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Sunday, June 17th, 2018


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SUNDAY, JUNE 17th, 2018                    



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KIYU Programming Update: For our listeners in Galena-The FCC has granted us a new license for a transmitter on a different channel. Currently, we are testing that new channel with Classic Country music and it can be found at 100.1FM. In the next month or so, KIYU programming will move to that channel and KIYU Country will be at 88.1FM. We will alert listeners as we get closer. Since this is in the testing phase, there may be some outages, so please bear with us. These changes do not affect any other village outside of Galena.


For listeners in Nenana, you can now hear KIYU's programming at 99.1FM. If you enjoy Oldies, we have a channel at 95.1FM that only plays that format. Right now, both channels are low power and the signals are better from Nenana towards the south. Once we finalize our antenna move to the hill there, the signal will be strong northwards towards Fairbanks.


6/17/18-We are aware of outages in Kaltag. They were reported to us Saturday. Once we can get someone in to check it out, we hope to have it restored.

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  Fishing/Subsistence Information


Here is the latest Yukon River salmon update with information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

The Pilot Station sonar passage estimate for June 13 was 16,000 king salmon so far for the season - below the average of 23,500 for that date.  Summer chum salmon, on the other hand, are coming in very strong for this time in the run, with a  total passage estimate of twice the historical average for this time in the run. 


Here are the fishing schedules:

District 2 Subsistence (including St. Mary's):

Subsistence fishing is on a reduced regulatory schedule, with two 18-hour periods per week:

7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets can be used. Dip nets are not allowed during subsistence gillnet openings.


Subsistence fishing in Subdistrict 4-A (including Kaltag, Nulato, and Koyukuk):

Subsistence fishing will be closed in Subdistrict 4-A until 6 p.m. tonight (Sunday June 17).

Fishing will reopen tonight (Sunday June 17) at 6 p.m. for a 24 hour period, lasting from 6 pm Sunday to 6 pm Monday.  The next scheduled opening, which would have begun at 6 pm on Wednesday, has been cancelled out of concern for relatively low king salmon numbers. 


Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (including Bishop Rock, Galena and Ruby):

Subsistence fishing is open with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size set gillnets and fish wheels 24 hours per day, until 6 p.m. Monday, June 18.


Fishing will close 6 p.m. Monday, June 18. Subsistence salmon fishing will reopen at 6 p.m.  Wednesday, June 20, with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels on the following schedule:


•             6 p.m. Wednesdays to 6 p.m. Thursdays

•             6 p.m. Sundays to 6 p.m. Mondays


During these openings, fishermen may use set gillnets, drift gillnets, and fishwheels.

By regulation, drift gillnets may be used during open fishing periods in all of District 4.  The maximum mesh size is 7.5 inches, and maximum length of a driftnet in District 4 is 150 feet. 


Subdistricts 5-A, B &C (including Tanana , Rampart, and the Yukon River Bridge area):

Subsistence fishing is open with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size set gillnets and fish wheels 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B (includes the Tanana River communities of Manley, Minto, and Nenana):

Subsistence fishing is open with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh size set gillnets and fish wheels 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


A reminder to fishermen that a subsistence salmon fishing permit is required to fish in the Tanana River Drainage. Subsistence fishing permits are now available at the Fish and Game Online Store at

Koyukuk River:

Subsistence fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels.



Image result for salmon clipartThe Yukon River In-season Salmon Management Teleconferences hosted by Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association will be held every Tuesday at 1pm.These calls give residents of the Yukon drainage a chance to report on fishing and river conditions, and for managers to discuss current regulations and management strategies. You can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-800-315-6338 and then entering the code 98566# (YUKON #) (5/30)



There will be a meeting of the Galena City Council on Monday, June 18th at 6pm in the council chambers. Among the items on the agenda are readings of the city budget and a resolution to authorize a bulk fuel loan.  See the agenda here.


The Galena Volunteer Fire Department will have a meeting on Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm.  Members should meet at the POL building on the GILA campus to practice with 2,000 gallon tanker.


Louden Tribal Council will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm in the Louden office. Here is the agenda.


The Galena City School District’s June meeting will be held at the SHS library Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00pm. Any and all are encouraged and welcomed to attend. See the attached GCSD June 2018 School Board Packet for meeting details.

