Kirk Siegler

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This Utah Adventure Town Wants To Put The Brakes On Promoting Itself

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tourists are visiting national parks and surrounding public lands in record numbers this summer, which is causing some overwhelmed national park gateway towns to rethink their promotion strategies.


Senate Republicans Criticize Biden's Nominee To Head Bureau Of Land Management

Monday, July 12, 2021

Republicans are pressuring President Biden to withdraw his nominee to be the country's next public lands chief amid controversy over her alleged involvement in a tree spiking incident in the 1980s.


An Explosion In Visitors Is Threatening The Very Things National Parks Try To Protect

Friday, July 09, 2021

Growing crowds at America's national parks have prompted some of them to allow entry by reserved tickets only. Arches National Park in Utah may be next, and there's renewed controversy over that step.


U.S. Firefighting Resources Are Already Being Exhausted... As The West Gets Hotter

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Federal fire managers warn the U.S.'s firefighting resources are near full deployment, a declaration rarely made this early in the summer as Western states bake in record heat and drought.


New Wildfires Are At A 10-Year High In The Hot, Dry Western U.S.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Federal officials warn of a long, potentially dangerous summer of fire. Since January, more than a million acres have burned from more than 28,000 wildfires.


Despite Odds Stacked Against It, New Mexico's Vaccination Rate Is Near The Top

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

States with the lowest vaccination rates are clustered in the South and the Southwest. But there's one standout, New Mexico, where health officials now say some counties are close to 90% vaccinated.


Extreme Heat In The West To Send Temps To Triple Digits, Worsen Drought

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Excessive heat warnings are in effect across the West, where temperatures will hit the triple digits — a signal that climate change and lengthening summers pose serious problems for the region.


Senate Pressed BLM Nominee On Biden's Oil And Gas Lease Freeze

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

President Biden's nominee to be the country's next public lands chief appeared before a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday where she was grilled over Biden's controversial freeze on new oil and gas leasing.


Biden's Public Lands Nominee To Be Grilled By Senate, Unlike Trump's Pick

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

If confirmed, environmental leader Tracy Stone-Manning would be the first permanent director of the Bureau of Land Management in four years.


The Truth Is (Still) Out There In 'UFO Capital' Roswell, New Mexico

Saturday, June 05, 2021

People in "the UFO capital of the world" are eagerly anticipating the release of a Defense Department report on its investigations into Unexplained Aerial Phenomena. As always, some see a cover-up.


Alien Enthusiasts In Roswell, N.M., Eagerly Await The Release Of UFO Report

Friday, June 04, 2021

People in "the UFO capitol of the world," Roswell, N.M., are eagerly anticipating the release of a Defense Department report on their investigations into UFOs.


Homebuyers Squeezed As Western States See Prices Double Or More In Last Decade

Friday, May 28, 2021

The pandemic has made the housing market even tighter in the mountain West, where first-time buyers are trying to decide whether this is just the future or a bubble headed eventually for a bust.


Communities Worry About What Will Happen When Eviction Ban Is Lifted

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

About 10,000 households in the area of Spokane, Wash., are behind in rent. Some people finally returning to work face homelessness as the state and federal eviction ban is expected to end next month.


Federal Aid Arrived For A Burned Town. It May Not Be Enough For Next Fire Season

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ninety percent of the West is under drought. Concerns of another bad fire year come as one farming community in Washington state has barely started cleaning up from a destructive fire last year.


Why Support For Refugees Is Higher Than You Might Think In Parts Of 'Trump Country'

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Some conservative, rural states have resettled refugees at the highest per capita rates. In Idaho, employers applaud President Biden's pledge to lift a Trump-era cap on refugee numbers.


Montana Environmentalist Is Biden's Pick To Head Bureau Of Land Management

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

President Biden has nominated a Montana environmentalist to push his agenda calling for millions of dollars to restore ecosystems and clean water sources over some 600 million acres of public land.


Much Of The Relief Along The U.S.-Mexico Border Is Coming From Volunteer Aid Groups

Monday, April 26, 2021

Absent federal funding, volunteer aid groups are providing much of the humanitarian relief along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Why The U.S. Government Is Dropping Off Migrants In Rural Arizona Towns

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Border Patrol says the pandemic limits how many people they can safely hold at facilities. Officials say funding and jurisdiction issues also prevent them from transporting migrants to cities.


Federal Government Is Accused Of Leaving Migrants In Border Towns

Thursday, April 15, 2021

In rural Arizona, the Border Patrol is now dropping off migrants from overflowing detention facilities in small towns that are cut off from transportation and other services.


Biden Pressured To Restore Boundaries Of 2 National Monuments In Utah

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Amid pressure to reverse a Trump administration decision, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland travels to Utah to tour the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments.