Tuesday, August 23rd 2016


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TUESDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2016    


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NEW - The subsistence moose hunting season in portions of Game Management Unit 21B and Unit 21D opened on Monday, August 22nd. The subsistence hunt goes from August 22nd through August 31st, and then reopens on September 5th. Subsistence moose permits are available online at hunt.alaska.gov, or from local vendors in the villages.  For the complete set of regulations for Unit 21, download this document. (8/19)


NEW - KIYU Yukon River fish reports, as heard occasionally during the morning news, are now posted in writing on the KIYU website.  Click on the "Subsistence" link near the top of the front page at kiyu.com, or go directly there now via this link.  


Subsistence fishing schedules
Updated August  22nd at 4:30pm.

For District 2 including Saint Mary’sSubsistence salmon fishing is open 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 is 7.5 inches. Commercial fishing for District 2 including Saint Marys will be open today (Tuesday) from 3pm to 8pm with 6 inch or smaller mesh size gillnets.

For District 4 on the Yukon (including Kaltag, Koyukuk, Galena and Ruby) and the Koyukuk River: Subsistence salmon fishing is 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.

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C (including Tanana, Rampart, and the area near the Yukon River Bridge): Subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Subsistence fishermen may use fish wheels and gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or smaller. Commercial fishing in Subdistricts 5B & 5C is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week until further notice.  Commercial fishing may occur with fish wheels or gillnets up to a 6 inch mesh size. Commercial fishermen must confirm their market prior to commercial fishing. Processors, catcher-sellers or direct marketers should notify the Department of Fish and Game of their intent to operate by calling the Fish & Game Fairbanks office at 459-7274.


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!  


School starts very soon for students in our listening area so that means you need to get back to school clothes, supplies and other important items to get your kids prepared for the new school year! You were going to buy them online anyways, right? So, head on over to Amazon by clicking the picture and support KIYU at the same time. When you shop via the Amazon smile program using the link, KIYU will get a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. We appreciate it and thank you for your support!


NEW - The State of Alaska road maintenance crew in Galena will be leaving a gravel burm along Tiger Freeway as they attempt to grade the roads during this rainy weather.  This will cause the driving surface to become narrower in some areas.  Please be cautious. (8/23) 


NEW-  Coming up this Thursday, Friday & Saturday in Galena (August 25th, 26th and 27th) there will be road closures from Wrights Air to Department of Transportation shops. Roads will be closed, but access will be maintained to both locations. (8/23)

Road work in old and new town Nulato is in full swing for the next few weeks.  Drivers are asked to be cautious, aware and alert. (8/12)

The Galena Water Treatment Plant #1 (in new town Galena) recently violated drinking water standards for trihalomethanes.  The average trihalomethane reading for the second quarter of 2016 was only 0.001 milligrams per liter over the maximum contaminant level.  If you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your health care providers about drinking this water.  For more information, please contact Howard at 656-2132 or 656-7025.  The full version of the public notification for this drinking water violation is posted here. (8/19)


NEW- Ravn in Galena will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 5th.


The planned elevation of the City building in Hughes is occurring, which means some interruptions in radio service. Please let your friends and family there know that once the city construction work is complete, we will be back on the air regularly in Hughes once things are no longer up in the air. (8/13)


 The new 2016-2017 GCSD school year calendars have been approved by the Galena School Board. The first day of school for pre-K through 8th grade students will be September 1st, and the first day for high schoolers will be September 6th.  The pre-K through 8th grade calendar is here and the high school calendar is here.

Galena's municipal elections for city council and school board will take place on October 4. If you have not registered to vote, you need to fill out a registration form at City Hall by 5pm on Friday, September 2nd.  Also, the Division of Elections offers online voter registration for anyone with a valid Alaska driver's license, at this site.  (8/18)


UPDATED: The Galena Agriculture Fair is scheduled for this Saturday, August 27th in and around the Community Hall.  The schedule begins will the Ag Fair Walk, Bike and Run, departing from the community hall at 10 am.  The Tired Iron Old Car and Truck Rally begins at 11 am; effective this year, only carbureted vehicles are allowed in the rally, unless the vehicle was in The Flood and water got over the engine block. All functioning "flood rides" are welcome, even if they have fuel injection.  The community hall will be open for exhibits at 11:30 am. 

