Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

This Colorado 'solar garden' is literally a farm under solar panels

Sunday, November 14, 2021

The newly passed infrastructure bill could lead to a boom in solar production requiring a lot more land, including farmland. But research is showing solar panels might actually help grow some crops.

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The trauma of smaller shootings lasts in local communities for months

Friday, November 05, 2021

Seven people were shot and three died in a recent shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho. Killings with few deaths aren't considered mass shootings by FBI standards, but still traumatize communities.

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Vaccinated seniors navigate life in mostly unvaccinated rural America

Friday, October 29, 2021

Vaccination rates in much of rural America remain low. But there's one consistent holdout demographic: seniors, many of whom remember lining up eagerly as children to get the polio vaccine.

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Americans who remember the polio vaccine rollout are eager for COVID boosters

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Vaccination rates in rural America remain extremely low, but there's one holdout demographic: seniors — many of whom remember lining up eagerly to get the polio vaccine as children.

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Organizing online, Covid skeptics drive public health professionals from their jobs

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

At the same time Montana hospitals are seeing record numbers of Covid patients, county health officers are resigning or being forced out by elected officials who don't follow public health guidance.

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Native American tribes push to get Biden's infrastructure bill passed

Monday, October 11, 2021

Marking Indigenous Peoples' Day, tribes are calling on Congress to swiftly pass the infrastructure bill — which they say would begin to address historical inequities in Indian Country.

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From Valley of the Gods to an ancient Anasazi site, see the grandeur of Bears Ears

Friday, October 08, 2021

The Biden administration is restoring the original boundaries of two large national monuments in Utah - Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante.

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A mega-drought is hammering the U.S. In North Dakota, it's worse than the Dust Bowl

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Ranchers in North Dakota have been forced to sell off their herds at historic rates. Now they're worried they won't have enough feed to keep their remaining cows alive this winter.

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Senate confirms Biden's pick for Bureau of Land Management

Friday, October 01, 2021

After a prolonged and bitter nomination, the Senate has narrowly confirmed Tracy Stone-Manning to be the next U.S. public lands chief.

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Rural Health Officials Push Back Against Biden's Vaccine Mandate

Monday, September 27, 2021

Rural health leaders are warning that the Biden administration's vaccine mandates will worsen staff availability at small-town hospitals as the pandemic wears on.

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Biden Tours Western Fire Center And Tells Firefighters, 'You Saved Lake Tahoe'

Monday, September 13, 2021

The president viewed the wildfire ravaged West Monday, to renew warnings about climate change its role in extreme weather and fire events.

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Prolonged Heat And Smoke Is Taking Its Toll On West Coast Residents

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Months of intense heat and smoke is wearing on westerners, sidelining workers who have to be outdoors and disrupting all kinds of summer, and soon to be fall plans.

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At A Shelter, Lake Tahoe Residents Fleeing A Massive Fire Wonder What's Next

Friday, September 03, 2021

An estimated 50,000 people have been evacuated as the Caldor Fire rages on. Shelters are filling up and hotel rooms are hard to find, leaving evacuees struggling to cope with the uncertainty.

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It Could Be Weeks Until Caldor Fire Is Contained And More Than 50,000 Can Return Home

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Around 50,000 rapidly evacuated Lake Tahoe on Monday. Many shelters are full, and hotel rooms are scarce and pricey. Some older evacuees are stressed and worried about how long this crisis will last.

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These Tribal Activists Want Biden To Stop A Planned Lithium Mine On Their Sacred Land

Thursday, September 02, 2021

In Nevada, tribal opposition to a proposed lithium mine is testing the White House's pledge to electrify America's transportation system and give more of a voice to indigenous people in federal lands.

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Winds Have Been High As The Caldor Fire Threatens California's South Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Firefighters are hoping for favorable conditions today to help them keep the Caldor Fire from getting loose in the city of South Lake Tahoe, California.

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Evacuations Are Ordered As Caldor Fire Races Toward Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Some 30,000 people are now under orders to evacuate from the Lake Tahoe Region, as the out-of-control Caldor Fire is spreading rapidly in extremely windy and hot conditions.

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Biden Promised Electric Cars, Which Need Lithium. A Proposed Mine Is On Sacred Land

Thursday, August 26, 2021

In Nevada, tribal opposition to a proposed lithium mine is testing the White House's pledge to electrify America's transportation system and give more of a voice to indigenous people in federal lands.

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In Fire Scorched California, Town Aims To Buy The Highest At-Risk Properties

Monday, August 23, 2021

Decimated by the deadly Camp Fire in 2018, Paradise, Calif., is now moving to acquire some high-risk properties and turn them into managed park land to buffer against future wildfires.

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Colorado River, Lifeline Of The West, Sees Historic Water Shortage Declaration

Sunday, August 22, 2021

The first-ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River forces arid Western states to re-examine their relationship with resources many take for granted, drinking water and cheap hydroelectricity.

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