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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Ed Kosmicki

New graduates from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) received their diplomas this weekend. Commencement ceremonies were held on both Friday and Saturday.

In mid-February, two men allegedly robbed the Cowen Convenience store in Carbondale at gunpoint. They were arrested days later and have been in Garfield County Jail since.

Ryan Mahoney

Basalt officials are very close to hiring a new town manager, but not quite there. The negotiations are dragging on longer than expected.

Eagle County

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday declaring May “Older Americans Month.”

Roaring Fork School District

Rob Stein is the superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District. He recently sat down with a group of parents who voiced what they see as a “pattern of political bias” within the district.

Garfield County

The Garfield County Coroner’s office investigated more deaths last year than in 2015.

One of the two men arrested in February for robbing a convenience store in Carbondale is wanted by the Las Vegas Police. He is suspected of homicide.

The Dial- March 30, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talks with Christin about how this season's unusual snowpack impacted avalanche conditions in the backcountry. 

Ryan Mahoney

After eight months and two interim town managers, the Basalt Town Council will discuss a contract with Ryan Mahoney during an executive session on Friday.

On April 25, Basalt officials agreed to hire a public finance consultant to look into how the town could swing buying the Pan and Fork Property.

In Parachute on Thursday, April 20, traffic off one of the I-70 exits was wrapped around the block. The cars and trucks were in line to visit the country’s first drive-thru pot shop, the Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru.

www.basalt.net

The Basalt Town Council meets Tuesday night; they’ll discuss purchasing the Pan and Fork property downtown. Voters struck down a measure to buy the property in November’s election.

Eagle County

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners meets Monday, April 24 in El Jebel to continue their review of the Tree Farm. It’s a proposed development in the mid-valley that's generated heated debate.

Aspen Public Radio

The Glenwood Springs City Council swore in its newest members last night.

Aspen Public Radio

Shelley Kaup won as the city’s at-large candidate in the April 4 election. Jonathan Godes was elected to represent Ward 5. Rick Voorhees ran unopposed and will represent Ward 2.

Aspen Public Radio

Glenwood Springs Hostel serves as a cheap, comfortable home base for people visiting to raft and ski. It draws on another clientele, however: People down on their luck.

The Carbondale Board of Trustees heard from We-Cycle Tuesday night in a discussion about mobility.

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to pay Xcel Energy just under $325,000 to power up one of their new radio towers.

Basalt Councilman Bernie Grauer made a curious request at the council meeting March 28.

According to his communications director, Sen. Cory Gardner will visit the Rifle airport next Tuesday to learn about cutting edge fire fighting technologies.

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