IGA bagger Paul Doroshenko had a grin for the Delta News Web camera on a
recent busy Saturday afternoon.
Mike Sarver makes a point about the upcoming Friends of NRA Banquet to Don
Bunselmeier recently in the IGA foyer. Delta News Web photo.
Moose love lakes in the summer and fall. Aquatic vegetation growing in the
lakes is a favorite --and high quality -- moose food. Photo by Steve DuBois
Kelly's Alaska Country Inn on the Web
Kelly's Motel -- now Kelly's
Alaska Country Inn -- long an Alaska Highway/Richardson Highway landmark
is now on the "Information Superhighway."
feature of the website that will interest visitors and local residents alike
is Judy Ferguson's "Romancing
the North," a story about Sam and Chaddie Kelly, the Alaska
pioneers who established the inn.
Kemp -- one of the Kelly "kids" has long been an effective
community supporter, and insisted on having an extensive Delta section with
links to other Delta Junction websites.
long way from its humble early beginnings, the Inn is managed today by
Chaddie with help from her children, Susie, Yvonne and Sam.
Delta pioneer Sam Kelly built Kelly's Motel in the early 1960's.
Today, Kelly's Alaska Country Inn is a modern Alaska Highway/Richardson
Highway lodging establishment with a long history of serving Alaskans and
visitors. This and other pictures can be seen on the new Kelly's
Website at http://www.kellysalaskacountryinn.com
Web Craft -- September 11, 2000
LOCALHARVEST.ORG LAUNCHES NEW SITE CONNECTING PEOPLE & FOOD ONLINE AND OFFLINE
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- Ocean Group formally launched today a unique way for consumers to find fresh, locally-grown foods in neighborhoods throughout the US.
Hungry web-surfers can now log on to find fresh produce sold directly by farmers. This web-based resource was developed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop real-time directory of the increasing number of farmers selling through Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, U-Pick Farms and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.
LocalHarvest.org meets increasing consumer demand for fresh food. The average "fresh" produce in a grocery store is 7-14 days old and has traveled approximately 1,400 miles to get there. Increasing public concern about the environmental impact of long-haul transportation and consumer desire for a healthy lifestyle point to an increasing dissatisfaction with the current food delivery system. Many have started to change their shopping habits by supporting farmers' markets and
"Through LocalHarvest.org, consumers find ways to make personal connections with farmers, enjoy 'fresh from the vine' foods, and support the local economy," stated Erin Barnett, Project Coordinator for Local Harvest.
In the past decade, America has experienced a rapid growth in the number of farmers markets and
CSAs, although there has not been an easy way for interested individuals to find them. According to Secretary of Agriculture Dan
Glickman, the USDA tracks over 2,500 farmers' markets across the country. "The growth in the number of farmers' markets illustrates the importance of the bridge between farmers and consumers."
LocalHarvest.org utilizes a sophisticated mapping service - an Open Source Geographic Information
System (GIS) -specially customized to allow customers to "point and click" anywhere in the United
States and get an interactive picture of where direct marketing farms are located.
by Michael Straus provided by Phil Kaspari -- September 6, 2000
END OF SEASON GARDENING TIPS
From the Cooperative Extension Service
Exerts from "The Potting Bench"
KEEP THOSE RECORDS!
Termination dust becomes a reality and pending summer projects become next year's plans. Each year has some unique growing conditions and 2000 is no exception. These conditions have a direct influence on plant growth and additionally influence plant pests which have a direct impact on the plant's growth and production.
Many gardeners like to try new garden vegetable varieties each year. If you try your hand at this variety testing be sure to remember that a single season's trial can be a hit-or-miss situation. Many external forces are acting on a plant during its growth and they differ from year to year. It becomes difficult to determine which factor has the greatest impact on success or failure of a particular variety.
Keeping records of growing conditions, fertility management and other factors from year to year will give you information on which to make valid variety comparisons over extended periods; at least on a local level.
ROOTING OUT YOUR ROOT MAGGOTS
If you had root maggots infesting your crops this season what have you done to prevent their return next year? A crop that has extensive damage should not be left in the soil through the winter. Even if there is no salvageable part, pull them and get them out of the garden. If you don't the larvae emerge from the root to pupate and return next spring. You can break their life cycle before its too late.
The same procedure should be used for cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Remove the root system when harvest is complete to eliminate any maggots in the roots.
Remove all crop residues from garden plots. Putting it into the compost pile can recycle many residues. Removing it also helps to prevent disease or insect pest from overwintering. Diseased or insect infested plants should not be added to the compost pile since the disease organism or pest may be returned to the garden.
TIME TO TASTE YOUR SOIL
When your garden has come to its logical end this fall, it is time to begin preparing for next spring's activities. One of the important things you can accomplish prior to freeze up is soil testing. You will be much better prepared for next season if you know what the lime and fertilizer requirements will be.
If your garden needs lime it can be added this fall. It will then react with the soil and provide benefits much quicker than if it were applied in the spring. Knowing what kind of fertilizer and the quantity required can also be a distinct advantage. You may be able to save some money on fall sales but if not you will definitely save time by not waiting for the results of soil tests while your garden is growing next spring.
Check with the Extension office located in Room 115 of the Jarvis Office Center or call 895-4215 for information.
Cooperative Extension Service -- August 28, 2000
Local Republican party stalwarts spent part of a recent Saturday reminding Delta
folks to be registered to vote in the upcoming November elections. Jo
McBride, Bruce Grossman, and Fran Hallgren talk with Ron Magee. Delta
News Web photo
The silver salmon fishing has been great in Valdez this year.
Fronty Parker says the fish in this picture is the biggest he has ever caught in Valdez.
It weighs nearly 16
lbs, yet this is a lightweight model in comparison to the 17-20 pound silver
that were turned into the salmon derby on a regular basis. Photo by Steve
Community Baby Shower to Benefit
Crisis Pregnancy Center
On Tuesday, September 26 at 7 PM all the ladies in the community are invited to a baby shower held at the First Baptist Church to benefit the Baby
Isaiah Room at the Fairbanks Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC).
One way CPC ministers to those in need is by providing baby clothing and other baby gifts to women in need. These baby items are distributed from the Baby Isaiah Room. The Baby Isaiah Room is named after Baby Isaiah Joslin, son of Steve and Debbie Joslin of Delta Junction. Isaiah went to be with the LORD on June 11, 1999, at just 32 days old. This shower, held in memory of little Isaiah, is our way of reaching out to help other little babies in need and show them and their mommies the love of Christ. We hope you will join us for an evening of fun and fellowship as we enjoy showering the Crisis Pregnancy Center with baby gifts.
CPC Director, Carol Henry, will be our special guest as she shares what CPC is and the different ways CPC helps women and girls in crisis pregnancies. Cake and punch will be served. Gifts need not be wrapped. Please call Neva Starnes at 895-2019 or 895-4490 or Debbie Joslin at 895- 4565 with any questions.
Everyone is invited! We hope to see you there.
Debbie Joslin -- September 14, 2000
Joslin and her friend Sugar De Tugar. Sugar is a large toy poodle.
Photo by David Johnson.
Alaska Highway mailbox. Photo by Michael Kingston.
New Topographic Map WebSite
recently found out about a helpful new site that provides topographic
coverage of the entire US. The website is even searchable on place
names. The website is called TopoZone.com and is at http://www.topozone.com
are available at several scales and should be helpful for anyone interested
in the outdoors or other uses of maps.
Mitchell reports that latitude and longitude information shows in the status
bar at the bottom of at least Netscape browsers.
Johnson -- September 11, 2000
The bright days of summer and flowering Alaska wild roses are gone for another
year. These roses produce "rose hips" which can be made into a
tasty jelly. Photo by David Johnson.
Northern Lights (aurora borealis) are especially common during the weeks
around the autumnal and vernal equinoxes. Michael Kingston snapped this
Prolific local photographer Michael Kingston snapped this picture of the
stunning colors of fall recently at Bolio Lake.
Crossroads Family Dentistry
Debuts On-Line Presence
Dr. Oliver and a young patient smiled for the camera recently during
development of Delta's Crossroads
Family Dentistry website. Photo courtesy of Northwest Web Craft.
Delta's family dental practice, Crossroads
Family Dentistry is now on the web with it's own website.
Husband and wife dentists Bradley Oliver and Lisa Friberg developed the
website so people in Delta and surrounding communities could find
information on the `net about their local dental clinic.
of the benefits the clinic offers is same-appointment fitting of most
crowns. The CAD/CAM machine shown at left is capable of providing a
state-of-the-art porcelain crown during a normal appointment for this
procedure. A wait of several weeks was needed before this machine
address for the new website is http://www.crossroadsdentistry.com
Johnson -- NWWC -- September 1, 2000
Photographer Michael Kingston snapped these snowy mountain reflections at
Bolio Lake recently.
new computer worm has appeared. This one is particularly dangerous in
that it is only necessary to read the message. If you are using
Outlook Express 5.0, your system is vulnerable.
worm triggers on the first of any month at 5 PM. It shuts down windows
and modifies registry keys.
anti-virus software has intercepted this worm on three separate occasions in
the past 10 days.
Here is information
about the worm from Symantec's Anti-Virus
VBS.KakWorm spreads using Microsoft Outlook Express. It attaches
itself to all outgoing messages via the Signature feature of Outlook Express
and Internet Explorer newsgroup reader.
The worm utilizes a known Microsoft Outlook Express security hole so
that a viral file is created on the system without having to run any
attachment. Simply reading the received email message will cause the virus
to be placed on the system.
David Johnson -- August 28, 2000