George Sibley

Early in his writing career, George worked as the winter-keeper at the tiny town of Gothic, the summer home of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, not far from Crested Butte. Out of that snowy and occasionally dangerous experience, he produced an evocative memoir, Part of a Winter. George has run the gamut when it comes to professions, working as a sawyer in Crawford, Colorado and professor at Western State Colorado University, in Gunnison, CO, all the while writing and thinking about the West. He also wrote the definitive history for the Colorado River District’s 75th anniversary entitled, Water Wranglers.


Pumping up fear along the Colorado River

By George Sibley

Some Colorado River tribulations today remind me of a folk story: A young man went to visit his fiancé and…

Photograph by JC Peacock, courtesy of Unsplash


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