Jacob Stucker plants himself in front of a tiny desk in the basement of his family home in Hotchkiss, his 6-foot, 5-inch frame belying his 13 years of age. He grasps a tiny fish hook between sturdy forefinger and thumb and clamps it into a small vice.
The finer points of waterfowl hunting were covered by wildlife officers who not only know the rules and regulations they're charged with enforcing, but have spent hours in duck blinds waiting for the perfect shot. Colorado Parks and Wildlife employees Mark Richman, Garett Watson and Kyle Banks conducted a seminar titled Waterfowl Hunting 101 last Saturday with the help of Adam Oberheu from the Delta chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
The Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control has accomplished everything the community and town government have asked of it, and the organization continues to do more.
And even so, available funding for the organization is declining.
Not everyone who hunts for rocks and gem stones has his own mining claim. Much like the miners on the television show "Prospectors," Larry and Joyce Wright have been mining their 20-acre surface claim in central Utah for the past five years.
Chris McVaugh is an accomplished teacher, artist, writer and potter, with an interest in several other disciplines.
In whichever discipline Chris is involved at a given time, she experiences a deep joy in the learning process, in gaining new knowledge and understanding, and where that new knowledge and understanding will lead her in her quest to learn more, to understand better.