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July 2003

Buckley Hollembaek
Buckley  Hollembaek with his first Halibut.  Taken in Valdez June 13, 2003. Photo Courtesy Ruby Hollembaek

Ryan Parton
Here is a photo of Ryan hiking the Grand Canyon in the state he now lives in Arizona. This is the Angel Bride Trail.  Ryan is a DHS graduate from 1994. Photo Courtesy Ryan Parton

Happy Birthday July 21 - 27

Duane Petty - July 22 from Marlin and Pam

Rhandie - 14th birthday - July 24 Love, Mom, Dad, Dan, and Kelly

Great/Grandpa - Norman Cosgrove - July 25  Love Tami, Jamie, Dylan, Darby, and Samantha

Norman Cosgrove - July 25 from Jerilyn Preston

Bob Geise born -  July 26, 19XX  Celebrates another birthday!  from Ann

Ginny (Bob's daughter)  - July 26 (several years later than Bob) from Ann

Jim and Nicky Stephens

Jim and Nicky Stephens celebrated their 33rd
anniversary on the 11th of July.  They took a trip to Valdez with their boat and then up to the Kenny Lake area. 

Photo Courtesy Katie Johnson  -- July 18, 2003

Delta/Clearwater Dart League Update

As the 2003/2004 league president I'd like to remind all players and sponsors that they should start planning for the upcoming season.

We need to have a General Membership meeting to plan the season and discuss any changes to the rules or bylaws. The meeting will be held at the Alaskan Steakhouse on 21 September 2003 at 6:00 p.m.

A matter of utmost importance is that we do not currently have a Secretary/Treasurer for the League. I'd like to thank Kathy Probert for the many years she has dedicated to the office, and Esta Hover for stepping forward to fill her shoes, who however will be unable to serve due to an employment opportunity.

I'm hopeful someone will step forward and volunteer their time for this most important position. The duties of the secretary/treasure include: notify members of meetings, keep and read minutes of league meetings, schedule league play, handle correspondence and announcements, compile league standings and statistics, handle league finances, collect money from sponsoring establishments, keep records of income and expenses and may be one of the two signatures required on the DCDL savings account.

This job requires a computer and associated skills, patience and dedication. Also, writing articles to the Delta Wind concerning standings and upcoming events are appreciated by all members.

For the past two years we have started league play on the first Thursday in October. This year that will fall on the 2nd. I can honestly say that we need to have a new Secretary/Treasurer in place by the General Membership meeting on 21 September or there will not be Dart League play this season.

Joe Crandall -- July 15, 2003

Travis, Jared and Scotty
Travis DuBois and Jared Creviston with National Hockey League star Scotty Gomez. Scotty is a resident of Anchorage and players for the New Jersey Devils hockey team. He's won the Stanley Cup twice and was NHL rookie of the year in his first year in the NHL. Travis and Jared attended a hockey clinic put on by Scotty in North Pole. Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

Dwight Phillips
Dwight Phillips displaying his KING that was caught on the Gulkana River on a recent float trip. Photo Courtesy Marlin Dunklebarger

Grandma Barb and Hosanna
Grandma Barb and Hosanna wearing a caribou rack at the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali Park.  Photo Courtesy Mike Rawalt

DNW is looking for community news

As you can see, we are going to have alot of white space that needs to have some good information about our activities and events happening around Delta.  If you have anything you would like to share, or know of a friend who could share something, please pass the word on. 

We enjoy reading about your activities and news and so does the general public.  Thanks for being a part of the DNW. 

Webmaster -- July 10, 2003

Brian Palmer
Brian Palmer perfecting his float and fish technique on a recent rafting trip down the Gulkana River.  Photo Courtesy Marlin Dunklebarger

Happy Anniversary July 7 - 13

Harvey and Brenda Burke  41 yrs - July 7 from Martha and Donald Brenek

Jim and Nicky Stephens 33 years  -  July 11 from Jim Stephens

Happy Birthday July 7 -13

Sara McKee  - July 11  from Mike & Barb

Curtis Taylor  - July 12 from Marlin and Pam

Joyce Duff from Mom and Dad

Eli and Dylan
Eli Grossmann stands aboard the "Sundee Lynn" out of Juneau, Alaska. He is spending the summer working on a commercial fishing boat. With him is Dylan another hand onboard. Eli is hoping to earn money to enable him to play hockey in Fairbanks next season with the Arctic Lions Midget A team. He says the work is hard but he is enjoying it. Photo Courtesy Dawn Grossman

Can you see the porcupine?
This porcupine climbed a tree and I was lucky enough to have my camera nearby. Photo Courtesy Joe Crandall

