Saturday May 28th, 2016


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FRIDAY, MAY 27TH, 2016    



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King salmon are beginning to trickle into the Yukon, and the first king salmon fishing restrictions have been announced by Fish and Game.

For District 2, including St Mary’s: subsistence fishing is currently open 24 hours a day with a maximum gillnet mesh size of 7.5 inches.  Effective at 6 pm on Tuesday, May 31, subsistence salmon fishing will close in District 2.  At 6 pm on Wednesday June 1st, subsistence fishing will reopen on a 24 hour a day, 7 day per week schedule with dip nets and beach seine gear only.  All king salmon caught in dip nets and beach seines must be released to the water immediately. 

During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishermen may continue to use gillnets with 4 inch mesh or smaller, which are no longer than 60 feet, to target non-salmon species. 

Subsistence fishing in Yukon River Districts 4 and 5, and the Koyukuk River, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week with a maximum mesh size of 7.5 inches. 

Fish and Game encourages all upriver fishermen to be prepared for management actions that will close subsistence salmon fishing with gillnets when king salmon migrate into their district.


NOTICE- We have been airing Yup'ik language programming to our signal on 96.1 in St. Mary's. Thanks to KCUK in Chevak and KYUK in Bethel in helping bring shows tailored for Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities. Click here to see the programs that we are airing in St. Mary's. And click here to listen to that stream.


NOTICE- Big River Public Broadcasting Incorporated has an open seat on its board of directors. The board meets once a quarter to discuss issues involving KIYU's programming, finances and other components of the organization. If you can commit to meeting regularly, are concerned about issues that face the region we broadcast to, and feel you would make a significant contribution to KIYU, please send a letter of interest which describes what you bring to the board along with your contact information to or mail to P.O Box 165, Galena, AK. 99741. (5/12)


UPDATED: It's once again time to clean up Galena. Please make an effort to pick up trash on your property, along the side of the road or wherever you see it, and keep our community clean. If you need trash bags, stop by City Hall. We'll celebrate clean-up today, Saturday, May 28th with a community picnic at 1pm at the baseball field. KIYU and the City of Galena will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. Please bring a dish to share. There will be free giveaways valued at well under 500,000 rupees. (5/26)


NEW - The Galena Community Garden has been fenced in and is ready for planting. Only plots outside of the fence are available.  The remaining plots are unreserved and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A current plot map of the community garden is available for viewing here! (5/23


NEW- Russ & Agnes Sweetsir are requesting help from the public to identify the person responsible for breaking into Sweetsir's Store at about 2:30am on May 5th. The subject took a substantial amount of money from the office safe. Despite video footage, this person hasn't been identified yet. The Sweetsirs and the Galena Police are committed to making Galena a safe place to live and work. They want the person for this crime to be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law. It's likely this person didn't act alone, so if you know something or even suspect something, report it to the Galena Police Department by calling 656-2177. Russ & Agnes are offering a $2250 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime. (5/23)


NEW- The Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena will not schedule any routine appointments Monday, though it will still be open for urgent care and emergency needs.  Also, the ENHC is giving away expired bandaging and first aide supplies.  Please inquire at the front desk during normal clinic hours to claim some. (5/24)


NEW - The family of Sidney Huntington will be putting up the fence at Grandpa Sidney's grave on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30).  A group plans to head up to the Louden Cemetery at about noon.  Then on Monday evening at 6 pm, the family will be giving away his personal items and having a potluck in Russ and Agnes' yard.  The giveaway will move to the Community Hall if there is bad weather.  If you have questions, contact Agnes, Fred, Gilbert or Mark. (5/26)


- Nulato's Annual Memorial Day celebration will take place Saturday starting at 1 pm.  The adult races are scheduled for Saturday afternoon.   For a full rundown of the events, click here. (5/26)


NEW-Louden Tribal Council, Sweetsir's Store and the City of Galena will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday). Also, there is no mail delivery on Memorial Day either. Normal business will resume on Tuesday May 31st. (5/25)


NEW- The Galena Sports Authority is looking for individuals or families that would like to sponsor the awards for the upcoming baseball tournament in June.  They have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies, along with Sportsmanship, Golden Glove and Home Run Derby awards available for sponsorship.  Please contact Nancy Pitka, Jennal Burgett or Jen Hildebrand ASAP if your are interested.  (5/25)


Physicians Assistant Mathilda Huntington and Nurse Heidi will be in Galena May 31st to June 3. If you would like to make an appointment, call the Edgar Nollner Health Center at 656-1366 (5/17)


The Charles Evans Community Library in Galena is now operating on its summer hours: 11am to 4pm Tuesday through Thursday. Children in the community are invited to register for the summer reading program and be eligible to make gift bags. (5/20)


UPDATED - The Gana-A’Yoo Limited Board of Directors is expecting to appoint a new member to the board at its annual meeting in Nulato on June 3rd.  Interested shareholders should submit a letter of interest with qualifications by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 1st.  The letter can be emailed to Crystal Sommer at, mailed directly to Gana-A’Yoo, Limited at 1205 E. International Airport Road, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99518, or faxed to 907-569-9699.  Applicants for the open seat must be at least 18 years old and an original shareholder or a lineal descendant of an original shareholder.