UPDATED 6/17 at 10am -


The Zitziana River Fire is up to around 34,000 acres in size – an increase of about 4000 acres from Saturday. It is about 9 miles south of Manley, and 3 miles west of the Tanana River. Moderate fire behavior was observed on the fire on Saturday due to rain. Some minor fire growth was experienced on numerous parts of the fire, but no significant wind driven runs as were seen in the past few days. Smokejumpers and ground crews are protecting structures at Kindanina Lake and Iksgiza Lake that are threatened by the fire. A group of cabins along the Tanana River southeast of Manley is now approximately 5 miles to the east of the fire and the closest allotment is 1.5 miles to the east.

The Mooseheart Fire is about 3 miles to the west of the Zitziana River Fire, so the two may join together. The fire has consumed around 52,000 acres. It is about 12 miles southwest of Manley, on the south side of the Tanana River. The fire is in a limited suppression area, and remains in monitor status.

The Deniktaw Ridge Fire north of the Koyukuk River between Huslia and Hughes has increased in size to about 18,500 acres. The Fish and Wildlife cabin near the mouth of the Hog River is the closest structure to fire -about 2.5 miles to the west. Fire managers expect to pull firefighters off of the fire in the next few days.

The Dulbi Hot Springs Fire has now burned over 26,900 acres along the Dulbi River, 30 miles north of Ruby. 8 smokejumpers were sent to the fire on Thursday to protect a historic structure, and then demobilized on Friday. Aerial surveillance on Saturday reported the fire is running in tundra and black spruce and smoldering in the hardwood mix. The fire will continue to spread along the Dulbi River. Precipitation is forecast for the fire area over the next few days.




Image result for boil water notice UPDATE - The city crews found the new town Galena water leak on Thursday.  While the repair is being completed, there is still a boil water notice in effect. Patrons may choose to use boiled or bottled water or abstain from using the water until the boil water notice is lifted. Due to loss of pressure there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms. This only affects customers of the New Town piped water system. If you receive your water supply by water tanker, you are not affected because the water truck is filling up on base. The base water supply is not including in this boil water notice. 

If you are attempting to sanitize water from the new town piped system, bring the water to a boil and let it boil for two minutes. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. The community will be notified by the State when the boil water rule is lifted. Please share this information with all other people who drink this water and may not otherwise get this message. Thank you. (6/11)


The Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena is hosting an EMS volunteer practice session. People with ETT or EMT certifications that would like to maintain skills, or folks without those certifications who still want to help out, are invited to attend.  The session will be held Thursday, June 21st at 2pm. Both sessions will be in the clinic lobby. Classes will review emergency roles, common team maneuvers and the location of emergency equipment, followed by an emergency scenario as a team.


Image result for Student driver There will be a drivers license class in Galena on June 25th and 26th at the Community Hall. If you would like to attend please call Louden at 656-1711 to get on the list. (6/6)


UPDATED 6/11-Construction at the Galena Airport continues. Most of the work will affect pilots, but KIYU will report on all progress. Here are more details on the next stages of runway, taxiway, and apron work that will affect pilots.  All airport construction work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8pm and 8am, from now through July. The contractor will be closing the west end of the dyke road in Galena each night from 8 pm to 8 am due to construction traffic until further notice.


Image result for beadsTCC Behavioral Health Department in Galena will be hosting a children’s beading class each Wednesday afternoon from 2-3:30 at the clinic youth room. Classes will take place once a week for the months of June and July. Children going into the 3rd-12th grade are welcome.  Children in 2nd grade and younger must have adult supervision with them to attend the classes. Supplies will be provided for the children; any adults who would like to participate need to bring their own supplies. If you have any questions please contact Heidi McClure at 656-1366 ext. 5332 (6/5)


UPDATED - There will be several walks benefitting My Grandma's House, an organization which exposes the issues with the child abuse and neglect that many children face today. The walk days are as follows

-Ruby on June 18th

-Galena on June 19th.  The walk will begin at 4 pm at the downtown boat landing, and proceed to the baseball field.  Then there will be speeches and songs, followed by a community baseball game.  Talking circles for youth will also be available at St. John Berchman's Catholic Church. 

Staff from Hope Counseling and Tanana Chiefs Suicide Prevention will be on hand as well. Discussions will be held concerning child abuse, suicide and other issues facing our youth.  Donations are being accepted to assist with travel and other expenses for those traveling into the villages. Also, food donations are needed. For more details, contact Cynthia Erickson at 750-9123. Find out more details about My Grandma's House at (5/31)



**HERE** is the 2017-18 GCSD Activities Calendar.

Video coverage of games at the SHS gym in Galena are archived at this link.

