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 July 19, 2012

High Park Fire BAER Team Releases Report

Spot fires erupt in the High Park Fire burn zone June 27th, 2012
USDA CreativeCommons/Flickr

The High Park Fire Burned Area Emergency Response – or BAER team has released a treatment plan for restoring the more than 87-thousand acres that burned last month northwest of Fort Collins. 

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Thu July 19, 2012
Health (and Batman...)

Study Asks WWBE?


Wed July 18, 2012

Abound Solar Executives Grilled During Oversight Committee Hearing

An Abound solar installation in Ft. Collins CO.
Abound Solar screencapture/

Executives of the now bankrupt Longmont-based Abound Solar faced tough questions by US House Republicans Wednesday during testimony before an Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee.

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Thu July 12, 2012

Central Colorado Water Conservancy District Wants $60 Million Bond Initiative

The $60 Million dollar bond measure would allow the CCWCD to take part in the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation project.
Chris Bartle Flickr - Creative Commons


Wed July 11, 2012

When Smoke Meets Thunderhead

A June 22nd photograph showing a severe thunderstorm interacting with smoke from the High Park Fire. Click on the picture to enlarge.
James Crawford DC3 team and NASA Langley Research Center