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A fire early Friday morning, February 12, destroyed a detached garage and damaged a home on Deborah Street in Delta Junction. A neighbor saw flames coming from the garage of the home and called 911. The neighbor also woke the residents of the home, allowing them to get out of the home safely.

  • Denise Wilhelm Delta Wind
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The Bluff Cabin Trail winds approximately seven miles north of Tanana Loop Extension through farm land, up and down hills, past lakes, and to Bluff Cabin Lake. A spur takes users northeast toward the Tanana River to Bluff Cabin Slough. The trail’s poor condition gives evidence to its popular…

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Convicted felon Floyd Stuck, 48, of Tok, was arrested on February 2 and faces numerous drug and weapons charges after Alaska State Troopers received information about suspected illegal drug activity.

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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Recently the Delta Wind was invited to spend some time with Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, Commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, during his recent visit to Fort Greely. The three-star general wanted to experience this active installation to better understand the needs and requirement…

  • Catherine Hadley Delta Wind
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Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation recently released the final situation report on the Lynden truck rollover that occurred January 8 near Birch Lake. The accident report stated a malfunction with the trailer caused the trailer to leave the roadway and tip onto its side. The trai…

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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Tuesday evening brought to a close – for now – the City of Delta Junction’s effort to ban any commercial marijuana businesses from opening within the Delta Junction city limits. Before the city council brought the ordinance to a vote, a second public hearing was held. Of the 23 people in att…

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Early Monday evening, tenants in an upstairs apartment unit on Tamarack Road arrived home and noticed a crackling sound in their living room. Upon further investigation, they found that the outside of their house had caught on fire where the wood stove exhaust pipe penetrated the outside wall.

One of Delta’s oldest residents, Betty Machado, turned 99 years young on January 28. A group of many of her friends joined her at The Alaska House on Friday to help her celebrate. According to Carol Dunlap-Austin, besides having a wonderful lunch everyone enjoyed Betty’s spunkiness and smile…

  • Denise Wilhelm Delta Wind
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At a sparsely attended annual meeting, Delta Chamber of Commerce members met the group’s new officers and heard a presentation about the state of the organization’s finances and the results of a membership survey.

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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Representative Jim Colver took advantage of Delta hosting the Dean Cummings Sr. Invitational Basketball Tournament to hold a town hall meeting at Delta High School. Many of the teams are from areas that are in his district, including Delta.

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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Tuesday evening found the Delta Junction City Council meeting room filled with area residents who were interested in the proposed city ordinance to prohibit any type of commercial marijuana business within the city limits of Delta Junction.

Entrepreneurs trying to start or expand a small business may benefit from a series of 11 workshops offered at the Small Business Development Center in Fairbanks and by webinar around the state, beginning January 19.

Fort Greely has recently installed Intelligent Parking Lot Controllers (IPLC) in almost every parking spot in an effort to save energy. A report developed for Fairbanks showed nearly a 38 percent reduction in energy use when IPLCs have been installed. Savings can be as high as 75 percent in …

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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The Delta Junction Historical Society is now just coming to grips with how much their recently deceased member Irene Mead did for the club and the preservation efforts that are displayed at Rika’s Roadhouse. While Mead may not have been the glue that held the society together, she was certai…

  • Catherine Hadley Delta Wind
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The Alaska House restaurant recently opened its doors in the building previously occupied by Taste of Europe. The burgeoning restaurant, owned by John and Linda Sloan, offers a lighter fare of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Alaska foods are featured prominently in the menu.

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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At Tuesday evening’s Delta Junction City Council meeting, marijuana once again was a main topic of discussion. Ordinance 2016-03 “An Ordinance Exercising the Right of the City Under AS 17.38.110(a) to prohibit Commercial Marijuana Sales within the Limits of the City of Delta Junction, Alaska…

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The Deltana Fair Board of Directors met in executive session last week to discuss undisclosed issues. When asked why the board would not disclose the issues to be discussed, board member Chet Reardon said, “We can do what we want.”

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In an effort to keep Fort Greely soldiers physically fit, $7.8 million was recently allocated to build a new indoor running track. The approximately 24,400-square-foot heated facility will have a four-lane indoor running track. The new facility will be connected to the existing fitness facil…

The Delta Public Health office will offer flu vaccines at Delta Community Library on Wednesday, January 20, 10 am-noon.

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Once again, local volunteers have been “love in action” and shared Project Christmas with the community. One hundred and ten gifts of toys and gift cards were distributed to families as Christmas presents for their children when they came by to pick up boxes of food.

