Kirk Siegler


Kirk Siegler reports for NPR, based out of NPR West in California.

Siegler grew up near Missoula, MT, and received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado.  He’s an avid skier and traveler in his spare time.



Thu September 22, 2011

Western Oil and Gas Companies Blast Obama Deficit Plan

Oil and gas companies across Colorado and the West are lashing out against President Obama’s proposed deficit reduction plan saying it will stifle jobs in the region.  It's the latest tit for tat in the ongoing political battle over drilling on federal public lands.

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Tue September 20, 2011

Colorado Economic Forecast Grim

State economists are warning that the risks of a double-dip recession are rising in Colorado.  A new revenue forecast out Tuesday from the non-partisan Legislative Council shows that the state’s economy is still growing, but at a very slow rate.

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Mon September 19, 2011

Colorado Senators Oppose New Lunch Standards

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New school lunch food standards soon to be implemented by the Obama Administration are raising the ire of Colorado’s two Democratic senators.

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Fri September 16, 2011

CU, CSU Calling for Sportsmanship Ahead of Annual Rival Game

Tomorrow marks the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver, when thousands of football fans will descend on Sports Authority Field to watch the University of Colorado square off with Colorado State University. The rivalry typically comes with it its fair share of melees and alcohol-fueled disturbances, and officials from both schools are ramping up calls for better sportsmanship among students and fans of the schools. 

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Thu September 15, 2011

Colo Republicans Mobilize to Fight Education Tax Hike

Former Republican Representative Victor Mitchell said Proposition 103 would be a "crushing blow to the economy," at a state capitol news conference.
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Battle lines are being drawn over a ballot measure before voters this fall that would temporarily hike Colorado’s sales and income taxes to backfill millions of dollars in recent cuts to education.  A group of former and current Colorado Republican lawmakers calling itself "Save Colorado Jobs" has now formed to fight the measure.

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