Delta Junction

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Alaska State Troopers are investigating vandalism at the Delta Junction cemetery over the weekend. The vandals drove through the fence both on the way in and out of the cemetery and then ran over several gravesites on their way to the gazebo, which they nearly destroyed.


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A Fairbanks broadcasting company is building a new tower in Delta Junction as part of a project to convert its television signals there from old-style analog to digital. Tanana Valley Television also plans to build another tower near Healy, to transmit a digitized signal in that area.


Clearwater Lodge

The owners of Clearwater Lodge near Delta Junction have decided to rebuild the historic structure that burned to the ground in May. And now fans and friends of the lodge want to help get work started with a fund-raiser next month.


A Fairbanks based alternative energy company continues to push Golden Valley Electric Association to buy more of its wind power. Alaska Environmental Power operates a wind farm in Delta Junction, and recently teamed with an Anchorage law firm on a report it hopes will sway utility members. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Updated: The Clearwater Lodge near Delta Junction burned to the ground this morning. The rustic lodge was a popular gathering place for fishermen, birders and others who come to the Clearwater River.


U.S. Army

City and borough government officials here in Alaska are a bit on edge about Congress’s failure to provide funding for the PILT program, which helps local governments with a lot of federal land in their areas. The program is especially critical to smaller communities like Delta Junction.


Triple McLean Farms

A Delta Junction-area farmer is rebuilding a barn fire that killed 500 chickens and other livestock last spring.  Despite that and other adversity, Brandy McLain is determined to restore her poultry operation.


Interior Alaska Hospital Foundation

A two-year effort to improve medical care in Delta Junction got a big boost earlier this month in the form of a $400,000 grant that’ll enable the Interior Alaska Hospital Foundation to open a clinic by March. And now foundation members have launched a drive to raise at least $150,000 for a pharmacy they’d like to open along with the clinic.


Eielson Air Force Base

The military’s Red Flag Training exercise wraps up today.  Representatives of branches of U.S. and several foreign forces participated in the 2 week training, which included jet fighters and bombers engaged in mock battle using live ordinance.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, some interior residents are glad it’s over.

The Central Alaska Militia hosted a rendezvous over the weekend at a remote site near Delta Junction for members of other militia groups from around the state. The leader of the local militia says the groups that showed up for the weekend training event are not associated with the now-defunct Alaska Peacekeepers Militia, the Fairbanks-based group that disbanded after its leader, Francis Schaeffer Cox, was sentenced to 26 years in prison earlier this year for plotting to murder federal and state judges and law enforcement agents.

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