Family recently moved to Ft. Greely
I'm writing this article from my home in Robinson, Illinois. My
son (Rob Carson) and his family (wife, Patti; and two children,
Josh and America) have just moved to Ft. Greeley (they arrived on
Thursday evening April 21). My grandchildren will be attending
school at Delta Junction and have already seen the school. They
are VERY excited about this new adventure in their lives. I have
been reading all I can about Delta Junction and Ft. Greeley and
have come to the conclusion that it is a beautiful place. The
people in the area sound really nice and the photos on the web
give me some indication of how the area looks.
April 23, 2005 -- Sandy Millsap
City of Delta is Accepting Bids for Flowers
The City of Delta Junction is accepting bids for flower baskets,
boxes and flowerbeds in front of City Hall
April 19, 2005 -- Pat White
City of Delta is Accepting Bids for Lawn and Plant Care
The City of Delta Junction is accepting bids for the Lawn and
Plant Care Maintenance Contract. Three separate bids are required:
April 19, 2005 -- Pat White
Delta Library Open House and Silent Auction
The Delta Library annual Open House and Baskets of Books Silent
Auction is Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over
100 Baskets of Books will
There will be free bookmarks and pencils for kids all day, with refreshments provided by the Library Board. A free children’s craft will allow parents a few quiet minutes to bid on baskets, and don’t miss the Preschool Story Hour puppet show at 1 p.m.
Two lucky visitors will win gift certificates to Gulliver’s Books,
and the popular Delta Merchants Raffle tickets are still just two
April 17, 2005
PERFECT TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING
AGLOW is sponsoring a community yard sale at the Delta Community Center on Saturday, April 23 from 10 til 3. You can buy a table/space for $10 to sell your stuff.
Call Kathy @ 895-1950 or Fran @ 895-5532 now to reserve your spot! Plus! AGLOW will have a huge table of nice items to sell including many nice kitchen items.
April 16, 2005
Gardening Workshop in May
Thursday, May 5th, Michele Hebert – Land Resources Agent with the
Tanana District will be offering an afternoon class from 1:00 –
4:30 and repeat an abbreviated version later that evening from
5:30-8:30 in Delta.
April 12, 2005
Following the winter sunset overlooking Cook Inlet, I then captured an equally great sunrise the following morning March 30th rising over the Chugiak Mountains bathing Anchorage and its fresh fallen snow. Photo Courtesy Reginald Salinas
Delta All School All Class Reunion
Upcoming events will be featured on the website
www.delta-alaska.com and on the
website. Former students & their families, friends, (current &
For Food: People whose last name begins with A-G = Bring a main dish (will find out about grills, etc) H-M = Salads or Vegetables, N - S = Desserts and T - Z = Drinks (non-alcoholic please)
Ruby Hollembaek -- April 9, 2005
Alaska Annual Library Association Conference
Each year Librarians from around the state gather for the annual
Alaska Library Association conference, and this year we traveled
north to beautiful Barrow - an exciting change from the usual “big
three” cities. Delta Library Director, Joyce McCombs and Library
Clerk, Nancy King attended, along with Delta School Librarian,
Tiki Levinson. Nearly 200 librarians from all over Alaska spent
five very busy days attending classes and workshops, exchanging
ideas with colleagues, meeting authors and of course, buying and
discussing books. Joyce says it’s like a whole college semester
crammed into a long weekend, but worth every minute! The people of
Barrow showed us warm hospitality that made us forget the cold
winds blowing outside. The local Native dancers perform twice, and
they shared the legends behind everything from hand made drums to
traditional dancing outfits. Nancy even learned to dance a “fun
dance” and showed off her talents during the first night welcome
reception. That was the night that whale meat or “mak tak” was on
the menu – and Nancy was the only Deltan brave enough to try a
taste! Joyce was privileged to meet whale captain Luther Leavitt,
and was invited to watch him pieces carve baleen. In the Elder’s
room at the Heritage Center (a world class museum) we also watched
village ladies stretch, scrape and sew seal skins to put on the
whale boat frame that will be used for the hunt at the end of
The following pictures Joyce has shared with the DNW. On Wednesday, we will add the other four pictures that Joyce has shared with us.
