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A Red Flag warning is in effect for the Delta Junction area. A Red Flag warning means conditions are favorable for the ignition and rapid expansion of wildland fire. The warning is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. No fires have been reported today.

A newly formed non-profit organization coined the “Five Loaves Pantry” or “5LP” is bringing relief in the form of prepaid grocery gift cards to those who might be facing food insecurity in the Delta Junction community. 

According to Alaska State Troopers, shortly after midnight Monday night a pedestrian was reported to have been injured in a single vehicle accident on Clearwater Road near Nistler Road. The pedestrian, a 16-year-old girl was reported to have been standing near the roadway when a car driven b…

Around Town

The Highway's End Farmers Market is open on Wednesday's and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the end of the Alaska Highway where it intersects the Richardson Highway. Come out and buy some local crafts, vegetables, plants and other hand-crafted items.

Sports/Outdoors

This Spring we have been blessed with an exceptional amount of snow. With the “hunker down” in place, we all want to go outside and explore the big outdoors that Delta Junction offers. Our trails will be vulnerable to damage, and we need to use them with care. Please keep in mind how your us…

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeing nominees for its Resource Advisory Council (RAC) from the general public, government, Native organizations, archaeological and historic organizations, recreation users, environmental organizations, energy and mineral development, and other BLM land users. The council consists of 15 Alaska residents who, through consensus, develop recommendations for public land management policy.

The DHS girls basketball team kicks off Friday action when they take on the North Pole Patriots at 9 a.m. Delta lost to Redington Thursday night 67-30. In other girls action, Galena beat Bethel 56-49 in the opening game of the tournament Thursday morning. Nome beat North Pole 50-39 in the no…

Delta High School senior Hailey Williams signed her letter of intent on Tuesday to attend Duke University in Durham, NC in the fall. Williams has been gaining the attention of several university sports programs around the country.

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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

Gary Eugene Schoening was born August 1, 1947, in Limon, Colorado to Robert “Bobcat” Schoening & Lena Irene Schoening. He died with family near on January 15, 2020, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

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It was the first weekend in May, and Alaskans were getting out. Emboldened by words from the governor to get outside, or more likely their desires to escape the house, people were driving south on the Richardson Highway from Fairbanks.

Opinion

Unfortunately, price gouging appears regularly with natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes. As citizens try to pr…

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you…