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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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Yesterday, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously for a property tax, but they decided to hold off on the decision to pay town employees more.

Valley Meats is a butcher shop in Carbondale, off of Highway 133. The clientele is mostly Latino. Spanish is mainly what you hear once inside.

Jenny Stuber rode on a plane for the first time to come visit her dad in Aspen. It wasn’t just any private plane, it was John Denver’s private plane.

Eagle County

After more than a year of review, Eagle County staffers have changed their minds tentatively and are recommending the controversial Fields subdivision proposal in the mid-valley be approved.

Valley View hospital in Glenwood Springs is opening two labs to improve care in the Roaring Fork Valley. One of them has a robot arm.

  In late October, the Roaring Fork School District added a community organizer to its staff. Janeth Niebla’s job is to listen.

Donn Markley lives in Glenwood Springs and works in real estate.

The Garfield County election results are in — and while they’re unofficial, the numbers from Tuesday night stay the same.

 

  Dan Richardson won Cabondale’s mayoral contest, earning over 50 percent of the vote.

Colorado is one of a handful of states conducting this election by mail.

In this election cycle, Colorado Democrats have outspent their Republican counterparts in the contests for president and congress. It was the opposite in 2014; Garfield County exemplifies this trend.

If voters in Garfield County, Aspen and Carbondale want out of Senate Bill 152, now is their chance; it’s on the ballot.

In Garfield County, you can register to vote in Spanish, and you can practice voting in Spanish. You can’t, however, vote in Spanish.

Basalt’s interim town manager will continue to serve until elected officials can find somebody else.

Two former mayors of Aspen spoke to Aspen Public Radio about interactions they had decades ago with Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

Bike owners, beware. The Parks Department is removing bike racks in downtown Aspen starting Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Ideological differences were clear last night in a debate over the future of Basalt’s Pan and Fork property.

At their homecoming game Oct. 7, Basalt whooped Aspen. When the whistle blew for halftime, the Longhorns led the Skiers 41 to 0. The pressure was off. It was now time for glamour: The announcement of this year’s homecoming king and queen.

 

 Police continue to investigate a possible murder-suicide in Glenwood Springs.

The two candidates vying for Garfield County Commissioner discussed their positions in a debate Wednesday hosted by Aspen Public Radio.

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