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NEW - The GCSD School Board is meeting next Wednesday, June 23. There is no Work Session. The Regular Meeting starts at 5:00pm and is being held solely through teleconferencing this month. To attend call 1-800-315-6338 and enter access code 12053 when prompted. The Board Packet is available at the following website: Click on “GCSD June 2021 School Board Packet.” Thank you for your support of education in Galena and across Alaska! - Jim Merriner, GCSD Superintendent (6/17)



COVID-19 Coronavirus-related announcements - organized by community



As of Friday, April 23 all travelers are no longer be required to fill out a travel declaration or submit a negative COVID-19 test before or upon arrival into Galena. Also, all people entering public spaces will no longer be required to wear a mask as a City mandate. However, it is encouraged that we all stay safe by wearing masks in public places, washing our hands often and respect everyone's space. Please contact the City of Galena with any questions at 656-1301. The press release on the meeting is here. And, the latest public notice from the City of Galena is here. (4/28)

Thanks to the help of a community member, Galena is happy to announce of a new website regarding all COVID-19 related information in Galena. Information will include updates from the City of Galena, the Edgar Nollner Health Center, the Galena City School District, and other miscellaneous sources. Please be patient as all information will be updated as we go along. You can check out the website at (1/31)

The Edgar Nollner Health Center is available to assist with all your health needs and might be able to help patients avoid medical-related travel to see specialists. The ENHC has several types of video equipment that are compatible with most distance delivery options around the state. If you would like to see your specialist without leaving Galena, you can schedule a time to use that equipment for your appointment.


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NEW - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kat Sam from Deb Barbee. We'll have a song request for Kat at around 1:00 this afternoon. (6/23)

NEW - The City of Galena and Louden Tribal Council are happy to announce the disposal of old “junk” vehicles. Contact the City if you want to be put on a list to have a vehicle removed from your property. Please give all the detail possible (type, color, size, location, etc.) to guarantee we remove the correct vehicle. No commercial vehicles. Their flyer is here. (6/22)

NEW - A message from Violet Kruger, City Administrator in Nulato: The City of Nulato is currently going through a gas shortage; we are asking all visitors traveling to Nulato from today on to bring enough gas for your return trip home. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding, travel safely and always tell someone when you are travelling and your destination before you travel on the river. (6/22)

NEW - The Basketball Wellness Camp starting on June 23rd has moved from the SHS gym to the GILA gym. Start time is 5:00 PM. (6/22)

NEW - Sweetsir's Store is now running summer hours, effective now. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Noon to 5. (6/16)

NEW - Summer library hours are Mon -Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Due to construction, the community library will be in the elementary school library. Patrons will enter through the door with the yellow open sign. (6/14)

NEW - Ruby Marine would like to announce the following barge schedule for the next trip to Galena:
--Departing Nenana on July 10, arriving in Galena on July 12. The freight delivery deadline in Nenana for this trip is July 2.

The trip will fill up so plan ahead. Call (907) 832-1062. Thank you from Ruby Marine. (6/11)

NEW - The latest Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was released on Tuesday. Download it here and visit The latest audio message is from Sunday, and will be included in the Yukon Wireless. (Updated 6/23)

NEW - The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (YRDFA) would like to remind everyone along the Yukon River that YRDFA’s Yukon River In-Season Teleconferences are underway. Are you concerned about fish, especially salmon, run timing, subsistence and commercial harvests and related topics? Then join YRDFA’s Director Serena Fitka, Yukon River fishers and fishery managers every Tuesday at 1pm Alaska time through the end of August. Please call in for sharing and gaining information on the progress of the runs, harvest success and challenges, river conditions, status of King, chum and Coho salmon stocks etc. Yukon River communities, fishers and managers face many challenges these days and by working together from Emmonek to Teslin, Yukon Territory, Canada as we can all do our part for the Yukon River’s fisheries resource! Just call 1-800-315-6338 and enter the access code 98566# for being included on the calls. Quyana!

