Chuck Haus has been a welder for 20 years. The foundation for his career was a vocational training class in Thornton, Colo. Today, he’s worked his way to owning his own business — Western Slope Connection. But often he finds it difficult to hire qualified people for his business.
You see them all over the Gunnison Valley. Up and down Elk Avenue. On patios and outside bars. From the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort to the sidewalk in front of the Firebrand on Gunnison’s Main Street.