Update: As of midnight, the road to Fort Greely is in good condition with poor visibility and Nistler Road near five mile and the open fields is almost impassable. Clearwater road near Hanson Road is basically impassable with drifts up to about one foot in height across the entire roadway in…

After residents at the end of Cummings Road became stranded following the recent winter storm, the State of Alaska has hired a contractor to plow Cummings Road to allow the residents to be able to get out as they begin to run low on food, fuel, medicine, and other supplies.

According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fairbanks, the expected warming trend that was supposed to begin today was delayed and should be beginning as we move into Saturday.

Strong winds are causing travel problems on the Richardson Highway at Allen Army Airfield. As of 8:30 p.m. the north bound lane was impassable adjacent to the open runway areas due to drifting snow. The southbound lane was still open but could become covered with drifts overnight. Visibility…

The Missile Defense Agency will conduct a test of the Missile Defense Complex warning/launch notification system on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. Those in the vicinity of the voice notification system may hear the test message. Depending on weather conditions, the voice notification system can…

As part of the Wreaths Across America program members of the Delta Force Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol (CAP) laid wreaths on veteran’s graves at the Resthaven Cemetery on Dec. 18. The wreaths were fresh evergreen wreaths created in Maine for the Wreaths Across America program.

The Richardson Highway is now open south of Delta Junction. Two sections of the road have been closed due to snow and ice. Milepost 184 to 218 was closed Saturday due to blizzard conditions and drifting snow and Milepost 148 to 184 was closed earlier today due to a plugged culvert that was c…

Heavy snow in other areas of the state have created problems with travel and as of early this morning the Richardson Highway is still closed in the Summit Lake area. Parts of the Parks Highway were closed over the weekend and loaded trucks are reported to have blown over in high winds.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has now closed the Richardson Highway from Paxson to Castner Glacier, Milepost 184 to 218 due to blizzard conditions. Travel south of Fort Greely is not recommended.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities reports that the Richardson Highway is closed in the Summit Lake area. The closure is for Milepost 184 to 203, roughly Paxson to Fielding Lake. The 511.alaska website says there are blizzard conditions in the area. No information …

Fort Greely has issued a notice that only essential employees are to report to work on Tuesday, following the same limitation on Monday. According to a notice by Fort Greely, road conditions are “black” on post and surrounding highways.

Buffalo Center Service is open again following an emergency closure yesterday after part of the roof collapsed. According to reports yesterday, part of the roof over the garage section of the building collapsed resulting in damage to the adjoining wall and stairs leading to the upstairs office.

This year Project Christmas will be distributing gift cards so the recipients can purchase food from the IGA Food Cache. There will be some special extras in each bagged package. The gifts for the children (18 and under) will be at the church and wrapping of the gifts will again be available…

Three local veterans were presented Quilts of Valor for their military service from the Quilts of Valor Foundation on November 12. Lance Stricklin, US Marine Corps; Vern Aiton, US Air Force; and Vern Heintz, US Army were recognized during the Delta Sportsmans Association annual membership meeting.

Three local residents were presented Quilts of Valor for their military service from the Quilts of Valor Foundation on Nov. 6. Dan Case, US Army; Ron Magee, US Marine Corps; and John Pinckley, US Marine Corps were recognized during the organization’s Take 5 event.

Delta High School’s annual Veterans Day ceremony took place Thursday afternoon honoring those who have served the U.S. in the military. The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the 49th Missile Defense Battalion honor guard followed by an impressive rendition of the National…

Kirk McCutcheon, age 57, of Delta Junction was arrested following an altercation in the parking lot of The Cave Wine Bar and Grille on Oct. 30. According to court documents, McCutcheon had been arguing with his wife when he pulled a switch blade knife.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for up to nine inches of snow in the Delta Junction area by 4 p.m. Sunday. Intermittent snow today is expected to end this evening as the initial front moves through according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office. A se…

Two individuals were transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital following an altercation in the parking lot at The Cave Bar and Grille Thursday night. Police and medical personnel were dispatched to the restaurant shortly after 11 p.m. for the report of two individuals that had been stabbed.

The brush piles across from the Delta airstrip are being burned by the Division of Forestry today. They will likely smolder for several days says Delta Fire Management Officer Michael Goyette.

The Delta Junction Post Office received a facelift recently after Postmaster Susan Winchel pointed out to Post Office officials that it has been many years since the building had been painted and the flagpole was recently damaged. Winchel said that staff came down and reviewed the outside of…

The annual period for interested people to enter their names for a position on the Delta Junction City Council has closed with four Council seats up for election and only one person submitting a declaration of candidacy.

City Administrator Mary Leith told the City Council last week that in a conversation with Jason Sakalaskas, maintenance and operations chief for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) Northern Region that with the increase in trucks proposed by Kinross, DOT should insta…

  • Comments

Braving icy cold water in central Alaska, students of the Basic Military Mountaineering Course offered by the Northern Warfare Training Center conducted the final event of the course August 18: a river crossing on foot.

Several squirrels, some deceased and some near death, were discovered by Steve Leirer in the Dairy Hill area last month, all apparently victims of tick infestation. Initially identified as diseased by Leirer, one squirrel appeared in pictures to be playing host to a tick.

The deadline to file to run for a seat on the Delta Greely School Board is Friday, August 6. Currently all four incumbents have filed for reelection. Those individuals are Debbie Joslin, Flower Cole, Eileen Herman, and Richard Mauer. Joslin is the only member that has not served on the Schoo…

A driver and two passengers were transported to the hospital Wednesday night following a single vehicle rollover on Remington Road about 100 yards east of Clearwater Road. Troopers are still investigating the incident.

  • Comments

Some of the weather conditions that led to the destructive McKinley and Swan Lake fires in 2019 could be a mainstay of Southcentral Alaska summers in the future, according to a recent article by a team of scientists with the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

A Delta Junction man was arraigned on felony charges of assault and leaving the scene of an accident following a hit and run accident Saturday night on Emmaus Road in Delta Junction. Troopers say 27-year-old Jesse Isberg-Ohler struck a 15-year-old that was walking along Emmaus Road Saturday night.

The Delta Junction area saw an increase in positive coronavirus test results last week preceded by a week of no local positive tests. According to local test facilities, there were five positive tests last week, and none the week before. The total number of positive resident tests performed …

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

  • Comments

U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely hosted a visit from U.S. Army Installation Management Command Pacific director Mr. Craig Deatrick and his senior enlisted advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Copeland on April 29.

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (F&G) says to “Clean Up Your Act Now” to prevent bear issues this summer and ramp up your bear etiquette. As the snow melts bears are starting to stir and Alaskans need to clean up food around the home that attract bears.