Nathan Heffel

Reporter/All Things Considered Host

I’ve has always been fascinated with radio, from competing in the 'radio broadcasting' category for my middle school forensics team, to DJ'ing a late night college radio show at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where I earned my Political Science degree. 

Most recently I was the Public Affairs/ News Manger at KUVO FM as well as the local Denver host of PRI’s “The Takeaway” [a morning news show]. I started my career as an Assistant Producer for the multi-award winning Kelly, Mudflap and JoJo Morning Show on KYGO FM.

I’ve covered many local events including the Windsor, CO tornado, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and the 2010 Four Mile Canyon fire.  

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6:34am

Wed August 6, 2014
Transportation

Rider Shortcuts Lead To Weekend RTD W Line Closure

RTD's Sheridan Station on the W Line.
RTD Flickr

The Regional Transportation District is closing the W line between Knox Station and the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden between August 9 and August 11. The reason is for something RTD officials hadn’t anticipated.

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2:31pm

Fri August 1, 2014
Business

In Denver, Drizly Brings The Beer Run To You

Jim Hill KUNC

A new iPhone and Android app has made its debut in Denver. With the tagline, ‘we bring the liquor store to you,’ Drizly delivers beer (or any other spirit) right to your door with a few clicks of a button. Will Denver embrace the new app like they have Uber?

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4:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
Hidden Colorado

Traffic Watchers And First Responders Work Deep Inside Hanging Lake Tunnel

The westbound bore of the Hanging Lake Tunnel
Jim Hill KUNC

You’ve most likely driven through the Hanging Lake Tunnel on Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs. You’ve probably never noticed a giant hanger door or at least paid it no mind. Just behind that door sits a full-time fire and rescue department and one of the most technologically advanced traffic command centers in the state.

There’s a lot of action going on in the 4,000 foot tunnel situated next to the Colorado River, much of it you’d never get a chance to see – until now that is.

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10:16am

Sat July 19, 2014
Reporter's Notebook

Waiting For The Union Pacific Streamliner

The Union Pacific E-951 Streamliner outside Henderson, Colorado
Nathan Heffel KUNC

It's an early Saturday morning and a handful of spectators are poised near a railroad crossing at 120th Ave and U.S. 85 in Henderson, Colorado. They're waiting to see a piece of history, a vintage Union Pacific Streamliner as it sets off from Denver bound for the "Daddy of 'em All," the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Wyoming.

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5:00am

Thu July 17, 2014
Water Resources

Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan

Colorado's Yampa River.
Colorado Water Trust

For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado.

Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.

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