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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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Since the Grand Avenue Bridge closed on Aug. 14, we’ve been told to ride the bus, but how many of us have? The Roaring Fork Transportation Agency (RFTA) released numbers recently to help give us an answer.

Aspen Public Radio

On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced its plans to phase out DACA, or “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” which is the Obama-era policy allowing children, who came to the U.S. illegally, to remain.

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Garfield County has a plan to improve their broadband, and the first priority is to reach the remotest parts of the county, where Internet is slowest.  

Marci Krivonen

On Tuesday, residents of Rifle voted on new council members and retail pot questions.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council reviewed an updated application for Stott’s Mill, the proposed development, across from Basalt High School.

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

silverpeakapothecary.com

The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

silverpeakapothecary.com

The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

Eagle County

There’s an election coming up in November, and, across Garfield and Eagle counties, voters will decide on everything from pot taxes to historic preservation.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs has caused a lot of anxiety for businesses downtown.

Aspen Public Radio

 A crowd of several dozen gathered Tuesday night at the Glenwood Springs Colorado Mountain College (CMC) campus to protest the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA — the law giving temporary protection to so-called “dreamers.”

Roaring Fork School District

Schools in the Roaring Fork School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 5. The district said 133 more kids are enrolled this year compared to last.

Aspen Public Radio

A cluster of horses jostled each other across a perfectly manicured field. From hundreds of feet away, many in the crowd could still see the animals’ muscles working.

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District has three open seats on their board. Applicants can submit their materials until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.

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Discussions and negotiations for a new City Market in Carbondale have gone on for a decade, and the grocery chain keeps kicking the can down the road.

Roaring Fork School District

Riverview School is the new dual-language, K-8 school, south of Glenwood Springs.

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  Kroger, the company that owns the City Market grocery chain, is planning a new grocery store in Carbondale. On Monday, the company was supposed to submit a handful of documents to the town. Instead it sent a letter, asking for a 150-day-extension.

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.

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