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Alycin Bektesh

News Director

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 serve as News Director 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. In 2017 her work was recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association under the category "best documentary or mini series."

Alycin reports on government affairs, local non profits, and community concerns for Aspen Public Radio.

  The City of Aspen will be buying real estate downtown as a permanent solution to their ongoing need for office space.

  This week, Pitkin County officials are in no rush to annex Basalt and El Jebel, Fire restrictions  are in effect throughout the valley, Pitkin County land managers are Using science to protect habitat, governments are putting money toward electric busses, the Aspen School Camp for the Deaf  is working to revitalize a community gathering, and, there just might be a way to get through the Food and Wine Classic calmly and peacefully.

This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

  This week, there are moose on the loose in Snowmass Village. We check in with the locals that are making it work as entrepreneurs in Aspen. We hear some promising news after a dry year.

And we send you into the weekend with some big name events as well as off the beaten path valley fun.

  This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

1A vote delayed

May 31, 2018
Aspen Journalism

  City officials say there will not be a public vote regarding the location of Aspen Mountains’ Lift 1A this fall.

  This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

  This week:  It’s all about housing…A Valley Round Up special in depth look into one of the valley’s most talked about issues. Joining host Alycin Bektesh are Bill Stirling, whose recent op ed in the Aspen Times and the Aspen Daily News addressed this issue head-on. Bill served four consecutive terms as mayor of Aspen from 1983 until 1991, as well as Curtis Wackerle, Editor of the Aspen Daily News.

This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health Conference.

Elise Thatcher

A group hoping to change the date of Aspen’s municipal elections is holding a public meeting Tuesday evening.

This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series, partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health Conference.

Aspen City staff is recommending approval for a new 1A ski-lift terminal near Dean Street.

This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series, partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Castle Creek Bridge team will host monthly in-person open houses to update attendees on the project's progress. The first of these are on Wednesday.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Glenwood Valley Athletics (GVA) is in its fifth year. It’s a cheer squad, but not the kind with chants and pompoms: At GVA, the cheerleaders are the athletes.

This week on Valley Roundup, a prominent developer is getting out his wallet, Snowmass Village is moving forward with a new shopping center, where does co-housing fit in the affordable-housing discussion? And will a valley lawsuit create precedent in Colorado’s judicial system?

Stay Aspen Snowmass

 

Last-minute bookings saved what looked like a declining tourism economy in the valley this winter.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  Each year, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association holds a community breakfast to look back at the winter season and forward to new business and tourism projects.

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Prospective homeowners hoping to buy into the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority program will soon be required to take a homebuyer education course first.

courtesy photo / CSU’s Institute for the Built Environment

   Wednesday is the final “Aspen U” presentation from the Aspen Skiing Company this season.

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