Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Across America, Frustrated Protesters Rally To Reopen The Economy

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Some businesses and activists want to end prolonged closures that were imposed to block the spread of the coronavirus. Health experts warn a premature opening could create another surge of the virus.


In Idaho, Far-Right Republicans Defy Coronavirus Health Restrictions

Monday, April 13, 2020

In the rural Northwest, far-right elected officials and the militia movements they're aligned with are calling for defiance of stay-at-home orders like the one issued by Idaho's Republican governor.


Patriot Movement Calls On Followers To Defy COVID-19 Restrictions

Monday, April 13, 2020

In the rural Northwest, far-right elected officials, and the militias they're aligned with, are calling for defiance of statewide stay-at-home orders, including one issued by Idaho's GOP governor.


Small-Town Hospitals Are Closing Just As Coronavirus Arrives In Rural America

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Small-town hospitals were already closing at an alarming rate before COVID-19, but now the trend appears to be accelerating just as the disease arrives in rural America.


Many Who Need Testing For COVID-19 Fail To Get Access

Friday, April 03, 2020

There's still a serious shortage of testing for COVID-19 across the country. Many people who are sick and showing likely symptoms say they still can't get tested.


Many Who Need A Coronavirus Test Still Can't Get One, Despite Presidential Claims

Thursday, April 02, 2020

President Trump continues to falsely state that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test can get one. Health care providers and those who have been possibly sickened by the disease tell a different story.


A Resort Town Becomes A COVID-19 Hot Spot, And Says: Stay Away

Monday, March 30, 2020

Like many resort towns, Sun Valley, Idaho is full of global travelers and wealthy owners of second homes. It's now an epicenter for coronavirus infection, and local leaders want to restrict travel.


As Testing Ramps Up, Some States May Still Be Able To Contain Coronavirus

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Now that testing capacity has increased, some states with low infection rates may still be able to contain COVID-19 outbreaks by tracing contacts of infected people and isolating them.


Sun Valley, Idaho: 'No One Should Come Here'

Friday, March 27, 2020

Some states in the rural West are still reporting very low numbers of COVID-19 cases. But there are pockets with high infection rates: wealthy resort towns with a lot of visitor traffic.


Traveling Nurses, Doctors Fill Gaps In Rural Coverage Ahead Of COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

There was already a shortage of medical personnel in rural America before the coronavirus. Medical staffing firms are now trying to send health workers to underserved small towns.


Rural Hospitals Brace For Coronavirus

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Small-town hospitals are under-equipped to deal with the coronavirus, and administrators warn it's a misperception that people in isolated rural areas are safer from exposure.


In Pueblo, Colo., Rising Housing Prices Without Wages To Match

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Affordable housing is a top issue for voters in Pueblo, Colo. Workers from economically booming cities nearby drive home prices up, but most local jobs pay too little to support mortgages.


To Combat Homelessness, Spokane Is Starting To Put Relationships Before Punishments

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

America's worsening homelessness crisis can feel like an intractable problem. But Spokane, Wash., may be having some early success trying some new tactics to help its most vulnerable.


BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's acting chief says the decision to relocate the agency's headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo., means "locals can come and see us."


Bureau Of Land Management Defends Move To Oil-And-Gas Town In Colorado

Monday, February 17, 2020

The acting head of the Bureau of Land Management is defending the controversial relocation of the massive land agency's headquarters to a small western Colorado city 1,900 miles from Washington, D.C.


High Avalanche Danger Out West Affects Transportation And Ski Areas

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A prolific two weeks of avalanches in Western states closed major highways and ski resorts. It's putting pressure on avalanche forecasters and safety crews as mountains see larger-than-usual crowds.


Feds May Open Utah National Monuments For Mining And Drilling

Friday, February 07, 2020

The Trump administration announced management plans for public lands in Utah that were formerly part of national monuments declared by President Obama. Critics worry it means more drilling and mining.


Trump Support In Conservative Idaho Stays Strong Through Impeachment

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Republican voters in Idaho are rallying behind president Trump during the impeachment trial, which some call a political distraction.


In The Rural West, Conservatives React Warily To Impeachment Trial

Friday, January 24, 2020

Some voters in the rural West say they're not tuning in to impeachment proceedings, calling them an overly partisan show trial. Conservative Idaho citizens say it may backfire against Democrats.


Northwest Salmon In Peril, And Efforts To Save Them Scale Up

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

With Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead on the brink of extinction, there are new efforts being brokered to save the famed fish.