Delta Junction used to be one of the hotspots in sled dog racing circles. In the 1980s Delta had a thriving sprint dog community. The local sled dog club held races throughout the winter. Races ranged from December preliminaries to the Delta Five Dog Classic in the spring.

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Five Delta locals and one part-time Delta resident participated in the Race Across Alaska Winter Challenge, a virtual event which began on Winter Solstice and ended on Spring Equinox. Race participants chose from five race distances; 125 miles, from Anchorage to Seward; 225 miles from Anchor…

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Last week the Delta Junction area had its third highest week of positive tests for the coronavirus by local providers since the pandemic began. Local providers reported 25 new positive tests last week. This was the highest number since the week following Thanksgiving when there were 49 posit…

This story begins way back in 1969 when former Delta Junction resident Joe Desmidt purchased a 1954 Volkswagen Beetle from a woman in Berkeley, California for $300.

Charges have been filed against 40-year-old John Emerick of Delta Junction following the theft of a 2004 Dodge truck and a utility trailer from the parking lot of the Alaskan Steakhouse on Saturday. Court documents indicate the owner of the vehicle had left the vehicle in the parking lot wit…

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A report of smoke outside the Big Delta Brewing Company Restaurant Monday morning had fire departments scrambling and hoping to not have a repeat of a fire like the one that destroyed the Clearwater Lodge last fall. Departments were dispatched about 8:20 a.m. to a structure fire at the resta…

Quilts of Valor members all across the nation were sewing on National Sew Day on February 6. Locally there were four volunteers working on quilts in the City Hall conference room, one volunteer quilting at home in Healy and another at home in Arizona.  The Delta Junction Windy Junction Quilt…

Interior Alaska Medical Clinic has opened a Mental Health Care and Wellness Services Clinic in Delta Junction. They can now offer help with issues such as anxiety, depression and addictions, along with other behavioral health issues.

Remote rescues in Alaska often are performed by the U.S. Air Force 176th Rescue Wing, part of the Alaska Air National Guard. The wing recently participated in Operation Noble Defender to train for readiness in an arctic environment. The 176th Wing’s rescue triad – known as the Guardian Angel…

The State of Alaska has announced that it has implemented the new federal mandate requiring masks on all commercial airport property. This mandate includes all Alaska airports with scheduled commercial air traffic.

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At the December 15 City Council meeting, the Council addressed the remaining CARES Act funds that had not yet been awarded pending a Dec. 31 deadline to expend the funds by granting any remaining CARES funds to the Delta Greely School District. A separate motion was also passed at that meeti…

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The City of Delta Junction is defining the rules for abandoned vehicles. Deputy Mayor Lou Heinbockel said, “It’s a real plus. We have been organized as a City since 1960 and are finally addressing this issue.”

Today is a special one for Golden Valley Electric. On Jan. 7, 75 years ago, nine pioneers executed the Articles of Incorporation for GVEA. Milestones like this are opportunities for us to reflect on and celebrate all that has been accomplished over the past 75 years.

Governor Mike Dunleavy announced on Tuesday that he had instructed the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) to reopen the Birch Lake Maintenance Station. Closed in 2016 amid budget cuts, the closure meant more lane miles for the Delta Station to maintain.

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It’s a new year and a new season of Pick.Click.Give., the charitable check-off program that allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to their favorite nonprofits. While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. It…

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Two Delta Junction residents were charged with burglary, robbery, and theft following an alteration between family members. According to court documents, 66-year-old Sherry Decker and her son, 41-year-old Jacob Decker have both been charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the S…

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The Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc. (PPD) Board came together over the last year to develop a new direction and vision for the future of the Delta Career Advancement Center (DCAC).

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The battle to legalize industrial hemp in Alaska was won in the halls of Congress and the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau over the past several years. Now it’s time for all those growing, processing, and selling hemp products to protect themselves and their customers by following the laws the…

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With the recent resignation of Mayor JW Musgrove, Deputy Mayor Freda Degnan called Tuesday night’s meeting of the Delta Junction city council to order.

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According to information released from the COVID-19 Incident Management Team, the number of new positive tests for the coronavirus in Delta Junction residents appears to be improving, but factors such as the Thanksgiving holiday may influence numbers in either direction.

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Following a procedural error last week, the Delta Greely School Board met Monday night and appointed Eileen Herman to the vacant seat on the board created when the seat she previously held was declared vacant. According to Alaska Statute, a seat becomes vacant when the existing member’s term…

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Mayor JW Musgrove sent an email to City Administrator Mary Leith on Thursday afternoon notifying the City that he was resigning from all City service.

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The City Council meeting on Tuesday was very well attended by families who had been informed the Liewer-Olmstead Ice Arena had been closed due to the increase of positive coronavirus tests in Delta.

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City of Delta Junction mayor JW Musgrove sent out an email on Friday outlining the city services that are being affected by the recent increase of positive coronavirs tests.

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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.

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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 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