Alycin Bektesh

Reporter, Host

Alycin Bektesh is an award-winning multimedia journalist recognized for her public affairs reporting and newsroom leadership. She is a Colorado native, growing up in Boulder and Fort Collins before heading to Vermont where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Photography and Playwriting in 2006.

She then spent three years in New York City running the studios at PhotoManhattan photography school and working as a photographer and columnist for Brooklyn culture magazine Pomp & Circumstance.

In 2010 Alycin obtained her Masters Degree from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, and went on to lead the newsroom of WFHB Bloomington Community Radio for the next five years.

In her time as a journalist, Alycin has won numerous awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, including being recognized for producing 2014’s Best Newscast and Best Election Day Coverage in the state of Indiana. Alycin has also been recognized by the Association of Women in Communications and was named the 2015 Emerging Leader by the City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Women for her work in mentoring young female journalists and covering issues of social justice and inequality.

Alycin reports on government affairs, local non profits, and community concerns for Aspen Public Radio, and can be heard hosting All Things Considered each week day.

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  The Aspen City Council chose a financing option for new city offices this week.

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  All year, the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority board has made “trade downs” a discussion topic during their meetings.

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 The Aspen City Council is scheduled to consider three different funding options for the construction of city offices at Galena Plaza in a work session on Tuesday.

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Roaring Fork Valley residents held marches on Sunday in reaction to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

The City of Aspen has been working toward building a new city facility on Rio Grande Plaza for years – now comes paying for it. Last month, the Aspen City Council decided in a work session that it would be too risky to send a question to voters this fall about financing the building.

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  This summer, the Aspen Skiing Company is partnering with two University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students to study housing in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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This Fall, ballots will include school board elections for the Aspen and Roaring Fork School Districts, as well as finance questions from the Carbondale Fire District and the Starwood metro district. Snowmass Village is asking voters to opt out of municipal broadband restrictions. Colorado Mountain College Aspen has candidate races and two issues to put to voters.

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  As of July 31, more than 5,000 Coloradans are no longer registered to vote. They self-selected to unenroll prior to their information being sent to the Trump administration’s election integrity commission.

  This summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made a ruling that will result in longer delays at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport.

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The Quality of Life Fund has just celebrated its 10th year. In that time, the local nonprofit  has doled out more than $1 million in grants for valley residents battling cancer.

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Beginning Aug. 7, travelers looking to fly between Denver and Aspen can use an app to book a seat on a chartered plane.

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At a presentation at Elk Camp Restaurant this week, Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of SkiCo, told the crowd he is relieved that the much-delayed Base Village development is now underway. Developers East West Partners are working to build a new plaza, a Limelight Hotel and commercial and residential properties by a Nov. 1, 2018 deadline.

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  On Thursday the Aspen City Council begins a two-day retreat to hammer out goals for the next two years. 

The Aspen Institute's Security Forum brought America’s biggest names in defense, counterterrorism and national security to Aspen.

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  The Aspen Pitkin Housing Authority board has approved changes to the income categories that qualify residents for subsidized housing. But the city and county elected leadership must approve the measures and well.

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The City of Aspen is coming up with solutions to support businesses affected by the upcoming Glenwood Springs Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

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The idea for Elevated Elixirs hit Hayden Dudley pretty pointedly.

Hats off to Froggy

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  The life of Scott Whitlock, known as “Froggy” to his friends, will be celebrated by the community this weekend.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has said he will comply with a request from the Trump administration to hand over all state voter data.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is working to reach immigrant populations targeted in extortion scams.

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