Monthly Archives: November 2011

Photo of the day November 14

The bluff at the confluence of the Tanana and Delta Rivers is back-lit by a beautiful sunset. Photo Courtesy Art Lenon

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Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders & Divers Apprenticeship Program

The Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders and Divers Local 2520 are accepting applications for the 2012 apprenticeship program. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2012 with classes beginning April 2, 2012.

The apprenticeship is a 4 year, 5200 hour program. Apprentices must go to school in Anchorage for a minimum of 144 hours each year and receive pay raises every 1300 hours of apprenticeship. The Piledrivers and Divers Union will pay for schooling. Apprentices may have to pay for books, travel, and tools. Financial assistance is available for those that
qualify. Students must be able to pass drug and alcohol screening, be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver’s license and be an Alaska resident.

The Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders and Divers Local 2520 do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.

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•  Call: (907) 272-7577
•  Mail:  Piledrivers and Divers Local 2520
Attn: Apprenticeship Program
825 E. 8th Ave., Ste. 6
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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Weekly Gas Updates

Alaska, November 14- Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.00/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 53.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 4.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 54.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Even as crude oil comes close to $100/bbl, retail gasoline prices have held their ground and spot prices for gasoline have given up gains,” said Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst. “We certainly have some shifts going on in the market as diesel production is favored over gasoline, meaning refiners will boost production of distillate at the cost of gasoline production. Diesel and middle distillate demand remains strong while gasoline demand is somewhat weak, causing gasoline to seemingly disconnect from the upward trend of the crude oil and distillate market,” DeHaan added.

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Access Alaska Coming Friday

On Friday, 18 November 2011, Access Alaska will be at the Delta Community Center From 10 am to noon to assist with Medicare enrollment, Independent Living assistance, and Personal Care Attendant services.  Assess Alaska staff will also have a table at the Bazaar, until 3 pm.

Access Alaska helps seniors, youths, and people of all ages who experience barriers or home safety issues due to mobility loss, vision loss, hearing loss, mobility issues, mental health issues, learning disabilities and other disabilities.  Some of the programs they offer are:

– Personal Care Attendant program, to help people live comfortably in their own homes.
– Transition services for students entering adulthood, career guidance and planning . . .
– Assistive technology, adaptive equipment and resources; wheelchairs, walkers, grab bars . . .
– Benefits counseling and assistance with Medicare enrollment.
– Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability enrollment assistance and   other state assistance programs.

Art Delaune
Independent Living Services Supervisor
Access Alaska
526 Gaffney Road, Suite 100
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 479-7940
(907) 474-4052 Fax

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Photo of the day November 13

I guess this is what you would call up close and personal with a bull moose.
Photo by Steve Thomas


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Photo of the day November 11

This bull moose crosses the frozen landscape near Donnelly Dome on October 29, 2011 near sunset. Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos

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Fairbanks Drama Association Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

November 25 – December 11

In our American culture, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become as familiar as Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” It is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town  of Bedford Falls, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair.  Clarence the guardian angel reminds George of his ‘wonderful life’ by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born.  This play not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

Single tickets
Adults: $20
Teens: $14
Seniors: $18 ((65+)
Military: $18 (with ID)
Students: $18 (with ID)

Reserve your Tickets Now! Don’t be left out in the cold due to a sold out production! Call our advance tickets line at  (907)456-PLAY Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. Reserved tickets can be picked up in advance or at the will-call window one hour prior to show time.

Walk up sales – Ticket may also be purchased one hour prior to show time at the Riverfront Theatre box office.

FDA gift certificates make great gifts! Consider a FDA gift certificate next time you are looking for that special gift or thank you. Just call our ticket line at (907)456-PLAY Monday – Friday from 10:30 AM to 5 PM.

The Riverfront Theater is located at 1854 2nd Avenue across from Wien Avenue and next to the temporary Fairbanks Dog Park. We have parking and are handicap accessible.


