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.



Sat June 9, 2012

Photo: Satellite Image of High Park Fire

Satellite image of the High Park Fire with notations added by Tom Yulsman
Tom Yulsman MODIS

The size of the High Park Fire has expanded rapidily, now at a reported 2,000 - 3,000 acres. Here is a satellite image from MODIS, giving you an aerial view of the size of the fire.

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Thu June 7, 2012

More Storm Photos: 'Hail As Thick As Snow'

Lead in text: 
This morning in Northern Colorado, the scene is overcast, serene even. Not many experienced what Southern Colorado and the Denver Metro did. Didn't believe us from earlier? Check these photos out.
Source: Buzzfeed · Via: Buzzfeed
This can't be normal. When hail falls from the sky it's not supposed to be as thick as snow, but last night in Colorado it was.


Thu June 7, 2012

Last Night's Severe Storms Pummel Southern Front Range

Screencap from youtube of last night's storm in Highlands Ranch. Video by user bjorn50
  • Nathan Heffel for KUNC News this morning on Morning Edition


Tue June 5, 2012
Summer Science

Did You Know: The Lines On A Solo Cup Are Measurement Marks (Update: Official Verdict: Coincidence)

We had no idea. The lines on a Solo cup correspond to typical ounce measurements of your favorite summer beverages.
Jim Hill Photo illustration / KUNC

This caught us by surprise. The venerable Solo cup, a wily veteran of countless BBQ's, graduation parties, receptions, camping trips, and many summer beverages has a trick up its sleeve: built in measurement marks.

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Tue June 5, 2012
Local Music

Video: Danielle Ate The Sandwich 'Faith In A Man'

Screencap of the "Faith In A Man" video from Danielle Ate The Sandwich