Minutes before the start of last Saturday's ice fishing clinic at Crawford State Park, head ranger Scott Rist said he was hoping to double his anticipated number of attendees. "I'm expecting 10," said Rist (rhymes with "diced"), adding that there could be as many as 25.
Living in some parts of the Delta County outback can mean giving up conveniences that most people consider normal.
For instance, paved roads, some types of modern plumbing fixtures, and even electric service are all accouterments of civilization that most people wouldn't want to do without, but which aren't available everywhere people want to live in Delta County.
Jean Stortz lives by her own personal tagline: Chronicling an ever-changing life through art.
After moving to Delta from Minnesota just over a year ago, Stortz first noticed how the local landscape differed from the spring- and summertime lush green and the blinding winter white she was used to in Minnesota.
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.