Delta Midget hockey players (from left to right) Shadrack Lupo, Jared Creviston, Travis DuBois, and Ben Blais, pictured after winning the 2003 Midnight Sun Hockey Showcase Tournament in Fairbanks on June 27-29. The 4 Delta players were on the 7 man "White Team" which was undefeated in the tournament and won the championship game by a score of 5-4, after overcoming a 0-4 defect in the first half of the game. Jared, Travis, and Ben all scored in the championship game, while Shadrack kept the goalie hopping while getting numerous good shots on goal that just would not go in. Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

Happy Birthday July 1 - 6

Aaron Williams - July 2 from Mom and Dad

Reese Mitchell - July 2 from Mom and Dad

Leo Palmer - July 5 from Marlin and Pam

Glenn Wright - July 5 from Joyce McCombs

Sand Creek Fire update -  Monday - June 30

Delta, AK -Today at 12:00p command of the Sand Creek wildfire transferred to a smaller Type 3 team. Fire protection sprinklers and hoses will remain in
place at upriver cabins for the near future. Two crews are positioned at strategic locations along the Goodpaster River with pumps in the event they
are needed. Fire personnel will continue to secure fire line around the Southwestern edge near Liscum Slough and monitor hotspots in the Northwest
near Shaw Creek.

Forestry is assisting local property owners in the Goodpaster drainage with information about creating defensible space around cabins. Depending on winds, residents in the Delta area may smell smoke from a wildfire to the north in the Salcha drainage.

Fire information is located at Delta Forestry.

Matt Weaver/Delta Forestry -- July 1, 2003

Genevieve and Matt
Genevieve John and Matt Dickenson exchanging vows in the presence of many friends and relatives. Their wedding date was June 21, 2003 in sunny San Diego.  Photo Courtesy Gwendolyne John Jenkins
Howard and Yvonne EchoHawk have the pleasure of announcing the engagement of their daughter Elisabeth Echo-Hawk to Eruera Kawe son of Huikakahu Brian and Janice Kawe of New Zealand. Lis is a 2000 graduate of DHS. Lis and Eruera are pictured above in Kona, Hawaii where they both live and work with Youth With A Mission Island Breeze, a missionary organization. The wedding will be held in Kona, Hawaii at the Keauhou Beach Resort Aug. 30, 2003. If you would like to offer your congratulations or attend the wedding you can write to Lis at PO Box 1137, Kapa'au, HI 96755 or email her at Photo courtesy Abigail (EchoHawk) Lopez



Justin Atwell, fishing in Valdez with his Dad.  Holding up a large Rock Fish.  Photo Courtesy Charlie Atwell

Cow and calves
Just another hot day in Delta.  Sure has been a beautiful summer with weather.  Even the moose are taking advantage of a nearby puddle to cool off in the heat of the day.  Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips


Saturday, July 26 at Delta Christian Center.  4.5 mile Jack Warren Road. 9 AM - 5 PM  Refreshments will be sold.  All donations will go towards our new building addition. 

If you have items you would like to donate, please call Curtis at 895-5279.

Curtis Taylor -- July 21, 2003

Valdez halibut fishing trip!
This is left to right: Ross Baker, Brian Gay, Dave Sorensen, Bob Geise, Mitchell Gay and John Sorensen after halibut fishing in Valdez. They caught halibut, lingcod and a rock fish. A good time was had by all!  Photo Courtesy Linda Sorensen

Rawalt family fishing trip
Mike Rawalt and sons Christian & Brett show the catch from a Kenai River fishing trip. Mike said they had many fish on but most got off before getting them into the net. They also released a number of 10-20 lb fish with the hope of getting larger ones. But at the end of the trip, it is the fun and laughs they had,  not the size of fish caught. Thank God for for the Soldotna Dairy Queen!  Photo Courtesy Barb Rawalt

Dave and Crystal Waldo
Dave Waldo and Crystal Stordahl were married  on Saturday, July 19, near the Johnson River. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips

Open House Celebrating Kay Sandlin's Retirement

In appreciation of Kay Sandlin's 30 years of dedicated service to Golden Valley Electric and our Delta-area members, we invite Delta-area members to join us at an Open House in honor of her retirement. 
Where:  GVEA's Delta Office  
When: 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Friday, July 18, 2003

Please stop by to thank Kay and wish her a happy retirement.  Also, meet our new Delta office employees, Donna and Lana.

Pat White -- July 14, 2003

Happy Birthday July 14 - 20

Nancy King - July 14 from Joyce, Amy, Anne and Becky and all the gang at City Hall.

