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.



Thu September 12, 2013

Rain And Flooding Continue To Grip Colorado

Lead in text: 
Nathan Heffel reports on the ongoing situation and floods in Colorado nationally for Here & Now.
Source: Wbur
Flash flooding, mudslides and rock slides are continuing in northeastern Colorado today, brought on by heavy rains. At three deaths have been reported, at least one dam has failed and the University of Colorado, Boulder, has been closed. The rain is not expected to stop for the next few days.


Thu September 12, 2013
Colorado Floods

Thursday's Updates: Intense Rains Cause Flooding, Evacuations Across Front Range Areas

SH 72 between SH 93 and Twin Spruce Road, a portion of the highway has been washed out.

Heavy rains have caused road closures, mudslides, power outages, gas leaks and more across Boulder County and along parts of the Front Range. We're following developments.

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Mon September 9, 2013

Bumpy Roll-out For BrandColorado

Lead in text: 
As we reported Aug. 29, Colorado has selected a new marketing logo and slogan after a multi-month campaign that launched back in April. While the mark is primarily aimed at out-of-state clientele, reception in state has been less than positive.
Source: Businessweek
Colorado wanted a makeover. It felt square and out-of-style, and it worried that every time you looked at a map you might mistake it for Wyoming. So, last week, the Rocky Mountain state unveiled a new logo: a green, snow-capped mountain emblazoned with the state's "CO" initials.


Fri September 6, 2013

Manning's Record Night Routs Ravens

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That was certainly an impressive way to open the NFL season wasn't it? Sending an NFL record 7 touchdowns through the air, Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat the defending champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27. Manning was 27-of-42 for 462 yards for the night.
Source: Denverpost
Did Manning exact revenge against the Ravens for the city of Denver? Not completely. There was no tomorrow when the Ravens rallied to beat the Broncos 38-35 in double overtime during a frigid January playoff game in Denver. There are essentially 15 more tomorrows in this 16-game NFL season.


Thu September 5, 2013

Will Future Homeowners Have To Deal With Wildfire Risk Ratings?

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As The Denver Post notes, "Protecting homes from wildfires is increasingly costly . Nearly 1 million acres of forest in Colorado contain residential and commercial development. That area is expected to top 2 million acres by 2030." Under a proposal, current and future homes in the wildland-urban interface may face mitigation standards and higher insurance costs.
Source: Denverpost
More than 556,000 homes built in forest burn zones in Colorado could be rated for wildfire risk and the information made available to insurers under plans considered Wednesday by a state task force.