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Privatized residential housing on U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely, owned by the Lendlease Corporation and operated by North Haven Communities, employs a four person team that ensures the heat stays on, residential sidewalks are cleared and general maintenance and repairs are completed…

Council Member Pete Hallgren and newly elected Council Member Michael Prestegard were sworn in Tuesday night. Hallgren is returning to the council and Prestegard was elected to fill the seat vacated by Audrey Brown who chose not to run again.

Local providers reported six new positive tests for the coronavirus today, bringing the total active case count to 18 – the highest since the pandemic began. Of the new cases reported today, five appear to be community spread and one travel related.

The State of Alaska has launched two new resources! Alaskans are now able to use the new Open Data Portal and Geoportal. These internet sites will make the state’s vast collection of data and geographic information easier for the public to locate and use. These one-stop shops for access to government information will reduce time spent surfing through department websites or filling public records requests. It will also create a platform for innovation, collaboration, trust, and accountability.

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.

The Delta Elementary Pup Parent group is planning to host a community-wide Harvest Festival October 31. This has been a very popular event over the years, and we have been brainstorming ways to make it adaptable to our current reality. The plan is to have a community wide event where busines…

Sports/Outdoors

Due to safety concerns, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game is instituting a no-caribou-hunting corridor along a portion of the Taylor Highway for the Fourtymile Caribou Hunt in Unit 20E. Caribou hunting is no longer allowed within 100 feet from either side of the road, including the dr…

Delta Junction saw its first high school sports action last Thursday when high school coach, Hilary Adams, organized a race for the junior and senior high cross-country teams against the community. The race was organized because of restrictions on travel due to the coronavirus keeping school…

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.

Schools

Delta Elementary School is set to reopen this morning following a positive test for coronavirus within the school over the weekend. The school district says they were notified Saturday that someone at the school tested positive. The district took mitigation efforts, including keeping the sch…

Late Saturday night Delta Greely School District Superintendent Shaun Streyle announced that Delta Elementary School will be closed on Monday, Oct. 5. Streyle said in a letter to parents that an individual from the school had tested positive for coronavirus. He did not identify if the indivi…

Delta High School has developed partnerships with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to offer many different dual credit classes for high school students to earn both high school and college credit for courses. Some classes include lab components. 

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

Anna Elizabeth Dube, 91, of Delta Junction, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020. Anna was born on April 27, 1929, in Kraubath, Austria. She married He…

Myron LeRoy Hosier passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. His death was unexpected.

Kathy Coll, 65, died peacefully in her home of natural causes on March 15, 2020. Kathy was born in California on July 11, 1954. She often spok…

Features

“Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.”  Matthew 16:12

“May Christ though your faith actually dwell, settle down, abide, make His permanent home in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, that you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints, God’s devoted people, the experience of…

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Biologist Stacia Backensto has fooled a raven. When trying to recapture birds on Alaska’s North Slope during her graduate student days at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, she wore a moustache and beard. She also strapped pillows to her waist.

Opinion

I have been honored to represent the community of Delta in Juneau for a little more than three and a half years. In that time, a lot of great …