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NEW - The Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (IEPAC) will be having a meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6pm in the SHS commons area. The teleconference information is GCI # 1-800-315-6338 with the access code 12053. (10/20)



NEW - The Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet November 1-2, 2021, via teleconference. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. daily. The Council will discuss proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations, and other issues related to subsistence in the Northwest Arctic Region. The public is welcome to attend and participate in this meeting. To teleconference into this meeting, dial toll-free (866) 801-9605 (passcode: 29886091).

All meeting materials may be found here: You may also request to have these documents mailed, faxed, or emailed to you by contacting the Office of Subsistence Management.

The Federal Subsistence Board is committed to providing access to these meetings for all participants. Please direct requests for special accommodation needs to the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 / (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail at<>  at least seven business days prior to the meeting. (10/20)

NEW AND UPDATED - The 2021 fall chum and coho salmon runs were the lowest on record and led to full season closures to subsistence salmon fishing. At this time, lower Yukon River assessment projects are complete for the season and very few salmon are entering the Yukon River.

Subsistence fishing restrictions are removed in the Lower Yukon Area, based on fall chum salmon travel time. For the current schedule and allowed gear, call the recording at 1-866-479-7387.

Effective at the dates and times listed below, subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh gillnets and all other legal salmon gear. All fish caught may be retained. 4-inch gillnet lengths are no longer restricted to 60 feet.

Effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 1 in the Coastal District and District 1 (Chevak, Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Emmonak, Nunam Iqua, Alakanuk and Kotlik).
Effective 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 3 in District 2 (Mountain Village, Pitkas Point, St. Mary’s, Pilot Station and Marshall).
Effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 7 in District 3 (Russian Mission, Holy Cross and Shageluk).

Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 9 in Subdistrict 4-A Lower (Anvik and Grayling).
Effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14 in Subdistricts 4-A Upper (Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk).
Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16 in Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (Galena and Ruby).
Effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 20 in Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B and 5-C (Tanana and Rampart).

Koyukuk River drainage (Huslia, Hughes, Alatna, Allakaket, Bettles, Wiseman and Coldfoot): Subsistence salmon fishing remains closed through December. Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, subsistence fishing for nonsalmon will be relaxed to 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Fishermen may use 4-inch gillnets 60 feet or shorter in length, other legal nonsalmon gear and selective gear such as manned fish wheels and dip nets. While using selective gear, fall chum salmon must be released alive immediately and coho salmon are strongly recommended to be released. (Updated 10/4)

NEW AND UPDATED - The local Galena Fish & Game office has revised their hours of operation. They're now open Monday - Friday 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM closed from 12-1 for lunch. Office is open till December 10th. The office can be reached at 656-1345. (Updated 9/24)



COVID-19 Coronavirus-related announcements - organized by community

NEW - Tanana Chiefs Conference has started a COVID-19 vaccination incentive program with some great cash and vacation prizes up for grabs for those who have been fully vaccinated. Visit to find out more. (10/6)


NEW AND UPDATED - Information received by the City of Galena confirms that three residents have recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Galena. The Public Health Department recommends a 72-hour shelter in place for all Galena residents effective immediately and recommended it until Friday, October 8th at 5 p.m. Per local medical professionals, there is no community spread at this time but are treating this as an elevated risk. The City requests that residents avoid close contact with non-household members and monitor for any symptoms of COVID. Patient privacy is very important to residents of Galena, therefore the City cannot release any additional information. Please use safety measures to yours and others benefit, such as social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask. The full media notice is available here. (9/30)

NEW AND UPDATED - During this period of high COVID alert in Galena, for their protection, children under 12 will not be allowed in Sweetsir's until October 8 (provided we're doing better). We will be open and still require masks, hand sanitizing/gloves, and social distancing. We are also available for no contact shopping. Call 656-1223 or text 656-1449. I appreciate you sharing this information and appreciate all your efforts to flatten the COVID curve. Thank you for understanding. (9/30)

NEW - The YK Elder's Facility is now open to visitors. Please call 656-2574 in advance to schedule a visit and be ready to submit to a COVID screening, to wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance. No hugging residents please! If you or anyone in your household is experiencing any Sore throat, cold, flu like or COVID symptoms, please plan to visit another time. Thank you for helping protect our elders. (10/20)

- The Edgar Nollner Health Center would like to remind everyone that the masking requirement is still in effect for visitors to the clinic. Let's all stay healthy! (8/18)

Galena's own dedicated COVID-19 website has also been recently updated. You can check out the website at (8/20)

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)

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.