A new online survey launched by the American Farm Bureau Federation will collect feedback from farmers and ranchers about their experiences with 10 Agriculture Department programs housed in three agencies. Results will be used by AFBF to develop recommendations on how USDA can enhance its pr…

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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In Mayor Pete Hallgren’s absence, Mayor pro tem JW Musgrove ran the regular city council meeting on Tuesday night, presiding over one of the shorter meetings of the recent past.

Delta Junction City Administrator Mary Leith with Daniel A. Johnson, executive director of Interior Region EMS Council, Inc. and Terry Russell, fire chief of Manley Hot Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The City of Delta Junction donated the 2004 ambulance to Manley Hot Springs. Photo court…

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Did you make a New Year resolution to eat healthier? Well, here’s some food for thought that may help you keep that resolution.

  • Melissa Brown
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New Years is the time that many of us reflect on our lives and think about the changes we'd like to make.  Whether your goal is to exercise every day, work more productively or save more money, you can develop strategies to replace bad habits with positive ones.  

ON Tuesday, January 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Delta High School small gym, there will be a free, family-friendly program presented by the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Salcha south through the Alaska Range, including Delta Junction. Winds will be gusting to 50 mph Monday night. Expect winds to increase late Tuesday to 40-55 mph sustained with gusts nearing 80 mph.

  • Catherine Hadley Delta Wind
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Four candidates are being interviewed for the position of Director of Agriculture recently vacated by Franci Havemeister’s termination in early December. Interviews will be conducted January 7 in Palmer.

  • Michael Paschall Delta Wind
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P&S Trucking, owned by George Sandlin, has been issued a temporary certificate to collect commercial and residential refuse in the Delta Junction area. The temporary certificate was issued while the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) reviews P&S Trucking’s application for permanen…

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Alaska drivers are urged to use extra caution right now when traveling roadways in Southcentral, Interior, and other regions where moose are common. Long nights and short, often dimly lit winter days make the animals especially difficult to spot, increasing the danger of moose-vehicle collisions.

  • Melissa Brown UAF Applied Business Department
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If there was ever a great time to show your customers how much you appreciate them, it’s during the holiday season. When they know you’re thinking of them and grateful for their business, they’ll reward you throughout the year with their loyalty. Below are a few ways to say thank you without…

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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Wednesday marked the long awaited opening of the new medical clinic at Fort Greely. The Fort Greely Medical Home is located across from the chapel on base. About 130 were in attendance for the formal ribbon cutting ceremony held at the clinic. The importance of this achievement was highlight…

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The Fort Greely Christmas party Tuesday night at the Aurora Community Activity Center was full of merriment and glee as families, friends and comrades rejoiced the reason for the season.

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Alaska State Troopers have identified the individual that was found dead Sunday evening of an apparent suicide. Troopers say 22-year-old Patric Schmidt was found in a home off of Third Street.

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A patient apparently locked himself in the restroom at Family Medical Center around 11:30 a.m. Monday and started a fire. Medical center staff reported a patient locked in the bathroom and smoke coming from around the door. Rural Deltana and Fort Greely Fire Departments responded, along with…

  • Tim Holoday Delta Wind
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Christmas descended upon Fort Greely on Friday with a holiday bazaar and the highly anticipated Christmas tree lighting. The Aurora Community Activities Center (CAC) was filled with both military and civilians – and lots of children. The mood was festive with all the favorite Christmas melod…

  • Denise Wilhelm Delta Wind
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A celebratory feeling prevailed at the Alaska Farmers Co-op elevator last week as board members, shareholders, and other interested community members gathered to witness a signing ceremony. Franci Havemeister, director of the Alaska Division of Agriculture, was also on hand to ink the sales …

  • Michael Paschall Delta Wind
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Governor Bill Walker released his proposed state budget on Wednesday along with his vision of the state’s fiscal plan. The plan proposes a state income tax and reductions to the permanent fund dividend payment, along with some budget reductions.

  • Roxie Rodgers Dinstel Cooperative Extension Service
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I returned an item to a local store recently and came upon an interesting challenge. The store was happy to put the refund on a gift card for me. However, personnel also informed me that since this was the second thing I had returned in the last three months, if I had one more return I would…

  • Marsha Munsell Cooperative Extension Service
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This is the time of year to visit our stress levels. With the Thanksgiving holiday just finished and the Christmas holiday looming just over the horizon, it may be time to assess the stress in our lives.

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