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Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Even After The Floods, The Drought Continues

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The storms that drenched California recently did little to combat one of the state's worst droughts in a century. Farmers in California's Central Valley say they need "Biblical proportions" of rain.


Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Northern Nevada is feeling the wide-ranging effects of the drought. With grazing land diminishing and feed prices soaring, the cattle industry is reeling.


Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Friday, February 28, 2014

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.


A Tragic Year For Wildland Firefighters Ends In Reflection

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thirty-four wildland firefighters died in the line of duty this year. Some of those fatalities were isolated incidents, but one event captured the nation's attention, sparking a larger conversation about the new dangers firefighters face.

That event unfolded in central Arizona on Sunday afternoon, June 30.

"I'm here with Granite ...


Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The oil boom in the United States is creating another boom — for the railroad industry.

So far this year, in North Dakota alone, 140 million barrels of oil have left on trains. Shipments of crude oil by rail are up almost 50 percent over last year — and this ...


New Mayor Asks Compton: What Can Brown Do For You?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Aja Brown made history this past summer when she became the youngest mayor in the history of Compton, Calif. There is a lot of buzz there around the charismatic 31-year-old.

The city of about 100,000 people just south of Los Angeles has long struggled with gangs and street violence. ...


Elite Native American Firefighters Join Crews At Yosemite

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

One of the firefighting teams trying to contain the Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park is the Geronimo Hotshots team from San Carlos, Ariz., one of seven elite Native American firefighting crews in the U.S.

On the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, firefighting jobs are one of only ...


Embattled LA Sheriff Still Plans To Give Fifth Term A Shot

Monday, August 26, 2013

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca — who oversees the largest municipal jail system in the country — is facing growing pressure to bow out of the race for what could be his fifth term.

There's a lot that's been piling up against Sheriff Baca lately. At the top of ...


Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Immigrant and farm worker rights groups came from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Calif., by the busload this week. Bakersfield, in the state's Central Valley, is farm country, and immigration is a complex issue here.

The groups were converging on the home of the third-most powerful Republican in the House, Majority ...


Of Bison, Birth Control And An Island Off Southern Calif.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In an open-aired Jeep, it's a bone-jarring ride into Santa Catalina Island's vast interior. The dirt road winds and climbs, twists and turns, climbing 2,000 feet up.

From there, the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean comes back into view, and if you squint, you can see downtown Los Angeles ...


Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Northern California's Salinas Valley is often dubbed America's salad bowl. Large growers there have long relied on thousands of seasonal workers from rural Mexico to pick lettuce, spinach and celery from sunrise to sunset. Many of these workers seem destined for a life in the fields. But a program ...


After Years Of Violence, L.A.'s Watts Sees Crime Subside

Thursday, July 25, 2013

On most weeknights, in the middle of his shift, Los Angeles police officer Keith Mott trades his gun and uniform for a T-shirt and shorts, and heads to a park in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. He's there to coach 7- and 8-year-old boys on the Pop Warner ...