Since graduating from Delta High School in 1988, Mark Rogers has often found himself in the eye of the storm — literally.
As a scientific systems analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, Mark has not only flown into hurricanes, he's been involved in a diverse number of research projects around the world.
Jeweler David DeVinny spent the first two weeks in November visiting exotic sites in Asia. He and his fellow independent jewelers explored the mining of jewels, capturing of pearls, cutting and polishing of jewels, selection of polished stones, design of settings and other activities stones and pearls are subjected to before becoming the jewels dealers offer for sale in their independent stores.
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.