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Nick Begich was in Delta during the Deltana Fair weekend to try and connect personally with the local residents of the area. On the opening day of the fair, Begich was at a meet and greet that was at Pioneer park. Those in attendance were treated to many homemade goodies and pizza from Costco.

Kelly Tshibaka is challenging incumbent Lisa Murkowski for the U.S. Senate. Murkowski was appointed to the U.S. Senate by her father who previously held the seat but resigned to become the governor for the State of Alaska in 2002.

A committed and lucky birdwatcher in Alaska may see an elusive bluethroat north of the Brooks Range, catch a glimpse of the bold markings on a harlequin duck as it zips along an Interior river, encounter all four species of eider in Utqiaġvik, or take in the sounds of thousands of feeding sh…

Update: All 911 systems have been restored and are operating properly. GVEA is continuing to work to restore power to all customers.

Around Town

Once again Delta’s loosely organized walking/hiking group will be gathering for weekly adventures in the great outdoors. This year will be run much like last years group.

Sports/Outdoors

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is opening caribou hunting on federal public lands in Units 20E, 25C, and a portion of 20F on Aug. 1 to provide opportunities for federal subsistence use. The hunt will be open through September 30. The caribou hunt is limited to federally qualified rural …

Assistance with salmon habitat rehabilitation and protection in the Tanana River Basin is available from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). The program provides financial, technical, and permit assistance with projects along streambeds to private landowners.

Schools

Many people have said it will never happen in rural Alaska, but it did in Bethel in 1997, two years before the Columbine High School shooting brought a national spotlight to the issue. A student shot and killed two people and wounded two others at Bethel Regional High School.

Delta Elementary School (DES) hosted a Ukrainian to English class for our communities' newcomers from the Ukraine this summer. With the war in Ukrainian taking place, many parts of the world, including the US, have received many immigrants and refugees from the war-torn country. With the Del…

As the summer break from school soon reaches its close, school athletic officials are getting prepared for the start of practice. Several sports start practice before school starts and those wishing to participate need to be ready for the first day of practice.

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. 

Obituaries

Ronald (Ron) Alan Magee, of Delta Junction, Alaska, passed away at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale, Washington the morning of Apr…

Our loving mother and amazing grandmother, Carla G (Parrish) Whitley, 69, of Bridge, Oregon, unexpectedly passed away on May 18, 2022, at her …

Features

I grew up on what was a gravel road bordering miles of cornfields in the center of an Iowa farm town. It was an area referred to as tornado alley. Storms were just a part of life. I recall as a young child having a deep awareness of the smell and feel in the air, as well as the changes in th…

The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup of joe, you pull a tin of coffee off the shelf. Though you can’t imagine it, that distinctive red can, the one you will later use for your precious supply of nails, will long outlive you. And it will give an archaeologist a good idea of when you made your Alaska home.

Last week I was watching a classic comedy movie from the late ‘70s where the star and crew drive a pickup from the West Coast to Denver. Just after passing over the Continental Divide a scene of him filling up caught my attention, as it was at a familiar self-service fuel station from my hom…

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