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

Torin Yater-Wallace is a freeskier from Basalt who’s competing in the X Games.

 

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

Aspen Public Radio News

At Valley Meats in Carbondale, four men sit on their lunch break in complete silence, starting at their phones. The valley’s only local, Spanish-language radio station plays in the background: La Tricolor, 107.1.

Aspen Public Radio

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees spent hours on Tuesday night vetting candidates for their vacant trustee seat. They landed on a Carbondale native.

Glenwood Springs will pay a consulting firm, IBI Group, $50,000 to find ways improve Ride Glenwood, which doesn’t have enough riders and is too expensive to operate.

Jennifer Smith is an immigration attorney in Glenwood Springs. For more than a decade, she’s helped immigrants from all around the world navigate the complexities of immigration law.

Colorado’s Department of Education reports the state’s graduation rate is the highest it’s been in four years. The dropout rate is also improving.

Adam McEwen is a British artist who lives in New York. His work is currently on display at the Aspen Art Museum.

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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.

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