Alycin Bektesh

Interim news director, 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.

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.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

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.

Names have been released in a fatal single-car collision on I-70 yesterday afternoon. Melanie Jean Leilani Baumert, 41 of Rifle, CO was ejected from her vehicle after her white Volvo crossed the centerline and rolled several times near mile marker 96, between Silt and Rifle. Baumert was not wearing a seatbelt.

Most consumers didn’t even know there was a discount on recreational marijuana yesterday.

This week on Cross Currents: Slow Money Harvest Weekend is coming up this weekend.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The Rubey Park remodel project’s creeping Thanksgiving deadline is quickly approaching.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies was denied their rail corridor license request when they went before the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board last month. Yesterday, they came back with a modified proposal that increases safety measures and clarifies the location of the two desired connection points between the Rio Grande Trail and their Rock Bottom Ranch Eco-Education Trail System.

RFTA/Facebook

Two months ahead of collective bargaining talks between the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and the newly formed Amalgamated Transit Union local 1774, union president Ed Cortez stood up in front of the RFTA board asking them not to use high profile lawyer Thomas Hock as their chief negotiator.

Federal Funding shortfalls meant a reorganization of priorities for updates to the airport

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority/Instagram

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s fall schedule begins today, Tuesday September 8th.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The 43rd annual Motherlode Volleyball Tournament takes over Aspen this weekend. Lots of visitors means lots of trash, but this year the event has committed to reducing its environmental impact.

Colorado Mountain College/Facebook

Today’s Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees meeting includes a session reviewing a draft of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan aimed at the changing demographic of the schools students and surrounding communities.

The Pitkin County Board of commissioners gave their unanimous support last night for a ballot measure that would allow government distribution of telecommunication services including cable TV and high-speed internet.

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