Serena Fitka, Executive Director. (6/8)

The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council's Technical Assistance and Training department has cancelled their planned visit to Galena next week due to lack of registrations. (Updated 6/9)

Joey Katches, the camp director for Kokrine Hills Bible Camp is trying to get the word out to the youth in Galena about their summer Bible camps. The website at The cost is $155 per camper and the dates are:
High School Camp June 23 - June 30 ; Jr. High Camp July 8 - July 14 ; Discipleship Camp July 1 - July 6 ; Elementary Camp July 16 - July 22 (Added 6/8)

The Alaska National Guard will be landing a Blackhawk helicopter with a total of 6 servicemembers, with negative COVID test (within the last 72 hours), on Monday, June 14th, 2021. The servicemembers will be working on the armories, as part of the National Guard’s Armory Divestiture project. The servicemen will be based in Galena for about four days, and traveling to surrounding communities: Ambler, Shungnak, Koyukuk, and Nulato. The crew and the Blackhawk will be back in Galena on Sunday, June 23rd, 2021, for an undetermined amount of time, as they visit nearby armories, and make their way down the coast, toward Bethel. (5/27)

The Galena City School District would like to provide new hires moving to Galena this summer/fall with up-to-date information regarding house rental and house sale opportunities in Galena. If Superintendent Jim Merriner has not already spoken with you and you have a place for rent or sale that you would like to be included in the rental information provided to any new GCSD hires, please call Jim at either 907-656-1205 or 907-538-2199.

Thank you! - Jim Merriner, GCSD Superintendent (5/20)

Residents of Galena may start noticing the yellow signs are back alongside the roadway. Louden Tribal Council wants to remind drivers to slow down to reduce road dust pollution especially when passing areas around the elder center, school, and clinic. Be mindful on dry days and when passing walkers and bikers. Thank you for protecting the health of our community. (5/14)

Please talk to your children about the safe usage of ATV’s before letting them drive. We have been getting complaints of how fast and reckless kids are driving ATV’s. Technically by Alaska Law ATV’s are not allowed on the roadway. However, Galena PD tries to be understanding and lenient when it comes to on road operation in Galena. Children should be informed that ATV use is a serious responsibility and ALL TRAFFIC LAWS INCLUDING SPEED must be followed. Also National Standards state officially that no child under the age of 16 can operate an ATV without an adult present. PASSENGER LIMITS are also a safety factor. If it appears that this is becoming a safety risk, your police department will have no choice but to start issuing tickets and possibly impounding ATV’s for the safety of the community and your children’s safety. Please help us keep your children safe. (4/30)

Visiting the YKEALF residents is now possible for everyone under the following restrictions:
When Galena is in the Red Zone, visiting will not be allowed. Our goal is to protect our elders but also allowing contact with family and friends and to get them back to being out in the community. Visits need to be scheduled. Call 656-2574. We only have one line so be patient.

Upon arrival, visitors need a temperature check and screening for symptoms, washing hands and sign in. A resident is limited to two visitors at a time, including children. If they are vaccinated and the visitor(s) are vaccinated, they can visit in their own units without a mask or social distancing. If the visitor(s) is not vaccinated, they must social distance and wear a mask at all times. When in the dining room or TV room, the common areas, visitors must wear a mask and social distance from other residents. Children are not vaccinated, thus social distancing is a must - no hugging. Children under two are not required to wear a mask but must have social distance. No holding infants. Children must be closely supervised by their parent/adult; no running around. Once it warms up more, we will be able to allow more than two visitors per resident outside. Residents are allowed to visit outside the Facility, i.e. in someone's home or to go for a ride.

The complete document detailing visiting requirements and policies is available here. (4/12)

We are having quite an issue again with dogs running loose. According to Galena Ordinance GMC6.04.130 dogs must be secured at all times whether at their residence or while out walking. The Galena Police Department will begin issuing $300 citations for anyone caught in violation of the ordinance. (2/26)

A reminder from our friends at Gana-A 'Yoo, Ltd. Shareholders and Descendants must apply for a timber use permit to harvest timber on Gana-A’Yoo lands. Non-shareholder residents of the community are not permitted. Visit for more information on Gana-A’Yoo Land Management Policies and applications. If there are any questions or concerns please contact us at 888-656-1606.