Download the free KIYU App for easy access to our streams! Just search KIYU Radio on your app store.


Stay tuned!



UPDATED (6/14) Tanana Chiefs Conference currently has the following job openings across the region:


Community Health Aide/Practitioner 


Family Visitor


Infant/Toddler Teacher

Preschool Assistant Teacher 


Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook


Home Care Provider


Village Public Safety Officer 


Community Health Aides/Practitioners

Village Public Safety Officer 

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook


Village Public Safety Officer 

Region Wide

Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Itinerant Clinician

Rural Clinic Operations Manager

Tribal Transportation Intern


To inquire about any of the job openings, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, email, or visit (updated 4/25)


UPDATED (5/30) The following jobs are currently available in St. Mary's:

Accounting Technician

Foreman and General Clerk (for Crowley)

Home Care Providers

On-Call Bingo Worker

Behavioral Health Clinician


Dental Health Aide Therapist

Protective Service Specialist

Boys and Girls Club on-call youth development specialist

and more.

For more on job listings in St. Marys see here or call Sylvia at (907) 438-2328.


UPDATED (6/1) Louden Tribal Council currently has the following job openings:

Youth Supervisor/On Call Administrative Assistant


This position will supervise youth workers, and may also help with general office duties as needed.

Skills and Abilities:

Must be self motivated, have strong organization skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work with other team members.


Must have a minimum of a high school diploma.

Transportation Planner


This position is to assist with all aspects of BIA transportation planning requirements, and to build administrative capacity for the Louden Tribal Council. The Transportation Planner will also work with various transportation planners and consultants.

Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to demonstrate technical proficiency with an overall commitment to effective planning, work efficiently in a team environment, posses some technical writing and editing skills, have a good working knowledge of Microsoft software, work experience with local governments, knowledge of the local issues of the Louden/Galena community, be able to communicate with government staff, and the ability to work flexible hours.


Must have a minimum of a high school diploma with a minimum of three years' work experience preferred, the ability to communicate orally or in writing, and must have a valid drivers license.


For more information on either job opening please call Louden Tribal Council at (907) 656-1711


Stay tuned.


*** 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, a house and cabin.  New washer/dryer, water heater, a shop, shed and smokehouse included.  For more details call 656-2175. (6/15)



HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD School Calendar.  HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Bus Schedule. HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Activities Calendar.


Here is the Galena Hawks Highlights event planner. This calendar was put together so you can plan your activities and events months ahead of time. Send event notices to or come to the SHS office during school hours. For detailed information about upcoming events, check here on the Wireless Page.


Updated Galena Community Pool Schedule


The pool schedule for Summer 2018 is:

Open Swim

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from: 7 - 8:30 pm

Morning lap swim

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 – 7:30 am

Afternoon Lap Swim
Tuesday & Thursday 5 - 6:30pm

Masters swim

Saturday 8 - 9:30 am


*Workout room is open for use during open and lap swims.

* The pool use fee $5.00/use.  Discounts will be offered for prepayment in the following amounts: 13 swims for $50; 26 swims for $100; and 40 swims for $150.   Patrons can continue to use already purchased prepaid swims until they are gone.  The price increase is still cheaper than many rural pools in the state, and will help to offset increased cost of facility

*Children 5 and under MUST have a parent or guardian 14 years of age or older with them. 

Charles Evans Community Library in Galena

The Community Library is open for use this summer Monday thru Thursday from 1pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come in and find some summer reading material. 


  The Galena City School District SHS and GILA 2017-2018 school calendar is available for viewing here.

UPDATED May 2018- 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:  656-7337 or 656-0911

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

Airport Police (statewide, toll free):  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.


The Food Section




Summer hours are now in effect.  The Coffee Shop is open from 10 am to 2 pm each weekday, 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, and for burger nights from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Specials for June 11th- June 16th, 2018


Chicken Wraps/ Fried Rice


French Dip Hoagie w/Pasta Salad



Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco


Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn & a Roll    


Clam Chowder or Pizza


Open 11am-2pm

Phone number: 656-2505. You can place orders ahead of time by phone so it's ready for pickup when you arrive.

Credit card payments are only accepted when starting an account.  No personal checks.


Breakfast and Lunch menu for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District.