Kirk Siegler

Reporter

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.

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5:19pm

Mon April 25, 2011
Environment

Fish and Wildlife to Consider Listing Arapahoe Snowfly

Photo courtesy of Wild Earth Guardians

Federal biologists say a rare, tiny insect found in northern Colorado may warrant protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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1:30pm

Fri April 22, 2011
Environment

Polis Reintroduces Colorado Wilderness Bill

Jared Polis

Congressman Jared Polis (D-Boulder) has announced plans to reintroduce a bill that would protect tens of thousands of acres of land in Colorado’s central mountains. It’s similar to a bill he proposed last year that didn’t gain much traction in a sharply divided Congress.

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4:43pm

Wed April 20, 2011
Agriculture

Colorado Farmers Press for US-Korea Free Trade Deal

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar and Senator Mark Udall presented Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo a John Fielder Colorado book and a six pack of Fat Tire at CSU's Denver Center.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The lifting of tariffs and quotas of pork products coming into Korea from the US would have a direct impact on Brett Ruttledge’s bottom line, in the form of about $10 more per head for the price of one of his hogs. But there’s just one problem for Rutledge, who farms in Yuma on the northeastern plains, a free trade agreement between the two countries is still pending.

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2:05pm

Tue April 19, 2011
Environment

NREL Partnering with Google to Promote Electric Cars

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The Golden-based National Renewable Energy Lab is partnering with internet search engine Google to promote the spread of electric car charging stations in Colorado and across the US. 

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3:28pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Education

School Funding Bill Cuts Could Get Pared Down in House

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Lawmakers in the state house are beginning debate this week on a school funding bill that’s already cleared the Senate and includes some $250 million in cuts to K-12 education.

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