- If you are traveling to Nulato, please respect the community's concern for COVID-19 spread. Get tested before travel, wear your masks, social distance, and show respect for others. If you are showing any flu like symptoms, please get tested immediately and quarantine. If you have any questions contact Kathy Ekada at the Nulato tribal office, 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. 898-2339, 417-7030, 656-7285. (8/5)


- The Kaltag Task Force met on August 25th and have reinstated the mask requirement for indoor public spaces for residents of Kaltag. Please keep 6 feet of social distance, avoid crowded situations and get tested if you show any symptoms. If you have any questions, call Gina Madros at 907-534-2305. (8/27)

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NEW - The SHS Annual Halloween Carnival is back! Saturday, October 30th from 3 to 5 PM at the SHS Gym. Concessions will be hosted by the student council and tickets are $5 for 10 tickets. Their flyer is here. (10/22)

NEW - There will be no after school library this coming Friday due to Parent Teacher Conference. After School Library will return to normal hours Monday through Friday next week. (10/21)

NEW - Thinking of doing some “fall cleaning”? There will be a rummage sale at Galena Bible Church on Saturday, October 23rd. You can bring your gently-used items to the church the day before, on Friday October 22nd from 4pm-7pm. The rummage sale will be the next day, Saturday, Oct 23rd from 10am-4pm. Rumor has it there may even be some homemade baked goods to snack on! All items will be free, with the option to donate toward Samaritan’s Purse international relief efforts, if you wish. If you have any questions, contact Ruth Hunt: 574-850-4673. Their flyer is here. (10/11)

NEW - Join the Louden Tribal Council as we kick off our FALL 2021 Tribal Member Update campaign in obtaining contact information for all tribal members. Louden Tribal Council would like this information to better serve ALL our members through performance need surveys, notifications of upcoming trainings, scholarships and other opportunities. Information provided will be kept confidential and will help identify potential future opportunities and programs that best suit tribal members. If you have already sent in your contact information within the last 2 months you will automatically be entered into the drawing. Larissa Sommer is working with Louden to help contact members who have not yet contacted us. Please share and help spread the word. Thank you!

Email:, or call: 907-656-1711.
$1000 prize winner $500 prize winner $250 prize winner: $250 prize winner
Deadline to enter: October 28, 2021 Raffle Winners Announced: October 29, 2021 (10/11)

NEW - A message for Doyon shareholders: Doyon Limited has instituted the Covid Assistance Project, designed to help members in need. Visit to find out more and check your eligibility. (10/6)

NEW - Attention Gana-A'Yoo shareholders that are 18 years of age or older, you may qualify for cash assistance through the Gana-A'Yoo CARES Assistance Project. Applications are open and the deadline is Nov 15th. Visit to download the application or call 907-569-9599 today! (10/7)

SHS and GILA will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday October 13 at 9:00 am to the Juniors and Sophomores. This is an opportunity for students to prepare for the SAT and potentially be in the running for the PSAT Merit Scholarship and other various different scholarships. If you have a question please see Mr. Conlon or Mr. Lecky.
SHS and GILA will be offering the SAT to all Seniors on Thursday October the 28th at 9:00 am. This is free to all Senior students and students do not need to register. If students or parents have any questions they can contact Mr. Lecky or Mr. Conlon at either SHS or GILA. (10/6)

The K’oyitl’ots’ina Limited Board of Directors has a vacancy and is soliciting applications for one position on the Board whose term begins November 13, 2021 and expires at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. You must hold Hughes shares, be 19 years of age and a voting shareholder. For an application or Information, visit online, or by mail to 1603 College Road, Fairbanks AK 99709.
Phone: (907) 452-8119. Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM (9/28)

Louden Tribal Council announces that the Driver's Education Workshop has been cancelled due to the end of the fiscal year, and to allow time to search for an instructor to travel to Galena to conduct this workshop for those that have signed up.  Please listen for a future announcement when this workshop can be held.  Thank you for your patience and interest.  (9/20)

The City of Galena asks that all residents please hold your trash. The trash truck is down and we will notify the community when it is up and running again. Contact the City at 907-656-1301 with any questions. (9/14)

