Jim Hill

Digital Media Manager

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.

I now call Denver home and I dig the easy access to the mountains as well as the live music, theater and pro & college hockey. When I am not enjoying any of the previous, I love to cook, work on improving my barbecue or constantly rediscover albums I forgot I had in an ever growing music collection.

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6:52am

Wed August 28, 2013

Morning Diversion: Check Out Tuesday's BASE Jump From Denver's Four Seasons

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Skydiving is one thing. Jumping off a 45 story building on the edge of downtown Denver? Just another day at the office for the Red Bull Air Force.
Source: YouTube
BASE jump from the top of the Four Season in downtown Denver on 8/27/2013.

8:10am

Tue August 27, 2013

VIDEO: Climate Effects On Wildfires Explained In 90 Sec

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Drought and forest management are big topics in Colorado. More so, following this summer's destructive Black Forest Fire and the 2012 fire season. Penn State Professor Matthew Hurteau explains more on climate's link to fires in this video.
Source: YouTube · Via: The Atlantic
"Well, with prolonged drought, what you're doing is priming the system to make it more flammable. The other side is that we got roughly a century of fire suppression policy. So now, what used to be open forest is pretty closed canopy forest, so there's a lot more trees." - Matthew Hurteau

11:50am

Mon August 26, 2013

What's Your Colorado Wildfire IQ? Test It And Find Out

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We struggled with this one, scoring just 27% to 36% correct. As Colorado looks to the impending arrival of Fall and the wildfire season continues in the west - there are some good lessons to learn here.
Source: Durangoherald · Via: Durango Herald
Test your fire IQ with this 11 question quiz on fire history and defensible space.

10:35am

Mon August 26, 2013
Colorado Wonders

Watch This And Hold On To Your Colorado Summer

Screencap from Zach Becker's video, 'Colorado Summer '13'
Zach Becker YouTube.com

This is going to either bring back your own memories or set you to furious work on that summer bucket list. As the days shorten, this video captures a lot of the grandeur and fun you'll find in Colorado's mountains.

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11:26am

Sun August 25, 2013

What's The Cost Of The 51st State Movement?

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Interesting 51st state factoids: The new state would be the least-populous in the Union, with almost 60% the population of Wyoming. It would also have many of Colorado's best ag lands and most of its oil and gas production.
Source: Denverpost
If it's attention the northeastern Colorado counties threatening secession wanted, they've got it. Weld County officials irked by action during the Democrat-dominated legislative session recruited 10 other counties to the idea of leaving the state to form their own.

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