Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fundraiser for Larry & Chris Lyon ~ Feb 5

Fundraiser for Larry and Chris Lyon will be held this weekend, Saturday, February 5th at the Moose Lodge:  5 pm – 7pm.  Spaghetti w/Meatball Sauce, French Bread, Caesar Salad, Pies…all Homemade!  Silent Auction 5-6:30pm.  The meal is by donation. 

Larry has been out of work since before Christmas.   He recently  had  surgery and is facing up to 5 months of physical therapy.  They could use our help during this time to meet their living expenses.  Come join us and help a local family in need.  Any questions?  Please contact Deb Snyder at  803-3115.

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Photo of the day January 29

This pair of bull caribou seen at the base of Donnelly Dome are donning some very impressive antlers.
Photo by Steve Thomas 

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The Goal for our 2011 Fireworks Have Been Met

Delta we did it!!!!!  The goal for out 2011 fireworks has been met and even surpassed!!!!!!

We have a $250.00 jumpstart on the 2012 fireworks display!  We are still actively seeking and accepting donations for next years fireworks display. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of this wonderful community.  We look forward to seeing you all out and about during the 2011 Festival of Lights. Keep an eye on the Delta News Web as well as the Delta Wind and The Delta Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for updates on the Festival of Lights events and activities!

For any questions, to make a donation or to add an event to our calender please contact Dani Markham at deltacc@alaska.net or by phone at 907-895-5068

Once again we would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. This is truly a great reminder why we love to call Delta our home!

Delta Industrial Service                $500.00
J-L Ventures                                  $500.00
Kelly’s Country Inn                       $500.00
Copper Current Electric                $500.00
Cable Guy Towing & Recovery    $500.00
Morley Electric, Inc.                      $500.00
Buffalo Center Drive-In                $500.00
North Haven Communities           $500.00
Sludgebusters Septic Service       $300.00
Granite View Apartments             $300.00
Mt. Hayes – Realtors                      $300.00
Delta Wind                                       $300.00
J & J Specialties                              $250.00
The Bunk House                             $250.00
Vern & Jennifer Heintz                  $100.00
Thom & Joan Besch                       $100.00
Jeff & Georgia Lansing                  $100.00
Dave & Michelle Trainor               $100.00
Rick & Tina Seward                       $100.00
Michael & Diane Murray              $100.00
Sam & Diane Vose                         $100.00
Marlin & Pam Dunklebarger       $100.00
Steve & Joyce McCombs              $100.00
Wanda Morden                              $100.00
Jon & Carol Dufendach                  $ 50.00
Greg & Peggy Turner                   $  50.00
Brent & Karla King                        $  50.00

Total         $6,750.00

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Photo of the day January 28

This black-capped chickadee was watching we very intently as I put out bird seed at our feeders.
Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

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2011 Festival of Lights Logo – Order Now

This years shirts are black, we are placing an order on Friday January 28th. 

If you would like to place an order please e-mail Dani at deltacc@alaska.net or call the Chamber at 895-5068

We will be ordering hooded sweatshirts, long & short sleeve t-shirts!

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Military will Continue to Accept Scoping Comments for Two Weeks

MILITARY WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT SCOPING COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC FOR TWO WEEKS ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR PROPOSED JOINT PACIFIC ALASKA RANGE COMPLEX

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF – RICHARDSON, Alaska – The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, on behalf of Alaskan Command (ALCOM), will continue to accept comments on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for an additional two weeks through Feb. 18, 2011. The scoping meetings were held to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with modernizing and enhancing current military ground and air training assets in Alaska public. Written comments received no later than Feb. 18, 2011, will be considered in the preparation of the draft EIS.

ALCOM, as the Department of Defense’s regional joint headquarters in Alaska, has coordinated with the Services to develop a joint strategy to identify joint training opportunities in Alaska, maximize the use of training resources, and improve joint training.  The Environmental Impact Statement for the Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska (JPARC Modernization and Enhancement EIS) will evaluate the elements of this strategy which are reasonably foreseeable.