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Photo of the day November 10

This pair of Trumpeter Swans are seen gliding past the cattails, as the fog rises from this pond. Photo by Steve Thomas

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3rd Annual Holiday Gallery Grand Opening

The Holiday Gallery will have their grand opening, on Friday, November 11.  They are located next to Posh Salon, in between Pizza Bella and Granite View.

There are 12 local artists that are participating this year. You can do some of your Christmas shopping and mark some of those items off your list.

In the Gallery you can find items like: furs, Christmas wreaths, polar fleece items, jewelry, purses, placements, hot pads, rock items, stain glass, gold nugget jewelry, cards and photographs.

The Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm daily, and will close on December 24th.

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“Freedom is not Free”

“Freedom is not Free”
by Major Kelly Strong

I watched the flag pass by one day, It fluttered in the breeze. A young man in uniform saluted it, and, then he stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform, so young, so tall, so proud.

With hair cut square and eyes alert, he’d stand out in the crowd. I thought how many men like him had fallen through the years?

How many died on foreign soil? How many died at sea?

How many foxholes were soldier’s graves?

No, freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of taps one night, when everything was still.

I listened to the bugler play and felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times that taps had meant “Amen” When a flag
had draped a coffin of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children of mothers and wives. Of fathers, sons and husbands, with interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard at the bottom of the sea.

Of unmarked graves in Arlington.

No, freedom is not free.

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Veterans Day

Words from the Garrison Commander Lieutenant Colonel Terry Clark
Used With Permisson from the Fort Greely Interceptor

Veterans Day is a day to remember those who have served and who are still serving. We remember those brave men and women who have made hallow the ground at such places as Lexington, The Alamo, Veracruz, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, Manila, the Marne, Normandy, Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh, 72 Eastings, Tora Bora, Fallujah and the Helmand Province to name just a few.

On this day, I would ask that we pause to remember those who are part of our history and to consider those who are currently serving to protect our future. Over the last 10 years our all-volunteer Military has proven its worth in one of the most important conflicts this nation has ever faced.

Throughout this time, leaders at every level have displayed unparalleled ingenuity, flexibility and adaptability. Additionally, our Soldiers have displayed the mental and physical toughness, courage under fire and humanity that are truly the hallmarks which define the American fighting man.

Together, with the support of DOD civilians, contractors and the American public, we have transformed ourselves into the most versatile, agile, deployable and sustainable strategic force the world has ever known… yet, this was not achieved without a price.

For more than two centuries, the success and security of our Republic has depended on the willingness of its finest men and women to step forward and to serve… On Veterans Day, we should turn our thoughts toward the 1.1 million men and women we have in uniform today, arguably the next greatest generation, and to those millions more who have gone before… all giving some and some giving all.

As a Nation, we owe much to our veterans. In honor of this fact, I would encourage all Americans to go beyond personal remembrance and words of thanks (as important as these are). In fact, I would ask that each and every one of us act in order to make a positive difference, whether small or large, in the life of a veteran or the loved ones they left behind.

Ms. Moina Michael was one such American who did just that. In 1918, as World War One came to a close, Ms Michael recognized a need, developed a vision, and took action. Drawing inspiration from Canadian poet LTC John McCrae’s immortal poem “In Flanders Fields”, Ms Michael began distributing artificial red poppies in support of veterans. Now, more than 80 years and millions of dollars later, the red poppy remains a symbol of remembrance and care for the welfare of veterans and the well-being of their families.

On this Veterans Day, I would like to extend to you my personal thanks for your service to the Nation and to challenge us all with the words once spoken by President Kennedy when he remarked, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Thank you, and may God continue to keep and to bless the United States of America

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Fort Greely Chapel Veterans Day Service

A Veterans Day service will be held at the Fort Greely Chapel on November 11, at 11 am.

The event marks the end of World War 1 when the Armistice was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

Honor Guard will open the ceremony followed by Post Commanders, Post Chaplains and Veterans remarks.

A ceremony will be held in Remembrance of POW’s and Soldiers Missing in Action by Local members of the American Legion Post #22.

Please join us for lunch after the ceremony at which time Veteran Service Officers will be available to answer questions.

Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

Fort Greely will be opened to the public for this event. Please be prepared to show picture ID, driver’s license, proof of registration and insurance at the front gate.

If you would like to participate or volunteer for the Veterans Day ceremony, please contact Rick Terrell at 895-1039 or Garrison Chaplain Earl Vanderhoff at 873-4397.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Fort Greely Movies Nov 11 & 12

Friday, November 11 – Contagion (PG-13), 7pm
Saturday, November 12 – Straw Dogs (R), 7pm

Contagion – Doctors at the United States Center for Disease Control
and the World Health Organization rush to contain the outbreak of a
new deadly virus. As they search for a cure, they track the virus’
source to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, as they try to keep the death
count from climbing, it’s not just the disease they have to worry
about; False rumors and civil unrest travel the globe faster than
the killer bug.  PG-13 for disturbing content and some language. 105 minutes.

Straw Dogs – David and Amy Sumner, a Hollywood screenwriter and his
actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to
prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once
there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge
with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie, leading to a
violent confrontation. Rated R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack,  menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language. 109 minutes

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Photo of the day November 9

While waiting for construction near Sourdough, earlier this fall, I
caught this sunrise. Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski

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11 Ways to Help Veterans on 11-11-11

Anchorage, Alaska – Nov. 9, 2011 – Better Business Bureau arms consumers and business
owners with suggestions on how to support veterans and military service members this Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.

Volunteer: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the V.A.’s Voluntary Service is the largest volunteer program in the federal government.

1. Student Volunteer Program allows students to provide care and medical treatment to

2. Corporate Volunteerism redeems the talents and efforts of employees seeking to “serve those who have served.”

3. Homeless Veterans Program connects homeless veterans and their families to community services.

4. National Cemetery Administration honors veterans at commemorative cemeteries and national shrines.

5. Volunteer Transportation Network links volunteer drivers with those seeking care from the V.A.

6. Welcome Home Events around the country welcome back returning military service members and offer guidance on V.A. programs and benefits.

Donate: Door-to-door solicitors, telemarketers and direct mailers plea for donations; but first, find out how the organization benefits veterans.

7. National Resource Directory lists ‘Veteran Service Organizations.’ Also, check registration with the state and the Internal Revenue Service.

Motivate: An estimated 3 million American veterans own their own businesses, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

8. Center for Veterans Enterprise provides resources for veteran entrepreneurs and an online database of veteran business owners.

9. Small Business Administration’s Office of Veteran Business Development maximizes the
availability of small business programs for veterans.

10. Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, a program of the U.S. Department of Labor, prepares veterans for meaningful careers and protects employment rights.

11. VetSuccess educates veterans who are in transition at work, school or home.

BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington encourages supporters
·   Find more opportunities on, and
·   Vet businesses, “Veterans & Military  Organizations” and charities at
·   Utilize BBB Military Line, which offers free guidance on various financial matters.

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Alaska Federation of Natives Endorses School Choice

Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska’s grassroots movement for parental choice in education received a significant boost the other day with the endorsement by delegates to the 2011
Annual Convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives, according to Jeremy Thompson, executive director of the Alaska Policy Forum.

“This resolution from AFN could not have come at a better time,” said Thompson. “Lawmakers are preparing to return to Juneau in January for a new session and will have
before them proposals to establish a parental choice scholarship program in
Alaska.  The AFN endorsement is a loud message that the people of the state
want them to act.”

The resolution submitted by the AFN Board of Directors, after being sent in by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, states that delegates endorse parental choice because it “allows Native parents flexibility to start new schools, or select other schools or methods designed
to best respond to their children’s need.”

House Bill 145 and its companion Senate Bill 106 authorize public funding to be used to pay for the cost of K-12 education at a public or private school selected by a child’s parent.  The school of choice, according to the legislation, would receive the amount of funding the school district in which the student resides would have received.

According to Jonathon Ross, President of Tsiltan Management Group, the legislation will create opportunities to meet the  educational, cultural and social needs of Native children.

