Jim Hill

Digital Media Manager

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.

I now call Denver home and I dig the easy access to the mountains as well as the live music, theater and pro & college hockey. When I am not enjoying any of the previous, I love to cook, work on improving my barbecue or constantly rediscover albums I forgot I had in an ever growing music collection.

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5:45am

Thu February 5, 2015

Nebraska Disposal Well For Colorado, Wyoming Oil Boom Stirs Opposition

Now that oil wells in Northern Colorado and Wyoming have a new lease on life thanks to hydraulic fracturing, the demand has increased for wastewater disposal. That demand led a Colorado company to request approval for a disposal injection well in Sioux County, Nebraska. Residents have organized opposition to the project, raising concerns about spills, groundwater contamination, and an increased risk of earthquakes.
Source: Netnebraska
The proposed injection well sits 14 miles north of Mitchell, Nebraska. The out-of-service oil well is a "perfect candidate to accept produced water from Wyoming, Colorado or Nebraska" according to the geologist for Terex.

5:00am

Fri January 23, 2015
Western Art

Watch This Colorado Chainsaw Artist Turn A Log Into A Buffalo

Jim Hill KUNC

In about 20 minutes, Travis Reed of High Country Carvings can turn an ordinary log into something extraordinary. An owl, a grizzly or in this case, a buffalo.

At first blush that may not seem amazing, until you realize that over that 20 minutes Reed's tool of choice is a chainsaw.

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5:00am

Tue August 12, 2014
Ask About Energy

Northern Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling Explained In 2½ Minutes

In the foreground several seperators commonly found at a producing well site. In the background, a drill rig and sound barrier loom at a well site that is in the drilling process.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

Energy development is burgeoning along the Front Range. As more and more Coloradans come into contact with the oil and gas industry there has been some conflict, as well as lots of questions.

For example, just what is the basic drilling process?

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7:10am

Wed July 23, 2014

Broncos' Owner Pat Bowlen Relinquishes Team Control, Acknowledges Alzheimer's Fight

A statement from the team reads in part: "In recent years, Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen has taken a reduced role with his team while courageously and privately battling Alzheimer’s disease. The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be part of the team’s daily operations due to his condition. We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to ‘Mr. B,’ who has faced Alzheimer’s disease with such dignity and strength."
Source: Denverpost
Bowlen, 70, has placed his Broncos' ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust that is controlled by non-family members. Final-say authority with the team is held by Team president Joe Ellis.

10:30am

Tue July 15, 2014
Music

Back For A Third Turn, Scenes From The Telluride Ride Festival

At times loud, at others rootsy and bluesy, The Ride Festival - now three years old - returned to the beautiful confines of Telluride's box canyon.
Jim Hill KUNC

It's never goes unsaid on stage: Telluride provides one of the best backdrops of any venue anywhere. Every band, whether it's their first trip or not, says it on stage. It happens with such frequency, one cynic in the crowd wondered aloud if there was a stage note telling them to say it.

Now in it's third year, there was a mix of what you could call Ride veterans and Telluride first-timers. All were there to wonder at the scenic beauty and deliver the music to match.

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