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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3:26pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Environment

Conservationists Pressure Obama for National Forest Protection

A dozen Colorado and national conservation groups are renewing calls on the Obama Administration to enforce a national ban on development in "roadless" national forests and scrap a Colorado plan that they say affords less protections. 

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2:37pm

Fri November 18, 2011
Energy

Chu Touts Colorado Solar Industry at Arvada Firm

Energy Secretary Steven Chu toured a thin film solar manufacturing plant in Arvada Friday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

In Arvada today, the Obama Administration’s top energy official warned that China will continue to dominate the solar panel manufacturing market unless the US better supports the fledgling industry.  Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s visit to Colorado came just one day after he received a grilling on Capitol Hill from House Republicans over the fallout from the Solyndra solar scandal.

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1:51pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Occupy Denver

Protesters Mark Two Month Anniversary in Denver

Occupy Denver protesters marched to the steps of city hall Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Thousands of people are rallying in cities across the US to mark the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  In Denver Thursday, protesters marched to city hall and along the city’s busy 16th Street Mall where there have been numerous clashes with police in recent weeks.

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4:51pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Politics

Lt. Governor, Indian Affairs Commission Defend Carole Harvey Firing

www.colorado.gov Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs

Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is defending his decision to fire the executive secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, a move that’s angered some activists in Indian country.

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3:14pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Politics

Obama Campaign Mobilizing Grassroots Supporters in Colorado

Then-candidate Barack Obama drew large crowds campaigning in Colorado in 2008.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The top man in charge of President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid says the campaign is taking a page out of the 2008 election playbook by focusing on mobilizing grassroots support in swing-states like Colorado. 

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