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 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.


Sun September 1, 2013

Colorado Still Seeking Solutions For Wildfire Risks

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"The fundamental problem is we're living in Colorado because we love nature," Andrew Dunham of Colorado College tells the Denver Post. "And nature burns." That love of nature contributes to a growing Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), expected to reach 2.2 million acres by 2030. Now policies of fire suppression, drought, local controls and natural problems like pine beetles are contributing to increased fire dangers - and prompting a search for solutions.
Source: Denverpost
A governor's task force and a legislative committee have been exploring possible solutions to problems that continue to grow as more and more people move into Colorado's "red zones," the high fire-risk areas that more than one-fourth of the state's population calls home.


Sat August 31, 2013

51st State Movement Heads To Southern Colorado

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The Pueblo Chieftain is reporting that representatives of the 51st State Initiative met with Huerfano and Las Animas commissioners. A meeting was requested as well with Pueblo. "We’re not interested in meeting with them. Thanks, but no thanks.” - Commission Chairman Terry Hart as quoted in the Chieftain.
Source: Chieftain
The push of some in Northern Colorado to secede from the state have invited southern communities to join, including Pueblo.


Wed August 28, 2013
Sound Advice

Here’s What Advice From Colorado’s Talking Urinals Sounds Like

Daniel Lobo Flickr - Creative Commons

Faced with the challenge of reaching young men with a message to deter drunk driving, Colorado's Department of Transportation has turned to a new tool. The 'Interactive Urinal Communicator.'

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Wed August 28, 2013

Morning Diversion: Check Out Tuesday's BASE Jump From Denver's Four Seasons

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Skydiving is one thing. Jumping off a 45 story building on the edge of downtown Denver? Just another day at the office for the Red Bull Air Force.
Source: YouTube
BASE jump from the top of the Four Season in downtown Denver on 8/27/2013.