Alexis Bechman

Reporter

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Alexis attended the University of Arizona where she graduated in 2008 with journalism and retailing degrees. She joined the Roundup staff a month after graduation. At the Roundup, Alexis covers the Star Valley Town Council, law enforcement, courts and business beats.

Recent Stories

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Citizens urged to weigh in on 260 project

Plans to widen the last section of Highway 260 outside of Star Valley are at least six years out under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s current plan.

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Family in denial ignores addiction’s warning signs

When Beth Smith found a needle and spoon in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, she did what most parents would do. She called the cops and watched them cart away her daughter’s much-older, drug-using boyfriend.

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Payson hires attorney

It took multiple tries, but the Town of Payson has finally hired a new town attorney several months after the former town attorney won a seat on the Gila County Superior Court bench.

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Campground creeper busted

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say was secretly taping campers as they showered at a Roosevelt Lake campground.

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School bus porn prompts probation

A man who printed out pornographic images and showed it to students on a school bus will carry a felony record for doing so and spend a year on probation.

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Man dies as dispatchers dicker about helicopter

Roundup investigation reveals roots of tragedy

A man shot in the neck by an officer died in part as a result of a confusing, politically-driven policy that canceled dispatch of a helicopter paramedics pleaded for repeatedly, according to a Roundup investigation.

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Prosecutors won’t file charges in child’s gun death

Neighbor left out loaded guns, didn’t know children would visit

Almost a year ago, a 3-year-old boy shot and killed his 20-month-old brother with a loaded handgun he picked up at a neighbor’s house.

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Missing woman found

Cops, dogs, volunteers, helicopters produce a happy end to a scary situation

It took searchers seven hours, but a volunteer team located a 70-year-old woman with dementia who wandered away from home Saturday night. To their enormous relief, they found her very cold but otherwise unhurt at the high school.

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An addict’s tale

Like most photo albums, Tony Harczynski’s is filled with awkward family portraits from childhood — hair slicked back, brother’s goofy grin, the rueful smiles of Mom and Dad. Next come the pictures of Harczynski’s daughter, which he points to proudly.

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Teens miraculously unhurt after vehicle plunges 90 feet

Three Flagstaff teens survived a 90-foot rollover into Fossil Creek Canyon Wednesday night. One girl was “miraculously” uninjured after being trapped under the vehicle for hours, rescuers said.

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