Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

After Another Deadly Disaster, A Call To Hit The Pause Button On Rebuilding

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Scientists say too often after deadly natural disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly.


'Rethinking The Past' In The Aftermath Of California's Deadly Wildfires

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last month's deadly Camp Fire has become a turning point in the debate over how western forests should be managed.


Fast-Tracking Logging On Federal Lands May Not Lessen Wildfire Risk

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.


Wildfires And Public Health Concerns

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The smoke and ash from California's wildfires are making it difficult for some people to breathe. But there are other health risks, including burned up cars and lead paint from older burned homes.


Why Wildfires Are Burning So Hot And Moving So Fast

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wildfires are burning more intensely than ever in California and that's prompting state and local officials to rethink strategies to mitigate the scale of future destruction.


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits California To See Destruction From Wildfires

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited two wildfire areas in California on Wednesday. The administration and the state have clashed over the reasons behind the fires and the state's fire management.


The Latest On What's Now The Deadliest Wildfire In California History

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

At least 42 are dead in Butte County, Calif., where a devastating fire tore through the small town of Paradise and other communities. Many residents were left with nothing. Hundreds are still missing.


12 Dead Following California Mass Shooting

Thursday, November 08, 2018

A mass shooting at a club in Thousand Oaks, California, last night has left the community reeling.


12 Dead In Shooting At Bar In Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

A shooter killed 12 people and injured several more at a country music bar in Ventura County, Calif., late Wednesday.


12 Dead And Several Injured In Shooting At Southern California Bar

Thursday, November 08, 2018

A shooter killed 12 people and injured several more at a country music bar in Ventura County, Calif., late Wednesday. Among the dead was Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of law enforcement.


Montana's Senate Race Might Come Down To Who's More Likable

Thursday, November 01, 2018

In the tightening Senate race, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and challenger Matt Rosendale are criss-crossing the vast, sparsely populated state with the hopes of meeting every voter personally.


California Voters To Decide Whether To Repeal Recent Gas Tax Hike

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

California Republicans are pushing a ballot measure that would repeal a 2017 increase in the state's gas tax that funds transportation. The effort is widely seen as motivator for Republicans to vote.


How One Colorado Town Is Tackling Suicide Prevention — Starting With The Kids

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Eight of the top ten states with the highest suicide rates are in the Mountain West. Grand Junction, Colo. has launched an ambitious effort starting in the schools to try and address the problem.


A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

Friday, October 19, 2018

For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.


Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.


Is Rent Control An Answer To California's Housing Crisis?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, due largely to the state's lack of affordable housing. In November voters will decide whether or not rent controls will help solve the problem.


Rediscovering Haystack Rock With An Assist From The 'Puffin Man'

Thursday, September 06, 2018

A rocky outcropping on Oregon's coast is home to dozens of rare tufted puffins and, this summer, volunteer Art Broszeit — a de facto expert on the exotic cold climate birds.


Will More Logging Save Western Forests From Wildfires?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Trump administration has called for more logging of western forests to reduce wildfire risks. But people on the ground in the west say the solution is thinning and forest restoration, not logging.


The Smoke In Redding, Calif., Is So Thick You Can't See The Sun Most Days

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Prolonged smoke across the West Coast will affect hundreds of thousands of people living in and around fire-prone areas. Scientists are warning of a lengthening — and worsening — smoke season.


Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.