Donna Gardino snapped this picture of a young great horned owl off Shaw Creek
Road yesterday (6/27). With a perpetually stern expression, one always
wonders what is going through their minds.
Voice Your Ideas on Reuse
Interested in shaping reuse at Fort Greely? Help to
decide what the City should be doing about issues such as the potential
landfill, the prison, the industrial park and the realignment of Fort
Greely. Meet with the ILRAAC (Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority
Advisory Committee) on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 5:00 PM at
City Hall to voice your ideas. Call 895-1081 for more information.
City of Delta Junction -- June 12, 2000
Gerstle River Dike Complete!
After over six months of
negotiations with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS),
the Board of Deltana Community Corporation was able to secure funding
through NRCS' Emergency Watershed Program to construct a dike to protect
Cummings Road and prevent further erosion.
The project involved the construction of an earthfill dike with a rock
riprap armor. Total length of the dike is approximately 1600 feet
and approximate cost of the dike was $200,000. The contract was awarded by
NRCS, with DCC as sponsor, to Alaska Unlimited, a Delta Junction
contractor. NRCS provided 75% of the funding to construct the dike
with DCC providing 25% through the State capital matching grant program.
Some funding also came directly from DCC's limited operating budget.
The project began early in May and was completed by the third week in May.
Thanks to Alaska Unlimited for a great job and completing the project
prior to the summer's high water. Although the dike is now complete,
DCC is still requesting support from the region to maintain the dike.
Contributions are welcomed and encouraged. DCC has a very limited
revenue source, State Revenue Sharing, which decreased by a third last
year and is expected to decrease again this year. Without operating funds,
DCC would be unable to capture the funding to complete such projects in
Donna Gardino, DCC -- June 1, 2000
Delta High School 2000
Christie DuBois gave the valedictory at Wednesday
night's graduation ceremonies in the large gym at Delta High School.
Christie is the daughter of Steve and Kenna DuBois.
Ben Glass with a big smile and a diploma. Ben
is the son of Dan and Evelyn Glass.
David Gibbs was the keynote speaker at the graduation. Gibbs is a long
time Delta resident and DGSD employee. The student who introduced him said
that Gibbs was an encouragement to all the students with a friendly smile, an
uplifting word and sincere interest in students' lives. Gibbs spoke on
moving forward, not giving up on your dreams, and keeping faith in God.
A small group of Sandhill cranes have taken up residence along
Clearwater Road. These are often seen in the vicinity of
Schenk's dairy. Photo by Glen Johnson.
Jim Canada with a catch of 13 red salmon at Chitina.
Photo by Tami Canada.
Delta Wind Publication Schedule
The Delta Wind plans to publish on June 29, July 13 and 27. The
paper plans two issues in August before the beginning of the school year.
Delta News Web -- June 9, 2000
This is the welcome sign at the Alaska / Canada border on the Alaska Highway. Photo by
Delta News Web.
This moose was on the outside of the fence at
Nickays Country Garden. Moose can wreak havoc in Alaska gardens....often right
at harvest time. Strong, high fences are needed to keep them out.
Photo taken by Nick Wardle.
The Tanana Loop Map as seen from the Richardson Highway is a rough sketch of
what lies along the loop and extension.
A hoary marmot enjoys the warm summer sun on a rock
outcropping far above the Richardson Highway on Rainbow Mountain. Photo by
Tom (r.) and Enoch Pitzer wait for their stallion "Crimson" to get up
as the tranquilizer wears off. Crimson was going to become a gelding, but
close examination by Delta vet Clint Crusberg turned up an anomaly which caused
him to recommend against the operation.
Preston Miller (on ridge, lower left) stands high on Rainbow Mountain in the
Alaska Range in early June. Photo by Glen Johnson.
An Alyeska Pipeline surveillance team snapped
this picture at a cathodic protection site where they stopped to take some
voltage and current readings. The site is just above Summit
Lake at about 3500 feet. Al Nicoson (l.) and Howard Echo-Hawk are shown in
this picture in front of their Air Logistics Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter. Photo
courtesy Howard Echo-Hawk
In early summer moose begin to use the lush vegetation
growing in ponds. Delta News Web Photo.
Most of the graduates are shown in this pre-graduation photo in the small
gym. All photos by Delta News Web.
Delta News Web -- May 25, 2000
Father's Day 2000 was special for Nick Wardle of Delta. He and his father
Nick Leras were reunited after 35 years. Photo by Kay Wardle.
Climbing Donnelly Dome near the first summit. Delta News Web photo.
Brian Palmer takes in the scenery in Prince William Sound on a boat his dad,
Leo, is piloting. Photo by Richard Mitchell.
A lone hiker stands on a small peak high in the
Alaska Range. Photo by Glen Johnson
Jim Canada dipping for salmon in the Copper River near Chitina. The Copper
is dangerous water, so Jim was tied off to shore for safety. Photo by Tami