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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017


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TUESDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2017                      


The KIYU Student logo design contest is back for our upcoming 2017 Fall Membership Drive!  Judging requirements are for the logo to be submitted in black and white on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with student's name, grade, and phone number on the back in pencil.  The logo must contain the call letters "KIYU".  Otherwise, be creative! Design can be done by hand or computer, as long as it is student's original work.  The winning logo will be the new student logo for the next year, and the student will win a $100 prize.  Other prizes will be given for runner-up and honorable mentions.  Students can submit up to three designs. Entries can be dropped at the KIYU office or sent in the mail to PO Box 165, Galena, AK, 99741 by October 1st. Please call KIYU at 656-1488 or email with any questions.


-Missed KIYU News Broadcasts? Click here to check out the stories.




NEW - The subsistence-only moose hunt in portions of Unit 21B and Unit 21D begins on Tuesday, August 22. Under the RM-834 subsistence permit, the season is open from August 22-31, and from September 5-25. Opening day in many other areas of the Interior is September 1st.

For more detailed information, visit the Fish and Game regulation website for the area you intend to hunt in:

Unit 20 (near Tanana)

Unit 21 (the middle Yukon and lower Koyukuk area)

Unit 24 (Huslia, Hughes and Allakaket):

Unit 18 (YK Delta, including St. Mary’s):


The estimated fall chum salmon run size through August 20 based on the Pilot Station sonar and downstream harvest) is estimated to be 1.9 million fish, which is well above the historical median of 581,000 fish for that date.

The beginning of the massive fourth pulse of fall chum and coho is expected to reach Kaltag around Thursday (August 24), Galena on Saturday (August 26), and Tanana and Huslia at the end of next week.    

Coho salmon started coming into the Yukon in significant numbers with the big fourth pulse of chum.  A larger second pulse of coho salmon started entering the river on August 19 with the latest fall chum pulse as well. The preliminary coho salmon in-season projection is for a run size of 260,000 fish. The estimated coho salmon run size through August 20 is about 104,000 fish, which is near the historical median of 90,500 fish for that date.



In District 2, including St. Mary's, commercial fishing will be open for one period in District 2, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 22. This will be a 3-hour commercial fishing period with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size. Commercial fishermen should confirm their buyer before they fish. Fishermen should standby on VHF for any announcement regarding the extension of this period. The sale of king salmon is prohibited.  Because of this commercial period, subsistence fishing will close at 12:00 noon today (Tuesday) and will reopen at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 23. Fishermen may use 4-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets to target non-salmon species during subsistence salmon closures.

For all of District 4, and for Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B and 5-C, subsistence fishing is open 24 hours, 7 days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets and fish wheels. The use of drift nets is only allowed in the upper portion of Subdistrict 4-A, including waters near Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk. 

Commercial fishing for chum salmon in Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C, and Subdistricts 5-B and 5-C, is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week until further notice. Fishermen may use fish wheels or gillnets with a mesh size of 6 inches or smaller.  The sale of king salmon is prohibited.  Commercial fishermen must confirm their market prior to commercial fishing. Processors, catcher sellers, or direct marketers should contact the Fairbanks Fish and Game office at 459-7274.


Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association In-season Salmon Management teleconferences happen 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#).



Louden Tribal Council will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 24th at 4 pm at the Larson Charlie Community Hall in Galena to discuss courses of action regarding the individual presumed to have committed arson and vandalism along the Yukon this summer.  Representatives from the Alaska State Troopers will be in attendance to answer questions and address concerns.

NEW-Galena City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting today (Tuesday, August 22nd) at 6pm in the Council chambers. Here is the agenda.




NEW- 4-year old preschool in Galena will be starting on August 28th at 11am. Head-Start will start on either August 28th or September 5th.  We will announce more details when we know them. 

To see the school calendar for the upcoming school year, check out this file. (8/11)  (8/18)


The upcoming bus schedule for the 2017-18 school year has been released. (for a printable version, click HERE)


Morning bus pickups:   Gabe’s Drive                    7:50 a.m.

                                        Crow Creek                      7:55 a.m. 

                                        Louden Loop                    8:00 a.m. 

                                        Antoski                              8:04 a.m.

                                        Arriving at SHS:               8:09 a.m.  

Bus Leaves:          SHS                                   8:10 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

                              GILA Dining Hall               8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.


Mid-day               Depart GILA                   12:25 and 12:35

                             Depart SHS                    12:25 and 12:38  

                             Arrives at SHS                12:35 and 12:45


Afternoon drop-offs for SHS elementary students leaves the school at 3:10 pm. 

Afternoon bus runs between SHS and GILA depart at 4 pm and arrive at 4:10 pm. 


NEW- The Galena City School District would like to invite the Galena community to a potluck picnic at the GILA campus today (Tuesday, August 22nd) at 4:30 pm to welcome all of the students back for a new year.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.  Please bring something and join the fun!

NEW - GILA Ptarmigan Hall Front Desk asks community members to bring a photo ID and be ready to fill out the host guidelines form when arriving to check out GILA students. (8/21)



NEW - Crowley in Galena has small 20 pound bottles of propane available right now. Stop by Crowley for information & to purchase.