Doyon, Limited is soliciting nominations for four positions on the board of directors to be elected at the March 2022 meeting. Interested individuals must be 18 years of age and a voting shareholder of Doyon. Board candidate applications are available at, at the Doyon, Ltd offices or Village and Traditional/IRA Council offices in the Doyon region. For more information, visit or call 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2177 or 907-459-2177. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. Doyon's full announcement is available here. (9/13)

A message from Gana-A'Yoo Limited: There is no hunting on Gana-A’Yoo Lands. If you observe anyone doing so, there is a resource to report potential offenders: Chris Hatch, TCC VPSO at 907-371-6208. For documentation, take a photo, note the time and date, boat type, and number of people - good descriptions will help law enforcement. Any questions, call Gana-A'Yoo, 569-9599 or toll free 888-656-1606 or Louden Tribal Council, 656-1711. (9/10)

Once again there has been an increase in dogs running loose in the community. The Galena Police Department wants to remind you that your dog running loose is in violation of city code GMC 6.04.130 and subject to a fine of $300 and a mandatory court appearance. The police department will be issuing citations to any dog owner whose dog is seen running loose. Please tie up your dogs and save your money for something else. (9/7)

The Galena Library is open once again in the afternoons, from 3PM to 5PM. Please wear a mask when you visit. (8/31)

The Native Village of Ruby is pleased to accounce the Rescue Relief Assistance Program has launched, thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act funds that the tribe has received. It provides $2500 to all Ruby Tribal enrolled members over the age of 18. Enrollment begins on Monday, August 30th. Applicants must have been enrolled into the Ruby Tribe as of August 20th, 2021. Please call the Ruby Tribal Office for more information and to receive an application form at 907-468-4497. Deadline to apply is December 31st, 2021. The full announcement is here. (8/24)

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. Also, a permit is required to hunt on Native lands and violators will be fined. If there are any questions or concerns please contact us at 888-656-1606. (Updated 8/18)

The Louden Tribal Council is seeking to update their contact information for tribal members, inside and outside of Galena. As financial assistance becomes available, they want to keep you informed. Submit your name, address, phone number, email address and size of household to or fax to 907-656-2491. The Louden Tribe is also available on the phone at 907-656-1711. (8/16)

If anyone in the area would like to pay to have a technician out for Viasat, Dish or if they would like to sign up for a service, they can contact Microcom's Customer Service team. Our phone number is 907-264-0052. They're not sure if they have a cut off number at the moment, as that will depend on the technician's schedule. As far as costs are concerned, that would depend on the type of work, if replacement equipment is needed and how many people will be on the trip. (8/12)




The Galena City School District is pleased to announce their participation in the National School Lunch Program's Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP. Meals will be available to all children, both for breakfast and lunch, at no cost for the following schools: Sidney C Huntington elementary and high schools and Galena Interior Learning Academy. For more information, check out this media release from the school district, or call them at 907-656-1205. (8/30)

A message from Wright Air Service: Long term parking is now available across the road and at Wright's old building. And, please no long term parking in front of the building. Only employees, pilots and employee drivers are allowed on the ramp side of the building during operations. Check ins are one hour prior to travel. And, Wrights is switching to credit and debit cards only going forward. (8/6)

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)

Louden Tribal Council is pleased to announce the return of the aluminum can and plastic recycling programs in Galena. Bags of clean cans or plastics can be left in the designated drop-off cage outside of the LTC Office. Please take the time to rinse and dry 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)

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




NEW - Wright's Air Service in Galena has two job openings. One for a Customer Service Associate and another for a Ramp and Cargo position. Starting pay is $20 DOE, with company benefits. Drop by Wrights Air Service in Galena and see Lou or Nolan to apply. (10/11)

The Louden Tribal Council is currently seeking to fill four positions. The latest is an opening for Temporary Office Help. A Housing Specialist is needed to operate the Council's housing department. A position for a Bookkeeper is open. They're also seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant. Full descriptions are linked here, and you can call Louden with any questions and to apply at 907-656-1711 or email (Updated 9/6)

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)

(Updated 10/22) The Galena City School District has the following job openings:


GCSD - Assistant Director of Maintenance
GCSD - Accounts Payable (IDEA)
GCSD - Computer Technician
GCSD - Temporary Custodial II / Maintenance
GCSD - Coaching and Advisors
GILA - Residence Life Counselor
GILA - Community Aide
GILA - Dorm Aide (5)
GILA - Resident Advisor (3)
GILA - Food Service Manager
GILA - Assistant Cook I
GILA - Cook’s Helper
GILA - Secretary / Registrar
SHS - Cook’s Helper
SHS / GILA - Math & Science Teacher


IDEA - Special Education Teacher (TBD)
IDEA - Clerical II (2) - (Fairbanks)
IDEA - Registrar - (Fairbanks)
IDEA - Contact Teacher (Kenai)
IDEA - Contact Teacher (Wasilla)

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

Coaches Needed:

JV Girls Basketball Coach

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!

