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MONDAY,  JULY 28th 2014


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This is the subsistence fishing schedule, updated on July 24.

For Subdistrict 4-A (including Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk), fishing is open until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27. After that, Subdistrict 4-A will be on a 5 day per week subsistence salmon fishing schedule with fishing open from 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays through 6:00 p.m. Sundays. Fishermen may use gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or less.

Beginning 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, driftnetting is allowed again during subsistence salmon fishing periods in Subdistrict 4-A.  When driftnetting, fishermen may use gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or less.


For Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (including Bishop Mountain, Galena and Ruby): The current subsistence schedule is two 48-hour periods per week from 6:00 p.m. Sundays until 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays and from 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays until 6:00 p.m. Fridays. Effective 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C will switch to a 5 day per week subsistence salmon fishing schedule from 6:00 p.m. Sundays until 6:00 p.m. Fridays. Fishermen may use gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or less.

In all of District 4, during subsistence salmon fishing closures, fish wheels may not be operated and gillnets with a mesh size greater than four inches and a length greater than 60 feet must be removed from the water.


Koyukuk River: Subsistence salmon fishing is currently open 7 days a week, 24 hours per day with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size to conserve king salmon.  Effective 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 28, subsistence salmon fishing in the Koyukuk River will be open 7 days a week, 24 hours per day and fishermen may use gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or smaller.



For additional information, please contact the Emmonak office at (907) 949-1320 or the Fairbanks office at (907)459-7274. The subsistence fishing schedule and recorded fishery announcements will be available 24 hours a day at 1-866-479-7387 (toll free outside of Fairbanks)


Several Galena residents have made complaints relating to loose dogs in the community. Recently, some of these loose dogs have caused injury to children, menaced elders and other community members walking or riding bikes on our roads. In accordance with City Code, the Galena Police Department will be taking immediate action to deal with loose, menacing, and dangerous dogs. This may include capture and humane disposal of such dogs. In addition, owners may be subject to civil fines in excess of $200.00.

If you are a dog owner and have questions about the City of Galena Ordinance, we encourage you to stop by the police department to get a free copy of the City of Galena dog ordinance. Otherwise, you can view any of the City of Galena ordinances by going to

The City of Galena and the Galena Police Department wants to partner with dog owners to solve this serious public safety problem. Please protect the safety of our children, elders, and other community members by keeping your dogs properly restrained.


NOTE!!! When sending messages via e-mail for the Yukon Wireless, please take out any forward (FW) in the subject line. These may go to SPAM folder and we might not get your message on in a timely manner. Thanks!


NEW- Click HERE for the latest copy of the Galena Recovery Bulletin, July 25 issue.


NEW-Cross Country Running Practice will begin on Monday August 4th for those in grades 7-12. Runners will need a current physical on file in order to participate and to be eligible to travel to the first meet.



NEW-There will be a community meeting next Tuesday, July 29th at 6:30pm at the Community Hall to plan and discuss ideas for a new ballfield/community park. The city would like there to be as much community involvement as possible in this process, please consider attending. Call Jon at 656-1981 with any questions.


-Everyone is welcome to participate in the upcoming Huslia Huslers Softball Tournament (in memory of Emily Sam and Elvis Lee Sam), August 1st, 2nd and 3rd. There will be trophies for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place as well as Sportsmanship, MVP, Home Run Derby, Golden Glove and All-Tourney teams. If you are interested in participating, contact Francis Nollner at 829-2432, Dorreen David at 829-2208, Jana Sam at 829-2401 or Josephine Derendoff at 829-2486.  Details are also on Facebook, search Huslia Huslers Softball Tournament. 7/18


-There will be an EMS volunteer meeting to cover orientation and training for emergency service volunteers on Saturday, August 2nd from 9 till 10am. This meeting will cover a review of stretcher and ambulance function, back board and log roll skills, life pack and ER orientation, X-ray and Life Med systems, as well as discussion of on-call expectations. For more details call Tammy Huntington or the clinic at 656-1366.


- A public health nurse will be in Galena July 29th through 31. Services will be immunizations for children, teens and adults, well-child check ups for age birth to 5 years, preschool physicals, STD/HIV screenings and treatment, and TB screenings. For an appointment contact the clinic or Rachelle Hill at 1-800-478-1777 ext 649 or at


NEW-Dr. Jim Lagattuta and Valerie Pingayak will be in Huslia Sunday, July 27th through Wednesday, July 30th. To schedule an appointment call Galena Behavioral health at 656-1617 or 1-800-478-1618.


-This year’s Galena Science Camp begins on Wednesday July 30 and continues through Tuesday August 5 at the community garden and old ballfield area in Galena.  Science Camp meets from 10 am to noon for kids going into kindergarten through 2nd grade, and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm for kids going into 3rd through 6th grades.  This year's theme will be the identification and use of local plants. Contact Fish and Wildlife at 656-1231 or Debbie Koontz at 656-2328 for further information. 7/21


- If you have concerns regarding your water or sewer connections or lines outside the house in Galena please call the City at 656-1301 and get on a list. (7-8)


-Snow cones will be for sale at the Galena Pool during the Sunday night open swims all summer long as a fund raiser for the Galena Swim Team.  It's $2 for a snow cone. So far over $934 has been raised for the team! See the full swimming schedule below the classified.