At present the JPARC consists of all land, air, and sea training areas used by the Army, Navy, and Air Force in Alaska.  The military uses the JPARC to conduct testing, unit level training, and to support various joint exercises and mission rehearsals.  The JPARC was originally developed to support cold war weapons, tactics, and techniques.  Its current configuration cannot fully meet the training requirement for forces and exercises located in Alaska.  The proposed JPARC enhancements would enable realistic joint training and testing to support emerging technologies, respond to recent battlefield experiences, and train with tactics and new weapon systems to meet combat and national security needs.  JPARC enhancements would enable the Services to train realistically and jointly so military personnel could succeed in their mutually supportive combat roles when exposed to situations faced in actual combat.

The proposal would modernize existing military training and testing capabilities located in the interior of Alaska through expanding and/or establishing new Military Operations Areas, Restricted Airspace, airspace corridors, ground maneuver training areas, and training complexes to provide adequate airspace and controlled-access land to test and train under realistic and varied conditions.

The EIS will analyze the environmental effects of the proposed changes and their alternatives.  Projects currently proposed to be addressed in the JPARC Modernization and Enhancement EIS are in Attachment 1 and can be viewed online at www.jparceis.com.

The Army and Air Force hosted public scoping meetings at seven locations in an effort to obtain public input on the proposed action and alternatives, as well as to gain a better understanding of the potential issues and concerns related to this proposal.

Federal, state, and local agencies, Alaska Native, and interested groups and persons are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed action by mail, phone, or fax at the address and numbers provided below.  More information can be found at the project website at www.jparceis.com.

ALCOM Public Affairs
9480 Pease Avenue, Suite 120
JBER, AK 99506
Phone:  907-552-2341
Fax:  907-552-5411

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Lockheed Martin-Raytheon Team Submits Proposal for GMD Contract

Mathew J. Joyce, Vice President & Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28, 2011 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has submitted its proposal for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) GMD Joint Program Office.  The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team completed delivery of the proposal yesterday, Jan. 27. The GMD Development and Sustainment Contract will provide development, manufacturing, test, training, performance-based logistics, operations and sustainment of the GMD element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, which protects the nation, our allies and friends against limited ballistic missile attack.  MDA has announced that it intends to award the contract May 31 and that the acquisition value is approximately $600 million per year with an initial period of performance of seven years. 

Frank Wyatt, Vice President, Air & Missile

“Quality, reliability, affordability, transparency, support to the war fighter and the defense of our country drive the fundamental elements of our proposal,” said Mathew J. Joyce, GMD vice president and program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.  “With that clarity of purpose, the combined strengths of our unified team established the strong foundation of our proposal, setting the example for how we’ll work together after award.  Lockheed Martin’s disciplined systems engineering processes coupled with our team’s proven performance underpin the ability of this team to deliver on our commitments.” 

“The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon team is ideally positioned to deliver this critical capability to the Missile Defense Agency and the nation,” said Frank Wyatt, Raytheon vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems.  “Our two companies fully understand this mission and the requirements that MDA has outlined.  Together we can deliver the highest quality, most affordable and lowest-risk solution for GMD development and sustainment.” 

As industry leaders in interceptor weapon systems for missile defense, strategic partners Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will apply their unique credentials to GMD.  Lockheed Martin and Raytheon systems combined have achieved more than 50 intercepts in testing and combat.  These systems include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense with the Standard Missile-3 interceptor and Patriot with the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor. 

Lockheed Martin will be prime contractor and systems integrator, leading the team in performing work at all major GMD sites: Huntsville, Ala.; Fort Greely, Alaska; Eareckson Air Station, Alaska; Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  In addition to the GMD Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, Raytheon will provide systems engineering, development, modeling and simulation, operations and sustainment, manufacturing, testing and training. 

