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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.

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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.

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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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Aug 27, 2015

Friday, August 28th at 5:30 pm at the historic Holden/Marolt Barn in Aspen.

  After two days of public hearings, Aspen City Council approved a pair of resolutions bringing the development of Base2 Lodge to the ballot this fall.

A scrapped downtown development may be back on the table. Mark Hunt told city council Monday night that, if approved, he would go forward with building the Base 2 Lodge in downtown Aspen.

Follow us on twitter, Instagram and Facebook for pictures and updates for Stage 3 & 4 of the USA Pro Challenge

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Follow us on twitter, Instagram and Facebook for pictures and updates for Stage 3 & 4 of the USA Pro Challenge  

Residents  in the Holland Hills neighborhood are angry about the pot odor they say comes from greenhouses at High Valley Farms off Highway 82 near Basalt. The smell has been a problem for residents since the operation opened months ago.

Courtesy Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

Sixty-nine new parking spaces are being created at the Carbondale Park and Ride, along with additional bike parking and restroom facilities for drivers and the public. RFTA facility director Mike Hermes says he hopes this will help fill a need, at least for a year or two.

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson

 Aspen Public Radio’s broadcast of Aspen Institute’s President and CEO Walter Isaacson in conversation with Hank Paulson, current chairman of the Paulson Institute and former US Secretary of the Treasury.

The Hurst Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Aspen Strategy Group - Responding to the Rise of ISIS. 

A summer of consistent  bear encounters has led to a Forest Service order closing camping at crater lake in Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

Aspen Public Radio is offering a  broadcast of the McCloskey Speaker Series' " A Conversation with Democratic Governors: Leading from the State Level"

courtesy Aspen Police

  Update Thursday July 30, 1:53pm

The man suspected of robbing a pot store in Aspen was arrested in Missouri after a high speed chase that involved a head on collision with a police officer’s patrol car.

Hayden May, 21 of Aspen, is also suspected of stealing a firearm on Wednesday before he fled Colorado in a black, 2007 Chevy Tahoe, believed to be stolen from his former employer.

On today's show, Pitkin County Senior Services. Mary Barbour is program coordinator, she tells us about the programs along with volunteer Kent Bigelow.

Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism - Four experts compare notes on strategies for fighting terrorism at its roots by winning hearts and minds.


 

Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room." speaks with FBI Director James Comey, in town for the Aspen Security Forum. Blitzer questions Comey about the recent attack in Chattanooga, TN, relations with China, Russia, and Iran, and cybersecurity.

 

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