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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019


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Classified and lost and found announcements air for two weeks for paid supporters of KIYU and one week for non-supporters.  Event announcements air through date of event.


TUESDAY, JUNE 25th, 2019                    



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UPDATED KIYU and many other satellite internet users in Galena are experiencing extended outages. This results in dead air at our village repeater sites, since the signal is delivered there via internet. KIYU is investigating long term options for getting rid of satellite internet altogether in order to provide a more reliable and consistent signal to the villages we serve.

KIYU is now operated by only two part-time employees. Due to this reduction in staffing, we have made some changes to our normal programming. Until further notice, the evening Yukon Wireless on weekdays is cancelled, along with the weekend Wireless on Saturday and Sunday. In place of the Evening Yukon Wireless at 6:30 on weekdays, installments of KIYU's oral history project, "Raven's Story," return to the airwaves.

If you submit an announcement for the Yukon Wireless by email or by phone, it might not get on the air until the following day.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. (6/1)

Missed a KIYU Yukon Wireless broadcast? No worries! Just click on the replay button and listen to recent Yukon Wireless broadcasts. Searchable by date, the Yukon Wireless Replay is another way to never miss what's happening in the Interior. The Replay button is also available on the KIYU Radio Smartphone app.


Updated June 25th

The Koyukuk River is forecast to fall slightly over the next few days.

On the Yukon, rising water leverls are forecast at Nulato, Galena, Ruby and Tanana at the beginning of this week, a slight rise in levels is expected at the Yukon River Bridge, and falling levels are predicted for Circle.

Levels on the Tanana River at Nenana and Fairbanks are expected to rise over the next few days.

For more information from the River Forecast Center, visit their website here.




With information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Updated June 24th at 9 pm:

The 2019 Yukon River king salmon run appears to be coming in near the lower end of the preseason projection range of 168,000 to 241,000 fish. Like 2018, subsistence harvest restrictions are necessary in order to meet escapement goals and harvest share objectives.

Summer chum estimates are well below average at the Pilot Station sonar, indicating the run is late and weak. The 2019 summer chum run looks similar to the weak runs of 2000 and 2001, which would have fallen below the lower end of the current drainage-wide escapement goal of half a million summer chum.

The king salmon passage estimate at the Pilot Station sonar, as of June 23, was around 81,500 fish, which is below the historical average of close to 93,000 fish, but is similar to 2018 passage for this date. Summer chum salmon passage is estimated to be just over 65,000 fish, which is way below the historical average of 551,000 fish for this time in the run.

Like last year, fishing is being reduced to half the regular window schedule, gillnets are being restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh, and one fishing period per week is being cancelled as needed to allow fish to pass upriver. Unlike last year, there is much less overlap between the summer chum run and king salmon run, with relatively large numbers of kings coming in ahead of the summer chum. This may allow fishermen to target kings with 6 inch mesh nets without too much summer chum bycatch. Based on the apparent weakness of the summer chum run, a commercial fishery for summer chum is unlikely on the Yukon this year.

As of June 23, the first significant pulse of king salmon starting entering the river on June 18th, and numbered about 45,000 kings past Pilot Station so far. The front end of this pulse should be between Grayling and Kaltag as of June 25th. Early kings may be as far upriver as Fort Yukon. Early summer chum salmon may be near Tanana and the first relatively small pulse of summer chum salmon should be near Russian Mission.

The inseason salmon management teleconferences hosted by Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association will be held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. To participate, call (800) 315-6338, and enter code: YUKON# (98566#).

Subsistence Fishing Schedule:

District 2 (including St. Mary’s): Subsistence fishing is currently closed. The subsistence fishing period that would have been coming up this Wednesday, June 26, has been cancelled. The next subsistence opening will be from 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 until 8 am Sunday, June 30. The maximum gillnet mesh size in this opening will be 6 inches. Fishermen should stand by for further announcements regarding the Wednesday, July 3 period.

Subdistrict 4-A (including Kaltag, Nulato, and Koyukuk): Subsistence fishing is currently closed. The next subsistence opening will be from 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. The maximum gillnet mesh size in this opening will be 6 inches. The opener that would have happened from Saturday night to Sunday night has been cancelled. There will also be an opener from 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.

Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (Bishop Mountain, Galena, Ruby): Subsistence fishing is currently closed. Fishing will reopen Tuesday, June 25 at 6 pm and remain open for 24 hours until Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. There will also be an opener from 6 pm Saturday, June 29 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30. The opener that would have fallen on Tuesday, July 2 has been cancelled.