The team includes all of the GMD original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  This will provide operational continuity.  Large and small companies across the nation will contribute to system evolution.  The team includes: Alaska Aerospace Corporation, ARES Corporation, ATK Aerospace Systems, Bechtel National Inc., Bluespring Software, CohesionForce Inc., Dynetics Inc., Harris Corporation, Imprimis Inc., IroquoiSystems Inc., Mission Solutions Engineering, NANA Development Corporation’s ASTS-Akima Logistics Services Joint Venture, Northrop Grumman Information Systems as an OEM provider, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Oregon Iron Works Inc., Quadrus Corporation, QuantiTech Inc. and TDX Power Inc. 

The team’s credentials include more than 30 years of experience in midcourse hit-to-kill missile defense development, production, testing, fielding and operations and more than 50 years of experience in strategic weapon system development, test, operations and sustainment and strategic weapon facility operations, along with Department of Defense award-winning performance-based logistics expertise. 

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.  With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.  With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide. 

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.  The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion. 

Lynn Fisher, Lockheed Martin, 408-742-7606; lynn.m.fisher@lmco.com
John Patterson, Raytheon, 520-794-4559; john_b_patterson@raytheon.com
For additional information, go to:  www.lockheedmartin.com/gmd

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Photo of the day January 27

Bull moose standing in front of Mt. Hayes.  Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips

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What’s Playing at the Movies ~ Fort Greely

Fri, Jan 28 – 7 p.m. Love & Other Drugs …………………..(R)
Sat, Jan 29 – 7 p.m. Tangled ……………………………………. (PG)
Sun, Jan 30 – 1 p.m. Tangled ……………………………………..(PG)
Sun, Jan 30 – 7 p.m. Love & Other Drugs …………………..(R)

LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
(Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway) Peter Maggie is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anything, including a formidable personal challenge, tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie Randall, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Rated R (strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material) 113 min

TANGLED
(Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi) When the kingdom’s most wanted — and most charming — bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. Rated PG (brief mild violence) 90 min

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FCA Presents Suzanne Vega in Concert

FCA presents the most noteworthy, long-lasting, singer/songwriter of a generation.

Saturday, February 5 at 8pm, Hering Auditorium

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk music revival of the early 1980’s. Accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang neofolk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed debut album, she continues to perform for sold-out halls and showcase why she is an artist that continues to surprise and amaze.

Concert Tickets http://www.fairbanksconcert.org/content/fca-concert-tickets

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Photo of the day January 26

Another beautiful sunset just outside my front door. Taken on January 16.
Photo courtesy Barbara Tharp

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Cons Mimic Microsoft, Say Computer Has Problems

BBB Warns Of Unsolicited Callers Claiming to Fix Computers in Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – Jan. 26, 2011 Better Business Bureau warns that consumers in multiple countries have received phishing phone calls impersonating Microsoft. BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington confirms the scam has hit Alaska.

How does the scam work? The caller impersonates a Microsoft representative and claims there is a serious virus or issue with the consumer’s computer. The caller may warn that if the problem is not solved, the computer will become unusable. To “fix” the problem, the consumer is directed to visit a website or download a program that gives the caller remote access to log in to the computer. In some cases, the consumer is then offered a preventative service for a fee.

The scam: the caller does not work for Microsoft. If the consumer takes the suggested actions, they give a stranger access to the data on their computer; putting them at risk for identity theft.

Microsoft’s website states, “We do not send unsolicited e-mail or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information or fix your computer.”

Warning: Be wary of unsolicited calls.

-         Confirm the problem: Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller. If they claim to be from a specific entity, contact them using a trusted method and find out if there is a real issue. Don’t download attachments or trust e-mail links.

-         Don’t agree to purchase over the phone: Ask for information in writing. Read the details and research the offer. If you still want to purchase, credit cards tend to have more protections than debit cards.

