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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In 2016, 60 percent of Americans didn’t see the dentist. The problem gets worse in rural areas, and, if you’re poor, it gets even harder.

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One of the 4,500 or so groups organized in response to Trump’s election met this past Sunday in Carbondale.

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Eagle County’s Board of Commissioners met behind closed doors on Tuesday. One issue they discussed was  Tree Farm, a controversial development proposal in El Jebel.

The Basalt Town Council is expected to vote on a resolution to become a “safe harbor” for immigrants.

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On Feb. 9, an online threat closed down-valley schools and sent Aspen High School into a lockout. Later that day, the FBI said it was a scam, and so the story went, until two weeks ago.

The class of 2017 will graduate from area high schools in June. Caps and gowns will fill bleachers and auditoriums, as proud parents take pictures. One man, Pat Henry, is sure to be sitting in the audience.

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

The town of Carbondale’s lodging tax increased 17 percent between 2015 and 2016. The five years between 2011 to 2016: 109 percent.

Eagle County

On Monday, Eagle County launched a program it hopes will get the public more invested in improving their communities. It’s called the Neighborhood Partnership Program.

Eagle County

Eagle County is creating a new citizen advisory committee on housing.

Between 2015 and 2016, sales tax revenue in Glenwood Springs rose by over 4 percent,  thanks largely to record-setting tourism.

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Last week, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners publicly endorsed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

The two men who are suspected of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint last week in Carbondale have safely been taken into custody.

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During the winter months, an all-women’s soccer league plays in Carbondale on Friday and Saturday nights. The skill levels range, and the ages do, too. Passion for the game, though, is pretty consistent.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

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This past week, immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented people across the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said this is nothing out of the ordinary.

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The Tree Farm is a 43-acre property across the highway from Whole Foods in Basalt.

Mind Springs Health

West Springs Hospital, in Grand Junction, is the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. It has 32 beds and wants 64.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

The state Senate is currently debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens.

  On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

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