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C (Tanana and Rampart): Subsistence fishing is currently open 24 hours per day with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh set gillnets and fish wheels. Effective 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, subsistence salmon fishing will close. Subsistence fishing will reopen 6 p.m. Friday, June 28 with 6-inch or smaller mesh set gillnets on a reduced regulatory schedule consisting of two 24-hour periods per week from 6 p.m. Fridays to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and from 6 p.m. Tuesdays to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Koyukuk and Kantishna Rivers remain open for subsistence fishing 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels.

During salmon fishing closures, fishermen may continue to use gillnets with 4 inch or smaller mesh size to target non-salmon species.




The next meeting of the Galena City Council will be tomorrow (Wednesday) starting at 6 pm at City Hall. The agenda includes the second reading and consideration of an ordinance to adjust various utility and service rates. Along with small increases in garbage disposal fees, prices for water in Galena would change in the following ways according to the ordinance:

The Alaska Court System invites residents from Galena and surrounding villages to a community meeting at the Galena Court facility this Friday, June 28th from 10 to 11:30 am. A light breakfast will be served. This event will serve as an introduction to Superior Court Judge Tom Temple, who is currently assigned to the Galena region. The meeting will also cover topics such as the establishment of a restorative justice diversion program, and other Alaska Court system priorities and initiatives. This event will be teleconferenced for those who cannot attend in person but want to participate. The number will be 1-800 768-2983, and the access code will be 6561322#



Galena Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind listeners that the wildfire threat is currently high, due to windy and dry weather. No open burning of yard waste or debris should occur in these conditions. Please remember to never leave a fire unattended and make sure to complemently douse a campfire with water when finished, since small embers can remain and reignite the fire after you leave. (6/12)

NEW - The City of Galena has been without internet service for three days. Please do not attempt to email the utility clerk to order services, Customers requesting water or sewer services need to call 656-1301 until further notice. (6/25)

NEW - Galena jurors summoned for jury duty on July 2nd do not need to report on that day, the trial has been cancelled. (6/25)


Tommy Kriska and the crew of the Be-Bi-Bones Express are the 2019 Yukon 800 Champions!

They crossed the finish line at Pike's Landing in Fairbanks just after 1 pm Sunday. This is Kriska's fifth Y800 win.

Galena's Bobby Frankson and the crew of the Bi-Polar took second.

Head over to KIYU's Facebook page for finish line interviews and videos of the first two boats coming into Fairbanks.


The race roared into Galena on Saturday night. Here are the first half results:

--1st: #47 Be-Bi-Bones Express (Captain Tommy Kriska, Navigator Shannay Kriska and Engineer Shantille Kriska). Total time 6 hours, 33 minutes, 53 seconds

--2nd: #00 Bi-Polar (Captain Bobby Frankson, Navigator Shane Clark, Engineer Kody Vanderpool). Total time 6 hours, 38 minutes, 3 seconds.

--3rd: #21 Koyukon Deg Hit'an (Captain Floyd Huntington, Navigator Joseph Kriska, EngineSuner Roy Wholecheese). Total time 6 hours 45 minutes, 49 seconds.

--4th: #3 Little Red (Captain Earl Mahler, Navigator Doran Mahler, Engineer Jacob O'Brien). Total time 6 hours, 52 minutes, 58 seconds.

--5th: #15 Wake 'Em Up (Captain Kyle Malemute, Navigator Devon Esmailka, Engineer Sheldon Albert). Total time 7 hours, 11 minutes, 39 seconds.


The City of Galena has released the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report for Water Treatment Plant #2 on the former Galena Air Force Base. Paper copies are available for review at the city office, and at the normal posting locations around Galena. For further information, contact James Honea. (6/13)

The Tanana Chiefs Conference Prenatal to Five Head Start program is now enrolling for the Fall of 2019. All children from birth to 5 years of age are welcome into the program, and 10% of the slots are reserved for children with special needs. Over 200 children in the TCC region are served with a center-based program, a home-based program or both. Note that when a child graduates from Early Head Start (age 0-3) and wants to go on to 3-5 year old Head Start, he or she will need to re-enroll.

Call Tanya Yatlin with the TCC Prenatal to Five Head Start Program for more information. Call 1-800-478-6822 ext. 3469, or check out the TCC website and look in the Family Services section. (6/14)

Youth beading classes at the Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena happen each Wednesday from 1-3pm through July 31st. Supplies are provided for the kids, and adults are welcome to bring their projects and work alongside the kids. Any children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (5/30)

The Galena Recycling Program is operational. There are bins at the stores, the schools, Louden, and the ballfield. The program accepts aluminum cans, and #1 plastic (usually clear plastic, like that used for soda bottles). Please rinse and crush your cans, and crush and recap your plastic bottles.  If you would like your recyclables picked up from your porch on Sunday afternoons, call Dr. Huntington at 656-7223 to sign up.  If you find that a public bin is full, call Louden at 656-1711.