A set of cash prize drawings will happen for everyone who gets proxies into the Anchorage office before Thursday June 2nd at noon or before 10 am at the annual meeting in Nulato on June 3rd. 

Please call Crystal at 1-888-656-1606 or 907-569-9599 if you have any questions. (5/12)


NEW- The Edgar Nollner Health Center would like to encourage and remind everyone to drive slowly and carefully.  Accidents are much less common and less severe at lower speeds.  Dust in the air is dramatically reduced by decreased speeds.  Please remind your teenagers to drive slowly on four wheelers and please, never, never drive intoxicated. (5/25)


- The Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena will host the 2016 Sobriety Street Fair on Wednesday, June 8th in the ENHC parking lot from 4 to 6pm. The fair is all about promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices.  There will be booths set up by various agencies, and a Gana-A’Yoo Limited scholarship walk. Residents are asked to bring a dish to share. If you have any questions, please call the ENHC at 656-1366. (5/17)


NEW - Staff from the Tanana Chiefs Conference's Alternate Resources department will be in Galena on Wednesday June 8.  They will be set up in the clinic from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, and then at the Sobriety Street Fair from 4 to 6 pm.  They can help people with questions about Medicaid, food stamps, senior benefits and veterans' benefits.  (5/26)


The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is predicting a Yukon River king salmon run substantial enough to allow for some subsistence fishing periods this summer. They are looking for subsistence fishermen in Kaltag, Nulato, Galena, Ruby, Tanana and lower river communities such as St. Mary's to take samples from their catch for a study.  Fish and Game will train people how to collect information by removing three scales and a fin, along with determining the length and sex of each king.  Fish and Game will pay $7 for each fish that you sample completely from your subsistence catch.  This study will provide an understanding of the stock composition of the run, provide managers with age data needed for forecasting the king run in future years.  Training will occur in each one of the participating villages sometime the first week of June. More information is available from the flyer available here.  If you would like to sign up for a training session or know someone who may want to, please contact Cody by phone at (907) 452-3828 or by email to (5/16)


This Sunday's movie at the GILA Auditorium is "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens", rated PG-13. It starts tomorrow at 1pm! (5/23)


NEW- Congratulations to Galena's Karrie Pavish Anderson who won a 2016 a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award during a ceremony held in Anchorage on May 19th. Read more here! (5/27)


- Galena Search & Rescue has resumed its search of the Yukon River near the Yuki. They could use more volunteers with boats and more volunteer crew members.   If you need a life jacket and gear to help with the search, or can make snacks to go along with the crews, please contact Fred at 656-7009.  If any volunteers in Ruby would like to assist by providing boats or crew members, please contact Cliff or Marie Cleaver.   (5/15)


The BLM will be administering the pack test for wildland firefighters in Galena on June 3rd and June 10th.  The pack test will start at 10am and will take place around the BLM Galena headquarters.  Please show up with two current forms of identification - one of which must be a photo ID. The fire line refresher will take place before the pack test and both are mandatory to be eligible for a 2016 red card. Call BLM at 356-5627 with any questions. (5/5)


The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids on an 18-foot aluminum flat-bottom boat and trailer, fabricated by the GCSD Aluminum Welding class. The minimum bid is $4000 to cover the cost of materials.  The boat can be viewed at the GILA welding shop.  For additional information contact Todd Brown or David Wightman at 656-2053.  Sealed bids can be dropped off or mailed to the District Office, PO Box 299, Galena no later than Wednesday June 8th.  For more details on the boat and trailer, see this spec sheet.  (5/17)


- The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids for an 8 by 10 foot tilt bed single-axle trailer, fabricated by the GCSD Welding II class.  The minimum bid is $950 to cover the cost of materials.  Sealed bids are also being accepted for a gas-powered wood splitter made by the Welding II class.  Bids start at $1400 to cover the cost of materials.  Sealed bids for both items must be received at the district office no later than June 1st. You can contact Todd Brown with any questions.  Look here for more information on the trailer, and here for info on the wood splitter. (5/11)