Eugene Edward Ottenstroer  - July 15 from your family.

Howie Echo-Hawk July 17  from the Echo-Hawk's, Lopez's, Hayashi's, Kelly's, and Kawe's.

Mike Kingston July 17 from Tom & Kim and the rest of your friends.

Happy Anniversary July 14 - 20
Carol and Joe Crandall 2 years -  July 14 from Joe Crandall

James Roger
On June 28, James Rogers won second place in The High Desert Open Weightlifting Championships in Reno, Nevada. This was a pre-qualifying lift for the Youth Olympics  James  is  a recent graduate from DHS (2003). His parents, are John and Janette Rogers. Photo Courtesy Nanci Ruthschild-Kennedy

Ed and Rachel
Produce sale at IGA. Pictured are Ed Larson (owner) and Rachel Phillips (employee) Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips

Travis and Michelle
Travis Zernick and Michelle Bobo (DHS '91) were married among family on Saturday, June 21st. The wedding and reception were held at Wolf Lodge in
Coeur D'Alene, ID.  Photo Courtesy Michelle Zernick (Bobo)

New Store in Delta

Arctic Fox Safety & Supply is finally open for business in Delta Junction. We carry a full line of Environmental, Safety and Janitorial products. We
also feature Paintball supplies and will soon carry a full line of cellular accessories and cellular contracts from Cellular One. We are committed to
bringing the Delta community "Fairbanks" prices on all products we carry. Please feel free to come in and look around, and say hello. We always
welcome suggestions for additional products you would like to see here in town. We are located at 1591 Quartz Road and School Road across from the Delta School. Our hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Phone: 895-2057 FAX: 895-2059. We currently accept applications for Business accounts and personal accounts will be considered at a future date.

Norm Lapinskas -- July 3, 2003

Leslie Bobo

Mike Bobo
Mike and Leslie on their trip to Red Rock Mountain outside Las Vegas. Photo courtesy Leslie Bobo

Local Boy Scout troop 56 welcomes six Webelows Cub scouts who earned their Arrow of Light award. Steve Bealer and Bradley Gefroh who are already boy scouts also welcomes this infusion of scouts, "helps the troop grow" says Steve. New scouts shown in the picture are; Heath, Ethan, and Jake Gebauer, Charles Herman, Tony Tirrell, and Steven Maxwell. The boys here participated in an overnight campout and induction ceremony. Parents interested in scouting program for their boys age 11 or entering the sixth grade, please call 895-1032 or 895-4523.  Photo Courtesy Fronty Parker

Vendors Wanted for July 4th

We are looking for vendors for the 4th of July celebration. Space is free and the crowd should be large. Come make some extra cash for your organization. Contact Dawn at 895 1910.

Dawn Grossman -- June 30, 2003

Sand Creek Fire update -  Sunday, June 29

Delta, AK –  Crews on the Sand Creek Fire are continuing to pack up fire fighting equipment to send it back to Delta, prior to the crews being sent home.  Some hose and sprinklers are being left at the upper Goodpaster cabins for protection, and pumps will be left with crews remaining in the area, but most other equipment and crew gear is being pulled off the fire as the crews prepare to leave.

The 44,150 acre fire has not changed significantly in the last two days and the priority is finishing securing the line on the southern perimeter along Liscom Slough. Three crews will continue that work today and two will remain on the fire Monday. Fire managers said yesterday’s rain cooled the fire and raised the humidity, helping crews in their efforts.  Today, however, is expected to be sunny and warm with no further chance of rain which could test the security of that line.

Monday morning, the fire will be turned over to the local Delta Forestry Office as the Type 2 Team departs for Fairbanks. A Type 3 organization will continue to monitor the fire and assess needs on a daily basis.  Work with property owners on defensible space will continue.

Paul Slenkamp -- June 29, 2003

Small Grizzly Bear Fales Road /Jack Warren

At 6am, Thurs. morning, 6/26/03, I observed a small Grizzly heading north across Fales Rd., about 1/3 of the way down from Jack Warren. At first I thought it was a black bear but as I got closer I saw the hump and the coloring of a young Grizzly. It paused in the road to look at my truck and then scampered off into the bushes. It's appeared to be about 2 years old. I want to let my neighbors know because several of them have livestock. Please pass this info on to anyone you know in that area and if you need to reach me, call 895-4726. Thanks!
Tom Jasper -- June 26, 2003

This is 9 months old Alessandra Mykayla Gibbs, David Jr and Maria Gibbs youngest daughter. The family resides in Palm Springs CA. Proud grandparents? Why David Sr and Frieda Gibbs of course!  Photo Courtesy David Gibbs




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