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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Applications are in for Carbondale’s Board of Trustee seat. Current trustees opted for an application process, over an election.

The nonprofit corporation that sank millions of dollars into the controversial Pan and Fork property in Basalt wants its money back.

Carbondale Arts

The 37th annual Valley Visual Art Show begins Friday night at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

CDOT

I-70 between Gypsum and Dotsero has been closed for most of the day. A fuel tanker crashed into a delivery truck full of empty beer cans.

Eagle County

Eagle County is losing its manager on Feb. 3. Brent McFall is retiring.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Shoppers now pay Colorado sales tax when they make online purchases.

Town of Carbondale

Carbondale is calling for submissions for the 2017 “Art Around Town” exhibition. Sculptors anywhere and everywhere can apply.

On Tuesday, Garfield County renewed a contract with a consulting firm to audit the local oil and gas industry.

The Garfield County Sheriff's office is reporting a hike in phone scams. Their advice to the public is to stay calm and carry on.

Garfield County

Atlantic Aviation runs the Rifle airport, and they’re sinking some serious money in for upgrades.

The 100 or so inmates jailed on both ends of the valley will enjoy holiday meals.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Eagle County’s Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday. They discussed sidewalks, recycling and discrimination.  

Artists from all over the country, and all over the world, come to Snowmass Village for residencies at Anderson Ranch. There’s a wide body of work to take in, from previous residents and current ones.

The new K-through-8 school south of Glenwood Springs will be called “Riverview.” It’s a public school, but an unconventional one.

Basalt joined forces with Aspen, Snowmass and Pitkin County this week in hiring an attorney to negotiate “franchise agreements” with Comcast.

Students in the Roaring Fork School District will start classes two weeks late next year.

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to appoint a new trustee.

In November, voters allowed Pitkin County to provide broadband services.

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