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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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Fewer Coloradans enrolled in Obamacare this past year; it was to be expected, though, as they had less time to do it.

Courtesy of the town of Carbondale

At their Tuesday meeting, the Carbondale Board of Trustees will discuss if they’ll officially allow people to drink alcohol in the street during First Fridays this summer.

Barbara Platts / Aspen Public Radio News

Those who want to run for Basalt and Carbondale’s Town Councils should have their signed petitions in to the town clerks by Monday at 5 p.m.

Aspen Public Radio

The day after Donald Trump became the 45th U.S. president, millions demonstrated around the world.

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Photo from Flickr user, el-toro

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a statement released Wednesday, said an old mine outside Minturn, a superfund site, could become the site of a future housing development.

Aspen Public Radio

Last Friday, the board of Colorado Mountain College (CMC) unanimously passed a resolution in support of their DREAMer students who, the resolution states, deserve a pathway to citizenship.

Courtesy of Stay Aspen Snowmass

Not as many people stayed in hotels in Aspen and Snowmass this December, as compared to a year ago.

Garfield County

Xcel Energy has plans to build a new power plant, and Mesa County wants it built on the Western Slope. On Monday, Garfield County’s Commissioners will discuss if they want to jump on board.

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now! and will be speaking Friday at The Temporary in Basalt.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is considering adopting a resolution in support of immigration reform. If all seven of the college's trustees sign on, it'll be official.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio News

This spring, Basalt might take a page from Aspen’s playbook and bring a tobacco tax before voters.

Eagle County

Eagle County’s Department of Public Health and Environment will ask for $600,000 during a work session on Monday.

Flickr user, Kent Kanouse

Websites like Airbnb have made recent gains in Glenwood Springs. Late last year, the city council allowed short-term vacation rentals in subdivisions. The council is discussing whether or not to let this trend continue.

Tracy Olson/Flickr

Colorado's new minimum wage, $10.20 per hour, went into effect Jan. 1. That's $0.90 higher than last year.

Elise Thatcher

Three seats on Basalt’s town council are up for grabs in April and interested candidates can sign up to run starting Jan. 2.

Jared Polis

Congressman Jared Polis is hoping to become Colorado’s next governor and will be in Aspen on Saturday at an event hosted by Pitkin County Democrats.

Eagle County

Eagle is one of seven counties in Colorado getting federal money to learn about trauma in abused children.

Town of Basalt

Starting in January, most of Basalt will see water rates 45 percent higher than current ones.

Recent storms have made the ski resorts’ low-snow problem less of a problem, and the hotels are filling up in Aspen and Snowmass.

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