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Delta Junction Mayor JW Musgrove commented during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting that the City and EPA are still talking and trying to layout out what should happen next. Musgrove did say that there seems to be some confusion as to the number of underground injection wells (septic tank…

Winds have begun to pick up today and gusts up to 40 mph have been predicted. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning yesterday that lasts until 9 p.m. tonight and the Division of Forestry has issued a burn suspension for the area. This is the first red flag warning issued thi…

United States Army Garrison Fort Greely kicked off the Month of the Military Child with a red, white and blue parade led by the color guard at the Child Development Center on April 1. The military's youngest heroes were celebrated with a march around the block and served colorful cupcakes to…

The Taylor Highway is now open from the Alaska Highway to the city of Eagle. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Maintenance and Operations crews started removing snow and ice along the 160-mile road in mid-March.

Around Town

The Army Corps of Engineers will hold an information session on post at the Community Activities Center on Tuesday, April 23 with a poster presentation open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, April 24 a presentation will be given following the Restor…

Sports/Outdoors

Delta Junction Trails Association is beginning its 7th year. We have accomplished so much in a very short time! And could not have done so much without this community’s input, generous contributions, and backing. Corporate, Family and Individual DJTA membership and donations enable DJTA to r…

Good news regarding funding for trails programs in Alaska. In a response to an advocacy letter from the Interior Trails Preservation Coalition, based in Fairbanks, Rep. Grier Hopkins (D – Fairbanks) wrote that a subcommittee had restored funding for the Recreational Trails Program, the Land …

The Delta Junction Trails Association (DJTA) hosted their annual Celebrate the Sun gathering at Quartz Lake on March 9. Around 75 people stopped by the DJTA rented cabin to sign in to the free event and to grab some hot cocoa and cookies before exploring the lake. Folks enjoyed activities su…

The Houston Hawks were in town on Friday hoping to fly high and ground the Huskies. Our Dawgs had other ideas.

The Delta Husky girls came out strong this morning, taking first blood against the Hutchison Hawks at the Aurora Conference tournament in Valdez. Delta overpowered Hutchison in the first quarter with a commanding 13-4 lead at the end of the quarter. The Hawks woke up in the second, reboundin…

Schools

The RC (Radio Controlled) Flyer Club was started in the Spring of 2011 when a fourth-grade student asked a staff member for help with the directions for building an RC airplane he received for Christmas. He brought it to school and worked on it during his recess. Other students became intere…

The Grizzly Store at the Delta Junior High School is not only doing quite well, but they’ve expanded their inventory to include student-made items.

Births

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.

Jennifer and Kyle Smith would like to announce the birth of their daughter Peyton Lynn on January 29 at a weight of 7 lbs. 2 oz.

Obituaries

Stephen Owen Squires, age 79, of Delta Junction, Alaska, passed away peacefully on Sunday April 7, 2019, with family holding one another’s han…

Betty Lu Machado, Delta Junction’s oldest resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday April 2, 2019 at the age of 102, at the homes…

Juana L. Perez, 94, of Danville, Illinois passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones, at 4:30 am, Saturday March 16, 2019, in Delta J…

Features

I wish I had a dollar for every time I was told that Catholics are, “not Christian.” If that were the case, I could buy the Catholic Church in Delta Junction a new steeple! In actuality it is probably a fairly small minority of people that believe Catholics to be non-Christian. 

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In the 1820s, painter and naturalist John James Audubon designed an experiment to test if birds had a sense of smell. He dragged a rotten hog carcass into a field, then piled brush on top of it. After none of the local turkey vultures appeared, Audubon concluded that vultures hunted using th…

There is a true story of a young man who had a terminal disease. At the age of twelve he was still in the second grade. The disease affected his ability to learn and caused him to make unusual noises and drool. The students targeted him with ridicule and mocking. To his teacher this young ma…

Opinion

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to one of the hardest working groups of volunteers in the community. The Delta/G…

Governor Dunleavy has introduced two bills for the back pay owed to Alaskans on OUR PFDs. The legislature should act swiftly on these bills an…