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December 20th 6 pm at the Salcha Senior Center

A meeting between local community members and the borough Transportation Board to determine pickup points for the Salcha Express route starting early 2012.  Please come and share your thoughts.

Thank You, Salcha's Neighborly Association

Order the RON PAUL Family Cookbook



The Salcha Seniors are having a fun day of lunch, (soup & Sandwiches), bingo and pull tabs on Saturday, December 3rd from noon till 4 p.m. Lunch will cost $5.00 and bingo will cost 25 cents per card. Prizes will be won instead of money. Please join us.
Would you please forward this to all your families, neighbors and friends? Thank you.

Why I Live in Alaska

Access Alaska Announcement




The ARRC and the Kiewit team will perform pile driving tests next Tuesday, October 18th. The tests will analyze two different types of pile (sheet pile and pipe), two different installation methods (vibration and driving), and two different types of equipment (a vibratory hammer and an impact hammer). Testing will likely occur mid-day. You may also see equipment mobilizing to the site on Monday.

Project team members will be on-site during the testing to monitor noise and vibration levels. We will share the results of this testing with you at a neighbors' meeting to be held next spring.

The ARRC regrets any disturbance this testing may cause you or your neighbors. If you have questions or concerns about the tests, please contact Mark Peterburs, ARRC project manager, at 907-265-2366.


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There will be a potluck/birthday/going away party for Barb Dennis on September 24th from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the Midway Lodge. She has sold the Midway.  Please plan on attending. Barb has helped this community so much over the years. Please pass this on to all your e-mail friends, neighbors and family.

Fairbanks Borough Assembly approves new bus routes

Borough Bond Refinance Drops Interest Rates

23 minutes that will help you understand Ron Paul's commitment to America


The Natural Resource Conservation Service is a non regulatory federal agency which helps landowners to address resource concerns on their land. We are part of the   Department of Agriculture and our main focus is to offer technical assistance and help individuals to participate in the various programs we offer. Many of these programs provide financial assistance for implementing conservation practices that address different environmental issues. Primarily we work with agriculture and help people with technical assistance on practices such as: nutrient and pest management, grazing, animal waste management, composting facilities, high tunnels, crop rotation, and many others. We are interested on bringing some of this information to landowners in your community that are involved with any sort of agricultural production or forestry, and make them aware of our programs. Please let us know if you are interested and we will come to you to provide you all the information. Please take some time to look at our website.   
The link below will take you to our state website for more detailed information.
Sunny Castillo
Soil Conservationist
USDA-NRCS Fairbanks, Alaska
590 University Av Suite B 99709
(907)479-3159 ext1014
Fax (907) 479-6998


We have just gone from a grizzly sow with spring triplets to a grizzly sow with yearling twins, both in the Salchaket area.  The Fish and Game phone number to report  encounters/problems is 459-7206.
Please note that you can be cited if you've left out garbage, feed, or other attractants for the bears to get into. Keep your yards clean and remove food stuff and fast food garbage from your vehicles to minimize their interest in helping themselves. Supervise your children while they are outdoors.

Public Hearing for Salcha Bus route

September, 8th - 6:00 p.m.

Fairbanks North Star Borough

809 Pioneer Road

ORDINANCE NO. 2011-20-1I. An Ordinance Amending The FY 2011-12 Budget By Appropriating $1,069,500 In Federal Grant Funding To The Transit Enterprise Project Fund For The Implementation Of A New Transit Fixed Route Between Salcha, Eielson Air Force Base, North Pole And Fairbanks And Increasing The Transportation Department’s Position Count By 1.58 FTE. (Sponsor: Mayor Hopkins)

-Referred to the Finance Committee on September 1, 2011; Advanced to September 8, 2011 for public hearing


To Our Neighbors and Friends, We would like to take this time to say so long to all of our neighbors that are moving away.  Saying Good-bye seems too permanent so we would like to say Thanks to Roger and Jane Hockings for all your input in our community.  Your efforts and input shall ever remain with us. Thanks to our Founder Melissa Wills Markgraf and her husband Fred Markgraf for all the work they have done for the community.  They have worked and help keeping the Salcha Fair going, and then moving on from there in 2008 to founding of Salcha’s Neighborly Organization (SNO).  These families may be leaving Salcha but they have given so much to the community.   The Markgraf family has Sponsored SNO in many ways over the past two years they let SNO use a building on their land for SNO to have a lending Library and public recreational room with games and pool table.  We have held public meeting in this building and held fun events.  Due to the fact your love and input in the community will not soon be forgotten.  You have reach out your hands and help many in need.  You have brought Sunshine to us on cloudy days. You have taught us so much down through the years.
We shall miss each and every one of you.  We will be holding a Community Potluck for these families for the ones who wish to wish them well on their way to many new adventures in their life where ever it takes them.

Community Potluck August 13, 2011 @ 2:00 PM @ Salcha’s Neighborly Organization building 8768 Richardson Hwy Salcha, Ak.
Also we will be discussing updates on the public transportation for the Salcha and Eielson AFB.
 Every one invited to attend please bring your favorite dish come out have fun and learn more about SNO For more information please feel free to contact Margie Houger 799-4780 or