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Thursday, August 17th, 2017


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th, 2017                      

NEW - The KIYU Student logo design contest is back for our upcoming 2017 Fall Membership Drive!  Judging requirements are for the logo to be submitted in black and white on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with student's name, grade, and phone number on the back in pencil.  The logo must contain the call letters "KIYU".  Otherwise, be creative! Design can be done by hand or computer, as long as it is student's original work.  The winning logo will be the new student logo for the next year, and the student will win a $100 prize.  Other prizes will be given for runner-up and honorable mentions.  Students can submit up to three designs. Entries can be dropped at the KIYU office or sent in the mail to PO Box 165, Galena, AK, 99741 by October 1st. Please call KIYU at 656-1488 or email with any questions.


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Updated August 17, 8 am


A large pulse of fall chum and coho began entering the river on Thursday, August 10th.  This pulse has at least half a million fall chum in it, with August 14th and 15th both showing around 250,000 fish per day passing the Pilot Station sonar.  

The second pulse of fall chum salmon is around Tanana and Huslia now.  A small third pulse of fall chum that began entering the river on August 1 is moving through the middle Yukon area during the middle of this week.  The beginning of the large fourth pulse of fall chum and coho is expected to reach Kaltag on August 24, Galena on August 26, and Tanana and Huslia on August 31.   



In District 2, including St. Mary's, subsistence salmon fishing will reopen at 9 am Thursday. During the fall season, subsistence fishing is open at all times, except 12 hours before, during, and 12 hours after any commercial fishing periods.  Gillnets are restricted to a maximum mesh size of 7.5 inches for subsistence fishing. 

For all of District 4, including Kaltag, Nulato, Koyukuk, Galena and Ruby, and the Koyukuk River, subsistence fishing is open 24 hours, 7 days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets and fish wheels. The use of drift nets is allowed in the upper portion of Subdistrict 4-A, including waters near Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk. 

The commercial fishing season in Subdistrict 4-A ended on Monday, August 14. 

Commercial salmon fishing in Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C is open for the season. Currently, there are no registered buyers in 4-B and 4-C and commercial fishermen must confirm their market prior to fishing. Processors, catcher sellers, or direct marketers must notify Fish and Game of their intent to operate by contacting the Fairbanks office at 459-7274.

In Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C, including Tanana and Rampart, subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size set gillnets and fish wheels.

Commercial fishing for chum salmon in Subdistricts 5-B and 5-C will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week until further notice. Fishermen may use fish wheels or gillnets with a mesh size of 6 inches or smaller.  The sale of king salmon is prohibited.  Commercial fishermen must confirm their market prior to commercial fishing. Processors, catcher sellers, or direct marketers should contact the Fairbanks Fish and Game office at 459-7274.


Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association In-season Salmon Management teleconferences happen every Tuesday at 1 pm Alaska time through August.  All residents of the Yukon River drainage are invited to call in to discuss fishing conditions and management strategies with managers and other subsistence users.  The number to call is 1-800-315-6338, and the passcode is YUKON# (98566#).




The Galena City Council will hold a work session today (Thursday) at 4 pm at City Hall to discuss the utility rate study. This meeting is open to the public.





- The first day of school for students at the Sidney Huntington School and Galena Interior Learning Academy will be Monday, August 21.  To see the school calendar for the upcoming school year, check out this file. (8/11)  


The upcoming bus schedule for the 2017-18 school year has been released. (for a printable version, click HERE)


Morning bus pickups:   Gabe’s Drive                    7:50 a.m.

                                        Crow Creek                      7:55 a.m. 

                                        Louden Loop                    8:00 a.m. 

                                        Antoski                              8:04 a.m.

                                        Arriving at SHS:               8:09 a.m.  

Bus Leaves:          SHS                                   8:10 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

                              GILA Dining Hall               8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.


Mid-day               Depart GILA                   12:25 and 12:35

                             Depart SHS                    12:25 and 12:38  

                             Arrives at SHS                12:35 and 12:45


Afternoon drop-offs for SHS elementary students leaves the school at 3:10 pm. 

Afternoon bus runs between SHS and GILA depart at 4 pm and arrive at 4:10 pm. 



