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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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.

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


The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is the main gateway to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s closing on Aug. 14 for 95 days as the new bridge is completed.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration law. It’s been active in the Roaring Fork Valley over the past several days.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs connects I-70 with the Roaring Fork Valley; it’s closing on Aug. 14 at 12:01 a.m.

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Carbondale needs a new trustee; six applied before last Friday’s deadline.

Eagle County Housing Authority

Affordable housing in the Roaring Fork Valley is extremely hard to find. Some are advocating for a regional housing authority to ease the crunch.

Aspen Institute

The President's tough talk on China during the campaign has given way to a budding “bromance” with Xi Jinping. Will the mutual charm offensive last and, if so, what are its implications for resolving the threats from North Korea, the buildup in the South China Sea, and cyber espionage?

Anyone interested in becoming Carbondale’s seventh trustee needs to submit an application to Cathy Derby,  the town clerk, by 5 p.m. Friday.

A group of mothers, childcare providers, and representatives from local nonprofits met with Carbondale’s Board of Trustees Tuesday night. The group wants the town to make it easier to create daycare facilities.

Aspen Public Radio

 When Ace Lane bought the 200-acre property in 1990, his friends scratched their heads. It was a beat-up cattle ranch and, back then, was considered to be far from Aspen.


This is the first year counties in Colorado can collect sales tax on recreational marijuana.

Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER)

The local renewable energy nonprofits CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region), CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency), and Garfield Clean Energy are bringing energy companies and local governments together at a gathering on Friday at the Rifle Library, which, as it happens, is powered by solar arrays.

Mount Sopris Historical Society

On Tuesday, the Garfield County Commissioners approved a question to go on the November 2017 ballot. If it passes, it will raise property taxes to create a “Museum and Historic Preservation Fund.”


The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has presented nearly 60 times on Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

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On Monday, July 10, the inaugural Sandra Day O’Connor Conversation featured Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park sits on Iron Mountain, above Glenwood Springs. It’s easy to pick up on its vintage, Western look. The main plaza looks like the set of a John Wayne movie. What might be harder to pick up on is its small contingent of international workers.

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Several on Basalt’s Town Council toured the new underpass Thursday. The project is responsible for all the construction at the intersection of Highway 82 and Basalt Avenue.

Glenwood Springs has owned the Rosebud Cemetery since 1929, and its end could be near. The City Council discussed the issue Thursday during a work session.