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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9:08am

Fri September 27, 2013

51st State Supporters Press On Despite Flooding Aftermath

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Bloomberg Businessweek spoke with Weld Commissioner Sean Conway and 51st State Initiative President Tom Gilley in a look at where the new state movement stands after the historic flood and the costly rebuilding efforts.
Source: Businessweek · Via: Grace Hood
Colorado's worst flooding in half a century killed eight people, destroyed thousands of homes and wiped out hundreds of miles of roads, yet it hasn't damped enthusiasm in 11 counties to secede from the state.

7:08am

Thu September 26, 2013

Should Post-Flood Colorado Rebuild Or Build Better?

Lead in text: 
Rampaging floodwater gouged 200 miles of Colorado roads and damaged or tore away 50 bridges. The estimated tab for that infrastructure alone is $430 million. In light of redrawn river beds and floodplains, how should Colorado look to recover?
Source: Csmonitor · Via: Luke Runyon
The Colorado floods are leading to a massive rebuilding effort, but with winter closing in, the question is whether the state can wait to rebuild better and smarter, or whether it must simply move fast.

5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Look At The Flooding Of Greeley And Evans From Space

The swollen South Platte River pushing though Evans and Greeley, Colo., Sept. 17, 2013.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the USGS NASA Earth Observatory

6:18am

Thu September 19, 2013

VIDEO: Clean Up, Recovery Begins In Post-Flood Longmont

Lead in text: 
With estimates of more than 1,800 homes destroyed and more than 16,000 damaged, waterlogged communities are pulling together to start the daunting task of rebuilding.
Source: YouTube · Via: The Associated Press
Volunteers descended on hard-hit Colorado neighborhoods to help people clean up from the floods. In Longmont, residents are searching through their mud-caked belongings for anything that can be saved. (Sept. 18)

12:23pm

Wed September 18, 2013
Colorado Flood

Helicopter Rescues Scaling Back

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares/RELEASED

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