Veterinarian Dr. Denali Lovely with the North Pole Veterinary Hospital is considering a return trip to Galena to provide veterinary services sometime this fall or winter. Whether or not she comes will depend on the level of interest from pet owners.  If you have a pet who needs to be spayed or neutered, needs immunizations, or other services from a vet, please contact Heidi McClure at 656-7178 or (8/10)


The 2017 Galena Municipal Election for City Council and School Board seats will be held on October 3rd.  Voters, candidates and election officials must be registered to vote no later than September 1st.  If you are not registered to vote in Galena, please fill out a registration form at Galena City Hall before 5pm on September 1st so that you can participate in the election. (8/9)


The Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena encourages all student athletes to get their sports physicals completed before school begins. This ensures your health and readiness for upcoming sports seasons.  Call the ENHC at 656-1366 to make appointments. (7/18)


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NEW-The City of Galena is seeking a temporary utilities clerk/receptionist. Duties include but are not limited to: managing utilities accounts, answering the phone and greeting walk-ins, dispatching water/sewer/trash services, and other duties assigned. To apply, please submit a City of Galena application or resume to city office. A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall. Call 656-1301 for more information and click here for entire job description. Return completed applications to the City Hall by this Friday, August 18.


-Tanana Chiefs Conference has the following job openings (updated August 15):


Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Tribal Family Youth Specialist


Community Health Representative

Family Visitor

Village Public Safety Officer


Itinerant Behavioral Health Clinician


Elder Nutrition Cook

Family Visitor

Home Care Provider


Home Care Provider

Tribal Administrator

Village Public Safety Officer


Community Health Aide/Practitioner


Home Care Provider


Home Care Provider

Village Public Safety Officer


Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Home Care Provider

Village Public Safety Officer


Home Care Provider

Region Wide

Dental Assistant Intern

Community Health Aide/Practitioner – Itinerant

Village Public Safety Officer


Region wide vacancies are jobs that can be located in any village in the TCC region.  To apply for a position, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, e-mail, or visit their website at


--A variety of jobs with various organizations are available in St. Mary's, including, but not limited to: childcare development specialist, office assistant, fish processors, substitute teacher, behavioral health aide trainee, dental health aide therapist, part time laborers, and VPSO. See the complete list here. Contact Sylvia Nerby at (907) 438-2328 or via email at (8/8)


--The City of Nulato has jobs open for City Administrator, maintenance worker, and VPSO. Interested parties can fill out an application with the City of Nulato. The VPSO position is posted on the Tanana Chiefs Conference website. See more details here. And, if you have any questions you can call 907-898-2205.  (8/9)




LOST: In Galena. A gray i-Phone 6 with a clear cover. The phone is locked and the settings are set to 'lost'.  If found, please call 460-2057. (8/7)




*** 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 - FREE: In Galena, life jackets of all sizes down at the old town landing, compliments of the State of Alaska Boating Safety Program (8/16)

NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, 16foot flat bottom boat with a tunnel for the prop. Low hours, 40hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard. Comes with trailer. $3500 or best offer. Call Gunnar at 952-0790 if interested. (8/16)

FOR SALE: In Galena, garden produce sales happen Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 pm at the Scotton House, at the far north end of Antoski Road.  Call Sandy 656-4545 if you have questions. Plenty of vegetables for sale. (8/8)

WANTED: In Galena, spy gear, such as briefcases, spy phones, etc.  To be returned after Halloween by a group of spies. Call Secret Agent Sapphire at 656-1918 if you have anything you are willing to lend to this effort. (8/13)


HERE is a look at the 2017-2018 GCSD School Calendar.  HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Bus Schedule. HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Activities Calendar.




Galena Community Pool Schedule Summer 2017

UPDATED 8/15: The afternoon lap and open swims at the pool are closed until further notice due to low pool and shower temperatures.  Morning lap swims will continue until they deem it too cold


Morning Lap Swims:

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

Afternoon Lap Swims:
Tuesday and Thursday from 5 - 6 pm

Open Swims: (beginning May 28th)

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

Summertime sno-cone sales are back at Sunday night open swims in Galena.  All proceeds support the Galena Swim Team.

The Charles Evans Community Library in Galena Summer Hours:

UPDATED: The library will be closed on Thursday, August 17th, and will switch to fall hours next week.  Miss Alyson thanks everyone for such a busy summer at the library.



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


UPDATED May 2017 - 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

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


 Phone Number: 656-2505; Please call in orders as soon as possible

Specials for August 14 - 18, 2017

Chicken Wrap w/Pasta Salad
French Dip & Mac Salad
Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco
Thai Noodles w/Chicken

Homemade Clam Chowder or Pizza

Open 11am-2pm

**Summer hours 9:30 - 2:30**

Burger nights: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7 pm

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