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

Tuesday, the Aspen City Council will hear a summary of public feedback regarding an overhaul to the Hyman and Cooper Avenue walking malls.

Ballots are in the mail for the Aspen City Council run-off election between Torre and Ward Hauenstein.

This spring, Karen Koenemann was hired as Pitkin County’s first public health director.

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Citizens looking to block a new city building say they gained the support they needed for a referendum vote.

City of Aspen

 A petition is circulating for a referendum vote to stop the development of new city offices at Galena Plaza.

Elise Thatcher

  The Aspen Institute continues its Community Forum for Transportation and Mobility with two events in the coming weeks.

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This week the Aspen City council held a first reading on an ordinance that would change the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Eagle County

The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners will address affordable housing from multiple angles Tuesday.

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  The runoff election for Aspen City Council between Torre and Ward Hauenstein is more like a “reset” than an extension of the May 2 election.

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Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron won reelection by a landslide last night. Incumbent councilmember Ann Mullins will also retain her seat. Candidates Torre and Ward Hauenstein will vie for the second open council seat in a runoff election.

  All ballots for the City of Aspen elections must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

It’s a two-man race for Mayor of Aspen this spring. Incumbent Steve Skadron is hoping for one more term. Challenging him for the seat is Lee Mulcahy.

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  Alicia Thompson, Jeff Glasser and Wade Spann share their stories of service and sacrifice with reporter Alycin Bektesh.

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Candidate expense reports were due this Tuesday for Aspen’s spring municipal election. City council candidate Ward Hauenstein has raised the most money, around $8,000. First time candidate Sue Tatem bottoms out the list with $186 in donations.

Torre and Skippy Mesirow are also top earners. The three candidates have spent much of their earnings on campaign flyers, yard signs and food at rallies. Mesirow also paid for professional video work for an online commercial.

Mammoth Resorts

The Aspen Skiing Co. has been on a spending spree this week, scooping up more than a dozen destination resorts . The investment is well over $2 billion dollars. Yesterday, SkiCo announced it is buying California-based Mammoth Resorts on Monday, it was Intrawest Resort Holdings.

  A traffic reconfiguration in El Jebel two years in the making begins Wednesday. Johnson Construction, Inc. will be building a roundabout on El Jebel Road, just south of Highway 82, where the driveway to Wendy’s tends to block traffic during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Running for: Mayor

Candidate Statement: Dear Citizens, I'm known for being a straight shooter and the voice of the common man. The bigger the government, the less the liberty — in the spirit of liberty of Hunter S. Thompson; Let's keep Aspen funky.

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Running for: Mayor

Candidate Statement: Skadron has yet to answer our questionnaire.

Running for: City Council

Candidate Statement: Daily has yet to answer our questionnaire.

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