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.

  Responsibility for implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in line with Congressional intent, rests with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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In a statement this week, the Rep. Tipton wrote that he can’t make it to all of the 29 western Colorado counties that he represents as frequently as he would like to. Instead, on Monday, anyone may dial in for a group phone call. Tipton will speak about some of his recent work in Washington D.C. and then take questions.

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The Elected Officials Transportation Committee is comprised of the Aspen City Council, Snowmass Village Town Council and Pitkin County Commissioners.

Last week, Aspen officials put a stop to a proposed entrance to Aspen plan.

 

The elected officials of Pitkin County, Snowmass Village and the City of Aspen meet quarterly to talk transportation. They were briefed by consultant Ralph Trapani, who told them that the best option for the entrance to Aspen is a route from the roundabout, through Marolt Open Space and then onto Main Street.

 

Courtesy Pitkin County Deputy Anthony Todaro

Downtown Aspen had a special visitor Thursday morning.

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with producer Christin Kay about a mid-valley effort to strengthen fire protection.

Citizens working to block the development of new city offices in Aspen were handed a setback yesterday when their referendum petition was denied.

District Attorney Jeff Cheney is trying new tactics for recruiting and retaining top talent.

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Mountain Rescue Aspen received high marks in a recent assessment.

Kim Levin is the Pitkin County Medical officer. For years now, she’s been working to pull off something no one else in the state has done: Increasing the buying age for tobacco from 18 to 21.

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The overnight Ragnar running race begins Friday. The team relay event concludes on Saturday just as the Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival begins.  

Jordan Curet, Aspen Daily News

The three young men held at gunpoint on Independence Pass last summer are now seeking restitution for the harm they say the incident caused.

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After a months-long campaign in crowded field with two rounds of votes, Ann Mullins and Ward Hauenstein have been elected to Aspen City Council.

The final results were put up Tuesday evening

First-time candidate Ward Hauenstein has bested competitor Torre by 29 votes to become Aspen’s newest councilmember. Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the city clerk’s office last night as the results were announced and brings us this report.

Aspen City Council candidates Torre and Ward Hauenstein were in the hot seat during this week’s “squirm night” hosted by the local papers.

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The runoff election for the remaining open Aspen City Council seat concludes Tuesday.

New guidelines have been approved regarding asset caps for those applying for Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority residences.

Elise Thatcher

Last year, transportation officials from Aspen, Snowmass Village and Pitkin County commissioned a study on how best to improve traffic from Brush Creek to Aspen.

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Memorial Day services to honor local fallen service members will be held this Monday.

Veterans’ Park in Aspen is currently under construction so this year’s ceremony is in Connor Park, beginning at 11 a.m. The event includes a candle lighting, laying of a memorial wreath by Aspen Boy Scout Troop #201 and a roll call of Roaring Fork Valley men killed in action. The public is invited to stay for a community barbecue after the program, hosted by Aspen Elks Lodge #224.

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Each summer, world leaders and innovative thinkers gather in Aspen for the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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