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.
You might say that Susan Ellinger is making life in the North Fork Valley a bit more grand.
Ellinger is a classically trained pianist, but when she moved to Paonia in 2010, she saw the North Fork area and all its open spaces and opportunities to grow as an escape from the hurried professional life she knew in Los Angeles.
Duane Freeman has dedicated the past nine years of his life to compiling a history of the sheriffs of Delta County. His extensive research also unearthed related stories that were so compelling he has woven them into a newly published book titled "Sheriffs of Delta County, Colorado, And Related Stories."