Living in Delta Jct. I have to admit that I had a whole different mindset of what Barrow would be like. You hear many lower 48 people refer to us as not being as civilized as they are. They have a mindset that we live in igloos and have cold weather all the time, they can't even imagine that we are as civilized as they are, until they come to Alaska and visit.
Webmaster -- April 9, 2005
Native dancer and Daughter. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
MakTak platter Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Nancy King tries maktak - whale meat. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Native elders showing a new generation how to sew seal skins for the whale boat. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Children's Librarian Nancy King at the Top of the World. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Whaling captains putting the final touches on whale boat frame. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Sun setting at the top edge of the world. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Younger generation dancers. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Happy Birthday Apr 4 - Apr 10
April 4..To Shelly Ward...Happy Birthday from Laura Redden! It's been a long
time, and you must think I'm crazy reading the Delta Junction Paper online. I
remember when you found out you were moving there and we were looking at the
different sites online. I think of you often and wish you a wonderful birthday!
Love ya! Laura
A very happy happy birthday to Harvey Burke Apr 4, to a great guy, and many more birthdays. from sister Martha and brother in law Don
Happy Birthday Apr 4 -
Happy 18 Birthday to Tiffani Souhrada on
Apr 5 Love yea girly have fun Erin Trainor:)
Happy Birthday Jimmy Rogers III Apr 10
Happy Anniversary Apr 4 - Apr 10
Happy 23rd Anniversary Harvey and Connie Anderson - Apr 10. Just as God has blessed you with each other, may He continue to bless your lives with joy. From Marlin and Pam
Happy Anniversary Apr 5 - Fronty & Barb Parker
DYC Fashion Show & Tea
Delta Youth Court is hosting a Fashion Show & Tea party Saturday, April 2, 2005 with proceeds going to benefit local families dealing with cancer. We have several donations of lovely prom dresses and formalwear that will be auctioned by silent auction at the benefit. Several DYC members will be modeling the dresses. There will be coffee, tea, and light refreshments. Admission is $2 per person. Call Jody at 895-5328 for more information.
April 2, 2005
Happy Birthday Mar 28 - Apr 3
Happy Belated Birthday
Mar 27 to our daughter
Jessica Hoffman, We love You,
Dad and Mom
Apr 1 -
Happy Birthday Allie Pelto, Apr 3 ,Your friend Angie D.
Happy Anniversary Mar 28 - Apr 3
Happy Anniversary Mar 30 - Dwight & Janize Nissen
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to the Delta High School shop class for building 10 beautiful dog houses for our homeless friends. And to the IGA for giving us a place to communicate with the community. And to the loving people who have adopted and helped our community's lost and homeless pets. Thank you all again.
April 19, 2005 -- Heart Fur Animals
Happy Birthday Apr 18 - Apr 24
Apr 18 -
Happy Birthday to my awesome wife Barb Rawalt of almost 38 years. Apr 23. Who would have thought that a Swede & German could be together this long---and I don't even like Lutefisk! Love Mike
I'm proud of who you are, and all that you've accomplished in your
short fifteen years here on this earth. HAPPY BIRTHDAY honey on Apr 23,
and God bless you!
Happy Birthday To
Tom Grapengeter, Apr 23
Apr 18 - Mike & Misty Lanegan
To my husband Jeff Howard, Thank you for a wonderful year! Apr 23. Happy Anniversary, Love Carolyn
I would like to thank the community of Delta for supporting me in
a time of need. I knew Delta was filled with nice generous people
but not as much as they turned out to be for me. I would like to
thank Rance and Angela Lence, Bridget and Walter Stockwell, Gary
Schoening, Papa Smurf and Loraine for setting up the auction that
was held for me at the Moose Lodge. Thanks everyone for donating
so much stuff. I also want to thank Rance and Angela for setting
up the donation cans as well as whoever else participated. I will
use the money to pay bills until I can get back to work.
