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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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Garfield County Coroner

The Garfield County Coroner’s office wants more money for autopsies and for the forensic pathologists who do them.

It’s back to the drawing board for Basalt’s Pan and Fork property. The developer at the table, Lowe Enterprises, said Thursday it’s out after failing to see eye-to-eye with the town.

whitehouse.gov

Congress is currently ironing out their differences on a tax overhaul.

Stay Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Highlands won’t open this week as planned. Instead, it’ll open Dec. 16.

Bob Wick, BLM via Flickr

Local conservation watchdog group Wilderness Workshop will celebrate the Antiquities Act Wednesday night at the Third Street Center gym in Carbondale.

Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition

Local immigrant rights activists are holding a rally at Glenwood Springs High School on Tuesday. They want Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican, to commit to the undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children, otherwise known as DREAMers.

http://www.eaglevalleytu.org/

Eagle County’s Commissioners will review the proposed 2018 budget on Tuesday. The county said, in 2018, it’ll spend almost $40 million less than it did in 2017.  

Denver Channel

Republicans in Congress are closer than ever to passing a tax plan, but, as the debate rages in Washington D.C., it can be hard to imagine how our community could be reshaped by its passage.

Students from Pakistan will visit the Carbondale Community School on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Skiing Company is satisfied with the number of skiers and snowboarders who hit the slopes on Thanksgiving.

Air B and B

Renting out your extra room is easier than ever with online services like Airbnb and VRBO.

Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Skiing Company's brand-new philanthropic venture, the Caring for Community Fund, awarded $35,000 to 10 local organizations this week. Many of its recipients work throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to provide mental health services.

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open, and the detour is over, but buses have kept to their bridge-closure-schedule the past few weeks. That changes this week.

Mind Springs Health

Mind Springs Health will ask Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners to help fund both local substance abuse treatment, and the psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction, at the commissioners' meeting on Monday.

At its board meeting last week, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) discussed how it’s going to keep paying for itself.

Glenwood Railroad Museum

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is closing on Nov. 27.

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, is joining the Detroit Free Press early next month.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

Glenwood Springs Police has yet to identify the man who robbed an Alpine Bank in West Glenwood on Thursday.

A dentist in Rifle is providing free care to veterans for the month of November.

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