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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Grand Avenue Bridge Project

The old Grand Avenue Bridge has a concrete pier sitting in the middle of the Colorado River.

Garfield County doesn’t have a detox center. People who are withdrawing from alcohol, drugs, or both, can go to the emergency room at Valley View Hospital, but that’s about it.

Construction crews and others can now park their vehicles overnight at the Brush Creek and Highway 82 Intercept Lot. This is to help ease congestion in Glenwood Springs during the Grand Avenue Bridge construction.

Garfield County

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners met on Monday to discuss their lack of a detox facility.

There are three women sitting in a small apartment in Glenwood Springs. They’re calm, but all fight back tears.

Kathleen Wanatowicz, PR STUDIO

Before there’s a new Grand Avenue Bridge, crews need to get rid of the old one. This project has seen some surprises right out of the gate, considering part of the old bridge collapsed on Tuesday night as crews worked to dismantle it.

Colorado Mountain College

A portion of the old Grand Avenue Bridge collapsed Tuesday night. Officials want to assure the public there’s a different plan for removing the I-70 side of the old bridge.

CDOT

The Grand Avenue Bridge closed Monday at 12:01 a.m. The rest of the morning brought the first taste of the Roaring Fork Valley’s new traffic reality.

Mind Springs Health

Mind Springs Health is a nonprofit healthcare company, specializing in mental health and addiction treatment across the Western Slope.

Shoshone, Grizzly Creek and No Name put-ins are closing for 10 days, starting Monday.  Boaters need to find somewhere else to recreate, as only some commercial guides will still be able to use them.  

Aspen Public Radio

On Thursday, the board of directors for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) met to decide on the future of e-bikes on the Rio Grande Trail, the 42-mile trail stretching from Glenwood Springs to Aspen.

CDOT

Streets in downtown Glenwood Springs were repainted Wednesday night to get ready for Monday morning, when the Grand Avenue Bridge closes.

Luis Yllanes, 43, is Carbondale’s newest trustee. He’s lived in Carbondale for two years and throughout the valley for eight.

Garfield County

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners is meeting with Rep. Bob Rankin on Monday. Rankin represents Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. They’ll talk about health care.

The Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers meet in downtown Glenwood Springs, and the city wants to revitalize the area.

Alycin Bektesh

Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke last night at the McCloskey Speakers series at the Aspen Institute.

Aspen Public Radio

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States spoke with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. 

On Tuesday, Eagle County’s commissioners will discuss how best to educate voters on broadband.

Roaring Fork School District

Adam Volek is the principal of Riverview School, the new K-8 school outside of Glenwood Springs that opens in September.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

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