Elise Thatcher

APR Local News
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Heavy Construction Begins for Highway 133 Project

Rendering of Highway 133 and roundabout at intersection with Main Street.
CDOT/DHM Design

Heavy duty construction begins on Highway 133 in Carbondale today, Tuesday May 29th. The plan is to widen the road in certain spots and put a roundabout in at the intersection with Main Street. Everything is supposed to wrap up before next year, and a Carbondale business group hopes it won’t spell trouble for local establishments.

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Mountain Edition
3:47 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Mountain Edition - May 22nd, 2014

Residents in the Roaring Fork Valley have been the target of recent scams. We’ll have the latest.

Will tourists flock to mountain communities this summer? One resort analyst thinks so.

And, fire season is already underway in the Western U.S. Fire officials tell Roaring Fork Valley residents now is the time to get ready.

A former director of the Colorado State Lottery is entering the race for Congress...but, he’ll need more than just a scratch ticket to win the job in Washington.

Aspen Valley Hospital is in the middle of its switch from paper files to electronic patient records.

Finally, Governor Hickenlooper made law a pair of measures this week that tighten rules around marijuana.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.

APR Local News
5:05 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Summer Overnight Bookings Looking Strong

Ralf Garrison is Director and Senior analyst for Destimetrics.
Credit Coloradoski.com

Good snow conditions made for a busy winter and spring season at resorts in the Roaring Fork Valley. Now, a resort industry analyst says the summer could be busy as well. Ralf Garrison is head analyst for a company called Destimetrics. Garrison talks with APR's Elise Thatcher.  

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APR Local News
4:58 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Phone Scam Aimed at Credit Cards

Credit iStockphoto.com/AlexKalina

Residents in the Roaring Fork Valley are being warned about a phone scam. Locals have received calls about their credit cards, an illegal effort to get their money. But the criminals behind the scam made a big mistake. They called people who can spot a hoax, like District Attorney Sherry Caloia.

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Special Coverage
6:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Spotlight Health: Improving Doctors

Dr. Brent James is Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research in Salt Lake City.
Credit Brent James/ Institute for Health Care Delivery Research

The Affordable Care Act has changed a lot for doctors and other medical professionals. There are new insurance requirements, potentially lots more patients and the logistics of switching to digital medical records. Doctor Brent James is right in the middle of all of this, fine tuning the answer to an age old problem: how do you take care of patients in a way that’s really effective, but not overwhelmingly expensive? Dr. James is Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research in Salt Lake City. As part of our spring series on key health issues, James talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

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