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.  



Thu April 5, 2012

Colorado Youth Driving Less and Less

Bikes on the Auraria Campus in Denver. More and more young people are choosing to ride a bike than drive a car.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A new report released Thursday by a Colorado consumer advocacy group finds Coloradans have been driving less since the middle of last decade.  In fact, young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive, and increasing their use of other means to get around town.

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Mon April 2, 2012

Medical Marijuana, Plastic Bag Ban Up For Vote In Small Towns

Lyons is one of four small towns holding a vote on medical marijuana Tuesday.
Billy Hathorn CC-Wickipedia

Residents in 137 small towns across Colorado went to the polls yesterday for municipal elections, and the results have been announced.

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Thu March 29, 2012

Sniffle! Pollen Count At Highest Level In Over A Decade

Trees, like this one in Greeley, are blooming earlier this year.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As smoke continues to hang over the Front Range from the Lower North Fork Fire southwest of Denver, people with and without allergies are suffering. And warm temperatures, coupled with the smoke are hitting allergy sufferers with a one-two punch.

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Wed March 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Hickenlooper Temporarily Bans Prescribed Burns Statewide

Smoke from the Lower North Fork Fire burning near Conifer.
Shawn Campbell Flickr – Creative Commons

With a wildfire continuing to burn through the foothills southwest of Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper says he will temporarily ban the state government’s use of prescribed burns on state land. 

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Tue March 27, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Lower North Fork Fire 90% Contained, Red Flag Warning Issued [Updated]

Nathan Heffel KUNC

The Lower North Fork Fire continues to burn southwest of Denver, however officials hope weather conditions allow greater containment of the fire that has burned over 4,000 acres, destroyed more than 20 homes, and taken the lives of two people.

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