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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2020                   



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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 call-to-listen line (1-888-25-RADIO) is now a conference call that will only be active during special events, such as basketball games.

Here's what you need to do to connect:

-Call 1-888-25-RADIO
-When prompted, enter the conference code 812485
-When given the option of joining the conference without a PIN by pressing the * button, do that


Margie Attla's "Athabascan Hours" program is now heard on Fridays from 1 to 3 pm (except when there is a conflict with basketball coverage). On Sunday evenings, where Margie's show used to go, KNBA's "The Truck Stop" has moved to an earlier slot, starting now at 7 pm and going to 10 pm. (1/2)


The New Yorker Radio Hour has left the Sunday 12 - 1 pm slot, due to repeated technical problems and to free up space for more appropriate programming. For the time being, The Global Village with Chris Heim will try out that time slot, presenting music from all around the world.




NEW - Louden Tribal Council will be hosting a public meeting today (Tuesday) starting at noon at the Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility in Galena. The meeting will discuss Louden's application for an Indian Community Development Grant, and how it could be used for the construction of a new tribal multi-purpose building, among other potential projects. Public input is welcome and needed at the meeting. Contact Susie Sam at 656-1711 with any questions. The meeting agenda is available here. (1/16)


NEW - Louden Tribal Council and Tanana Chiefs Conference will also host a meeting in Galena tonight (Tuesday) starting at 6 pm at the Larson Charlie Community Hall to work on a strategic plan for the community of Galena. There will be refreshments provided but not a full dinner. Everyone is invited to attend and provide their valuable input. (1/20)


NEW - The Galena City Council will meet this Thursday (Jan 23) at 6 pm at City Hall. The agenda is available here.


NEW - The Galena City School District Board of Education invites all community members to a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, at 6:00pm in the Charles Evans Community Library. The purpose of the Town Hall Meeting is to provide community members an informal venue to ask GCSD school board members or GCSD administrators questions about school district policies, programs, and future plans. (1/20)





NEW - Galena Little Hawks Wrestling will start up again today (Tuesday, January 21) Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in the GILA Gym until the end of the season.  All kids from 4 years of age to 8th grade are invited to join the team.  Middle school wrestlers will be eligible to participate at the Tanana Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Fairbanks.  Please send wrestlers with shorts and t-shirts or other athletic attire. (1/17)


The Serum Run will be coming down the Yukon in late February. The veteranarian that will accompany the group is willing to administer rabies vaccinations to dogs. Galena dog owners who want to get their dogs vaccinated should call Patty at 656-7297 so the vet knows how many doses of the vaccine to bring. (1/14)


Tanana Chiefs Conference is offering Squad Boss and CPR/First Aid Training in Nulato today (Tuesday) through Thursday at the community hall. The First Aid/CPR portion of the training on Thursday is open to everyone in the community, but firefighters receive priority. The cost to take the CPR and First Aid training if you are not a firefighter will be $20. To sign up, call or email James Ludecker at 907-371-7667 or email And can also get more information from this flyer. (1/9)


NEW - With the colder temperatures comes an increase in the use of honeybuckets in Galena. The City of Galena requests that honey buckets be lined with a plastic bag for use and then allowed to freeze before disposal in the dumpsters. Or if you wish to dump a fresh honey bucket at the designated honey bucket drop near the power house, please do not dispose of paper products or personal hygiene items with it. And do not dump honey buckets along the side of the road, which is illegal and poses a threat to public health.

The City also asks that wood cutters refrain from leaving wood debris on the roads.


NEW - Congratulations to Ilana Kalke for winning the 2020 Galena National Geographic Geography Bee! She has a chance to move onto the State Geography Bee in Anchorage later this spring. (1/18)


The TCC Eye Clinic will be at the Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena from February 11-14 to provide eye exams. However, contact lens exams will not be available. Call the ENHC at 656-1366 to schedule an appointment. If you just want to order some new glasses, no appointment will be necessary. (1/14)


The Federal Subsistence Board is seeking applicants to fill seats on the subsistence regional advisory councils. The councils meet twice a year and provide critical advice to the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management issues. Individuals may apply themselves, or nominate someone else. The application deadline is Friday, February 14th. For more information, call 1-800-478-1456, or visit this site. (1/8)

