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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.

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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.

Tuesday’s City Council meeting was the end of many years of service for Council member Audrey Brown. 

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At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) concerning a vehicle that nearly was responsible for a collision near the intersection of Gakona Lodge Road and the E. Tok Cut-Off Highway.

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UPDATE: AST is asking motorists on the Richardson Highway not to pick up hitchhikers in the vicinity of mile 134-165. AST is looking for Mark Emery Heinz. Heinz should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information please call 911. The Richardson Highway is closed between miles 1…

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Two new positive tests for coronavirus were reported today by Delta Junction area providers. One individual is a Delta Junction area resident and the other does not live in Delta Junction but works in Delta Junction.

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Pete Hallgren has retained his seat on the Delta City Council by beating Erin Catterson by one vote. Hallgren received 34 votes, Catterson 33. Michael Prestegard ran unopposed and received 61 votes.

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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…

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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…

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Local providers reported three new positive tests for the coronavirus late this week. Interior Alaska Medical Center says they tested one symptomatic individual on Thursday that tested positive. On Friday they tested another individual from the same employer who had minor symptoms that also …

The Clearwater Lodge was destroyed by fire overnight according to Chief Tim Castleberry with the Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department.

The Delta COVID-19 Incident Management Team reported two new positive cases for coronavirus in Delta Junction today. The new cases are associated with the positive resident case from last week. Those thought to be in contact with any of the positive individuals are being contacted and testin…

Tyler Smith, who escaped authorities in Delta Junction last week was arrested by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force late last night in Fairbanks. Smith was located in a west Fairbanks residence and arrested without incident say troopers

The State of Alaska reported one new positive test for the coronavirus in Delta Junction in data released on Friday. The cause of transmission is listed as under investigation. No other information is available from the state as to whether the individual is physically in Delta Junction and t…

The USDA has mailed surveys to a randomly selected group of producers to receive feedback on farmer’s interaction with USDA divisions. The survey is also available online for any producer wishing to participate. The survey concentrates on interaction with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Res…

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Update: Troopers report that Smith may be in a dark red Ford Taurus with damage to the left front bumper area license FBC844 that was reported stolen this morning sometime between midnight and 10 a.m. from Delta Junction.

Alaska State Troopers and the Special Emergency Response Team responded to a home on Hanson Road in an attempt to apprehend Tyler Smith, age 19, earlier today. Information obtained by Delta Wind indicated Smith, who was involved in an incident in Wasilla on Tuesday morning is in the home.

Alaska State Troopers and the Special Emergency Response Team are currently at a home on Hanson Road in what is believed as an attempt to apprehend Tyler Smith, age 19, believed to be from Fairbanks. Information obtained by Delta Wind indicated Smith, who was involved in an incident in Wasil…

GVEA is continuing to address outages caused by last night and today’s windstorm. Currently they are reporting 38 outages with 785 customers without power. In the Delta Junction area 32 outages are reported with 736 still without power.

The Forget Me Knot Quilters Guild presented Jerrie Weatherford of North Pole with the quilt she won from the guild’s raffle. The guild holds the raffle to raise funds primarily for materials to make quilts for local fire victims. The quilt was presented to Weatherford during the guild’s regu…

Delta Junction has seen its fair share of businesses come and go. If you have been around these parts for any respectable amount of time, the businesses you can call out that are only a memory will flow fluently off your tongue.

Northern Star Pogo Mine presented its annual report during a Zoom meeting today outlining its operation for the past year and where the company is heading with the mine. Northern Star, an Australian based company, took over operation of the mine in late 2018. The operation is one of six gold…

The post office will be opening the parcel only window on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to allow customers more opportunity to pick up parcels. The window is only available for parcel pickup. No other services are available.

The State of Alaska released data today indicating an additional positive test for coronavirus during the reporting period ending at midnight on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases to nine. Four active cases are with individuals that claim Delta Junction as their residency and …

Primary elections for state and federal offices will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Send us your best shot! Did you get any good pictures this year of fishing with your family or friends? If so, consider submitting a few shots to the 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary book cover photo contest.

Young Delta artists turned out with their best works of art and showed them to the community Saturday at the Delta Clearwater Moose Lodge. People came and voted for their favorite work of art in four age group categories. The competition was stiff for the People’s Choice awards.  The winners…

According to data released by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Delta Junction has eight positive coronavirus cases as of Wednesday afternoon. Three of the cases are those that claim residency in Delta Junction and five are listed as nonresident cases.

Beginning Aug. 11 new requirements have been issued for travelers coming into Alaska except those traveling under a critical infrastructure plan that has been approved by the state.

What started a week or so ago as what could be considered a normal flooding event along Spengler Road has developed into a more significant event that may result in the permanent rerouting of the river. The Delta River, which is a glacier fed braided river that runs along the Richardson High…

According to a release from the Delta COVID-19 Incident Management Team, the state is reporting two positive test results for the coronavirus for individuals listed as residents of Delta Junction. The individuals work at the Pogo mine. As the state conducts its research and contact tracing, …

The State of Alaska announced today that there are two new positive tests for coronavirus in Delta Junction. No additional information on the cases has been provided and the Department of Health and Social Services did not respond to a request for information.

Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) is moving into the 2020 summer season and increasing the opening of park facilities while monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, said park officials. This year, in addition to the normal services and road lottery, select days will be available to drive t…

The Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF) is reactivating its local detachment. Inactive for many years, the ASDF is an officially recognized support element to the Alaska State Guard under the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs (DMVA). The unit will be a military police company.

As part of the standard fair of doing things differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raven Homeschool awarded diplomas to 17 graduates during individual ceremonies last week. The graduates are; Solomon Baldynyuk, Sergey Fendich, Maxim Gayvoronskiy, Gabriel Gomez, Ashley Heller, Elliot John…

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…

Forestry crews responded to a wildland fire Monday afternoon in the Sawmill Creek area that is believed to have been started by an illegal burn. The fire, located in a field and wooded area on Rapeseed Way, grew to about one acre in size.

Firefighters were dispatched around 1 p.m. Sunday for a smoke investigation in the area of Shaw Creek on the Richardson highway. While firefighters were responding, they learned the smoke was from a home that was on fire.

Delta experienced its first wildland fire Friday afternoon at a residence off the Richardson Highway near the old Motel 7.

Remember how terrible last summer's wildfires were – the smoky skies, the traffic jams, the evacuations, the damaged homes and property? Now, imagine having to battle such fires while fighting the coronavirus at the same time!

Late on a cold Tuesday in January, a plane evacuating 201 Americans from Wuhan, China landed in Anchorage. Each passenger was screened for COVID-19 and sent on their way to California.