-         Report fraudulent activity: Complaints can be filed with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. Internet and e-mail scams can be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. Complaints about a specific business can be filed at www.bbb.org.

Victims of the Microsoft phishing scam should contact trusted tech support to ensure their computer is protected. Make sure system updates, virus and spyware protection are current. Contact financial institutions and notify them of the possible identity theft to change account numbers and passwords. Monitor accounts for unexplained charges. Check credit reports on a yearly basis for free by visiting AnnualCreditReport.com.

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Festival of Lights Fireworks Sponsors Updated January 25

J-L Ventures                                  $500.00
Kelly’s Country Inn                       $500.00
Copper Current Electric                $500.00
Cable Guy Towing & Recovery    $500.00
Morley Electric, Inc.                      $500.00
Buffalo Center Drive-In                $500.00
North Haven Communities           $500.00
Sludgebusters Septic Service       $300.00
Granite View Apartments             $300.00
Mt. Hayes – Realtors                      $300.00
Delta Wind                                       $300.00
J & J Specialties                              $250.00
The Bunk House                             $250.00
Vern & Jennifer Heintz                  $100.00
Thom & Joan Besch                       $100.00
Jeff & Georgia Lansing                  $100.00
Dave & Michelle Trainor               $100.00
Rick & Tina Seward                       $100.00
Michael & Diane Murray              $100.00
Sam & Diane Vose                         $100.00
Marlin & Pam Dunklebarger       $100.00
Jon & Carol Dufendach                 $ 50.00
Greg & Peggy Turner                  $  50.00
Brent & Karla King                       $  50.00

_______________________________________________

Total Funds Raised as of 1/25/2011   $6,150.00

Total Funds needed $6,500.00

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has generously sponsored the Fireworks so far we are still $350.00 short of meeting the $6,500.00 needed to put on the Annual Fireworks Display!

If you would like to make a donation please contact the Chamber at 895-5068 or email us at deltacc@alaska.net

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Current Polar Bear Plunge Standings

Polar Bear Plunge Standings as of January 24

Antuan Campbell -   25 Votes

Dave Martin -  Buffalo Center Service  -  7 Votes

Robert Stamper – 49th Missle Defense Military Police  -  3 Votes

Mike Hilton -  0 Votes

Jennifer Murray -  Alaskan Steak House   - 0 Votes

Michael Sisernos – Boeing (Retired CWO3)   - 0 Votes

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Spring 2011 Classes in Delta Junction

All classes are held at the Delta Career Advancement Center, 1696 N Clearwater Avenue, behind Delta High School

WMT F103 Welding I   Begins Feb 3    Tues/Thur 6-9pm

WMT F105 Welding II  Begins Feb 3    Tues/Thur 6-9pm

CIOS F150 Computer Business Applications      Begins Feb 9   Wed 6-9pm

CIOS F255 Microcomputer Graphics: Photoshop   Begins Jan 31 Mon 6-9pm

HIST F100X Modern World History    Begins Feb 3 Thur 6-9pm

For more information contact Cheryl Helkenn at 895-4605 or chelkenn@alaska.edu

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FDA Presents Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin – Directed by Michael McIntyre
The Famous Bamboozle Comedy
February 4 – 20, 2011

The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington, D.C. to make crooked deals with government big-wigs.  He is being observed by Paul Verall, investigative reporter who pursues political skullduggery.  Harry’s friend Billie, a charming but sometimes vapid ex-chorus girl is an unsuspecting dupe in his plans to bamboozle.  Will Billie smarten up and decide not to participate in a plan to defraud the public? And, hold your breath, will Billie give herself another chance at falling in love?

Single tickets
Adults: $20
Teens: $14
Seniors: $18 ((65+)
Military: $18 (with ID)
Students: $18 (with ID)

Reserve your Tickets Now!

Don’t be left out in the cold due to a sold out production! Call our advance tickets line at 456-PLAY Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. Reserved tickets can be picked up in advance or at the will-call window one hour prior to show time.

Walk up sales
Ticket may also be purchased one hour prior to show time at the Riverfront Theatre box office.

How to purchase tickets:  http://www.fairbanksdrama.org/tickets.htm

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Photo of the day January 25

Barbara Parker and Janine Todd are kayaking down the Clearwater River on a warm day last summer. Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

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Don’t Just Complain, Compliment Companies Too

Thank A Business On “Compliment Day”

Anchorage, Alaska – Jan. 24, 2011 – When it’s time to file a complaint on a company, many consumers know to contact Better Business Bureau. What they may not know is: BBB also welcomes compliments on businesses.

In the spirit of “Compliment Day,” Jan. 24, submit compliments on local companies.

BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington accepts compliments year-round; those filed in 2011 automatically become nominations for BBB’s 2012 Business of the Year Torch

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Photo of the day January 24

This very young bull moose would not be safe in a lot of hunting areas, as he has perfect spikes for antlers. Photo by Steve Thomas

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Weekly Gas Updates

Alaska, January 24- Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have risen 14.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.09/g, according to gasoline price website AlaskaGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 22.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 24.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 8.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 39.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

About AlaskaGasPrices.com

GasBuddy operates GasBuddy.com, AlaskaGasPrices.com, and over 225 other local gasoline price-tracking websites that follow prices at over 125,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. GasBuddy also uses Facebook (facebook.com/gasbuddy) Twitter (twitter.com/gasbuddy), and phone apps to keep motorists ahead of changing gasoline prices. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008.

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Festival of Lights Fireworks Sponsor Updated Jan 21

Kelly’s Country Inn                       $500.00
Copper Current Electric                $500.00
Cable Guy Towing & Recovery    $500.00
Morley Electric, Inc.                      $500.00
Buffalo Center Drive-In                $500.00
North Haven Communities           $500.00
Granite View Apartments             $300.00
Mt. Hayes – Realtors                      $300.00
Delta Wind                                       $300.00
J & J Specialties                              $250.00
The Bunk House                             $250.00
Thom & Joan Besch                       $100.00
Jeff & Georgia Lansing                  $100.00
Dave & Michelle Trainor               $100.00
Rick & Tina Seward                       $100.00
Michael & Diane Murray              $100.00
Sam & Diane Vose                         $100.00
Marlin & Pam Dunklebarger       $100.00
Greg & Peggy Turner                  $  50.00
Brent & Karla King                       $  50.00

_______________________________________________

Total Funds Raised as of 1/19/2011   $5,200.00

Total Funds needed $6,500.00

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has generously sponsored the Fireworks so far we are still $1,300.00 short of meeting the $6,500.00 needed to put on the Annual Fireworks Display!

If you would like to make a donation please contact the Chamber at 895-5068 or email us at deltacc@alaska.net

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Undoing Work-at-Home Damage

Anchorage, Alaska – Jan. 21, 2011 – With a variety of work-at-home job opportunities advertised, Better Business Bureau often reminds consumers that corrupt employers are lurking. But what if it’s too late? Many job hunters don’t realize that they’ve been scammed until personal or financial information has already been released to a fraudulent company.

“For some reason, I never looked up the company to see if it was legit, and that night, I started to panic about the money I had just spent – so I called my credit card company and asked them what I could do to get out of this situation,” said Sara Berlin, a Washington resident looking for a work-at-home opportunity.

