Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

The Camp Fire Destroyed 11,000 Homes. A Year Later Only 11 Have Been Rebuilt

Saturday, November 09, 2019

A year after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history devastated Paradise, the state grapples with tough questions about how to rebuild in the era of worsening wildfires.


Californians To Mark 85 Lives Lost In 2018 Camp Fire

Friday, November 08, 2019

A year after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history devastated Paradise, the state grapples with tough questions about how to rebuild in the era of worsening wildfires.


Assessing Recent California Wildfire Damage

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Despite historically strong winds, California firefighters have been making progress containing multiple major fires. And the damage to homes has been light compared to recent years.


Wildfires And Blackouts Continue Across California

Friday, November 01, 2019

It's been a week of wildfires both large and small throughout California, in the southern and northern part of the state. It's also been a period of widespread deliberate blackouts to prevent fires.


Scientists Studying Extreme Winds And Wildfires

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Firefighters in California are bracing for more unusually strong winds in the days ahead. Scientists are studying whether these types of wind events are getting more severe and frequent.


Washington State Is Thinning Out Forests To Reduce Wildfire Risk

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The state of Washington is moving to aggressively thin forests to reduce the worsening wildfire risk. The initiative signals a rare truce between loggers and environmentalists.


In Montana, A Liberian Refugee Mounts A U.S. Senate Challenge

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins' strategy is to meet as many people as possible and make connections on common issues such as trade and student loan debt.


Amid Legal Questions, Contract Extended For Acting Head Of Land Management

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Trump administration says the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management is keeping his job through the end of the year, despite legal questions surrounding his appointment.


Contract Extended For Acting Head Of Bureau Of Land Management

Monday, September 30, 2019

The contract for the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management was extended on Monday. Democrats and former federal land managers were pushing hard for it not to be renewed.


Popular Refugee Resettlement Programs Closing Under Trump Administration

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. is the lowest it's been since 1980. Some smaller resettlement agencies are closing, putting refugees' lives further in limbo.


U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For Survivors In Deadly Boat Fire In California

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Authorities have recovered 20 bodies and presume all 33 passengers died after a commercial diving boat caught fire on Monday. Federal investigators are interviewing the surviving crew members.


Search Continues In Diving Boat Fire Near Santa Cruz Island

Monday, September 02, 2019

Dozens of people are missing after a fire ignited on a boat near Santa Cruz Island in California. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people. The search continues for those unaccounted for.


Dozens Missing From Diving Boat That Caught Fire Off California

Monday, September 02, 2019

A fire aboard a boat on a chartered diving trip has left dozens missing and feared lost at sea. Some crew members have been rescued, and an extensive search operation is underway.


Water Uncertainty Frustrates Victims Of California's Worst Wildfire

Friday, August 02, 2019

Ravaged by wildfire, Paradise, Calif., remains a disaster recovery zone. Those rebuilding homes and lives say they're getting contradictory messages about whether the water is safe to drink.


Bureau Of Land Management's Acting Director Faces Controversy

Thursday, August 01, 2019

There is mounting criticism over the appointment of a new acting head of the federal Bureau of Land Management, which manages nearly 250 million acres of public land.


Federal Judge Awards Jewish Woman $14 Million In Case Against Neo-Nazi Trolls

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A federal judge has awarded $14 million to a Montana realtor in her case against the founder of a neo-Nazi website whose followers threatened her via a "troll storm."


Utah's 'Tandoori Taqueria' Brings Unexpected Indian Spice To Cowboy Country

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Taco shops are easier to find in rural Utah than Indian restaurants. The Tandoori Taqueria fuses both cuisines and it's doing brisk business in the middle of cowboy country.


When Everybody Wants A Piece Of 'God's Country'

Monday, July 08, 2019

The Trump administration plans to open up parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to more mining and grazing. It's become a flashpoint in the grab for public lands.


Forest Service Chief Pushes For Change In Fire Prevention

Friday, June 14, 2019

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is staring down another potentially deadly and destructive year for wildfires. There are growing calls to reform how the agency fights fires.


Federal Land Managers Propose Rule Change To Fast Track Forest Management Projects

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Trump administration is proposing sweeping rule changes to an environmental law that would allow for the fast tracking of forest management projects, including more logging and tree thinning.