Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.More
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.