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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Transit App is in a trial phase right now, working on connecting bike share systems with other forms of public transportation.

courtesy photo / Garfield County Library

The Rifle library was chosen as one of eight libraries statewide to participate in a pilot backpack check-out program.

Grassroots TV

The Elected Officials Transportation committee passed a budget yesterday that continues to fund free RFTA rides to Snowmass Village next year.

 The full broadcast of a Town Hall meeting from the Belly Up on the proposed Base 2 Lodge development.

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Almost 700 people voted in the Town’s first recall election.

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Residents will be asked to support their local fire districts through property taxes in this fall’s election.

Join APR Tuesday at 5:30 for a live broadcast of a Town Hall meeting from the Belly Up on the proposed Base 2 Lodge development. Moderated by APR news director Carolyn Sackariason, the Town Hall meeting will feature opponents Ward Hauenstein and Maurice Emmer and proponents Dwayne Romero and Mark Hunt. The event is free and open to the public

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is planning to bump up the hourly wage for its new drivers, just one month ahead of union negotiations.

Town of Snowmass Village

The mayor of Snowmass Village says she doesn’t have a lot of confidence that Base Village developer Related Colorado will fulfill its remaining obligations to the town.

2015 has been a robust year in Aspen, but the newly-released August consumption tax report shows a flatline.

The timing of a terminated business deal in Snowmass Village is the latest delay for the ongoing Base Village development, and elected officials there are not pleased

One of Randy’s editorials has gone viral-- at least locally. It has to do with the term “anchor babies.”

Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh investigates what the loss of federal assistance to the Glenwood Springs Planned Parenthood location would mean for patients in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Grafton Smith/Grafton Smith Photography.

After the screening of Rolling Papers during the 2015 Aspen Film Fest, Aspen Film artistic director Maggie Mackay led a panel discussion with the film's director Mitch Dickman, The Cannabist’s Jake Brown, Aspen City Councilman Adam Frisch, and Kyle Vetter, manager of Native Roots Dispensary in Aspen.

Courtesy Photo/Allison Johnson / Basalt Middle School

Basalt Middle School won a Northrop Grumman Scholarship which will finance a trip for 50 students to visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

UPDATE: Fallen Christiana Peak climber identified

Sep 29, 2015

UPDATE:  9/29/2015 9:05 p.m.

The body of Travis Boyle, 41, of Union, Kentucky was recovered by Mountain Rescue Aspen Tuesday afternoon. Boyle and two companions were climbing Christiana Peak west of Aspen when he reportedly fell 200 feet. 

 

There is an ongoing investigation regarding the cause of his death. 

 

 

 


Jerry Morris / Garfield County Library

“Little Libraries” recently stationed at RFTA bus stops are so popular that the free-book program will continue indefinitely.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

This Sunday is the final week of the 2015 Basalt Market.

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Aspen Pitkin County Airport Director John Kinney is meeting with the public in a series of coffee chats to talk about the facility’s development plans.

The man found unconscious by a hiker near the top of Mt. Sopris has been identified as 73-year-old Robert Baumgartner of Boulder.

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