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.  



Fri January 4, 2013

Vestas Cuts Hours At Another Colorado Plant

A digital renditon of a Vestas wind turbine

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas is cutting the workweek to 24 hours for its Pueblo factory workers due to an industry slowdown caused by the delay in extending the Wind Tax Credit.

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Thu January 3, 2013

RTD Tests New West Line To Golden

A 'test train' pulls into the Federal/Decatur station on RTD's new West line.
Jim Hill KUNC

A historic first occurred Thursday for the highly anticipated West Rail Line that will connect Golden to Denver. RTD ran the first ‘test train’ the length of the line with power from the overhead electrical lines.

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Wed January 2, 2013

Business Leaders Optimistic About 2013 Colorado Economy

It's all about the numbers. While guarded, Colorado business leaders remain optimistic about 2013.
Grace Hood KUNC

According to a business confidence index released by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, Colorado businesses are more confident about the state’s economy. But the national economy...not so much.  

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Fri December 28, 2012

Colorado's Worst Fire Season In A Decade Continues

A tree engulfed by flames in the Mount Saint Francois area of Colorado Springs in June.
Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock U.S. Air Force

Colorado’s worst fire season since 2002 has yet to be fully extinguished. Despite recent snowfall the Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder in Rocky Mountain National Park, and has been since October.

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Fri December 28, 2012

As Oil Boom Grows, Cities Plan For Possible Bust

A zoning map of the City of Greeley
Nathan Heffel KUNC