Wyatt Orme

Downvalley reporter

As a multimedia journalist, Wyatt has spent the past year in Rwanda through a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, covering topics such as education and mental health. Previously, he has worked as a radio producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., reported for a variety of outlets including, WHYY, Al Jazeera, and Medium's pop-up publication, Bright, as well as worked in video production for National Geographic. No stranger to the west, Wyatt interned with High Country News, where he became familiar with issues such as rural unemployment, the Navajo presidential election and the dollar value of a healthy ecosystem. 

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LIFT-UP

To celebrate 35 years of service, the local non-profit LIFT-UP is throwing a three-day festival and fundraiser, complete with hot air balloons.  

Photo from Flickr user, Sean MacEntee

In the November 2016 election, voters opted out of SB-152. This is the law that hobbled local governments from providing broadband services.

Marci Krivonen

At about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, first responders from Carbondale found three people who were safely out of their car and the river. There was, however, no sign of the car.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

When an 8-year-old died at Hanging Lake last week, after reportedly slipping and hitting his head, our sympathies immediately went out to his parents. That day was probably the worst of their lives, but it was a scarring day for others, too.

On Monday, Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners renewed a $85,0000 contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to monitor the county’s air quality.

The town of Basalt and the Ruedi Water and Power Authority received a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to install 300 rain sensors.

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association & Film Commission

Strawberry Days started 120 years ago in Glenwood Springs to celebrate the strawberry harvest.

On Tuesday, the town of Carbondale entered into an agreement with Airbnb, the popular online short-term home rental service.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

The Garfield County’s Sheriff Office arrested a married couple from Silt on Tuesday.

The Republican Obamacare-replacement, the American Health Care Act, is now in the Senate after passing the House in May. Recent reports suggest Senate Republicans are hard at work on a version of the bill they hope to put to a vote before the July recess.

Courtesy of RFTA

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) reverts to its full bus schedule on Saturday. Local and express busses will run the Highway 82 corridor more frequently and express returns to weekends service.

After visiting Frisco and Edwards, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet will hold a town hall at the Glenwood Springs library at 5:15 p.m.. Space is limited. He will be taking questions from the audience at random.

 

Aspen Public Radio

The Eagle County Commissioners have indicated they could move on a controversial development in the mid-valley, Tree Farm, by the end of this month.

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Every Thursday from the beginning of June to the end of August, Carbondale’s Wild West Rodeo kicks off at the Gus Darien Riding Arena.

Carbondale Police Department

A man was found dead in Carbondale on Saturday night. Police are investigating what they’re tentatively calling an accident.

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District held graduation ceremonies this past Friday and Saturday. Some schools saw dramatic increases in graduates, like Bridges High School, an alternative school in Carbondale.

Holy Cross Energy

Holy Cross Energy is one of the electric utilities serving much of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Aspen Public Radio

On Thursday night, Eagle County commissioners will see updated plans for a mid-valley housing development. Woody Ventures is the developer on the proposed Tree Farm.

CDOT

Glenwood Springs is preparing for the closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge. This week, there’s a preview of the road ahead, and it’s being repaved.

Google Earth

As of Tuesday, the state’s oil and gas operators should have inspected their pipelines within 1,000 feet of occupied buildings. In Garfield County, it’s unclear how many of those there are.

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