News

Fort Greely hosted the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program Aug. 7 with the goal of enhancing Army-to-Army relations with Mexico. Officers with the Mexican military received an unclassified overview of the Ground Based Midcourse Defense program, a Missile Defense Complex tour, and lun…

Autumn is in the air, and that means the cross country running season is upon us. The Delta High School team has a new coach after the retirement of longtime coach Mike Pelto. Dr. Tom Graves is the new counselor at the junior and senior high and is the also the new cross country coach. 

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has announced that the Alaska Board of Game’s 2018-2019 Proposal Book for the Southcentral and Southeast regions is now available. F&G says the book contains more than 140 proposals that primarily impact hunting and trapping regulations for the areas of Southeast Alaska, Anchorage, Kodiak, and the Kenai Peninsula, in addition to some proposals for other regions.

The Alaska primary election will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling places in the Seward area are located at the KM Rae Building for those living in Seward and Lowell Point, Bear Creek Fire Station for those living north of Seward, and the Moose Pass Community Hall for those living in and near Moose Pass.

U.S. Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark Esper visited Fort Greely, where he received an overview of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program, the processes of securing the Missile Defense Complex, and an overview of the Cold Regions Test Center Aug. 7. As part of the visit, Secretary Esper spe…

Sports/Outdoors

Autumn is in the air, and that means the cross country running season is upon us. The Delta High School team has a new coach after the retirement of longtime coach Mike Pelto. Dr. Tom Graves is the new counselor at the junior and senior high and is the also the new cross country coach. 

The first-ever Huskies Summer Fair Classic went off without a hitch Friday and Saturday. The Delta Huskies hosted five teams for two days of nonstop baseball. 

Fort Wainwright has released the annual hunting season closures for the Donnelly Training Area (DTA) surrounding Fort Greely. In addition to impact areas and areas always closed to recreation, four different closures have been announced.

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) has issued an emergency order changing bag limits, quota, and reporting requirements for state managed hunts for the Nelchina caribou herd in Unit 13, which begins south of Black Rapids on the Richardson Highway and includes the Glennallen…

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has opened the Chitina Subdistrict Personal Use Dipnet Fishery for a 168-hour period from 12:01 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. This is the longest opening of the season thus far.

Schools

Autumn is in the air, and that means the cross country running season is upon us. The Delta High School team has a new coach after the retirement of longtime coach Mike Pelto. Dr. Tom Graves is the new counselor at the junior and senior high and is the also the new cross country coach. 

Delta/Greely School Board had a long list of action items on its agenda last week, but members didn’t expect to add a discussion about a superintendent search. Following an executive session to approve Superintendent Laural Jackson’s contract for the coming fiscal year, Board President Richa…

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

Devin Rae Miller was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on January 6, 2003, to a family who adored her. She brightened our lives in so many ways and t…

Courtney Ellen Yates passed away unexpectedly on July 2, 2018, at her home in Delta Junction, Alaska at the age of 41.

Nancy Williams, also known as “Fancy Nancy,” passed away peacefully at her home in Delta Junction, Alaska on February 20, 2018 at the age of 73.

Features

In 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 we find a godly Israelite king by the name of Jehoshaphat in a very distressing situation. A three-nation confederacy (Moab, Ammon, and Mt. Seir) had put together an incredible army of soldiers and were making their way towards Jerusalem for battle. Jehoshaphat was fu…

Have you ever heard someone say, “Experience is the best teacher”? It is true. The problem is that experience can teach you the wrong things if you depend on it alone as your life coach and teacher.

“Back to School” season is in the air! Resuming busy fall schedules of class, homework, practices for various sports, band, and other activities was always an exciting time for me. Of course, not every student will share the excitement I remember upon hearing the crack of new textbooks being…

Opinion

There has been discussion concerning Representative Rauscher’s support for the legislative bill SB-45 that passed the house and senate and was…

I’d like to thank all the volunteers and participants that helped make the Pedal, Plod, Paddle 60+ triathlon a success this year. 

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2018 Deltana Fair Music Festival another success. The professional sound guys (A Nuther Sound Idea) wer…