The Louden Tribal Council is happy to announce the restart of the plastic recycling program in Galena. Clean bottles can be dropped off in the same cages used for the aluminum cans, located outside the LTC Office. We are only able to accept #1 and #2 plastic drinking bottles. Look on the bottom of your plastic bottles to find out if your plastic can be recycled. Find the recycling arrows...if the number inside says 1 or 2, they can accept it! Please don't bring plastic other than personal drinking bottles. If you have any questions, call Brooke at 656-1711. (12/16)

The Galena emergency contact numbers have to change again. Please note the following changes:






Louden Tribal Council is pleased to announce the return of the aluminum can recycling program in Galena. Bags of clean cans can be left in the designated drop-off cage outside of the LTC Office. Please take the time to rinse and ry the cans before putting them in bags and leaving them in the designated drop off area. Feel free to call Brooke at 656-1711 with questions or for information on COVID precautions. (11/23)

The Galena City School District reminds Galena drivers to be extremely careful when approaching a school bus, especially when the bus is stopped. Students may be getting onto or out of the bus. Alaska law states that drivers approaching a school bus from the rear may not pass the school bus when red signal lights are flashing, and shall bring their vehicles to a complete stop before reaching the school bus when it is stopped. Drivers shall remain stopped until the bus's stop sign is retracted, the flashing red lights are discontinued and the school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the bus driver to proceed. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping kids safe. (10/15)

The Dental Department at the Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena is open and seeing patients for routine care, which includes exams, simple cleanings and fillings, as well as emergency evaluations. Please call 656-1366 extension 5336 in advance to make an appointment. (7/6)




NEW - Tanana Chiefs Conference is seeking the services of qualified and experienced boat drivers to provide transportation between Tanana, Rampart and Stevens Village. To submit a letter of interest, please contact Shawna Hildebrand @ 907-452-8251 extension 3612, or via email at Their flyer is here. (6/21)

NEW - Crowley Fuels in Galena is currently seeking applicantions for a Driver and Ramp Refueler position. The full description is available here. Call Crowley with any questions at 907-656-1852. (6/16)

NEW - The City of Galena is currently requesting proposals to provide #1 heating fuel for city buildings during the 2021 barge season. Details on that request are available here. The City of Galena is also requesting proposals to provide unleaded gasoline and low sulfur diesel for city operating vehicales during the 2021 barge season. And, the details on that request are here. Call the City at 907-656-1301 with any questions. (6/14)

NEW - Louden Tribal Council is looking for a Director for its Cultural Camp Construction Project. This is a part time, temporary job for Summer 2021. This Director will be responsible for coordinating elders and other traditional knowledge bearers, contractors, GCSD and LTC to design, document, build and implement the project. The Project includes the construction of the Saanh Kkuno Cultural Space, a traditional camp that will include a smokehouse, meat and fish processing tables, drying racks, fire pit, benches, garden, and a functioning fish wheel. Follow this link or stop by the Louden Tribe Office for details. Thank you! (6/11)

NEW - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is seeking applicants for a Refuge Information Technician. The deadline to apply for that position is July 9th. The full posting for that position is available here. For more information please contact David Zabriskie at (907)656-1231, M-F 7am – 4pm. (6/9)

NEW - Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility is accepting applications for personal care attendants and Certified Nursing Aides. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check which is done by YKEALF, have at least 3 positive references and above all love and respect elders. Applications must be neat and complete with 2 sets of fingerprint cards to be considered. Questions can be directed to Agnes at 656-2574. The application is here. (6/2)

The Louden Tribal Council has assembled a listing for contruction jobs this season in Galena:

