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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10:53am

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

CSU's Pingree Park: From Mountain Campus To Firefighter Spike Camp

View of the smoke from the High Park Fire as seen from Pingree Park Campus, photo taken June, 9th the first day of the fire.
US Forest Service
  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel speaks with Patrick Rastall, Director of CSU's Pingree Park Mountain Campus.

Colorado State University’s Pingree Park Mountain Campus sits on the western flank of the High Park Fire. Even after official evacuation orders, Pingree Park remains active and has become a remote base or “spike” camp for nearly 200 firefighters.

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4:34pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Politics

With Governor's Decision, Weld County Commissioners "Praying For Rain"

DS Pugh Wikimedia Commons

Governor John Hickenlooper has said “no” to Weld County Commissioners and their request to turn on irrigation wells that were shut down in 2006 because of a state Supreme Court decision.

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1:10pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

High Fire Danger Prompts Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Ban

F. Delventhal Flickr - Creative Commons

Following a statewide fire ban issued by Governor John Hickenlooper last week, Rocky Mountain National Park has now banned all fires within the park.

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11:38am

Mon June 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Scene At Denver Comic Con

Nathan Heffel KUNC

Denver’s Colorado Convention Center became the center of the state’s comic universe as thousands attended the inaugural Denver Comic Con this past weekend.

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11:40am

Sun June 17, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Returning Home: An Evacuee's Story

A group of alpaca stare anxiously at their owner Denise Haines. She and her 140 herd fled her ranch as the High Park Fire quickly advanced.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Progress is being made in the effort to contain the High Park Fire burning west of Ft. Collins. Hundreds have been displaced by the blaze including Denise Haines. KUNC's Nathan Heffel met Haines last Sunday after she fled, with an entire alpaca herd, from her ranch in Bellevue. 

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