Yoga with Indra happens at the Charles Evans Community Library at SHS in Galena on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, starting at 8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level or experience. (5/26)



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KIYU has a part time job open for a bookkeeper. Computer experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and Intuit QuickBooks is required. For more information please call KIYU at 656-1488 or email (6/13)


UPDATED (5/8) Tanana Chiefs Conference currently has the following job openings across the region:


Community Health Aide/Practitioner


Community Health Aide/Practitioner


Preschool Assistant Teacher
Preschool Lead Teacher


Community Health Aide/Practitioner
Elder Nutrition Cook
Family Visitor

Huslia, Nulato. Ruby and Tanana

Village Public Safety Officer

Youth Program Leader
Family Visitor

Community Health Aide/Practitioner
Behavioral Health Aide

Region Wide
Itinerant Behavioral Health Clinician
Wild Land Firefighter Type II Crew Member

To apply, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, email, or visit their website at


A variety of jobs are available in St. Mary's, including but not limited to:

  • Patient Regisration Clerk (YKHC)
  • Nursing Assistant (YKHC)
  • Home Care Provider (Access Alaska)
  • Tribal Transportation Director (Algaaciq)
  • Ramp Worker (Ravn Alaska)
  • Customer Service Agent (Ryan Air)

  • Other jobs are available, as are funding and training. Call Sylvia for details at 907-438-2328. Here is the full list (updated June 3):

    AVCP Incorprated VPSO Full-Time St. Mary's TWD Office/Alexsys/On-line
    AVCP Incorprated ICWA CFSS II Subregional Full-Time St. Mary's TWD Office/Alexsys/On-line
    City of St. Mary's VPO Full-Time St. Mary's City Office
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Patient Registration Clerk Full-Time St. Mary's On-line 
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Health Aide Therapist Full-Time St. Mary's On-line 
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Summer Intern Temp St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Certified Health Partitionar Part-time St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Direct Care Provider Full-Time St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwin Health CHAP Nursing Asst. Full-Time St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwin Health Phelbotomist Temp St. Mary's on-line
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation CHAP Nursing Asst. Part-time St. Mary's On line
    ATWC On-Call Bingo Worker On-Call St. Mary's TWD Office/ATWC
    ResCare Alaska Home Care varies St. Mary's on-line 
    Access Alaska Home Care varies St. Mary's on-line
    Ravn On Call CSA Front Desk On-Call St. Mary's Ravn/TWD Office/on line
    Ravn On Call Ramper On-Call St. Mary's Ravn/TWD Office/on line
    Algaaciq Tribal Transportation Director Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Algaaciq EPA Director Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Algaaciq EPA Assistant Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Algaaciq SYETP Supervisor Temp St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Alaska Commerical Company Front End Managers (Training Mgr) Full-Time St. Mary's Alexsys
    Pitka's Point Native Corporation Office Secretary Part-time Pitkas Point PPNC/TWD office
    Yupiit of Andreafski SYETP Supervisor Temp St. Mary's Yupiit of Andreafski
    Yupiit of Andreafski Summer Youth Employment Training Temp St. Mary's Yupiit of Andreafski
    Ryan Air Customer Service Agent (must be 21
    or older)
    Part-time St. Mary's TWD/ Ryan Air
    USPS Sales Service Distribution Assoc Part-time St. Mary's On-line







    *** 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 18 foot aluminum Marion boat with a 2005 Yamaha 90 hp 2-stroke outboard motor. Comes with a trailer and lots of extras. Asking price is $7000. See Facebook for photos. Call Lee DeWilde at 907-322-7144 for more information. (6/12)

    FOR SALE: In Galena, hanging flower baskets. $25 each. Call or text Sandy Scotton at 656-7100 if interested. (6/15)

    NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, brand new unassembled bikes.  They will be arriving on the barge.  Two womens and two mens 26 inch single speed bikes.  $130 each. All proceeds will be donated to St John Berchman's Catholic Church.  To reserve one of these bikes, call Cecelia at 656-7254. Please only call if you intend to buy one now. (6/24)  


    The 2019-20 Galena City School District School Year Calendar is now posted here.  


    Stay tuned for the 2019-20 GCSD Bus Schedule.



    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.

    The Galena Liquor Store has gone back to its regular hours. Those hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 12pm -10pm.




    UPDATED - Summer 2019 Galena Pool Schedule



    Open Swim

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

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


    *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

    Charles Evans Community Library Summer Hours will be Monday through Thursday 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm, beginning May 23rd. Special activities for kids will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.

    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)

    The emergency contact numbers for the Galena Fire and Police departments are as follows:

    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 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.


    Galena Coffee Shop specials June 24th through June 29th


    Chicken Wrap


    French dip with mac salad


    Nachos supreme or Indian Taco


    Chicken coconut curry over rice


    Homemade clam chowder & 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.