NEW - The Galena Post Office is having a sale on Blue decorative shipping supplies. Prepare yourself for the Holiday Season hitting these low, low prices in shipping boxes of different sizes and cute bubble mailers. Please ask a sales associate for details. The Galena Post Office thanks you for your business. (9/28)

Conchetta’s Custom Cakes is back open for business! Call or text 907 656 7066 to place an order. (7/23)




*** 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!




UPDATED 2021 Galena Pool Schedule

Open Swim Schedule:
Friday 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Saturday 7:00 - 8:30 pm (The open swims this weekend, on October 22nd and 23rd are cancelled in favor of the volleyball tournament.)

Lap Swim Schedule:
Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 pm and Thursday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Workout room and showers are available during the same hours. For questions or pool rental inquiries contact Sandy Scotton 907-656-7100.

UPDATED August 19th, 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.

NEW - Ken Bangerter has a two bedroom home for rent in Galena, across from the Community Hall, from October through May. Call Ken at 907-360-8177.

Business Rooms Beds Description Contact Information
Alexander's Lake B&B 3 5 3 Bedrooms with 5 beds total. Viasat Satellite w/WiFi, Dish Network. 907-656-7095 cell; 907-947-3631 Joyce & Larry
Joyce & Larry Hausmann     Firm Comfortable Beds.  Full Kitchen and Laundry.  Free Self-Serve Breakfast Hausmann
      Airport pick up;  Walking to School, Clinic, City Hall and Coffee Shop(Fully licensed and insured)  
Frankson Services 5 10 2 private homes: one 5 bedroom (Satellite TV in each room) and 907-656-7042 cell Erica Frankson
Erica Frankson 2 2  one 2 bedroom home.  Both have Wifi, WD, fully furnished kitchen.  
      3 full size Chevy Trucks to rent.  
Gana-A'Yoo Apartments 1 2 Duplex:  1 bedroom apartment. 907-656-1606 Sharon Nollner
Sharon Nollner     Contact Sharon Nollner regarding vehicles to rent.  
Pitka's Car Rentals     3: Ford 150 extended cab; Ford 150 standard cab; Ford 250 Flatbed 907-656-7011 cell; 656-1719 home Terry Pitka
Terry Pitka  
Shangri-la 5 7 Three Bedroom House + 2 Cabins: WiFi, Satellite TV, washer/dryer, full kitchen 907-656-4545; 378-6668 cell (Brad); 656-7100 cell (Sandy) Sandy Scotton
Sandy Scotton     Vehicles to rent: 2 trucks, 2 Expeditions  
Sweetsir BnoB 7 9* 4 bedrooms with 4 beds: wifi, cable, w/d, dishwasher, 2 showers 907-656-7449 Agnes Sweetsir
Agnes Sweetsir     with option to increase for customers from the same family or company.  
Yukon Alaska Enterprise 4 9 1 apartment w/3 beds; 3 rooms w/2 beds each 907-656-1334 Shirley Cleaver
Shirley Cleaver     Truck Rentals: 2 Full size GMC trucks (4x4),  Toyota Tundra (4x4) 4-door 907-656-7210   cell  
      " Located on the Banks of the Yukon River"  
Tiffany George Truck Rental 2: Chevy Silverados 907-656-7206 Tiffany George



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.


October 18th - October 24th


Chicken Wraps w/Pasta Salad


French Dip or Zombies w/Mac & Cheese


Nachos Supreme & Indian Tacos


Pork Chops over Rice/Gravy, Corn & a Roll
Burger Night! 5pm-7pm


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


11am - 2pm

Sunday - Closed



Keep up to date with school happenings in Galena, and link up with the event calendar.






All lunches are served with choice of 100% fruit juices, fresh and canned fruits, fresh and canned vegetables as well as milk.
In accordance with federal law and the USDA, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability