Nick Wardle had company while he dug potatoes. Photo Courtesy Kay Wardle
Tawnee and her cat Ki-Ki chilling out in the lawn. Photo Courtesy Nick Wardle
Here is former resident Tom Thorne and his new wife Holly. They were married at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage June 14. Tom worked at Fort Greely from 1994 to 2001 at DPW. Photo Courtesy Marlin Dunklebarger
Local band "Chains of the Primitive" played for the Youth Court Teen Dance Saturday night at the fair. Band members from left to right are Eddie Barkhurst on bass guitar, Travis DuBois on guitar, Tony Sherman on vocals and bongo drums, Caleb Parker on guitar, and Ken Stine on drums. Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois
Sam Vose was the Grand Champion in the inaugural Spam carving contest at the Deltana fair. The piece was titled "Spam-I-Am (a self portrait)". Sam said he got the inspiration for the sculpture while looking in the mirror. Photo Courtesy Gary Cooper
Happy Birthday August 18 - 24
Rob King - August 19 From the ECC crew
Happy Anniversary August 18 - 24
"Bill" and Leigh Dennison - August 20 From Bob and Ann Geise
The reality of it all! Winter is coming! The birds are feeding! Oh No! Photos Courtesy Dwight Phillips
I captured this gorgeous view of the Alaska Range early Tuesday
morning (8/19). It was taken near the end of our driveway (close
to the intersection of Clearwater Rd. and the Alaska Highway).
Holly (Crandall) Ricaporte met R. Lee Ermey, when he interviewed Tom Clancy at a book signing at Ft. Bragg on the 16th of August. You may recognize Mr. Ermey as the 1st Sgt from the movie Full Metal Jacket. Photo Courtesy Joe Crandall
This picture shows Charlie straining to lift a hefty stringer of reds just dipped from the mighty Copper River. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
This is Charlie Atwell (in his new pickup) and Marlin Dunklebarger ascending the hill from O'Brian Creek after limiting out on red salmon last weekend. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
The warm temperatures and long days of summer are great for growing flowers in interior Alaska. Here some bees are active around a large dahlia flower. Photo Courtesy Gary Cooper
Lois Cosgrove was 80 years old on August 9th. During World War II, Lois was a cadet nurse. She met and married Norman while stationed in Oklahoma. They moved to Alaska and homesteaded on the Clearwater 50 years ago. Photo Courtesy Jeri
Thank you, Uncle Todd!
Uncle Todd! Thank you for sending the money for us to enter the chess tournament. We love you and miss you. August 4, 2003
"GHOST SHIP RISING - The Strange Fate of the Clara Nevada"
History that is stranger than fiction is the theme of the upcoming historical
mystery play entitled “Ghost Ship Rising – The Strange Fate of the Clara Nevada”
coming to perform in Delta on August 7th at 7:00 pm at the Delta Elementary
School Gymnasium (the small gym).
Brenda Peterson -- August 4, 2003
This B 1 Bomber was parked at Eielson AFB last Friday morning,
August 1 and was gone that same
We recently took a mini-vacation and decided to return from Anchorage via the Parks Hwy; spontaneously taking the Denali Highway to cut across to Paxson on the Rich Hwy. Taking time out for a couple of picture stops and a great lunch at the McClaren River Lodge, it took 5 hours to travel 135 miles on the Denali. The road is full of "washboards", but not as bad as we thought it would be.
The wildlife was wonderful and the scenery was breathtaking. We saw caribou, moose, swans, and ptarmigan, and there were "loads" of ripe blueberries on the hilltops. The trip will always be a reminder that even us long-time Alaskans need to take time out once in a while to play tourist. Photos by Kathy and Creig Sharp
Happy Birthday July 28 - 31 and August 1 - 3
Ted Echo-Hawk - July 29 From the Echo-Hawk's, Lopez's, Hayashi's, Kelly's, and Kawe's.
Action Jackson Reiter 5th birthday - August 2 . He's celebrating in Alabama with his Memaw and will celebrate again with his Alaska family when he returns home.
WE NEED HELP FROM OUR COMMUNITY
As you can see, it's time again to get out the keyboards and get those fingers to typing. The DNW is in need of news. Our online newspaper is only a success because of people like you.
Please take the time and submit your articles to the DNW, so other folks can read about our community and the things that happen here in our small town.
THANKS: Webmaster -- July 25, 2003
Hillary Crandall, Brad Russell and Shane Fett had a chance to
visit while at Brad's business, Fish Central, in Valdez on Sunday
Happy Birthday August 25 - 31
Lindsay St. Peter - August 27 Happy 17th Birthday! WOW!! Love, your family
Charlie Atwell - August 29
From your loving wife!
Happy Anniversary August 25 - 31
Mom and Dad - Happy
HIGHWAY'S END FARMERS MARKET - HARVEST FESTIVAL
A Harvest Festival is scheduled at the Highway's End Farmers
Market for August 30th, every Saturday in August except the weekend of
the Deltana Fair. Each Saturday will feature musical entertainment, drawings
every 1/2 hour, cash prizes for contests and ice cream for all contest
participants. The 30th is “Harvest Day”. Events
planned are vegetable contests, “Lil Farmer” contest, pie contests and a cake
walk. Vendor space for Harvest Festival days will be $5.00. For more information
call Nancy at 378-2241. Everyone welcome!
Brenda Peterson - August 25, 2003
Attempting to Distribute Senior Videos to 2003 DHS Graduates
The DHS Multimedia class produces a Senior Video every year. When the new teacher, Mrs. Kathy Sharp, was reviewing class materials for the upcoming year, she discovered that many of last year’s seniors did not receive their complimentary video. Unfortunately, a lot of these seniors will be difficult to locate since they have now joined the work force or moved away. If you are a 2002-03 senior, family member, or friend, please contact Mrs. Sharp at Delta Cyber School (895-1043) to make arrangements for pickup or mailing of the Senior Video. If you know an updated mailing address for a senior that moved, it would be appreciated if you’d share it so they can receive their video.
Kathy Sharp -- August 21, 2003
I had the pleasure of attending the Delta Fair on opening day. I snapped is photo of this unique quilt that shows the transition through the distinct seasons found in Alaska. The Presbyterian Church made the quilt as a group effort. Titled: Making Christ known for the healing of the world. Revelation 22:2 Photo Courtesy J. Leon Vialpando
Hello Delta News Web. Just wanted to tell you what I have been up to. Things have been busy here with school. We are into our summer quarter now and it is half way done.
This picture is of a Tin Man Costume that I made for the production of a Wizard of Oz play. The show went on 8 times at the Outdoor Forest Theater in Bremerton. Rain or shine it went on. The costume took off and on about 4 weeks to make. It is not made out of Metal. It is constructed out of shiny silver fabric and Styrene plastic spray painted chrome. It looked just like metal. The Tin Man was played by Jeff Rocco from Renton, Washington.
Sean Purucker -- August 19, 2003
You can always tell when Fall is right around the corner. The young bulls have velvet on their antlers. Photos Courtesy Dwight Phillips
And our evenings are getting darker. Beautiful Fall sunset over the Tanana River.
The Deltana Fair...Long Ago and Far Away
Look at this
P.S. Good luck to the2003 Deltana Fair.
Flowers on the Clearwater River. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Tanana Valley. Summer is just about over, but we can't complain. It was a fantastic summer and these pictures are the proof. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
Happy Birthday August 11 - 17
August 11 From Delta Christian Center
Michael Carnevale 48th - August 15 From C.C. Hugs XOXOX
Happy Anniversary August 11 - 17
Curtis and Belita Taylor 36th anniversary --August 12 From your cell group
Curtis & Belita Taylor -- August 12 from DCC church family
MYSTERY LADY HAS BEEN REVEALED
The mystery lady has been revealed. Kay Wardle submitted her name, because she knew Lois used to be a nurse and was nearing 80. Thanks Kay for your guess.
Webmaster -- August 11, 2003
"May I present to you Captain and Mrs. David Arthur Bragg. Rhetta Kristina Hosier and David Arthur Bragg were married at the Princess Hotel in Fairbanks on Friday evening, August 1, 2003. They will live outside Alaska for several years while David is in the military, but plan to return to Alaska to make their home. Kristy is the daughter of Myron and Rhetta Hosier. She attended Assembly Christian School and graduated from Delta Christian Academy. David is formerly from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served in Iraq during the war, and is now stationed at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. Congratulations, David and Kristy." Photos Courtesy of Rhetta Hosier
Mark Hem (Hem's Charters Chitina) shows approval of the bow of his boat. She has kissed alot of rocks during 16 years on the river. Photo Courtesy Marlin Dunklebarger
Happy Birthday August 4 - 10
Tana Wood - August 9 From Marlin and Pam
Jackie Nelson - August 9 From Marlin and Pam
Mike Jenkins -- August 9 From Mike & Barb
Joshua Knix -- August 9th From Connie Knix
Marlin Dunklebarger - August 10 Happy Birthday Pappy from Christopher, Happy Birthday Dad from Rachael, Bill, Shilo and Dielisse
Marlin Dunklebarger - August 10 Happy Birthday from Dwight, Julia and family. Here's hoping you get your limit of reds as well as a huge King this weekend in Chitina!
Happy Anniversary August 4 - 10
Butch and Nancy Johnson - August 4 From Nancy Johnson
Louis and Evelyn Glass - August 5 From Marlin and Pam
Most everyone will know the famous Abbot and Costello. But what about the pretty lady, who is about to turn eighty? Photo Courtesy will be revealed on Monday. If you want to take a guess of who the birthday girl is, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your inquiry to DNW.
This is a picture of Delta resident Isaac Parker who is working for Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game in Sitka Alaska. Isaac is surveying fish streams and as this picture shows there is a bumper crop of Pink Salmon in the region. The hazards of this work is evident by the shotgun Isaac is carrying. Isaac reports his bear count is up to 56 so far. Photo Courtesy Isaac Parker
Delta News Web publisher David Johnson steps off Colorado
demonstration "Diesel Multiple Unit" at the Anchorage depot of the
Alaska Railroad. Colorado Railcar brought the DMU to Alaska to
demonstrate the concept. The unit is self propelled, and can carry
up 92 passengers in commuter service. It can easily travel at
60-70 mph, and does not strain even at 100 mph.
The gravel pit on The Old Rich Highway July 28, this picture is of a couple of boys swimming. Just last Monday was a great reminder that we are still having summer in the Interior. Both of our photos are Courtesy of Dwight Phillips
Flowers on the Clearwater. Just wanted to add some sunshine to DNW for the weekend. This is a reminder, that summer is not officially over, even though the weather this week has that in question. Do you know that it was 38 degrees this morning?