Brazin’ competitors

Pagosa Springs High School sophomore Zack Curvey, left, competes in a welding competition Friday evening as Durango High School hosted Skills USA. Welding instructor Clint Chandler said the competition also drew students from Durango, Bayfield and Pagosa Springs to compete in carpentry, cabinet-making, Web design and seven other fields. Chandler said the winners of the annual event will compete at the state level. Matt Mathers, right, was judging Curvey’s work. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

Pagosa Springs High School sophomore Zack Curvey, left, competes in a welding competition Friday evening as Durango High School hosted Skills USA. Welding instructor Clint Chandler said the competition also drew students from Durango, Bayfield and Pagosa Springs to compete in carpentry, cabinet-making, Web design and seven other fields. Chandler said the winners of the annual event will compete at the state level. Matt Mathers, right, was judging Curvey’s work.