“Alaska Native peoples have distinct cultures, languages, traditional knowledge, and
a rich history that are a valuable resource to all Alaskans, and should be part of a child’s education in Alaska,” Ross said.  “For years the tide has been going out under the current educational systems, but in the Dena’ina  language of Southcentral Alaska there is a word, naqantughedu\, which means  the tide has turned around and it is coming back in, and with it a resurgence of our cultures, languages, traditions, and values that have sustained Alaska Native peoples for thousands of years. That time is here now, and it is time to make significant changes to how education happens for all Alaskans.”

Earlier this year during its first session the Legislature held a number of hearings on the educational choice proposals. “When lawmakers start work again in early 2012, we want them to pass these bills and send them to the governor for his signature,” Ross said.  “Our children deserve the opportunity to attend the schools that best meet their educational needs. This legislation will go a long way to help accomplish that.”

According to Jeremy Thompson, legislators need to hear support from other state organizations and individual Alaskans.  “We believe that parental choice in education is the best contribution we can make for the future of our kids.”

To read the full AFN resolution, click here
To read a PDF of this press release, click here

Contact: Jeremy Thompson
Alaska Policy Forum

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Obituary: Godfrey D. Knight

Name: Godfrey D. Knight
Age: 85
Address:  258 Pine Tree Drive, Bigfork, Minnesota
Date of Death:   November 6, 2011
Place of Death: Bigfork Valley Nursing Home
Date of Birth: June 26, 1926
Place of Birth: Bigfork, Minnesota

Survived by: His children; Amy Maxfield, Gerri Knight, James Knight, Bridget Graves, John Knight, Lori Knight, and George Prince.  Numerous brothers, nephews, nieces cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceeded by: son Keith Knight and daughter Janet Morales.

Visitation:  Saturday, November 12,2011,  12:00 pm until the 1:00 pm Memorial service at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Bigfork, MN.  Full military honors will be accorded.

History:  Godfrey was born and raised in Bigfork and Effie.  During his lifetime he lived throughout the U.S. including Minnesota, Oregon, and his beloved Alaska.  Godfrey was a lumberjack and woodsman who loved nature, animals and the woods.  He loved his children and grandchildren.  Godfrey’s had many unique talents and interests including; artist, poet, survivalist, wood carving, basket weaving, drawing, historian, writer, expert wood axe skills. Constant seeker of knowledge, storyteller, and he overcame much adversity.  Godfrey was a WWII Veteran; served in the US Navy on a destroyer as a radar man, he survived active combat and ship bombs.

Arrangements by: Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River, Minnesota.

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American Legion Holding Annual Oratorical Scholarship Program

American Legion Jack Warren Post# 22
P.0. Box 964, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737

News Release: HEAR YE HEAR YE: The American Legion Post #22, Delta Junction Alaska will again hold the annual Oratorical Scholarship Program speech contest in February (date and time TBA}. The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12. Students must give an 8-10 minute oration on some aspect of the US Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

The winner here will compete in a district competition and could move on to state and national competitions. Local scholarships are $500.00 for 1st – $250.00 for 2nd and $100.00 for 3rd. Scholarship money increases at each level. The award at the national contest is scholarships amounting to $18.000 for 1st – $16,000 for 2nd and $14,000 for 3rd.

Anyone interested in participating or has questions can contact Rick Tirrell, American Legion Jack Warren Post Commander at 895-1039.

Rick Tirrell
Jack Warren Post #22

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Photo of the day November 8

This very photogenic cow moose was curious as to what the photographer was up to.
Photo by Steve Thomas

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DGSD Needs Youth Basketball Coaches

Would you like to help coach Youth Basketball after school two days a week?  The Delta Greely School District is in need of coaches for the youth basketball league.

Call Delta Elementary 895-4696 or Jeff Durham (907)347-2285.