  The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids for two 8 by 12 foot storage sheds built by the students in carpentry classes.  The sheds are gambrel roof barn-style sheds with metal roofing, un-insulated, and have been wired with outlets and lights.  The minimum bid is $1600 for each shed to cover the cost of materials.  Bids will be per shed, and the highest two bids will be the winning bids. The winning bidders are responsible for removing the sheds from the property.  The shed can be viewed outside the GILA carpentry shop on base. Sealed bids must be received at the District Office no later than Wednesday, June 1st.  Drop the bids off in person or mail to PO Box 299, Galena, AK 99741.  For more information contact David Wightman at 656-7006. (5/17)


The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (YRDFA) would like to invite all subsistence users along the Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers to participate in the weekly YRDFA teleconferences this summer. The first teleconference will be held on Tuesday, June 7th at 1 pm. The calls happen every Tuesday throughout the salmon fishing season - usually until the end of August.  Callers will be able to hear about and share their own information about salmon run timing, harvest success, and river conditions, and hear from state and federal managers.  The number to call is 1-800-315-6338 and then enter the access code 98566# to join in on the calls. You can learn more by reading the flyer here!   (5/23)



The City of Galena has a job open for an administrative assistant. Job duties include answering the phone, typing correspondence, running errands for the city and other work as required. You must demonstrate computer skills along with knowledge of Microsoft Excel. A full job description is posted here: Galena City Manager Admin Assistant(5/23)


FOUND: In Galena, two brand new sections of poly rope. Call KIYU at 656-1488 to describe and claim. (5/24)



*** 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!

FOR SALE: In Galena, 12 inch x 12 inch VCT tile, 1/8 inch thick. Call Brother Justin if interested at 656-7090. (5/26)

Looking for someone in Galena who can cut hair. Please call or text (907) 328-8717. (5/23)

FOR SALE: In Galena, a 35 hp Vanguard Go-Devil mud motor. 30 hours on motor. Comes with spare prop, electrical panel, grab-bar, and push-pole. Asking price is $4,000. Also for sale, a 20 foot Alweld boat with 100 hp Yamaha engine.  Asking  $11,500. Also a 10 ft. Porta-Bote (folding, portable boat). Call Buck 656-3716 or 328-9067 to learn more. (5/23)

FOR SALE: In Galena, 1 cord seasoned wood, chopped, blocked, and delivered for $400. Also an XBox 360 with 3 controllers, 12 games and HDMI cord.  Price is $200 firm. Call 656-2781 if interested. (5/18)

FOR SALE: In Galena, these items are still for sale from the Tulloch's on Crow Creek: Wood Shelves with 8 storage totes.  Furniture grade. $300. HP Photosmart All-in-One printer with lots of ink cartridges for $50. Warn 54” snow plow for ATV, $ 275. Collapsible drying rack. Poly drums – $15 each. Tanned Mink $30 each. Survival Suit $50. Lots of Survival Flares and signals – $3 each. Aluminum sled with new runners – $250. Small air compressor - $150. Sled for pulling kids while skiing or snowshoeing - $40. Plastic drawer system – $30. Wooden flat bottom canoe with paddle –$ 75. 3” thick Foam sleeping pads  - great for camp – $25 each. Grumman square stern canoe – $900. Hoover bagless vacuum – $10. 12x16 carpet with pad – $200. Large wood bookshelf – $75

Childrens off road trike – $15. Doghouse with chain – $15. Stainless ruger redhawk .44 with 5.5” barrel – $850. Call Ross @ 650-7256 or Wendy @ 656-7257 with any questions.

FOR SALE: In Galena, three outdoor flood lights for out-buildings.  Near new.  175 Watts.  $25 each.  Call Larry @ 656-7095 after 12 PM. (5/18)

Looking to buy moose, caribou, elk & deer antlers at $8 a pound.  Will arrange for shipping from the Bush. Call Erik in Fairbanks at 378-5974 or e-mail and please tell him you heard about it on KIYU.



The Galena Community Pool is now operating on the following summer schedule:

Open swims:

Sunday – Tuesday – Thursday from 7 - 8:30 pm

Morning Lap

Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 6:30 - 7:30 am

Afternoon Lap

Tuesday – Thursday from 5 - 6 pm

Pool is closed on Saturdays


Here is an updated listing of privately owned lodging establishments in Galena along with those that offer vehicle rentals. Please feel free to share this resource with those needing short or long term, temporary lodging or transportation. If you offer these services we can list them. Please e-mail us at so we can post it on-line.


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 FREE

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



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.


The Food Section


 Phone Number: 656-2505

Open with summer hours: 10 am - 2 pm each weekday

May 23rd - 28th, 2016


Chicken Wrap w/ Pasta Salad


French Dip Hoagie w/Mac Salad


Nachos Supreme


Thai Noodles w/ Chicken


Homemade Pizza and Clam Chowder


Open 11am-2pm

Burger Night 5-7

Burger nights: Thursday- Saturday(5 to 7pm)

We can take a credit card payment only when starting an account, thank you!! No personal checks.




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