For consumers who believe they’ve provided personal or financial information to a suspicious employer, BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington offers the following steps:

  • Research: Look up the company name, contact information and hiring manager on an Internet search engine. Be wary of negative reports and unresolved complaints. Search for their BBB Reliability Report.
  • Back-out: Immediately contact and explain to the potential employer that you’re no longer interested in the job; politely request that they shred and securely destroy your application and resume. Try to annul advance fee transactions and ask for confirmation of the cancellation.
  • Monitor: If the employer continues charging fees, contact your bank, financial institution or credit card provider to stop reoccurring or unwanted payments. Consider closing compromised accounts.
  • Protect: Monitor bank accounts, credit card statements and credit reports for unauthorized activity. BBB offers additional steps for identity theft victims. For more identity theft help, visit www.idtheft.gov.
  • Report: File complaints with BBB, the Federal Trade Commission and Internet Crime Complaint Center.

BBB reminds all job seekers to avoid giving out personal information, paying up-front fees or wiring money. Learn how to avoid common job scams at bbb.org.

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Photo of the day January 21

With the hoar frost on the trees and the sunlight coming in low, it makes it look like a winter wonderland. Photo courtesy Barbara Tharp.

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Photo of the day January 20

Snow is blowing off the peak of Mt. Moffitt in the Alaska Range as the sun sets behind the mountain.
Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

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University Expenses Scholarship Contest

The local American Legion post will conduct an Oratorical (speech) contest for high school students.  Home school students are eligible.

The contest will take place on January 29 at 7:00 PM in the High School Library.  Contestants must speak  for eight to ten minutes without notes about some aspect of the United States Constitution with particular emphasis on duties and obligations of citizens.

Awards at this level will be $100, $250, and $500 scholarships for third, second and first place.  The first place winner will compete in Fairbanks for similar amounts, and that winner will compete at the state level for a $3000 scholarship–then on to the national level for scholarships with values of $18K, $16K, and $14K.

So come on, high school students–sign up!  Contact Mr. Tirrell at 895, 1039, or the High School Guidance Counselor, Ms Pinkelman .  Brochures are available at either source with full details.

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What’s Playing at the Movies ~ Fort Greely

 Fri, Jan 21 – 7 p.m.   Unstoppable …………………….. PG-13
 Sat, Jan 22 – 7 p.m.  The Next 3 Days ………………  PG-13
 Sun, Jan 23 – 1 p.m. The Next 3 Days ……………..   PG-13
 Sun, Jan 23 – 7 p.m. The Next 3 Days ………………  PG-13
 UNSTOPPABLE
 (Denzel Washington, Chris Pine) A veteran engineer and a young conductor try frantically to stop a half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city. Rated PG-13 (sequences of action and peril and some language) 98 min

 THE NEXT THREE DAYS
 (Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks) Life seems perfect for John until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into her sentence, John struggles to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides to break his wife out of prison. He devises an escape plot plunging into a dangerous and unfamiliar world risking everything for the woman he loves. Rated PG-13 (violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements) 122 min

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Solar Energy and Alaska Residential Building Workshops

From the Cooperative Extension Service
 
Richard Seifert, Energy and Housing Specialist with the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service will present Solar Energy for Alaskan’s on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is the fourth edition of A Solar Design Manual for Alaska. This manual contains many im¬portant improvements and revisions needed over the past five years since the last edition. There have been substantial changes that needed to be addressed. Even if you attended in the past this class will be of interest to you! There is a $15.00 fee to cover the cost of the newly revised Alaska Solar Design manual – registration required. What’s possible, what’s real, what’s for me?

Rich will also conduct Alaska Residential Building Workshop (formerly Cold Climate Building Workshop) on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9:am to 5:pm.

Topics include windows, ventilation, cold climate options, walls, indoor air quality, roofs, foundations and more. Participants will receive the Alaska Residential Building Manual and CD. This class is free, however registration is required “A must for anyone anticipating buying or building in the near future, especially those who are new to the area.” The course will cover basic home buying information and new technology.

Call the Delta District CES office at 895-4215 or Rich Seifert at 1-800-478-8324 for more information and to register, please register by February 15, 2011.

Both classes will be held at the Delta Career Advancement Center located behind the Delta Junction High School.

Seating is limited; please register early to confirm your participation.

