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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, Gov. Hickenlooper appointed Rep. Bob Rankin of Carbondale to the Education Leadership Council, which aims to improve the state’s education system. Rankin wants Colorado’s young people to be better suited for the workplace.

In the wake of several high-profile decisions on immigration by President Trump, residents packed a room at the Glenwood Springs Library on Tuesday night to hear local leaders debate the issue.

Garfield County Housing Authority

The Trump administration’s budget proposes deep cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Kate Gazunis, executive director of the Garfield County Housing Authority, has something to say about it.

At its meeting Tuesday, Basalt Town Council will consider the updated Stott's Mill application, a development proposal that’s been on their radar for many years.

silverpeakapothecary.com

Carbondale allows itself up to five retail pot shops, and, thus, five licenses are available. The town only has three shops open right now, which means less tax revenue.

Eagle County

On Tuesday, Eagle County won an award for its commitment to its seniors. AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, is adding Eagle County to its list of “age-friendly communities.”

On Thursday night, Glenwood Springs City Council will decide on a plan to redevelop the confluence area downtown.

RFTA

A bus route between Parachute and Glenwood Springs is more popular than ever. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) dramatically increased its Hogback route for the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

Elise Thatcher

Giovanni Grosso and Malvina Canon sat outside the train station in Glenwood Springs. They seemed relaxed and a little bored. They’d been waiting for the train to come all day.

rfta.com

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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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