TC CONSTRUCTION - 907-631-3237
General Laborer / Equipment Operators Carpenters (Must have at least 3 years of on-the-job carpentry experience and/or a trade school certification)
Welders (Must have a D1.1 certification)

Plumbers and Pipefitter / Apprentice (Must be part of the Local 367 Union)

General Laborer Flooring Installer (At least 2 years of experience)

Painter / Taper Helper (Must have minimum 2 years of experience)

All workers must have own transportation to jobsite, be able to work a minimum 10-hour shift and show up to work on time EVERY DAY. Come with a good attitude and be willing to take direction. We have a no tolerance policy in terms of any drugs or alcohol on our jobsites. Anyone suspected of being intoxicated will be terminated on the spot with no chance to return on our sites. The full set of job listings and a letter from TC Construction is available here. (4/19)

(Updated 6/14) The Galena City School District has the following job openings:


The latest list of employment opportunities at GCSD is available here.

Coaches Needed:

Head Wrestling
Assistant Wrestling
Head Volleyball
JV Volleyball
Head Cross Country Running
Assistant Cross Country Running
Junior High Basketball

A document detailing the coaching positions is here.

For more information, see the Galena City School District employment page. Or, call the district office at 907-656-1205.




*** 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!

Hanging flower baskets for Sale beginning June 7th. Small ones for $30; large ones for $50. Aalso pansies $5/6 blocks and other flowers too - contact Sandy at 656-7100. (6/5)

GE Gas Stove for sale, top burners work, oven needs work, may be a simple fix. Can use be used for summer/winter camp. Please call Lavern (907) 351-0429 to make an offer. (6/3)

There is a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado for rent in Galena. Contact Tiffany George at (907)656-7206 (Cell/Text) or Email: (5/25)

$315 for New Madshus Glittertind X-Country Skis (210 cm) with Rottefella BC Technology Bindings, Swix MT 840 Poles, Beaver Sports Ski Bag, Waxes. Text John at 907-656-7193 for photos and details. Also, a 2004 Chevy Suburban with over 150,000 miles. Currently stored in Fairbanks. $3,500 or OBO. Contact John Riddle by text only at 907-656-7193. (Updated 5/6)

Conchetta's Custom Cakes is closed until mid July, because Sable is out of town. Sorry for the inconvenience. (6/4)



*** PLEASE NOTE, any lost and found notice more than two weeks old will be removed, so please try and keep us informed when owners and items have been joyfully reunited.  Thanks!

NEW - A ratchet, found on the trail nearby, has been turned into the station. If you're missing that, it's here. (6/22)

A license plate has been turned in to the station. If your vehicle is KEL 323, I've got your plate. (6/2)




UPDATED 2021 Galena Pool Schedule

Open swims: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 7 to 8:30 pm

Laps swims: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30 to 6 pm (until further notice-likely to change)


UPDATED JANUARY 1, 2021 - Here is a listing of privately-owned lodging establishments and vehicle rental businesses in Galena. Please feel free to share this resource with those needing short or long term, temporary lodging or transportation. If you offer these services, and wish to be added to the list, please e-mail us at so we can post it online.



Galena Emergency Numbers UPDATED NOVEMBER 2020

Police: 911

Police non-emergency office line is 656-2177.

Fire Department: 656-0911

Medical: 656-1266 (emergency). The non-emergency line is 656-1366.

Tanana Chiefs Conference After-Hours Triage Nurse: 1-800-478-6682 (for times when clinic is closed or a local on-call provider is not available)

Behavioral Health Emergency Line: 656-7199

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





Hours are 10am-1pm. Call 656-2505 ahead of time to place orders.


June 21st - June 27th


Chicken Wrap w/Mac Salad


Thai Noodles w/Chicken


Nachos Supreme & Indian Tacos


Baked Pork Chops, Seasoned Rice, Corn & A Roll
Burger Night! 5pm-7pm


Homemade Pizza & Clam Chowder
Burger Night! 5pm-7pm


11am - 2pm

Sunday - Closed