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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:48 pm


Dec. 23, 2002 — Plans to turn an old Alaska Road Commission building at Big Delta State Historical Park have been detoured but that may mean bigger developments ahead for the Rika’s Roadhouse property.

Alaska State Parks officials were eyeing the long-vacant, 5,000-square-foot, two-story building as an interpretive center to focus on the region’s transportation history.


Dec. 23, 1987 — City electric customers in the long term would realize the most reliable power at stable prices if they become Golden Valley Electric Association customers, a consultant finds, but city officials Tuesday weren’t ready to agree.

The possibility of selling the city utility to Golden Valley Electric Association has been discussed for more than a year. GVEA has another 21,000 customer accounts in the Interior.


Dec. 23, 1962 — An eight-foot-long model of the proposed Rampart dam on the Yukon River will be on display at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. convention next month in Las Vegas.

The model, on display at the Seattle World’s Fair last summer will be shipped to Las Vegas by Golden Valley Electric, which is sending four representatives to the convention, to be held Jan. 4-11.


Dec. 23, 1937 — A car driven by Keith Murdock, coming into town and a taxi making a trip to the university with Chaddie Byers collided at the Isabel Creek bridge last evening. Mr. Murdock was cut across the forehead, requiring several stitches. Chaddie, who was one of the passengers for the University, sustained slight cuts on the lip and was bruised on the breast. Bumpers were knocked off the cars and fenders damaged.

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