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

Weld County Officials Keeping An Eye On Water Levels

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From the Greeley Tribune: “The rivers are rising, so those are things we need to be cautious of,” said Roy Rudisill, director of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management, while monitoring flooding threats in the south portion of the county this morning. “If the weather keeps going like this, we may need to start opening shelters, or options for residents.”
Source: Greeleytribune
Flooding threats in Weld County seem to be centered in the south portion of the county for now, but emergency responders are closely monitoring all river areas, with a keen memory of the weeklong flooding that created havoc three years ago. For now, most of Weld is flood free, but that could change quickly.


Thu September 12, 2013

Rain And Flooding Continue To Grip Colorado

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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

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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.