Creig and Kathy Sharp visited Washington, D.C. during spring break. They enjoyed seeing all the sites, including a special tour of the White House. Lingering cold weather delayed the cherry blossoms that were just starting to appear when it was time to return to Alaska. Photo Courtesy Kathy Sharp.
Happy Birthday Apr 11 - Apr 17
Happy Birthday Apr 12 - Connie Morley
Happy Birthday Apr 12 - Ruby Hollembaek
Happy 13th Birthday to Crystal Green on Apr 13. It's your LUCKY day!
Happy Birthday to Daniel
Green on Apr 16. Both of you have
a great day and I will see you in less than a month. Love Cassie
Happy Birthday Dana Peoples
Happy Birthday big brother.
Timmothy J. Sivertsen a very happy sweet and
carefree 28th birthday on April 15. Love his baby Sis.
Happy Birthday Apr 15 -
Happy Birthday to Jessica
Happy Birthday Apr 16 Devin Huff
Happy Birthday Apr 16 -
Happy Birthday Apr 17 - Tracy Hollembaek
Happy Anniversary Apr 11 - Apr 17
Happy Anniversary Apr 11 -
Rich & Anne Mauer
Tax Forms and Info At Library
Have you filed your 2004 IRS Return? The deadline is Friday, April 15. The Delta Community Library has a wide variety of tax forms, information booklets and a copier for your convenience. The library will be open until 9 p.m. on Friday April 15 for last minute filers. IRS Forms are also available on the Internet at http://www.irs.gov/
April 9, 2005
National Honor Society DHS Chapter Accepting Applications
The Delta High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership. Any students in grades 10 through 12 who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character. Membership selection will be made by a Faculty Council. Applications are available from the NHS Adviser, Mrs. Kathy Sharp. She is in the high school computer lab before school and during first period, and at Delta Cyber School during the remaining hours of the school day. Deadline for submission is April 20th.
April 5, 2005
I Stand and Watch
I stand and watch as my child explores the world.
Record Keeping Workshop Postponed
The Farm Record Keeping Workshop that was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 7 has been postponed. We are hoping to be able to conduct to workshop towards the end of April.
April 6, 2005
Charter Commission Meeting
April 6, 2005
MSNBC is taking a poll on whether or not ANWR should be opened for
drilling. Right now "No" is in the lead - If you'd like to cast a
vote, here's the link.
March 29, 2005 -- Donna Waller
Pick up your Festival of Lights
Missing your Festival of Lights Photo Contest entries? Stop by the Delta Library and pick up your folder at the front desk. Many thanks to all the talented photographers who shared their work with our community! The display was a big hit with all our visitors. Watch for an even better display area coming next year.
March 31, 2005
Library Needs Baskets!
Here it comes! The Delta Library Basket of Books Silent Auction and annual Open House Celebration is Saturday, April 23. Medium and large size baskets are needed! Drop them by the library or call 895-4102 to have them picked up. All donations for the sale are welcome - thank you in advance! Watch the Delta Wind for more information.
March 31, 2005
Public Review and Comment Invited on “Fort Greely Environmental Sites Decision Document, March 2005”
THE “FORT GREELY ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS DOCUMENT,
MARCH 2005” PROPOSES REMOVING 68 OF 132 SITES FROM FORT GREELY
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM—Some not contaminated. Some not requiring
cleanup under Alaska regulations. Some with cleanup completed.
March 26, 2005 -- Edward H. Vaughn/ RAB Support Subcontractor
Fort Greely Environmental Sites Decision Document, March 2005 Available for Public Review and Comment
Fort Greely, Alaska—The Fort Greely Environmental
Sites Decision Document, March 2005 has been completed and is now
available for public review and comment. The document was prepared
by the Fort Greely Environmental Office in close coordination with
the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Fort Greely Installation
Restoration Advisory Board.
March 26, 2005 -- Edward H. Vaughn/ RAB Support Subcontractor