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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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On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans gathered to caucus. It’s the first step in determining who will be on the ballot this November.

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At their meeting Thursday morning, the board of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will vote on a resolution, which would ban alcohol consumption on buses.

Elise Thatcher

Caucusing is kind of like a locker room huddle before a game. The team figures out which players will play and get one another pumped up.  

The candidates for Carbondale’s Board of Trustees will be interviewed Monday night at the Third Street Center.

Garfield County

Garfield County is working to drum up support for a new natural gas facility on the Western Slope.

Aspen Public Radio

Sandra Lopez, who’s in sanctuary in Carbondale with her young daughter, hasn’t stepped outside in four months. The two are living in the parsonage belonging to the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Lopez will remain there for however long, feeling she has no choice.

Carbondale Parks & Recreation

On Wednesday evening, Carbondale residents can say their piece about the prospect of a new town pool. The current pool is 40 years old...and acts like it.

Colorado has never hosted an Olympics or Paralympics. Eagle County Commissioners meet Tuesday with a representative from the Olympic Exploratory Committee, who is taking the temperature of communities in the state, especially those in the mountains along I-70.

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees are discussing an array of options to keep bears out of trash cans.

Garfield County

Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior Secretary, is open to relocating the BLM headquarters to the Western U.S.

On a recent Saturday, a dozen or so people gathered at the Glenwood Springs Library to learn how to agree to disagree. The training, called “Crossing the Divide,” was put on by Indivisible Roaring Fork, the local chapter of a national political group, formed in opposition to the Trump administration.

Colorado Mountain College

Last week, Colorado Mountain College announced plans to change tuition costs next year. The majority of students will pay more, but some will pay less.

The Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission is reviewing the plan guiding land-use decisions in the parts of Eagle County over here. On Thursday, they are looking at Missouri Heights.

Basalt Police Department

Last week, Basalt Police found a collection of bottles in the Roaring Fork River, wrapped in duct tape, with a mysterious liquid inside. Authorities are advising the public to please not open them.

Verizon.com

Verizon needs to fix its "very unreliable” service, Basalt’s mayor Jacque Whitsitt wrote recently in a letter to the company.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is lowering tuition for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, but is raising it for students in associate-level courses.

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is thinking of asking voters for a new property tax this November.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

On Dec. 28, 2017, the police and EMTs in Carbondale responded to two calls within 90 minutes of each other.

City of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is currently taking applications to fill the vacant city council seat left by Kathryn Trauger, who recently resigned due to conflicts she had with her new job with Pitkin County.

Merritt+Grace LLC

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment wants to raise awareness about the depression and anxiety that can accompany pregnancy and new motherhood.

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