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 September 12, 2012

To Be Sold To The Highest Bidder: Abound Solar Equipment Goes To Auction

Jim Hill KUNC
  • KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke with Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood about the failure of Abound Solar and the pending auction.

Equipment from bankrupt Loveland based Abound Solar is set to be auctioned off September 18th. Once a rising star in the solar industry, the company built solar energy panels and was backed by $70 million of Department of Energy loans.

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Sat September 8, 2012

Warhol Soup Cans and Candy Corn Oreos. Does Limited Edition Matter?

The limited edition Campbell's Soup cans at the Greeley Target.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Campbell’s Soup and Nabisco are unveiling limited edition products this month. Campbell’s released four special edition tomato soup cans in honor of the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s iconic painting. And Nabisco has released a limited edition candy corn flavored Oreo for Halloween. 

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Fri September 7, 2012
Craft Beer

Hold The Honey? Hick’s Thoughts On The White House Beer

Screencap from a video released by the White House about the Presidential beers.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper hasn’t tasted the new homebrewed beer President Obama has been drinking as of late; however he does have a few choice words about the White House brew.

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Thu September 6, 2012

Aims Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Parade, Ribbon Cutting

Nathan Heffel KUNC

Under sunny skies and a light breeze alumni, faculty and current students gathered to celebrate recent renovations to the Aims Community College campus in Greeley on Wednesday. They also celebrated its 45th anniversary.

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Thu September 6, 2012
Wildfire Science

Greeley Water And The Conundrum Of The Contaminated Poudre

The normally pristine Poudre River near the Milton Seaman Reservoir is now black with soot and ash.
USDA-Creative Commons

It’s been ten years since the Hayman fire, and Denver water officials are still dealing with the fire’s impact to its water supply. In Northern Colorado, water managers are just beginning to assess the damage to their complex system of reservoirs and holding ponds following this summer’s wildfires. 

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