-If you live, work with or have a family member who deals with addiction, there is help for you. An Al-Anon meeting is held each Wednesday evening at 7 at the Galena Clinic. You can enter through the front door which will be locked at 7:15 for security reasons. You can also park and enter through the rear at any time during the meeting. 5/2


-The Sobriety Support Group meets every Thursday at the Galena Clinic. The meetings will start at 7pm. As with other night meetings there you can enter through the front door until 7:15 which will then be locked for security reasons. You can also park and enter through the rear at any time. This meeting is for anyone with any addiction they want to overcome, though primarily alcohol will be the general focus.


- If you would like to drop something off for Inland Barge Service in Galena or have questions, please call Martin at 656-7120. (6-5)


-There will be no Galena Community Movie Night until August 2nd.



- NEW The Galena City School District has various job openings, all to start as soon as possible. 1) Accounts Payable department, prior experience with bookkeeping, business or accounting is preferred- for info about this position click here.   2) SHS Custodians (2) and GCSD Maintenance I, some training / experience in construction trades needed.  For more info on either of these two positions click here. To easily apply online for any position click here. (7/26)



*** PLEASE NOTE, any classified ad two weeks or older will be removed so please try and keep us informed when something is sold or a need has been met.  Thanks!


- NEW FOR SALE: In Galena, 2 couches.  Call Pam at 656-7003 if interested. (7-25)

-FOR SALE: Polaris 800 EFI 4x4.  Call 468-1119 for more details. (7-16)

- FOR SALE: X Box 1, complete set. Also call 468-1119. (7-16)

- FOR SALE: In Galena, 2 buckets of tan colored indoor paint. Contact Theresa Burley for more information. (7-16)

- FOR SALE: 18ft. Lund Alaskan boat. 60hp Mercury 4-stoke. Has a custom cover and comes with trailer. Call 656-7204 for information.

- NEW MISSING: Female golden retriever, answers to name of "Cheyenne", 9 years old. Please call or Facebook Kim Wolf 656-1951 or cell 717-6633 (7-26)

- NEW MISSING:  In Galena, a blue and silver 18 speed mountain bike.  Please call Josh Pittsenbarger at 656-8691 if you have seen this bike.(7-25)

-MISSING: In Galena, Inland Barge is missing a palette of lumber for a customer (consisting of 2x10's and grey plywood, weighing 800 pounds). The lumber was probably accidentally moved. if you have seen it, please call 656-7120. (7-15)

-WANTED: Haircuts are needed at the responder camp in Galena. Call Gail at 656-1980 for details. (7-22)


See pictures of the Galena Flood and current rebuild pics as well as other Alaskan photos at this link.


Galena Swimming Pool Schedule

Summer Pool Facility Schedule  (includes use of fitness rooms and showers)

Effective Sunday May 25, 2014

SUNDAY Open Swim 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    
MONDAY Lap Swim 6:30 am - 7:30 am    
TUESDAY Lap Swim 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Open Swim 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WEDNESDAY Lap Swim 6:30 am - 7:30 am    
THURSDAY Lap Swim 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Open Swim 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FRIDAY Lap Swim 6:30 am - 7:30 am    


Swimmers age five and under must be accompanied by someone sixteen years of age or older.


Pool use fee is $3.00.  Pool schedule is subject to change due to lifeguard availability and amount of use. 

Closure and schedule change information will be posted on pool door and on the Yukon Wireless. 

For pool rental information or questions contact Sandy Scotton at 656-4545.



Here is an updated listing of privately owned lodging establishments in Galena. Please feel free to share this resource with those needing short or long term, temporary lodging.

Galena Emergency Numbers

Clinic:  656.1266 (emergency), 656-1366, option 2 (appointments and non-emergencies)

Fire Department:  911

Police Department:  656-0911

Alaska State Troopers (statewide):  1-800-811-0911

Airport Police (statewide):  1-877-847-4342



For villages out of Galena that are interested in ARCS TV service call KIYU at 907-656-1488 and we'll get you in touch with those that can assist you..



Daily Lunch Specials for July 21st- July 26th


Roast Beef Sandwich or Pulled Pork w/baked beans


Various Pizzas- supreme, white pizza and gyros pizza (whole pizza available for sale)


Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco


Thai Noodles w/ marinated chicken


Clam Chowder


Open 11am to 7pm

Burger nights at the Coffee Shop are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7 pm.  Please phone in burger orders to 656-2505 in advance so the food can be hot and ready at the right time.

The Coffee Shop's summer hours are 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays.

Cash and credit are the accepted forms of payment. We can take a credit card payment only when starting an account, thank you!!

No personal checks please.



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