Elise Thatcher

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Elise Thatcher is a reporter with Aspen Public Radio since 2013. 

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12:49am

Tue April 1, 2014
APR Local News

Experts, Residents Headline Suicide Forum

Law enforcement and mental health experts discuss key issues related to suicide.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Last night, more than three hundred people gathered to learn about a very difficult subject. Residents from Aspen and the greater Roaring Fork Valley attended the Wheeler Opera House for a community forum on suicide. The event was prompted by a spike in suicides this winter, as well as the ongoing high rate in the Valley. Last night’s forum was hosted by the Aspen Hope Center. 

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11:47am

Mon March 31, 2014
APR Local News

Here's How You Can Still Sign Up for Health Insurance

Credit Elise Thatcher

To sign up today, Monday March 31st:

To apply for Medicaid: http://coloradopeak.force.com/

To purchase insurance via the Colorado exchange, Connect for Health:www.connectforhealthco.com

For help, try...

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10:51pm

Sun March 30, 2014
APR Local News

Counties Help With Last Minute Health Insurance Signups

Pitkin County residents Shana Heede Hassol and a woman named Valerie wait for help.
Elise Thatcher

There’s a lot of scrambling going on, as people race to sign up for health care before the national deadline. Today, March 31st, is the last day for most people to sign up for a plan and avoid a tax penalty. Those are the rules under the Affordable Care Act and in Colorado, many people are using the state exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, to sign up. Government agencies have been trying to make it easy for people to purchase a plan… including a recent walk in clinic last Friday, in Aspen.

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3:29pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Mountain Edition

Mountain Edition - March 27th, 2014

A long-time local accused of murdering Aspen resident Nancy Pfister was in court on Wednesday. Kathy Carpenter is one of three arrested for the crime.

Voters in Basalt next week will elect three new Town Council members. We hear from business owners about what they want from the elected officials.

Across the nation the number of heroin and opiate overdoses is increasing...and, there’s an uptick in heroin use here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We talk with two young men who have struggled with heroin addiction...they describe the pain of running out of the drug and the threat of overdose.

10:06am

Thu March 27, 2014
APR Local News

Next Pfister Hearing Will Include All Murder Suspects

Kathy Carpenter, long time Aspen resident and teller at Alpine Bank, walks from the Pitkin County Jail to the county courthouse on Wednesday, March 26th. Carpenter is charged with the murder and conspiracy to murder Aspen native Nancy Pfister. There are two other people also charged with murder.
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