Delta Junction

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.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

A Delta Junction-area farmer is cleaning up the mess from a fire that destroyed her barn last week and killed hundreds of chickens and other livestock that provided most of her livelihood. Brandy McLean says she’s determined to stay in business – but she could use some help. 

Ice Rescue

Apr 5, 2013

A Fairbanks man survived a crevasse fall on a glacier near Delta Junction yesterday (Thurs). As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, he was rescued unscathed, despite a long fall and hours trapped in the ice.

U.S. Army

Friday’s announcement by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel of a buildup at the missile-defense base at Fort Greely, in response to threats by North Korea, has generated cautious enthusiasm over the prospect of an economic boost for the Interior at a time of budget cuts, furloughs and ongoing cutbacks.


Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation

The state has awarded a new contract to a Delta Junction-area business to continue operating an historical park after working out a new kind of arrangement to help the company earn revenue from concessions to pay the state for upkeep on the park when it opens in May.


Photo courtesy of Steve DuBois/Delta Wind

About 500 homes in the Delta Junction area were still without power this afternoon, more than 18 hours after high winds gusting to 76 miles per hour pounded the area Tuesday night.
Linemen have been working since late last night throughout the Delta area to repair power lines pulled down by trees knocked over by the windstorm that started as a breeze from the south around noon Tuesday on an otherwise sunny autumn day.

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