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A report of smoke outside the Big Delta Brewing Company Restaurant Monday morning had fire departments scrambling and hoping to not have a repeat of a fire like the one that destroyed the Clearwater Lodge last fall. Departments were dispatched about 8:20 a.m. to a structure fire at the resta…

Remote rescues in Alaska often are performed by the U.S. Air Force 176th Rescue Wing, part of the Alaska Air National Guard. The wing recently participated in Operation Noble Defender to train for readiness in an arctic environment. The 176th Wing’s rescue triad – known as the Guardian Angel…

The State of Alaska has announced that it has implemented the new federal mandate requiring masks on all commercial airport property. This mandate includes all Alaska airports with scheduled commercial air traffic.

At the December 15 City Council meeting, the Council addressed the remaining CARES Act funds that had not yet been awarded pending a Dec. 31 deadline to expend the funds by granting any remaining CARES funds to the Delta Greely School District. A separate motion was also passed at that meeti…

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The sounds of balls bouncing, athletic shoes screeching, whistles blowing, and buzzers ringing welcomed about 150 fans to the first high school basketball game in a very long time. The only things that were missing was the smell of popcorn and the taste of a hot pretzel and hotdogs.

After what has virtually seemed like a day that would never arrive, Delta High School will once again be having live in-person basketball starting tonight at 5 p.m.

Delta's 12UA Hockey team has shown recent success with championships at the Palmer Hogwarts Tournament and the FairbanksFest Tournament. (Front row left to right) Justing Galicia, Clara Creviston, Brady Zachgo, Emily Ketschek (goalie), Evan Zachgo, Magnus Sanford. (Top row left to right) Coa…

Delta Junction Trails Association hosted their Sixth Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday. Over 30 people braved the high winds on what was otherwise a beautiful November day to participate in the annual event. Amanda Trainor won the turkey at the end of the day. 

Schools

Delta High School staff received training on CPR and using an AED during the January in-service days.  Staff also participated in training to developing cross curriculum projects with the use of our Career Technical Education equipment such as resin and 3-D printers, metal breaks, plasma cut…

The sounds of balls bouncing, athletic shoes screeching, whistles blowing, and buzzers ringing welcomed about 150 fans to the first high school basketball game in a very long time. The only things that were missing was the smell of popcorn and the taste of a hot pretzel and hotdogs.

Births

Jessica and Marshal Brown would like to announce the arrival of their son Agamemnon Ezekiel Brown, born on Jan. 14, 2020 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Agamemnon weighted 7 lbs. 10 oz. Agamemnon’s grandparents are Chuck and Joan Sturgis.

Dawn Cole and Josh Cook welcomed the arrival of the newest members of their family on July 14, 2018. 

Dakota Conley and Elias Grossmann welcomed a son, Dax Ryan Grossmann, on March 6, 2018 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Little Dax weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Elias is a sergeant assigned to the Stryker brigade at Fort Wainwright.

Obituaries

On January 11, 2021, Delia Elizabeth Wright (also known by Liz or Lizzy) passed away at her home in Delta Junction, Alaska with her son and da…

Elizabeth “Betty” Smith, known to most as Gramy, passed away peacefully on November 28. She was born in Eddyville, Nebraska on May 29, 1927, t…

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 “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the Holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

“Jesus said unto him, if thou can believe, all things are possible to him who believeth.”

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Bowhead whales are true northern creatures, swimming only in cold oceans off Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and Russia. These bus-size whales have the largest mouths in the animal kingdom, can live for 200 years and can go without eating for more than a year due to their remarkable fat reserves.

Opinion

President-elect Biden frequently calls for “healing the soul of our country.” Lincoln wrote of “binding up the nation’s wounds.” Has the curre…

Following up on last week’s piece about the pandemic, the conflicting answers to questions continue to exist, as well as how people are respon…