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Delta-Greely School District Youth Basketball League Sign-Up

Husky Pups – 2nd & 3rd Grade
Grizzlies – 4th & 5th Grade

Sign up by Wednesday, November 16th

Season starts Tuesday, November 29th


After school practice
Husky Pups 3:30 – 4:15
Grizzlies 4:15 – 5:15
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Delta Elementary Gym

Games on Alternate Thursdays & Saturdays

$25 Registration Fee/ includes team T-shirt

Willing to Coach/Help or have questions?  Call Delta Elementary 895-4696 or Jeff Durham (907)347-2285.

Must be a student in the Delta-Greely School District
Transportation from Ft. Greely School will be available

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Photo of the day November 7

This caribou bull (and his mate, not pictured) were hanging around the Donnelly Flats area for a few days in the end of October. This shot was taken near Dome Road on October 30, 2011. Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos

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Fort Greely Fire Department’s Wood Stove Safety Measures

I would like to take a moment and share some important safety measures if you live off Post and utilize a Wood or Pellet Stoves. There should be no doubt the winter heating season is upon us, so it is a good time to remind people of the dangers of wood or pellet-burning appliances. In Alaska use fireplaces, wood or pellet stoves, and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes is very common. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.
Heating fires account for 36 percent of residential fires in rural areas every year. Often, these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. In addition follow the manufacturer’s recommended use and maintenance.

Wood-burning stoves can provide efficient, low-cost heat, but must be carefully monitored to prevent unwanted building fires.
Remember these simple safety tips:
• Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned annually by a competent and qualified chimney specialist.
• Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations, and flammable materials.
• Leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Leaving the doors open ensures that the fire receives enough air to ensure complete combustion and keeps creosote from building up in the chimney.
• Close glass doors when the fire is out to keep air from the chimney opening from getting into the room. Most glass fireplace doors have a metal mesh screen which should be closed when the glass doors are open. This mesh screen helps keep embers from getting out of the fireplace area.
• Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces that do not have a glass fireplace door.
• Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures.
• Keep air inlets on wood stoves open and never restrict air supply to fireplaces. Otherwise, you may cause creosote buildup that could lead to a chimney fire.
• Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves.
Finally as with any heating appliances that burn any type of combustible fuel, make sure you have or install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and check them monthly.

Fort Greely Fire Chief

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Fish & Game Advisory Committee Meeting Nov 16

Draft Agenda for Delta Junction Fish & Game Advisory Committee
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:30 PM
City Hall Conference Room, Delta Junction

Call to Order

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes    October 19, 2011

Comments from the public


Approval of Agenda
·        Comment on Statewide BOG Proposals
·        Discuss Fortymile Caribou Draft Harvest Plan
Regarding allowable harvest near roadsides during high density times­­­­­­­

****Other Dates and Deadlines:****
December 21, 2011 Next Delta AC meeting- Election Meeting

December 2-7, 2011    BOF PWS and Copper River/Upper Susitna Finfish; Valdez
Comment Deadline November 18, 2011

January 13-17, 2012   BOG Statewide Cycle B; Anchorage
Comment Deadline December 30, 2011

March 2-11, 2012        BOG Interior Region; Anchorage
Comment Deadline February 17, 2012

January 17-19, 2012   Federal Subsistence Board Meeting; Anchorage

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Weekly Gas Updates

Alaska, November 7- Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.99/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 56.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 57.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“The national average is just one penny away from being the lowest we’ve seen since the start of March, even as crude oil prices have risen,” said Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst. “Just in the last week, wholesale prices have moved 13 cents per gallon between the high and low, so it does remain surprising that average prices have moved very little,” DeHaan added.

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Raven About Christmas – Holiday Marketplace

If you want to attend the Holiday Marketplace here is the info you need…

The Holiday Marketplace will take place Friday, November 11, noon to 8pm, Saturday, November 12, 10am to 7pm and Sunday, November 13, 11am to 5pm at the Carlson Center.

There is a $4 admission charge, kids 12 and under are free. The North Pole High School Choir will provide onsite daycare for $4 an hour.

Artists and Craftsmen will fill 170 mini specialty shops with literally thousands of holiday gift ideas.  Jewelry, furs, original artwork, birch bowls, fleece, pottery, etched glassware…. you’ll find unique items from all around the state.

