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.  



Wed November 7, 2012

Fern Lake Fire Grows To 1076 Acres

File photo of the Fern Lake Fire taken Oct. 22nd.

After a relatively calm week, the Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park is growing once again. The blaze, which was holding steady around 1030 acres, increased 46 acres sending up a sizable amount of smoke. The most active part of the fire is on the western edge of the blaze.

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Wed November 7, 2012

Colorado Sees Large Latino Turnout On Election Night

VoxEfx Flickr - Creative Commons

It’s estimated that 24 million Latinos in America were eligible to vote in Tuesday's election – and early polls show they overwhelmingly supported President Obama’s re-election nationally and here in Colorado. 

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Wed November 7, 2012

Gardner Defeats Shaffer In 4th District Congressional Race

Congressman Cory Gardner Speaking to Republican supporters at the Republican watch party at Sports Authority Field in Denver.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Republican Congressman Cory Gardner fended off his Democratic challenger Brandon Shaffer to retain his seat in the fourth congressional district. Gardner easily won the district Tuesday night maintaining a commanding lead over Shaffer. 

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Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Heading To The Polls? Here's What You Need To Know

A 2008 Colorado polling location.
Luis Toro Flickr - Creative Commons

Polls are open in Colorado from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 6. If you've not yet voted, here’s a quick rundown from the Secretary of State’s website of important things you need to know before heading to the polls.

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Sun November 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman: Web-comic, Philanthropic Powerhouse, Or Both?

Matthew Inman
Koa Metter

Matthew Inman, creator of the web-comic "The Oatmeal," has gained notoriety recently for raising over a million dollars through 'crowd funding.'

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