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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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Aspen Public Radio

Several on Basalt’s Town Council toured the new underpass Thursday. The project is responsible for all the construction at the intersection of Highway 82 and Basalt Avenue.

Glenwood Springs has owned the Rosebud Cemetery since 1929, and its end could be near. The City Council discussed the issue Thursday during a work session.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale has expected a new City Market for many years now, but the project has been kicked down the road again and again. This past Tuesday, it was delayed for the sixth time.

Elise Thatcher

Last week, Carbondale town trustees granted the new City Market project a sixth extension.

Garfield County

The Garfield County Commissioners signed a letter on Monday, encouraging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to allow more drilling at the base of the Roan Plateau.

Jon Lovett is a former speech writer for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He’s a co-founder of Crooked Media, a left-leaning media company bent on inspiring grassroots political action.

Town of Carbondale

To better cover operating costs, Carbondale raised utility rates on July 1.

Aspen Institute

Latino evangelicals — a fast-growing population that is nearing 20 percent of American Latinos, and rising — exemplify the difficult positions many Christians find themselves in today, where social conservatism and deep Christian faith run headlong into hard questions about immigrants, refugees, the poor, and moral leadership. 

Aspen Institute

Work, play, privacy, communication, finance, war, and dating: algorithms and the machines that run them have upended them all. Will artificial intelligence become as ubiquitous as electricity? Is there any industry AI won't touch?

This past Monday, Eagle County Commissioners voted two to one to approve the Tree Farm project. This ends a long, drawn-out and, frankly, bitter process for the 43-acre development across Highway 82 from Whole Foods.

Aspen Public Radio

Carbondale trustee, Katrina Byars, resigned from the town’s board on Tuesday night. She is moving to Glenwood Springs.

On Monday night, the Eagle County Commissioners approved a controversial development in the mid-valley. The final vote was 2 to 1.

Aspen Public Radio

The Tree Farm development in the mid-valley has been the subject of fierce debate, particularly over the last several months. Eagle County’s commissioners are nearing a decision, which could come at the meeting on Monday night.

LIFT-UP

To celebrate 35 years of service, the local non-profit LIFT-UP is throwing a three-day festival and fundraiser, complete with hot air balloons.  

Photo from Flickr user, Sean MacEntee

In the November 2016 election, voters opted out of SB-152. This is the law that hobbled local governments from providing broadband services.

Marci Krivonen

At about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, first responders from Carbondale found three people who were safely out of their car and the river. There was, however, no sign of the car.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

When an 8-year-old died at Hanging Lake last week, after reportedly slipping and hitting his head, our sympathies immediately went out to his parents. That day was probably the worst of their lives, but it was a scarring day for others, too.

On Monday, Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners renewed a $85,0000 contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to monitor the county’s air quality.

The town of Basalt and the Ruedi Water and Power Authority received a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to install 300 rain sensors.

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association & Film Commission

Strawberry Days started 120 years ago in Glenwood Springs to celebrate the strawberry harvest.

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