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Careful scrutiny of current and past years’ expenditures have allowed Delta/Greely School District staff to trim nearly $300,000 off budget projections for 2017. Business Manager Kim Johnson reported to the school board during its work session last week that, while some staff adjustments are still to come, the current budget projection is $… Read more

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Last week the Delta Wind reported on the annual exercise conducted at Fort Greely to test their readiness to respond to any number of unexpected incidents. Every one of these incidents was designed to test the ability of the garrison to respond effectively and efficiently.

Alaskan residents may see increased military flying this spring, summer, and fall due to scheduled training exercises at Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. RED FLAG-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and alli…

Sports/Outdoors

Since 1981, Paul and Nancy Kelley have hosted the Annual Tok Trot. The 36th running of the race took place on Saturday, April 23 under blue skies and 60 degrees.

Spring is in the air, geese are flying overhead, and the Delta Greely Youth Baseball League is eagerly looking forward to our upcoming season. It’s time to think about youth baseball here in Delta Junction! We have teams for ages 5-14, with the 14U league being a new addition to the lineup t…

Come join in on the fun! The Buffalo Center Drive-In is sponsoring the 6th annual Tour To Tok (ride-at-your-own-risk) bike ride!

Schools

Careful scrutiny of current and past years’ expenditures have allowed Delta/Greely School District staff to trim nearly $300,000 off budget projections for 2017. Business Manager Kim Johnson reported to the school board during its work session last week that, while some staff adjustments are…

Delta Elementary School is holding the annual Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, April 29, at 1:45 p.m. Any child who will turn five years old before September 1, 2016 is welcome.

The Delta High School Booster Club is seeking nominations for the annual DHS Trailblazers Program, which recognizes and honors community members who exemplify the Alaskan spirit through giving their time and support to the youth of our schools. These Trailblazers are role models for the yout…

Births

Kasey (Peterson) and John Robinson would like to announce the early arrival of their 7 pound, 10 ounce baby boy on October 9. Wyatt Cole Robinson was welcomed into the world by his big sister, Shelby, who just loves her new brother!

Athena Rose Haas was born on June 9, 2015 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to parents Robert and Carole Haas of Fort Greely, Alaska. Also welcoming Athena were older siblings Gabriel, Iris, and Triton; grandparents Julie and Mike Messing of Brookings, SD and Bob and Carol Haas of Richardson, T…

Eric and Jessica Washington are the proud parents of Quinn Rose, born at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 21 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Big sister, Tatum Ann (2 ½  years old), eagerly awaited the arrival of her "Baby Sis-soe.”

Obituaries

CSM Reginald Salinas, U.S. Army Retired, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 

One of Delta Junction’s oldest residents passed away peacefully at the Quality Care Center on Friday, March 25. Helen was only five months awa…

Russell Glenn Edward Talvi was born on August 16, 1931 in Belt, Cascade County, Montana as the only son of Edward and Selma (Heikkila) Talvi. …

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Scientists tell us that an astounding 100 lightning bolts hit the surface of the earth every second. These 8 millino daily surges of power provided more energy than all of the electric generators combined in the United States. Though three-quarters of the bolts’ energy is used up in heat (th…

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NEAR MILLER CREEK – Crouching amid scratchy spruce branches and surrounded by feet of snow, Amir Allam jabs half-frozen soil with the spikey base of a white cylinder. The seismologist twists the 6-pound seismometer to orient it northward. Then he clicks a cable to a magnetic connection on top.

Opinion

Last week we saw what should be the beginning of closure to one of the most significant events that has happened in our community in many year…

When I was a child growing up in Delta Junction, the town felt like an extension of the gravel river bed. The first community project I rememb…

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