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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Glenwood Springs Police Department

On any given night in Glenwood Springs, police officer Levi Blount could deal with meth addicts or stop-sign-runners, and there’s a decent chance both will ask where’s he from.

Officials broke ground Tuesday in Basalt for the Roaring Fork Apartments. The project will provide affordable housing, unlike anything else in the valley.

Aspen Public Radio News

Now that cold temperatures have settled into the valley, motorists are letting their engines run longer. Carbondale has its eyes on this issue.

Yesterday, elected officials in Eagle County initially approved plans for a controversial subdivision in the midvalley. The Fields is a 19-acre property, near the intersection of Highway 82 and Valley Road.

Flickr user, Li Tsin Soon

The Hotel Colorado is one of the oldest hotels in the state. Ownership is about to change for the first time in three decades.

On a summer night a year-and-a half ago, an underage man drove drunk and slammed head-on into another vehicle.

County officials across Colorado are busily inspecting the size, quality, and whatever else is considered in determining property values. This happens every odd year.

While the tech industry is booming in the U.S., women’s participation in it is not.

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.

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