Sequestration http://kajx.org en Fewer Firefighters, But Not Here http://kajx.org/post/fewer-firefighters-not-here <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Forest Service isn’t hiring as many firefighters this year, compared to years past. That’s according to the agency’s top official. Tom </span>Tidwell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> testified before Congress earlier this week. He said there will be five hundred fewer firefighters this year. That’s because of sequestration, or mandatory budget cuts. Bill </span>Kight<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is with the White River National Forest. Aspen Public Radio asked whether those budget cuts will mean fewer firefighters for the Forest.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:33:27 +0000 Elise Thatcher 2465 at http://kajx.org Fewer Firefighters, But Not Here