Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


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UPDATED JUNE 29 at 11am

For District 2 including Saint Mary’s: Subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, except for 6 hours before, during, and 6 hours after commercial periods with gear restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets. King salmon caught in gillnets may be kept for subsistence use.  Dip nets and beach seines may not be used for subsistence fishing in District 2 until further notice. 

Commercial fishing in District 2 will be open with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets to target summer chum salmon 6pm to 10pm Wednesday June 29th. All king salmon caught in gillnets may be retained for subsistence use and must be recorded on a fish ticket as “kept but not sold”. All king salmon retained for subsistence use during the commercial gillnet openings must be marked by removing both tips of the tail fin. The tips must be removed before concealing the king salmon from plain view or before transferring the salmon from the fishing site.

For Subdistrict 4-A Upper Portion, including Kaltag, Nulato, and Koyukuk:  Until further notice, salmon fishing with 6 inch or smaller mesh gillnets and  fish wheels is open 6pm mondays to 6pm tuesdays and 6pm Thursdays to 6pm Fridays. All salmon caught in gillnets and fish wheels may be retained for subsistence use, including king salmon. Drift and set gillnets are allowed in all of Subdistrict 4-A during subsistence salmon openings.

Effective Wednesday, July 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight subsistence fishing is open for one 6-hour period with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels. Drift and set gillnets are allowed in all of Subdistrict 4-A during subsistence salmon openings. All salmon caught in gillnets and fish wheels may be kept for subsistence use. Subsistence fishing is closed between these periods. Fishermen may use 4-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets of 60 feet or shorter length to target non-salmon species during subsistence salmon fishing closures.

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

Salmon fishing is open for two 24-hour periods per week with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels until further notice on the following schedule:

 6:00 p.m. Sundays until 6:00 p.m. Mondays
 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays until 6:00 p.m. Thursdays

Federal regulations allow the use of drift gillnets for the subsistence harvest of king salmon in Federal public waters in Yukon River Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C from June 10 through July 14 during scheduled gillnet openings. Subsistence users who want to fish with drift gillnets in Federal public waters of Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C may do so on the aforementioned schedule with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnet gear until July 14. All subsistence salmon fishing outside of these areas is limited to set gillnets only. All salmon caught in gillnets and fish wheels may be retained for subsistence use.

For the Koyukuk River (including Huslia) subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets.

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C (including Tanana, Rampart, and the area near the Yukon River Bridge): Subsistence fishing is open 24 hours a day, with dip nets, beach seines, and live-release fish wheels only to target summer chum salmon. 

Effective 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, subsistence salmon fishing in Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C will be open for two 24-hour periods per week with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets (set nets only) and fish wheels on the following schedule:
 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays until 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays
 6:00 p.m. Fridays until 6:00 p.m. Saturdays

All salmon caught in set gillnets and fish wheels may be retained for subsistence use.


During all subsistence salmon fishing closures, gillnets with a maximum mesh size of 4 inches and maximum length of 60 feet may continue to be used to harvest non-salmon species. 

For additional information, please contact the Emmonak Fish and Game office at (907) 949-1320 or the Fairbanks office at (907)459-7274. For a 24 hour recording of the schedule please call 1-866-479-7387


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 calls happen every Tuesday at 1 pm throughout the salmon fishing season. 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!  

NEW - The City of Galena requests that all customers on the piped water system call in their water meter readings to 656-1301 before the end of the week. (6/28)


NEW - The Kaltag Co-op invites everyone to a 4th of July celebration in Kaltag beginning at 12 noon.  There will be a parade, games and a picnic.  Contact the Co-op at 534-2235 with any questions. (6/27)

NEW- Nulato is hosting the Little League World Series this Friday & Saturday (July 1-2), with races and games for the kids on Sunday July 3rd. If you will be bringing a team, call Gloria at 898-2331 by noon on Wednesday June 29th and let her know how many kids are coming, and if the team needs housing arrangements. (6/27)


NEW-GCSD would like to remind all community members that there is no open gym or use of the SHS gym during the summer. There are contractors working in the SHS building on the installation of new bleachers, a new floor and carpet in the elementary school and we need to ensure we give them the space to complete their work. Thank you for your understanding. (6/29)


NEW- The City Of Galena will be closed July 4th. Water and Sewer services will resume on Tuesday July 5th. Also, ENHC will be closed on July 4th and 5th.

-Galena Crowley office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Plan ahead and let them know if you have any delivery needs before the long weekend.