If you would like to submit an item for judging in one of the following categories, please bring it to the hall between 4 and 6:30 pm on Friday.  The categories are arts and crafts (painting, sculpture, bead work, baskets, etc), quilts and sewing, jellies and jams, homemade jarred and canned foods, baked goods, cut flower arrangements and potted plants, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.  There will also be youth divisions for arts and crafts and baked goods. 

Any gardener planning to enter a giant vegetable can either bring it Friday evening, or Saturday no later than 12:30 pm.  

There will also be a cole slaw contest, judged by the public on Saturday.  If you would like to enter your cole slaw recipe in that, please bring a bowl of slaw to the hall between 11:30 and noon on Saturday.

2016 Ag Fair t-shirts will be for sale along with Soup and homemade bread will be for sale at the hall.  Soup and bread donations would be appreciated.  Proceeds from the 2016 Ag Fair support future Ag Fair activities and the Galena Little Hawks Wrestling Club. 

Other events on the schedule include the giant cabbage weigh-off, canoe races, face painting, kids' bike races, and more.  A more detailed schedule will be released later in the week. 


A partnership of several native organizations is conducting a census and survey of over a thousand Alaska Natives in Interior Alaska who are 65 years old or older to get an assessment of their current housing and health care needs. 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 the deadline of September 30th. More information can been seen by clicking this flyer. 


The Galena City School District has a job opening in Fairbanks for a IDEA Receptionist/Secretary.  Applicants must have a high school diploma, positive inter-personal skills, strong clerical skills and a strong background in customer service.  Apply online here GCSD Employment Website. More details on the job can be seen here. GCSD also has a job opening for a Resident Advisor at GILA. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a bachelors degree is preferred. One year of working with high schoolers and one year of working in a residential life setting is required as well. Apply online here GCSD Employment Website and more details on the job can be seen here. (8/19)

Tanana Chiefs Conference has the following job openings across the TCC region: Edgar Nollner Health Center Director (Galena); Village Public Safety Officer and Tribal Family Youth Specialist in Huslia. Regionwide, TCC is also hiring for an Itinerant Community Health Aide/Practitioner and Village Public Safety Officer. 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. (8/17)


Nothing right now. We guess everything is where it needs to be.




*** 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- FOR SALE: In Galena, 2 heavy duty 30 gallon jugs for sale, would be good for fuel. Call 656-8623 (8/23)

FOR SALE: In Galena, 2003 Polaris Pro X 600 snowmachine. For more information, call Jason at 750-1499. (8/22)

FOR SALE: In Galena, a red 4x4 Chevy pick-up. Call Tim for details at 656-7024. (8/22)

FOR SALE: In Galena, energy-efficient 2 bedroom house on Gabes Drive, on the city piped water system, asking $105,999.99.  Also, a 2014 Honda Rancher 420 four-wheeler, with power steering, winch kit, and more.  Asking price is $6,999.99; a 2013 Kawasaki Brute Force four-wheeler, asking $4,999.99 and a 2010 Polaris IQ 600 widetrack snowmachine, asking $1050. If interested in any of these items call Chris at 656-7185. (8/22)

Galena City School District is accepting bids on four pieces of equipment.

Bid proposals must be sealed, addressed to Chris Reitan, GCSD Superintendent, and received by 4:00pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 in the GCSD Superintendent’s office at the Sidney C Huntington School building. Once the bid is awarded, GCSD accepts no responsibility for maintenance on the equipment or transportation of the equipment.

WANTED: In Galena, an empty 55 gallon drum to be filled with heating fuel for a raffle prize at the Jamboree. Need ASAP. Contact Kim Wolf if you can help. 717-6633.

FOR SALE: In Galena, a 2006 SkiDoo Summit 800 snowmachine. 144 inch track, Fox float shocks, tow hitch.  Excellent condition.  Asking $3500 or best offer. Also, an Echo CS-680 chainsaw with 24 inch bar and spare 20 inch bar. Asking price is $300.  For more information on either item, call Frank at 656-2501. (8/18)



The Galena Community Pool is operating on the following summer schedule through August 31st:

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

August 21 - August 27



Chicken Wraps w/Mac Salad


Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice


Nachos Supreme or Indian Tacos


Thai Noodles w/Chicken


Homemade Pizza and Clam Chowder


Open 11am-2pm






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