Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


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TUESDAY, JULY 26th, 2016    


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UPDATED JULY 26th at 11:30 am

For District 2 including Saint Mary’s: The fall season subsistence schedule has taken effect, which allows subsistence salmon fishing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except 12 hours before, during, and 12 hours after any commercial fishing periods. The maximum mesh size for gillnets increases to 7.5 inches.  King salmon caught in gillnets may be kept for subsistence use.  

Commercial fishing will be open for one period in District 2 on Wednesday, July 27 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m with gillnets restricted to six-inch or smaller mesh size.

For Subdistrict 4-A Upper Portion, including Kaltag, Nulato, and KoyukukThe area has switched to a 5-day per week schedule. The new schedule will allow subsistence salmon fishing from 6 pm Tuesdays until 6 pm Sundays with 6 inch or smaller mesh gillnets.  All salmon caught in gillnets and fish wheels during these periods may be kept.   Effective 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, subsistence salmon fishing will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and fishermen may use fish wheels or gillnets with mesh size up to 7.5 inches. Drift gillnet fishing in the lower of portion of Subdistrict 4-A downstream from the mouth of Stink Creek closes by regulation after August 2. Drift gillnet fishing will remain open, by regulation, in the upper portion of Subdistrict 4-A upstream from the mouth of Stink Creek.

For Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (including Bishop Mountain, Galena and Ruby): Subsistence salmon fishing is open 5 days per week, from 6 pm Sundays to 6 pm Fridays, with a maximum gillnet mesh size of 6 inches. Driftnetting in the federal public waters of Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C is closed.

Effective 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31, subsistence salmon fishing in Subdistricts 4B & 4C will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week and fishermen may use fish wheels or gillnets with mesh size up to 7.5 inches.

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 salmon fishing  is open with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets (set net only) and fish wheels on the regulatory schedule of 5 days per week: 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays until 6:00 p.m. Sundays.  Effective 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, subsistence salmon fishermen in Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C may use 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets and fish wheels. Chinook salmon caught in gillnet gear and fish wheels may be retained for subsistence use. Subsistence salmon fishing remains open from 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays to 6:00 p.m. Sundays

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!  


- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking fishermen throughout the Yukon River drainage to look for any Canadian hatchery-raised king salmon in their catches this summer.  A hatchery-raised king will be missing its adipose fin (the small, rubbery fin that is usually located on top of the fish near the tail).  If you catch a king with its adipose fin missing, please save the head, freeze it, and contact Fish and Wildlife in Emmonak at 1-800-267-3997.  Fish and Wildlife will make arrangements to ship the head from your location.  The head contains a small tag which fish managers in the U.S. and Canada can use to gather more information about the king run, and they thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.  (7/5)

ARCS Channel 10 in Galena is currently off the air until further notice after a part failed in the transmitter.  We'll fix everything and get Channel 10 in Galena back on the air as soon as possible!


The start of school for Galena City School District students has been modified to accommodate the ongoing heat and water project work on the GILA campus. The beginning of the school year schedule has been modified in the following ways:  New teacher in-service – August 22, 23, 24, All staff work days – August 25 and 26, All staff  in-service – August 29, 30, 31, School starts -  September 1, End of School – May 25. The GCSD School Board will review and determine the rest of the 2016-17 calendar during the August 17, 2016 school board meeting.  The school board will ask for community input on how best to adjust the calendar.  Galena City School District thanks the entire community for their understanding and support(7/21)

The Galena City School District Board of Education is soliciting interest from Galena community members to fill one of the GCSD seats on the SEGA Board of Directors.  Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska is the group responsible for the timber harvest around Galena, which aims to provide a renewable, sustainable, and predictable fuel source for the community.  Letters of interest must be sealed, addressed to the Galena City School District Board of Trustees (attention: SEGA Board of Directors seat), and received by 4:00pm on Friday, August 5.  The letter must include a statement on why you are interested in representing GCSD on the SEGA Board of Directors. Read more details in a document here. (7/7)



The Galena City School District Board of Education currently has two open seats. Candidates, if approved by the School Board, will be responsible for attending all GCSD School Board meetings and serve in a governance capacity to the District through the October municipal elections.  To apply, submit a letter of interest to the Galena School Board, including a statement explaining why you would like to serve on the board, no later than August 9th at 4 pm. Read more details in a document here. (7/7)


ENHC reminds all student athletes to get your annual sports physical to ensure your health and readiness for upcoming sports activities. Call the clinic at 656-1366 to schedule an appointment to get your physical done. (7/21)

NEW- Dr Jim Lagattuta from the TCC Behavioral Health Department will be in Huslia this week through Thursday. For an appointment to see him, call 1-800-478-6822 ext. 5305


NEW- There will be a Galena cross country running parent meeting tomorrow, Wednesday July 27th at 5:15 pm in the SHS library. Parents or guardians of interested middle & high school runners are encouraged to attend. They'll go over the tentative practice & travel schedule for the upcoming season.

