KUNC-FM: 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.

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Around the Nation
11:15 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Brewers And Beer-Lovers Tap Into Craft Beer Craze

Thousands of craft beer makers, distributors and just plain beer fans are descending on downtown Denver Thursday for the start of the annual Great American Beer Festival.

The event's 40,000 public tickets sold out in just a few days — an indication of how well this growing industry is doing even in a poor economy.

Nearly 150 small craft breweries have opened their doors in the U.S. this year, including Pateros Creek Brewing Co. in the craft beer mecca of Fort Collins, Colo.

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Energy
2:57 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Support For Energy Efficient Bulbs Dims Among GOP

With a January 2012 deadline looming on a U.S. law mandating energy efficiency standards for light bulbs, some political forces don't want to turn out the lights.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

At home improvement stores around the country, sales of compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs have risen steadily recently.

But at a Lowe's in suburban Denver, salesman Jim Thurber says that lately, sales of incandescent bulbs are also up.

"I've had people come in and stockpile these things because they're afraid they're going to lose them," he says.

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