If ".ortega" did not exist yesterday, then ".something" did exist yesterday, and the dataglob changed. All dreamhost user directory paths contain these, but they are handled transparently by Dreamhost, and you should not refer to them in your software configurations. The ".ortega" you are seeing in the path has no bearing on the operation of your site, as described in the link I provided in my earlier post. The evidence of this is the fact that the site still works correctly and all its links are still accurate.
Do not use the ".ortega" (or any previous or subsequent ".something" in that position in your path) in any of your configuration settings for Dreamweaver, ftp clients, scripts, programs, etc. If your Dreamweaver file transfer setting had a ".something" in the path - remove it! (that could cause the upload to fail if the "dataglob" changed!)
I'm with you here, and it still does work just fine, and the alaskareport.com directory is still there, right? (I mean, I can't see your directories, but your site still loads and you have not changed the directory since you uploaded it, correct?)
It's unclear to me from your statement there whether you successfully uploaded any pages, and I do not understand what are you referring to when say "It would not allow me to do it". What is the "it" (Dreamweaver?) and what is the "it" (uploading a file?) that the first "it" is not allowing you to do? What error messages did you receive?
This very much appears to be a dreamweaver file transfer configuration issue. I hate to keep repeating myself here, but again, have you confirmed your current directory structure (especially the existence and location of the alaskareports.com directory) using an ftp client and/or the shell?
If, in fact, you have a directory called alaskareports.com in your user directory (/home/username/alaskareports.com), which is what you should have if you have not renamed that directory or used the DH control panel to reconfigure your domain after you set it up, then just configure Dreamweaver, or your ftp client, to upload your pages to the /home/username/alaskareport.com directory and you are "golden"