No need to waste a tank of gas looking for the perfect gift!  Make Santa proud this year and get all of your holiday shopping done in one warm location with lots of EASY…FREE…parking at the Holiday Marketplace.

Ho Ho Ho ……See you there!!!!

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Photo of the day November 5

The Canadian Lynx pictured here, is a really neat animal, as they are hardly concerned about the presents of people close by. Photo by Steve Thomas

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Photo of the day November 4

Here’s a row of trees that are back lit by the low setting Alaskan sun.
Photo Barbara Tharp

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Acacia Floral Open House ~ Nov 5

Stop in and see what’s new
You are invited to our Holiday Open House

Check out our gift ideas:
Christmas Ornaments Stuffed Animals
Designer Bows Gift Baskets
Centerpieces Balloons
Fruit Baskets Gift Wrap
Cards Boxed Cards
Candles Plants
Russell Stovers Candies Candy Bouquets
Gourmet Truffles Loyal Chocolates
Tanning Bed & Lotions Crystals

Come in and Join US for our Customer Appreciation Day!
Stop in for the Food. The Girls will have all the Good Olds, Plus Lots of New Dishes

Free drawing and gifts

Saturday, November 5, 2011
10am – 5pm

Free roses to the first 300 customers!

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Photo of the day November 3

Alaska is back to black and white mode. Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski

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The Midway Lodge Gets New Owners

Mark and Kimberly “Miki” Adams, former owners and operators of the very popular Adams’ Ribs BBQ and Mountainhouse Lodge in Delta Junction, bought the The Midway Lodge in Salcha, effective November 1st.   The new owners closed the restaurant briefly last week to give it a “facelift”, say Miki Adams, but reopened the lodge–whose name will remain the same— on Saturday, October 29.

The restaurant and lodge itself has good “bones” and established clientelle–we don’t want to turn it on a dime,” she said.  But she wanted to add a few personal touches and a more inviting décor that will give everyone s warm comfortable feeling of “home”.   Proprietors Mark and Miki Adams, both life-long Alaskans want to create a warm and inviting environment, with true Alaskan hospitality.  You’ll feel a sense of ease the moment you walk in the door. The setting will be warm, comfortable and inviting to the eyes. With soothing music kept at a level that encourages conversation. “No one is going to rush you from a table or a spot at the espresso bar (which will be coming soon)”.   In addition to changing the “mood”, another significant change is that  is that Midway Lodge is now completely smoke-free.

Miki hopes to make some other small, “improvements,” as they see them.  The menu, for instance, will include more “healthy food–less fried food and more cooked fish and poultry,” she said, adding, “And as soon as we find a smoker, our BBQ will definitely take front and center stage!”

The Adams also plan to serve a traditional, buffet-style Sunday brunch, starting in January 2012 featuring “baked goods and different egg dishes”.  It will be an important meal for the restaurant, going forward, Miki Adams says.

The price range for the food will be comparable to the restaurant’s current prices, with a Senior and Military discount.
Dinner entrées will range from around $12.95 to $23.95, with appetizers starting at $7.95.
Lunches will range from around $8 to around $13.

The Adams launched the re-tooled version of the restaurant on Saturday, October 29 but plan to have a re-Grand Opening celebration very soon.  Mark and Miki invite you to stop in and say hello, check out our new look, use the restroom, or just sit and visit!

Winter Hours:
Monday – Thursday 07:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 07:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday 08:00 pm – 5:00 pm (grill closes at 4:00pm)
For more information, call Miki at 488-2939.

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Fort Greely Movies Nov 4 & 5

Friday, November 4 – The Help (PG-13), 7pm
Saturday, November 5 – The Colombiana (PG-13), 7pm

The Help – Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’lives-and a small Mississippi town-upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories-and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly-and unwillingly-caught up in the changing times.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material. 137 minutes

Colombiana – A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target – the mobster responsible for her parents’ death. Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language. 103 minutes

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Photo of the day November 2

“This HDR image was made on October 8, 2011 up Red Rock Canyon road. A fresh coat of snow had blanketed the area the night before, and around noon the clouds parted and revealed this majestic scene.” Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos

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2nd Annual Bush Rat Bazaar

A Bush Rat Christmas Bazaar to benefit the 4H Healing Hoofbeats.
Friday, November 18 – 11am – 5pm
Saturday, November 19 – 10am – 4pm
Delta Community Center

Featuring local craft, gift items, bake sale, door prizes, silent auction, and home cooked food available in the kitchen by donation.