The next meetings for regional advisory councils in the listening area are as follows:

-Western Interior RAC: February 11&12 in Fairbanks
-Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta RAC: February 11&12 in Bethel
-Eastern Interior RAC: March 3&4 in Fairbanks


There will be three seats up for election in 2020 on the Gana-A’Yoo Limited Board of Directors. The election requires one director seat to be filled by a shareholder owning class D (Kaltag) stock. Voting shareholders 18 or older are encouraged to consider serving on the board. Interested shareholders must submit a director’s questionnaire by Monday, January 27, 2020. You can get the questionnaire form at the Gana-A'Yoo website, or by contacting Crystal at 1-888-656-1606 or 907-569-9599.

Gana-A'Yoo is also accepting nominations for the 2020 Shareholder of the Year award, and Student of the Year award. The deadline to submit nominations is January 24, 2020. You can get the necessary forms at the Gana-A'Yoo website or by calling the Gana-A'Yoo office at the aforementioned numbers. (12/16)


BLM Alaska Fire Service is soliciting contracts for Type 2 wildland firefighting crews based in rural Alaska villages for the 2020 fire season. Multiple contractors may be selected to base crews in communities in the Upper Yukon, Tanana and Galena Fire Management Zones for quick response to fires within the BLM Alaska Fire Service protection area, which covers the northern half of the state. The solicitation is a competitive process and open to qualified organizations, such as tribal entities, native corporations and private businesses. Unlike EFF crews that are hired only on an as-needed basis, contracted crews could do other non-emergency work, such as fuels mitigation and other funded projects. The deadline to respond to this request for contracts is January 31st.

For more information, contact the BLM contracting officer Theresa Coffenberry ( or see this web posting.


The Galena Recycling Program is operational. There are bins at the stores, the schools, Louden, and a few other places. 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.



2019-2020 Galena Basketball Schedule

Dec 4

Start Practice

Dec 13-14

Alumni Scrimmage

Dec 19-21

Kenai Tournament (at Kenai Central HS; radio coverage by KSLR Kenai)


Thursday, Dec 19
Galena Lady Hawks 66 Nikiski Lady Bulldogs 54
Galena Hawks 60 Nikiski Bulldogs 28

Friday, Dec 20
Galena boys 32 Kenai 55
Galena Lady Hawks 52 Kenai 15

Saturday, Dec 21
Galena Lady Hawks 59 Houston 49
Galena boys 52 Houston 49.


Jan 10-11

@ Delta Junction

Friday, January 10, 2020
Galena girls 69, Delta 23
Galena boys 63 Delta 70

Saturday January 11
Galena girls 63, Delta 18
Galena boys 53, Delta 62


Jan 16-18

Dean Cummings Tournament in Delta Junction (radio coverage by Scott Yahr of KCAM Glenallen)

Thursday, January 16 (Opening Round)
Galena girls 56, Bethel 49
Galena boys 58, Bethel 73

Friday, January 17
Galena girls 62, Glenallen 26
Galena boys 33, Glenallen 52

Saturday, January 18
Galena boys 82, Redington 49 for 7th Place
Galena girls 60, Nome 43. Lady Hawks win the tournament!


Jan 23-25

Donlin Gold Invitational in Bethel (radio coverage by KYUK Bethel)

Thursday, January 23
3:30 pm - Galena girls vs Aniak
5:00 pm - Galena boys vs Aniak

Friday, January 24
2 pm - Galena boys vs Kotzebue
3:30 pm - Galena girls vs Kotzebue

Saturday, January 25
to be determined based on results from Thursday and Friday

Here is the schedule.