NEW- Galena Community Movie Night day and time has changed to SATURDAYS @ 7pm. This week's feature is "The Peanuts Movie." Rated G. 1 1/2 hours.
ATTENTION:  The only way to access the GILA Theater site is to enter by the State Shops/Water Plant.  All other routes are blocked due to construction trenching.


NEW-The junk cars at the "local parts store" will be crushed and shipped to town this summer, beginning in early August. More details to come. Questions? Call Phil Koontz at 656 2328.


The Edgar Nollner Health Center's Sobriety Street Fair is happening tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, from 4 to 6 pm at the parking lot in front of the pool.  This event will feature a variety of booths set up to promote health and wellness, in addition to the Gana-A'Yoo Limited Scholarship Walk.  Please bring a dish to share.  There will be a free swim at the community pool from 6pm to 8pm after the fair. Due to this, there is no open swim at the community pool tomorrow night. (6/22)


Clara Peters of the TCC Behavioral Health Department will be in Koyukuk today (June 29th) through Friday (July 1st). To schedule an appointment call 898-2335 or 1-800-478-6822 ext. 3286.


Yoga with Indra continues at the Charles Evans Community Library in Galena for the summer.  Sessions are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights starting at 8 pm. With plenty of room available, everyone is welcome, just bring a mat or a towel. (6/20)

Louden Tribal Council is currently gauging interest for a class on how to hang a fishnet. If you are interested in learning how to hang a fishnet, call Louden at 656-1711 and a class will happen if enough people register. (6/22)


Galena Search and Rescue is inviting volunteers interested in going out in the near future to contact Fred at 656-7009 or Shirley at 656-1334. Search and Rescue is appreciative of all of the volunteers who donate time, supplies and their boats to continue the search efforts. (6/23)


Kokrine Hills Bible Camp announces the following camps sessions and dates:Discipleship July 2nd - July 7th; Junior High July 9th - July 16th; Elementary July 18th - July 24th; and Young Adults July 24th - July 29th.   To register online go to If you have any questions, send an email to (6/15)


The annual Consumer Confidence Report for water produced by Water Treatment Plant II on the GILA Campus is now available for review. If you'd like to see a copy, they are posted at the Post Office, City Hall, Sidney Huntington School and the Clinic. There were no violations or concerns by DEC as far as the water safety and quality. We also have the report posted here for your review. (6/20) The 2015 Consumer Confidence Report for the new town Galena water plant is also available.  You can view a copy here or or call Howard Beasley at 656-2132 for copies (6/27)


The Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility is celebrating 5 years of service and you're invited to buffet style luncheon, a short program and tour of the facility. It takes place beginning at 12noon on Friday July 22nd. RSVP to is appreciated (6/9)





FOUND: A jack handle was found in Galena on the road by the dike on Campion. Call 656-8257 to claim. (6/27)

MISSING: The Galena Volunteer Fire Department is missing a box full of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  If you received this package accidentally from the post office, please inform Tim Bodony at 656-1918. (6/24)

FOUND: Two new sections of poly rope, an iPod and a chain saw file were all found individually in Galena. Call the radio station to describe and claim them. (6/17)



*** 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!


WANTED: In Galena, a laptop charger & bmx bikes for parts. Call or text 656-7402 (6/26)

FOR SALE, In Galena: 1996 Ford Minnie Winnebago with a 7.5 liter engine and 84,000 miles on it. asking $8000. Also, 2002 red Chevy regular cab 4x4 with a 5.3 liter engine, automatic transmission and 161,000 miles on it. Asking $4000. Call (907) 423-0305 if interested (6/24)

FOR SALE: In Galena,  a 21 foot Carolina Skiff with 2006 115 horsepower Yamaha 4-stroke motor. It comes with a VHF Marine Radio, Garmin GPS with depth finder, stereo system, built-in propane heater and trim tabs. Charlie Green built the cabin and the boat comes with an extra water pump still in the package. It runs great and has a new high pressure fuel pump just installed. If interested, call Wayne at 656-7298. (6/22)



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

Open swims:

Sunday – Tuesday – Thursday from 7 - 8:30 pm (No open swim on Thursday June 30th due to Sobriety Street Fair. There is a free swim from 6pm to 8pm after the Fair)

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

SUMMER HOURS: Open 9:30 am - 2:30 pm weekdays

June 26th - July 2nd, 2016



Turkey Day Wrap or Chicken Wrap


BBQ Pork & Baked Beans


Indian Tacos, Quesadillas or Crunch Wrap


Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice


Homemade Pizza and Clam Chowder


Open 11am-2pm


Burger Nights at the Coffee Shop happen Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7 pm.  Please phone in orders early if possible to 656-2505.





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