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Mite Hockey Time

Any young player 7-8 years old who would like to learn and play Hockey and have lots of fun this winter,  practice is starting Mon.  Nov. 7th at 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM at the Hockey rink.

It’s not to late to come out and join the team.

Registation forms will be available at the rink during practice for any age level of player or figure skater if you would like to come skate this year. To help support the Delta Skating Association  program the 8th Annual Gala tickets are on sale now and will be available at the same time.

Thank you,
Mite Coach
Terri Hennager

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Black Veterans Memorial Bridge Historic Event

Driving to Delta Junction on the 28th was a very memorable moment; going to lay the wreath outside of Delta Junction at the Black Veterans Memorial Bridge was a historic event.  This is the 3rd annual year for the Juneteenth Alaskan Alcan Highway to celebrate the accomplishments of the African-American engineer soldiers.

We had a ceremony at the Delta Junction visitor center and a ceremony at the library with some of the fort Greely command. Dr. Meyers played “Alcan” on his horn, a song that God gave him for the African-American soldiers.  The roads were very icy and the wind was very heavy. Travel time was slow at best. When we laid the wreath at the black soldiers veteran bridge, we all felt the souls of the soldiers and we are working to make it bigger and better next year.

Bishop Dave Thomas, Chairman
Juneteenth Alaska Alcan Highway Celebration
National Juneteenth Armed Services Commission
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council

Jesus Holy Temple
Anchorage, Alaska

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time and one of the top fifty best-selling artists of the last two decades, outselling prominent artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, REM, Barbara Streisand and Bon Jovi. Composer and creator Chip Davis started Mannheim Steamroller more than 30 years ago with his Grammy Award-winning Fresh Aire series. With almost 40 albums sold, an annual Christmas tour that is consistently ranked as the best selling of any artist, a successful Mannheim Steamroller gourmet food line, and a new audio technology that helps hospital patients in the recovery process (Ambience Medical), Chip Davis is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry. For more information please log onto

Onsale to General Public
US $62.00 – US $82.00
US $62.00 Ticket + US $9.10 Fees = US $71.10
US $82.00 Ticket + US $12.05 Fees = US $94.05

Carlson Center
Fairbanks, AK
Tue, Dec 27, 2011 07:30 PM

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Photo of the day November 1

I felt really sorry for this very forlorn looking bull moose, that
had one antler broken off, probably in a fight with another bull.
I’m guessing he’s not going to get the girl. Photo by Steve Thomas

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Veterans Day Photos

As a tribute to our vets, Delta News Web is requesting photos and or write ups for our community veterans.

A veteran is anybody that has served in any branch of service in his or her life.

The photos and write ups will be posted on November 10th.  Please send them to as soon as you can, so our special tribute page can be made ahead of time.

Remember to thank a vet, not just on Veterans Day, but every day when you see one.  It’s because of those that have served and are still serving that we as Americans have our

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Sees Christmas Candy On Sale Now

Sale Dates: Now thru November 8

Customers will have their orders the week of December 4th

Come on out and order your See’s Christmas Candy. Contact Lucille by phone or stop by IGA where she will be hosting a table through November 10.  You will see Lucille sitting at IGA Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-5pm.

Terry Detzel does the fundraiser for the Delta High School.

For your convenience we have made an order form for you to print off. Mark your order and take your order form along with your check made out to Soroptimist to Lucille at IGA. Click here to print the order form.

All proceeds support Breast Cancer Detection, Women in Crisis, and WICA. Contact Martha Tuharsky 488-9185 or Lucy Stock 895-4262 for more information.  Soroptimist International Fairbanks.

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