Crowley in Galena has a limited supply of heating fuel available for delivery at $4.12 per gallon, including tax.  To schedule a delivery, call the Crowley office at 656-1852.(8/18)

NEW - Galena performing artist Karrie Pavish Anderson presents her "Corner of 17th & Faith" Album Release Concert on Wednesday, August 30 at 7:17PM at the GILA Auditorium. General admission is $5 and the Galena Liquor Store VIP Passes are $25 or two for $20. VIP perks include access to the After Party which will feature German street food & the newest KPA Tshirt. VIP passes are limited, so learn about all the perks and purchase passes online now. Karrie and friends will present songs of faith from the new album and Karrie's newest music video will premiere during the show. (8/22)


- The Galena Book Club will be meeting this Saturday, August 26 at the Coffee Shop beginning at 11 am  to discuss books they've read over the summer and to decide on the books to read for September and October.  All are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Genny Brown at 444-3012 (8/18)


NEW - The Galena runway will be closed nightly from 8 pm to 8 am to all takeoffs and landings, except emergency air traffic, from September 5th through September 19th. During these two weeks, there will be a temporary shortening of the runway to 4,000 feet. (8/18)


Veterinarian Dr. Denali Lovely with the North Pole Veterinary Hospital is considering a return trip to Galena to provide veterinary services sometime this fall or winter. Whether or not she comes will depend on the level of interest from pet owners.  If you have a pet who needs to be spayed or neutered, needs immunizations, or other services from a vet, please contact Heidi McClure at 656-7178 or (8/10)


The 2017 Galena Municipal Election for City Council and School Board seats will be held on October 3rd.  Voters, candidates and election officials must be registered to vote no later than September 1st.  If you are not registered to vote in Galena, please fill out a registration form at Galena City Hall before 5pm on September 1st so that you can participate in the election. (8/9)

NEW - The Galena City School District has five vehicles up for bid.

Bids should be sealed in an envelope, addressed to GCSD Superintendent in the district office, and received by 4:00pm on September 1. (8/21)


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-Tanana Chiefs Conference has the following job openings (updated August 15):


Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Tribal Family Youth Specialist


Community Health Representative

Family Visitor

Village Public Safety Officer


Itinerant Behavioral Health Clinician


Elder Nutrition Cook

Family Visitor

Home Care Provider


Home Care Provider

Tribal Administrator

Village Public Safety Officer


Community Health Aide/Practitioner


Home Care Provider


Home Care Provider

Village Public Safety Officer


Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Home Care Provider

Village Public Safety Officer


Home Care Provider

Region Wide

Dental Assistant Intern

Community Health Aide/Practitioner – Itinerant

Village Public Safety Officer


Region wide vacancies are jobs that can be located in any village in the TCC region.  To apply for a position, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, e-mail, or visit their website at


NEW - St. Mary's has announces the following job openings:

Childcare Development Specialist
Dental Health Aide Therapist
Behavioral Health Aide Trainee

Office Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Maintenance Mechanic

USPS Clerk

Carpenter Lead

On-Call Bingo Worker

Details and more job listings in St. Marys are available here.



--The City of Nulato has jobs open for City Administrator, maintenance worker, and VPSO. Interested parties can fill out an application with the City of Nulato. The VPSO position is posted on the Tanana Chiefs Conference website. See more details here. And, if you have any questions you can call 907-898-2205.  (8/9)




LOST: In Galena. A gray i-Phone 6 with a clear cover. The phone is locked and the settings are set to 'lost'.  If found, please call 460-2057. (8/7)




*** 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!

FREE: In Galena, life jackets of all sizes down at the old town landing, compliments of the State of Alaska Boating Safety Program (8/16)

FOR SALE: In Galena, 16 foot flat bottom boat with a tunnel for the prop. Low hours, 40hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard. Comes with trailer. $3500 or best offer. Call Gunnar at 952-0790 if interested. (8/16)

FOR SALE: In Galena, garden produce sales happen Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 pm at the Scotton House, at the far north end of Antoski Road.  Call Sandy 656-4545 if you have questions. Plenty of vegetables for sale. (8/8)


HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD School Calendar.  HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Bus Schedule. HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Activities Calendar.



Galena Community Pool Schedule Summer 2017

UPDATED 8/15: The afternoon lap and open swims at the pool are closed until further notice due to low pool and shower temperatures.  Morning lap swims will continue until they deem it too cold


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

UPDATED:   Charles Evans Community Library is back to its school year schedule.  The library will be open for community use Monday through Thursday, from 3 to 5:45 pm each day. 



  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 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


 Phone Number: 656-2505; Please call in orders as soon as possible

Specials for August 21 - 26, 2017

Turkey Day Wrap w/Seasoned Rice
Homemade Lasagna w/Garlic Sticks & Veggies
Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco
Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice

Homemade Clam Chowder or Pizza

Open 11am-2pm

**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.

School Meals

Sidney Huntington School Breakfast

Sidney Huntington School Lunch