an Orcutt and Helen Orcutt in Pease and
Madore's one-horse-open-sleigh, in the winter of about 1978. It was taken in Big
D. Photo by Neil Orcutt
Carlene Smith (Chairman of the Deltana Borough Steering Committee) told the Delta News Web that rumors suggesting that the borough paperwork has been filed with the State of Alaska are not correct. Carlene told me "we are in stage one of a very long process."
David Johnson -- February 8, 2000
Jim Canada working on a satellite dish installation during the winter of 1999/2000. Photo by Tami Canada.
Single engine DeHavilland Otter parked at the Delta "BLM strip." Photo by David Johnson.
High winds created quite a bit of damage in the Delta
Junction/Fort Greely area throughout the day on Wednesday February 2nd.
Roofs were damaged, some severely, and some buildings were destroyed. Sustained winds blew at around 50 mph and gusts were recorded at over 60
mph. These pictures are just a small sampling of the damage caused by the
February 4, 2000
Near total eclipse of the moon
Photos by Brian and Kay Eaton
Submitted by Beth Latimer
COLD CLIMATE HOMEBUILDING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 4
As Alaskans we face some of the most severe weather conditions in the world. Accordingly we must continually look for innovative solutions to daily challenges in building and living.
Rich Seifert, Energy and Housing Specialist with the Alaska Cooperative Extension is offering a FREE workshop in Delta. The class will be held Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the A.C.E. Conference room at the Jarvis Office Center. Seating is limited so please register early to guarantee a space.
This workshop is being aimed at those who are buying or building this next year. Topics covered will include general building science, design features to assist in recognizing quality aspects of housing construction, current housing technology, house maintenance in Alaska, and many local issues; permafrost, indoor air quality, radon, and waste disposal. Anyone interested in attending this FREE workshop can contact the Alaska Cooperative Extension office in Delta Junction at 895-4215 or 1-800-478-8324. Registration deadline is March 2, 2000. If there is not enough interest this workshop will be canceled and possibly offered at another time.
Alaska Cooperative Extension February 8, 2000
Annual Delta Farm
Topics will include:
There will be two 15 minute breaks and a Potluck Luncheon.
Please review the schedule below and provide a dish:
The District will provide major meat dishes.
Call 895-4215 for more information. Various agricultural interest groups will have booths with information available to attendants.
The 2000 Delta Farm Forum is co-sponsored by the Alaska Cooperative Extension and the Salcha-Big Delta Soil and Water Conservation District
Cooperative Extension Service - February 3, 2000
NEWAPT WORM ALERT
If you have received a cyan-colored message in your inbox recently - probably from a familiar address, carrying this message: "http://stuart.messagemates.com/index.html Hypercool Happy New Year 2000 funny programs and animations... We attached our recent animation from this site in our mail ! Check it out!" You have received a copy of the worm-type virus known as NewApt. This worm spreads with an attachment, usually given one of the following names: g-zilla.exe, cooler3.exe, cooler1.exe, copier.exe, video.exe, pirate.exe, goal1.exe, hog.exe, party.exe, saddam.exe, monica.exe, boss.exe, farter.exe, chestburst.exe, panther.exe, theobbq.exe, goal.exe, baby.exe, bboy.exe, cupid2.exe, fborfw.exe, casper.exe, irnglant.exe, or gadget.exe If the attachment is opened, the worm searches your system for e-mail addresses, sends a copy of itself to those addresses, and then stays resident in your machine. When you see one of these messages, delete it, tell the person who sent it to you that they could be infected, and remember to scan all attachments you receive in your e-mail. For more information, including instructions on removing the worm from your system, visit symantec's web page on this topic. Or to scan your computer on the Internet, for free, click here.
KNIX.NET -- January 28, 2000
Community Choir Seeks Adults and Youth to Celebrate Easter with Song
The Delta/Greely Community is preparing for an Easter Celebration to be held the end of Easter week. This will be the first year that community members join together for an Easter performance of this size and variety. The program will be divided into three segments that honor the Passion of Christ, the Resurrection, and the joyous Celebration of Life and New Beginnings.
Community Choir rehearsals are scheduled for Thursday nights, at Ft. Greely Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. and will start on February 3rd. Community Choir membership is open to all adults of the community. A Youth Choir has been proposed for students grades 7 through 12. Their first meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2nd at the First Baptist Church. An ability to read music is helpful, but not a requirement for membership in the choirs. A Childrens Choir may be organized for ages kindergarten through 6th grade.
The Easter Celebration will include Youth Drama productions under the direction of Chap. Jim McNeal from Ft. Greely Chapel. Instrumentalists are being recruited to create an ensemble that would perform during the drama productions.
Students interested in a Youth Choir should attend the first rehearsal or contact Jeff Durham at 895-2075. Local Pastors wishing to volunteer toz lead prayers and read scripture should contact Chap. Jim McNeal at Ft. Greely Chapel 873-4610. Instrumentalists or people interested in choir can contact Music Director, Kathy Sharp at 895-4911.
Kathy Sharp -- January 26, 2000