and around Colorado… and that includes making sure people aren’t on pot behind the wheel. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a new campaign this month to crack down on high drivers… and for at least one local drivers education company, it also means taking more time to talk with students about pot.

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Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Valley Roundup - March 7th, 2014

Joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason of the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine and Andy Stone of the Aspen Times.

This week, the community processes the murder of a lifetime local.  Homicide is rare here and it is especially difficult when the victim is so well know.

Also this week, Aspen Valley Hospital parts ways with a longtime surgeon and signs up with a new surgical team.

And, a new Limelight in Snowmass is off the table…maybe.

One of NPR’s top international correspondents visited the valley this week.  Phillip Reeves gave audiences the backstory to Ukraine, Russia and Crimea.  Reeves sat down for interview with us and you’ll hear it just ahead on this week’s Valley Roundup.

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APR Local News
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

APR Sits Down with NPR Reporter Philip Reeves

NPR's reporter in Pakistan: Philip Reeves.
Credit National Public Radio

If the name Philip Reeves sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve heard lots of NPR stories from him over the years. Reeves is an international reporter now based in Pakistan, but he’s spent time in Iraq and, in the 1990’s, he was in Moscow. That was before NPR, when Reeves filed stories for a British newspaper. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher. She asked Reeves what his sense is for what’s going on now between Russia and Ukraine.

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Mountain Edition
3:28 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014

Today, we’ll bring you the latest with the investigation into the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister.

Republicans and Democrats are whittling down the contenders for state and local elections this fall.

Aspen’s first recreational pot shop starts selling buds… and we find out how much Carbondale has made on marijuana taxes.

And we hear from a Paralympic coach who arrived in Sochi this week. With the international tensions in nearby Ukraine, we’ll hear how safe athletes are feeling.

APR Local News
8:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Hearing Set for Couple Charged With Murder

Nancy Styler leaves a Pitkin County courtroom. March 4th, 2014.

Two people charged with murdering a longtime Aspen resident will continue to be held without bail. William and Nancy Styler are in custody at the Pitkin County Jail in Aspen, and are expected to be charged in the case of Nancy Pfister. She was found dead in her home in West Buttermilk last week.

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