Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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SUNDAY, JUNE 25th, 2017
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FISHING INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE
Updated June 24, 1 pm
RUN SUMMARY FROM THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME:
At around its midpoint, the king salmon run appears to be the strongest in recent years. A large second pulse of kings, around 80,000 fish in size, is headed upriver, and a third is entering the river. A total of around 143,000 kings have passed Pilot Station as June 22nd, and the run is on track to come in at the high end of preseason projections. The summer chum run is also coming in well above average, with an estimated escapement of 1.5 million fish past Pilot Station as of June 22nd.
Because of the improved run assessment, subsistence fishing is being relaxed to allow fishing with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets in order to provide harvest opportunity for summer chum and for king salmon. The intent is to spread harvest across more of the run, providing harvest opportunity sooner after the first pulse than last year, so fishermen can harvest higher quality summer chum and king salmon while drying conditions are typically better.
For District 2, including St. Marys, subsistence fishing will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a maximum mesh size of 7.5 inches.
For the upper portion of Subdistrict 4-A, including Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk,the only legal gear types at this time are dip nets, beach seines, and live-release fish wheels. Only summer chum salmon can be retained from these gear types; all king salmon must be released to the water alive immediately. Subsistence fishing with dip nets, beach seines and live-release fish wheels is open 24 hours a day. Gillnet fishing is scheduled to return beginning on Sunday, June 25 at 6 pm. The windowed schedule will return at that time, which will allow for two 48-hour fishing periods per week: from 6 pm Sundays to 6 pm Tuesdays and from 6 pm Wednesdays to 6 pm Fridays. The maximum mesh size for gillnets during these openings will be 7.5 inches. King salmon caught with gillnets and fish wheels during next week's subsistence openings can be kept.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, the summer chum commercial fishery will also open in Subdistrict 4-A. Commercial fishing for summer chum in this area can only occur with fish wheels that meet certain design requirements. To see those requirements, check out this announcement from Fish and Game. Commercial fishing will be open 24 hours a day through at least Saturday, July 1st, and commercial fish wheels must be supervised at all times of operation. As always, commercial fishermen should confirm their market before they fish. All king salmon caught in commercial fish wheels must be immediately returned to the water alive.
For Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C, including Bishop Mountain, Galena and Ruby, subsistence fishing is currently limited to dip nets, beach seines and live-release fish wheels only, open 24 hours a day. Only summer chum salmon can be retained from these gear types, and all kings must be returned to the water alive immediately. Gillnet fishing is scheduled to return beginning on Sunday, June 25 at 6 pm. The windowed schedule will return at that time, which will allow for two 48-hour fishing periods per week: from 6 pm Sundays to 6 pm Tuesdays and from 6 pm Wednesdays to 6 pm Fridays. The maximum mesh size for gillnets during these openings will be 7.5 inches. King salmon caught with gillnets and fish wheels during next week's subsistence openings can be kept. After 6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Federally-qualified subsistence fishermen may fish with drift gillnets in Federal public waters of 4-B and 4-C with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh nets during open fishing periods.
Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C, including Tanana and Rampart, subsistence salmon fishing is now open with selective gear types only, including dip nets, beach seines and live-release fish wheels, 24 hours per day to target summer chum salmon. All kings must be released to the water alive immediately. On Tuesday, June 27th at 6 pm, fishing with selective gear will close, and immediately reopen with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels on the regulatory schedule of two 48-hour periods per week: 6 p.m. Tuesdays to 6 p.m. Thursdays, and 6 p.m. Fridays to 6 p.m. Sundays. King salmon caught in 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels may be kept for subsistence purposes.
During salmon fishing closures and other gear restrictions, fishermen may continue to use gillnets with 4-inch or smaller mesh that are no longer than 60 feet to target non-salmon species.
For the Koyukuk River: Subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets and fish wheels.
The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association In-season Salmon Management teleconferences have begun. They will be 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#).
-There will be Gana-A’Yoo Shareholder informational meetings with cash door prizes on the following dates and locations:
KIYU Programming Note-
After many years of Tom and Ray's questionable advice, Car Talk is ending its run on KIYU. Join us beginning July 1st at 9am on Saturdays for A Way With Words.
- Dr. Jim Lagattuta of the TCC Galena Behavioral Health Department will be in Huslia from Monday June 26 to Thursday June 29. To schedule an appointment, call 829-2253 or 1-800-478-6822 ext. 5305.
- The City of Galena is conducting fire hydrant testing and water main flushing. Customers may notice cloudiness in the water quality. If you have questions, call Howard at 656-2132 or 656-7025.
Yoga with Indra at the Charles Evans Community Library in Galena happens on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at around 8 pm. Everyone is welcome, regardless of yoga skill level. (6/6)
NEW - Congratulations to the winners of the Galena Ballfield Design-A-Bench Contest: Ben Koontz for his creation "Yukon Drifter", and Aaren Sommer and Paytyn Cleaver for "Junk Yard Finds." Judges awarded second place to "Flying High" by John Billings Jr. and Joe Cleaver, and third place was a tie between "Burl Creation" by the Frankson family and "Creative Wood" by Direct Drilling Company. Many thanks to the nine families, businesses and individuals who entered the contest, and for the City of Galena and Galena Coffee Shop for donating the prizes. (6/22)
The Galena Little Hawks summer wrestling season is underway, and continues through July 12th. The practices are on weekdays at the GILA Gym beginning at 12:30 and finish promptly at 2:30. Cost is $20 per wrestler which covers snacks. Wrestlers are expected to wear shorts and t-shirts. Wrestlers will also receive a Little Hawks Wrestling shirt! Contact Coach Pittsenbarger at 656-7439 with any questions! (6/9)
Here is a look at the 2017-2018 GCSD activities calendar.
NEW - The Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility in Galena is accepting applications for personal care assistants and certified nursing assistants. Job duties include but are not limited to cooking, cleaning, socializing, assisting with medication and an elder's personal care. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and must pass a background check. For more information, contact Agnes at 656-2574 or email email@example.com. Applications are also available at the tribal offices in Ruby, Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato and Kaltag. More information about the position is also available in this job description.
FOUND: On the riverbank in Galena: A greenish/gray bicycle. Call KIYU at 656-1488 to describe and claim. (6/15)
*** 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 Galena, babysitter for a seven year old, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Call Rocky at 656-1726 to learn more. (6/21)
FOR SALE: In Galena, various types of furs, including beaver, muskrat and mink. If interested call Kenton at 656-7107. (6/14)
Galena Community Pool Schedule Summer 2017
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:
Monday through Thursday 12:30pm-4pm (except holidays)
"FEED THE NEED TO READ"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
GALENA COFFEE SHOP
Phone Number: 656-2505; Please call in orders as soon as possible
Specials for June 19-24, 2017
Chicken Wrap w/Pasta Salad
Baked Ham, Homemade Mac & Cheese and a roll
Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco
Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice
Homemade Clam Chowder or Pizza
**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.