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Photo of the day January 19

The Gulkana River is a beautiful 100 river mile float trip with some whitewater and lots of excellent fishing. Photo by Eli Grossmann

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Festival of Lights Fireworks Sponsor Updated Jan 19

Copper Current Electric                $500.00
Cable Guy Towing & Recovery    $500.00
Morley Electric, Inc.                      $500.00
Buffalo Center Drive-In                $500.00
North Haven Communities           $500.00
Granite View Apartments             $300.00
Mt. Hayes – Realtors                      $300.00
Delta Wind                                       $300.00
J & J Specialties                              $250.00
The Bunk House                             $250.00
Thom & Joan Besch                       $100.00
Jeff & Georgia Lansing                  $100.00
Dave & Michelle Trainor               $100.00
Rick & Tina Seward                       $100.00
Michael & Diane Murray              $100.00
Sam & Diane Vose                         $100.00
Marlin & Pam Dunklebarger       $100.00
Greg & Peggy Turner                  $  50.00
Brent & Karla King                       $  50.00

_______________________________________________

Total Funds Raised as of 1/19/2011   $4,700.00

Total Funds needed $6,500.00

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has generously sponsored the Fireworks so far we are still $1,800.00 short of meeting the $6,500.00 needed to put on the Annual Fireworks Display!

If you would like to make a donation please contact the Chamber at 895-5068 or email us at deltacc@alaska.net

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Nutrition Plan and Weight Loss Support Group, Looking for Interest

After Weight Watchers in Delta was closed down two years ago, I have been approachd by many people looking for both nutrition/healthy eating advice as well as weight loss support.  Since then I’ve found a great program that I’m looking at offering in Delta. It’s an 8 week program called “The Full Plate Diet”. Unlike a normal diet however, this focuses on healthy lifestyle changes, not a temporary eating plan. We will not weigh anyone, the classes should be 30-45 minutes, and the materials are only $40.

If there is interest please e-mail me at mdif@hotmail.com and I’ll try to find a location and time that will work with the majority’s schedules.

For more information on the program please see http://www.fullplatediet.org/.   This program is highly reccomended for people with Type 2 diabetes, there is a specific journal available just for this.

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you!

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Photo of the day January 18

In this black and white version, a full moon rises over the Granite Range, as seen from Donnelly Dome. Image courtesy Dwight Phillips.

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Photo of the day January 17

I  saw this dramatic cloud formation along the Granite Mountains last summer.
Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

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The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)

January 22, 2011
Reduced Shakespeare Company
The Complete World of Sports (abridged)

The bad boys of abridgement bring you a brand new show: The Complete World of Sports (Abridged). Let the games begin!

On a beautiful day like today, its hard to think about January in Fairbanks, but that’s our job! We thought you might enjoy a good laugh around January 22 so we’re bringing the Reduced Shakespeare Company back to Fairbanks.

Since its 1981 origins, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created six (soon to be seven) stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company’s first three shows were London’s longest-running comedies, and the RSC had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber. They were also funnier.

Concert Tickets http://www.fairbanksconcert.org/content/fca-concert-tickets

Reduced Shakespeare Company is a season special and tickets to this event at this time are only available when you become a season ticket holder. Season tickets offer many benefits including preferential seating, the convenience of not standing in line (we’ll mail your tickets to you), free lost ticket replacement and of course you’ll save 26% over regular ticket prices. To become a season ticket holder you only have to purchase tickets to three subscription events.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration

Used with Permission from the Fort Greely Interceptor

The Best Presents Are Freedom & Justice.
Good Security Makes Them Possible.

Please join us in celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday at 11 a.m., Jan. 20, at Gabriel Auditorium.  Jack Detzel will be the Master of Ceremonies and Charles Bailey will be presenting the famous and heartfelt speech, “I have a dream.” Refreshments will be served.