A 4 day GONA, Gathering of Native Alaskan's , training will take place August 9th through the 12 in Galena. G-O-N-A objectives are to engage, mobilize, empower and manage self care to help others along with getting to know & understand our communities in creating sustainable wellness programs. Call Violet at 534-2220 or email violet.burnham@tananachiefs.org if you have any questions (7/19)


A Partnership of several native organizations are conducting a census and survey of over 1000 Natives in Interior Alaska who are 65 years old or older to get an assessment of their current housing and health care needs while planning for the future. To complete the registry and survey, call Pat at (907) 451-3900, Luann at (907) 452-8251 extension 3243 or Karen at (907) 452-5225. There are cash prize drawings on October 14th totalling $2500 for those who complete the survey by it's deadline of September 30th. More information can been seen by clicking this flyer here!  (7/20)


Remember to be safe when out on the water. If you've been drinking, please find a designated driver for your boat. A search and rescue crew told KIYU there have been several recent close calls with incidents like a boat flipping over and another boater going overboard. (7/19)


The Louden Tribal Council Higher Ed scholarship deadline is July 31st.


NEW- Ravn in Galena wants to let people know there is a 1 week limit for parking in their parking lot. Your vehicle will be towed after 2 weeks. If you have any questions, please call Ravn. (7/25)


The water point at the base water plant in Galena is closed due to the water and heat construction project on base. The City of Galena apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

A variety of toys from the former Galena Early Learning Center are available at City Hall.  They are free but donations to the City would be appreciated.  (7/14)


Galena Science camp for 4th through 6th grade students happens this week, through July 29th. K-3rd grade science camp will take place during the first week of August. The theme of this year's camp is "Passport to Adventure - a tour of National Wildlife Refuges in the lower-48." Science camp is held from 1:00-3:30pm at the Galena ballfield. Call Karin at 656-1231 for details. (7/19)



The Yukon Koyukuk elder Assisted Living Facility is currently accepting applications for personal care assistants and certified nursing assistants.  These individuals are responsible for assisting elders who are functionally, physically, and or socially impaired and need 24-hour oversight. Duties include but are not limited to cooking, house cleaning, socializing with elders and other duties as required or assigned. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, have current CPR/First Aid certification, be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a criminal background check. If you have any questions or want to apply, call Agnes at 656-2574 or email asweetsir.ykealf@gmail.com. More details can be seen in this document here!  (7/14)

TCC has several job openings in various villages. Jobs in Galena include ENHC Director and a primary caregiver for the Early Head Start. Jobs in Huslia include an Early Head Start cook, Early Head Start lead teacher, a teacher's aide and a tribal family youth specialist. They're looking for a home care specialist and community health aide/practitioner in Kaltag. In Nulato, they are hiring for a Village Public Safety Officer. And in Ruby, they have one full-time and one part-time opening for a community health aide/practitioner. Region wide, they're hiring for an itinerant community health aide/practitioner and a VPSO. Apply online at the Tanana Chiefs website, get a paper application at your local tribal office, or call the TCC Human Resources department at 452-8251 extension 3155. (7/8)


FOUND: In Galena: A pipe wrench.  If you're missing one call Louis at 656-7221 (7/24)

FOUND: There is a blue flat bed pick up with boat trailer attached to it that's been parked on Jerry Pitka's property in Old Town Galena most of the summer and he would like it removed ASAP. If it is yours, please call him at 333-8142. (7/20)





*** 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: WANTED: In Ruby: Emett, an elder called and said his water & sewer doesn't work inside his house. He needs someone who can figure out what's wrong and to fix it. Please call 468-1021 if you can help. (7/25)

NEW- FOR SALE: A full size couch for sale. $200 Call 656-2264 or 656-7077. (7/25)

FOR SALE: In Ruby: 17 foot prospector canoe with gear. Call 468-4499 and ask for Allen or Ed. (7/20)

FOR SALE: In Galena: 2012 IQ600 Snow-Go. Asking $2000. Call 656-8368. (7/19)



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 wireless@kiyu.com 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 10 am - 2 pm weekdays

July 25th - July 30th, 2016





Indian Tacos or Nachos Supreme


Thai Noodles w/Chicken


Homemade Pizza and Clam Chowder


Open 11am-2pm






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