Galena Junior Varsity at home

Here is the Galena Tournament Schedule

Thursday, January 23
6 pm - Galena JV girls vs Bethel JV
7:30 pm - Galena JV Boys vs Bethel JV

Friday, January 24
5pm                 Boys                            Nulato v. Bethel
6pm                 Girls                             Nulato v. Bethel                                                7pm                 Boys                            Galena v. Huslia                                                8pm                 Girls                             Galena v. Nul/Kaltag

Saturday, January 25
1pm                 Boys                            Huslia v. Bethel                                                2pm                 Girls                             Nul/Kaltag v. Bethel                                     3pm                 Boys                            Nulato v. Galena                                               4pm                 Girls                             Bethel v. Galena

BREAK             DINNER/SKILLS COMPETITIONS                                               

6pm                 Boys                            Bethel v. Galena                                               7pm                 Girls                             Nul/Kaltag v. Galena                                       8pm                 Boys                            Huslia v. Nulato        


Jan 31-Feb 1

Eielson @ Galena

Feb 7-8

Homer Tournament

Feb 14-15

Hutchinson @ Galena

Feb 21-22

Boys Home, Girls @ Nome

Feb 28-29

@ Monroe

Mar 6-7

@ Valdez

Mar 12-14

Regionals @ North Pole

Mar 26-28

State Tournament

All Galena varsity home games start at 6 pm / 7:30 pm



Sunday afternoon basketball clinics for third through sixth graders in Galena happen from 1 to 2 pm at the SHS Gym each Sunday. Contact David Huntington for further information. (1/9)


Here is the 2019-2020 school sports and activities calendar, dated December 5, 2019.

Or click here to get the most recently updated Google Doc version



UPDATED (1/9) The Galena City School District currently has the following job openings:


Computer Technician
Maintenance I (Bus Driver)
SHS School Counselor
GILA Residence Life Counselor
GILA Assistant Cook
GILA Resident Advisor
GILA Dorm Aide

Clerical II

To apply, fill out a complete employment application on the Galena City School District website located at


Tanana Chiefs Conference Pre-Natal to Five Head Start Program has positions open for home visitors in Allakaket, Hughes and Kaltag. For more information, contact Tanya Yatlin at 1-800-478-6822 extension 3469 or visit this site.






*** 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!


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


Here's the 2019-20 Galena City School District Bus Schedule.

Morning bus route for SHS students:
-Old Town (at Fish and Wildlife and the blue duplex): 7:38 am
-Drop off at SHS at 7:40 am
-Gabe's Drive: 7:50 am
-Crow Creek: 7:55 am

-Louden Loop: 7:57

A bus departs SHS headed for GILA at 8:08 am, 8:20 am, 8:45 am, 12:25 pm, 12:38 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:10 pm, 4:20 pm.
A bus departs GILA headed for SHS at 8:10 am, 8:35 am, 8:45 am, 12:25 pm, 12:35 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:10 pm, 4:30 pm

After-school drop-offs for SHS elementary students depart SHS at 3:05 pm

Bus service after VAS (Voluntary After School):
-departing SHS at 4:45 pm
-departing GILA at 4:55 pm




2019-2020 Galena Pool Schedule

Open Swims: Friday and Saturday from 7 to 8:30 pm
Lap Swims: Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6:30 pm
Morning lap swims: unknown

*Any short term changes to the pool schedule will be posted above in the community announcement section


*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 is back on school year hours. The library is open starting at 3 pm, Monday through Thursday, and also on Sunday afternoons.

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




The Coffee Shop is back on school year hours: Open from 8:15 am to 2 pm each weekday, and 11 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. The Coffee Shop is also open for burger night on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 7 pm.

Galena Coffee Shop specials January 20 - January 25


Chicken Wrap w/Fried Rice


Homemade Lasagna or Manicotti w/Garlic Sticks


Nacho Supreme or Indian Taco


Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice


Homemade Clam Chowder and 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.




Sidney C. Huntington School Menus

The full menus for January 2020 are available here: Breakfast and Lunch

Tuesday, January 21


Breakfast: Belgium waffles, sausage patty, strawberry cups

Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, celery sticks with peanut butter, sliced pears



**Fresh fruit bar is available at breakfast and lunch, along with a salad bar at lunch. Milk is served at all meals**




Yukon Koyukuk School District Menus


The full menu for the month of January 2020 is available here.



Tuesday, January 21


Breakfast: Banana bread, smoothies

Lunch: Spaghetti, breadsticks, corn, mixed fruit




**YKSD schools offer a salad bar at lunch. Milk is served at all meals.**



Galena Interior Learning Academy Menus


January 2020 all menus