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Weekly Gas Updates

Alaska, January 17- Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07/g, according to gasoline price website AlaskaGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 8.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

About AlaskaGasPrices.com

GasBuddy operates GasBuddy.com, AlaskaGasPrices.com, and over 225 other local gasoline price-tracking websites that follow prices at over 125,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. GasBuddy also uses Facebook (facebook.com/gasbuddy) Twitter (twitter.com/gasbuddy), and phone apps to keep motorists ahead of changing gasoline prices. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008.

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Photo of the day January 15

The photo of this male Ruffed Grouse, taken in the fall time, is all “ruffed” up in hopes of attracting a mate.
Photo by Steve Thomas

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Festival of Lights Fireworks Sponsor Updated Jan 18

Morley Electric, Inc.                     $500.00
Buffalo Center Drive-In               $500.00
North Haven Communities          $500.00
Delta Wind                                     $300.00
J & J Specialties                            $250.00
The Bunk House                           $250.00
Jeff and Georgia Lansing             $100.00
Dave & Michelle Trainor             $100.00
Rick & Tina Seward                     $100.00
Michael & Diane Murray             $100.00
Sam & Diane Vose                        $100.00
Marlin & Pam Dunklebarger      $100.00
Brett & Karla King                        $ 50.00

Total Funds Raised as of 1/17/2011   $3,250.00.  We are officially half way there. 

Total Funds needed $6,500.00

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has generously sponsored the Fireworks so far we are still $3,250.00 short of meeting the $6,500.00 needed to put on the Annual Fireworks Display!

If you would like to make a donation please contact the Chamber 907-895-5068  or deltacc@alaska.net

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Galleria Arts, Crafts & Trade Show

The Galleria Arts, Crafts & Trade Show is a well known event during the Festival of Lights and is a wonderful opportunity for you to display your products and/or promote your business or organization.  This year’s Galleria and Trade Show will be held in the Delta High School small gym on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 from 10 am-4:30 pm, followed by the ever popular Polar Bear Plunge.  Spaces are approx. 10 ft x 6.5 ft and are $20 each.   They will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.  Please reserve your booth space A.S.A.P., as spaces are likely to fill up fast.  Unless a certain booth space is requested and is not already filled, a random one will be assigned.  The space fee is non-refundable and is due at time of reservation.  Please note that vendors are responsible for providing their own tables and seating.   No garage sale-type items please.

Contact Dani at 895-5068 or deltacc@alaska.net for additional questions or for more information.  It is recommended that you contact the Chamber office prior to submitting this form and payment in order to verify the availability of spaces.    Print out your Form

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Chamber Luncheon Reminder

The Chamber’s Annual Membership Luncheon will be held on January 20, 2011 at noon at the Alaskan Steakhouse Banquet Room. The meal will be $15.00 – which includes the tip.  Please RSVP by 4pm on the 18th to be eligible for the drawing for a free lunch.

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Military to Hold Public Meeting

Military to hold public meeting regarding proposed training ground expansion

Reprinted from KTNA 88.9FM, Talkeetna 
by Diana Haecker ~ January 14th, 2011

The military is proposing to expand the so-called Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is an area used for military testing, training, joint exercises and mission rehearsals.A large portion of the Talkeetna Mountains and a big swath of land between the Glenn Highway, the Parks Highway and north of the Denali Highway are proposed to be used for military operations. Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, Tanana Flats and areas around Delta Junction would also be impacted by air or ground military training.

The proposal aims to modernize and expand existing military training and testing areas through new military operations areas, restricted airspace, airspace corridors, ground maneuver training areas. The military is going to prepare an environmental impact statement and is now in the phase to gather public input on their plans.

The U.S. Army and the Air Force are holding public scoping meetings that include Anchorage, Glennallen, Delta Junction, Healy, Fairbanks, Wasilla and Talkeetna.

The Talkeetna meeting is going to take place on January 25 at 6:30 pm at the Swiss Alaska Inn.

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