Elise Thatcher http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - July 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon, and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>You’ve probably noticed we’re in our summer pledge drive this week… so today we’re bringing you an update on the latest local news.</p><p>Like efforts to restrict drilling on the Thompson Divide… lots of business in the valley this summer... and what we know now about theories on who may have been involved in Nancy Pfister’s death.</p><p>Then we’ll hear some of our favorite stories over the last several months… One man says he’s the only Ute tribal member who lives in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>And, we chat with a local rabbi considered one of the most inspiring in the country.</p><p>We’ll hear about one of the tough issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. Heroin overdoses have claimed several lives this year.</p><p>As for the pledge drive, thanks if you’ve already made a gift or renewed your membership. If not...it’s time.</p><p>Because nearly half of Aspen Public Radio’s funding comes from listeners like you. Please consider making a pledge, at whatever amount is comfortable.</p><p>Call us at 920- 9000 during regular business hours, or give anytime on the interwebs, that’s aspen public radio dot org.</p><p>We’ve got lots of good stories for you during this special pledge drive edition of Mountain Edition... starting now. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:54 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 22072 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 24th, 2014 Two Arrest Affidavits Finally Released in Pfister Case http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/two-arrest-affidavits-finally-released-pfister-case <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Judge Gail Nichols, in A</span>spen, has released some of the details in why law enforcement&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">originally arrested three people this spring in the death of Aspen native Nancy </span>Pfister<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. One of the three, William "Trey" Styler, confessed last month to murdering her in February. But questions continue about why Styler's wife, and a long time local, were also held for months without bail on murder charges.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:45:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher 21777 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Two Arrest Affidavits Finally Released in Pfister Case Pro-Fracking Discussion Comes to Aspen http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pro-fracking-discussion-comes-aspen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of oil and gas production will hold a discussion tonight in Aspen. The Pitkin County Republicans are hosting filmmakers who have challenged the premise and facts behind the anti-fracking film “Gasland.” One of the goals is to figure out whether or not fracking is a good idea. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:20:07 +0000 Elise Thatcher 21552 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pro-Fracking Discussion Comes to Aspen Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-11th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories of the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>This week - Fracking.&nbsp;</p><p>Aspen Public Radio and the Aspen Times toured a drilling and hydraulic fracturing rig in Parachute recently and this week our stories ran.&nbsp; Joining us are Scott Condon reporter for the Aspen Times and our own Elise Thatcher.</p><p>On the November ballot this year voters will have a number of fracking issues to decide, among them whether local communities should have control over oil and gas exploration.</p><p>Our reporting looked at one fracking operation run by WPX Energy.&nbsp; It is one of the big players in the industry.&nbsp; We got an up close look at what is going on at drilling rig H &amp; P 318. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:58:03 +0000 Roger Adams, Rob St. Mary & Elise Thatcher 21409 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 Mountain Edition - July 10th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-10th-2014 <p>Today we have a tour of a drilling and fracking site near the Roaring Fork Valley</p><p>We’ll hear exactly what goes on there and what it sounds like.</p><p>That site and many others in Colorado use infrastructure called injection wells and they’re causing earthquakes in Oklahoma.</p><p>Legal marijuana plants and edibles must be tested before they’re sold and just three labs are doing all the testing.</p><p>A new brewery in Glenwood Springs debuts a new kind of beer in the Valley – be prepared to pucker up.</p><p>And a local favorite tells all about his new book, about hosting the long running Telluride Bluegrass Festival.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 21364 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 10th, 2014