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Sunday, September 15th, 2019


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Many people still fax. While we accept faxes, we would prefer e-mail at as it allows us to have a better record of sender information and it makes transferring the information easier for our editors. If you do fax, you may want to call our office to make sure we received it.


-Here are the deadlines** for announcements on the air and on-line (this includes birthday announcements)


-Deadline is one hour prior to the 7:18am, 11:45am and 6:30pm wireless broadcasts.

Saturday and Sunday

-Deadline is Friday at 5:30pm

**exceptions are city/village emergencies or information of major community importance as well as search and rescue information. These announcements will be announced as we get them.

Classified and lost and found announcements air for two weeks for paid supporters of KIYU and one week for non-supporters.  Event announcements air through date of event.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2019                    



The KIYU News archives are here



Here's a rundown of some of the new programming on KIYU:

Coming to KIYU this Saturday at 7 pm, it's This Week in Rock and Roll History. Host Chris Palladino sifts through 50 years of rock and roll to highlight the big musical events and birthdays connected to this week in history.

--Also on Saturday, the music programs 10,000 Good Songs and Audio Aftermath Radio debut. 10,000 Good Songs goes from 8 to 9 pm, followed by Audio Aftermath from 9 to 10 pm. 10,000 Good Songs is, as you might imagine, a show that does not like repetition, and rolls out a variety of rock, folk, and other styles of music each week. Audio Aftermath aims to relive the early days of FM radio when DJs could play whatever they wanted and formats didn't exist. And all the songs are played off of original vinyl LPs and 45s!

--NPR's sports magazine Only A Game debuts on KIYU this Saturday (September 14th) from noon to 1 pm. Produced at WBUR Boston, Only A Game is meant for serious sports fans and serious sports avoiders alike, telling fascinating sports-related stories without the yelling and hype that you might find elsewhere in sports media.

--Acoustic Accents with Bud Johnson is on the air Fridays from 7 to 8 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am to noon. Born in Galena and coming to you now from the end of the road in Homer, Acoustic Accents is Alaska's premier showcase for singer-songwriters in the folk and bluegrass traditions.

--KIYU Live in Concert - Saturdays from 5 to 6 pm

--American Routes returns to KIYU, from 5 to 7 pm on Sundays. Produced in New Orleans, American Routes plays a wide variety of music, including rock, blues, jazz, country, folk, zydeco, and much more. The show also features interviews and live performances.

--The TED Radio Hour comes to KIYU for the 1 to 2 pm time slot on Sundays. Hosted by Guy Raz, TED Radio explores the ideas presented in TED talks around the country in a radio-friendly format.

Radio drama and old time radio in the Monday 8 to 9 pm time slot will be taking a break until some new programming becomes available later this year. World Cafe takes its place to fill the whole slot from 8 to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday.

The new weekend program schedule is still a work in progress. Shows might be moving around in the weeks ahead, and new shows might still be added as they become available.


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 Replay button is also available on the KIYU Radio Smartphone app.


Here is the 2019-2020 Galena City School District Sports and Activities Calendar dated September 9, 2019.

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




NEW - The Galena City School District Board of Education meets next Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm in the Charles Evans Community Library. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Board Packet is available at the following website: Click on “GCSD September 2019 School Board Packet.” (9/12)




Gana-A’Yoo Limited issues a limited number of land use permits to non-shareholder residents of Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag. This includes a resident, non-shareholder hunting permit. If interested, please email or contact Crystal Sommer at 1-888-656-1606, ext 570.

A poster showing generalized land status in the Gana-A'Yoo subregion can be seen here.

And a copy of Gana-A'Yoo's Land Use Policy is available here. (9/6)


A Regular Municipal Election will be held in the City of Galena on the 1st of October. Three seats on the City Council, and two seats on the School Board will be up for election. The terms of those seats are as follows:

City Council Seat B-1 (3 year term, expires 10/2022)
City Council Seat B-2 (3 year term, expires 10/2022)
City Council Seat C-2 (1 year term, expires 10/2020)

School Board Seat D (1 year term, expires 10/2020)
School Board Seat E (3 year term, expires 10/2022)

To be eligible for the position of City Council or School Board, an individual must be a resident of Galena for one year prior to the election, and be a qualified and registered voter thirty days prior to the election. The deadline to register as a candidate was Friday, September 13th at 5 pm.

The City is also seeking election judges to work the polling place on election day, and canvass board members to review the results of the election on the following Friday. Election officials and canvass board members must be registered to vote in Galena. Contact Shanda Huntington for more information on those positions.

The official posting from the City regarding the upcoming election can be viewed here.


The Sidney Huntington Elementary School in Galena presents "Lights, Camera, Read," a movie-themed evening of reading, writing and fun on Wednesday, September 18th in the SHS Elementary Library from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. This event is for students in Kindergarten through 6th grades, and all students must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please contact Dawn Pomrening at 656-1883. (9/11)


North Horizon Eye Care and Optical will be offering eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lens in Galena from today (Friday) through Sunday (September 13-15) at the Ptarmigan Hall dormitory. You can schedule an eye exam by calling 1-888-401-4884. Walk-ins will also be welcome. Most insurance plans, including Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Denali Kid Care, will be accepted. (9/4)


NEW - A suicide prevention and awareness walk will take place in Galena on Thursday, September 19 starting at 11 am at the Edgar Nollner Health Center. Lunch will be provided. There will also be a guest speaker and some promotional items distributed. Everyone is encouraged to participate. (9/13)


The Charles Evans Community Library in Galena presents Yoga with Karin: Sundays from 4 to 5 pm, and Tuesdays from 8 to 9 pm. All are welcome, regardless of skill level or experience. (9/9)


Kim Wolf continues to offer handmade wooden ornaments to hunters who harvest their first moose this year. There is no charge. You can contact her at her new home in Idaho via her old Alaska phone number: 907-717-6633, or send her a message through Facebook. (9/5)


NEW - Doyon Limited is soliciting nominations for five positions on its Board of Directors, to be elected at the March 2020 annual meeting. Candidates must be 18 years of age and a voting shareholder of Doyon. Application materials are available at, at the Doyon office in Fairbanks, and from village or tribal council offices throughout the Doyon region. For more information you can also call the Doyon Legal Departmenat at 1-888-478-4755, ext. 2177. Candidate applications are due by 5 pm on Monday, October 7th. (9/12)


The drop-off deadline for freight at Ruby Marine in Nenana was on Saturday. At this point, if you want to try to get something on the last barges of the season, call Ruby Marine at 1-877-478-1062 to determine if that is possible.

NEW - The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ambler Mining District Access Road. The draft Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810 Subsistence Evaluation is also open for comments now. BLM's preliminary conclusion is that the alternatives proposed in the draft EIS and associated cumulative impacts will significantly restrict subsistence uses.

To review the draft Environmental Impact Statement, the ANILCA Section 810 Subsistence determination, or to submit a written comment, visit this BLM document page. Or you can email comments to

BLM will also be collecting public comments at a series of public meetings in communities that are relatively close to the route of the proposed road. That includes:

-Huslia (September 24, 5-7 pm at the community hall)
-Hughes (September 25, 2-4 pm, community hall)
-Tanana (September 26, 4-6 pm, community hall)
-Allakaket (October 1, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, community hall)
-Alatna (October 1, 3:30 - 5 pm, Tribal office)

There will also be a public meeting in Fairbanks on September 23 at the Wedgewood Resort Borealis Ballroom from 6 to 8:30 pm. (9/10)


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments about commercial filming activities on the Nowitna, Koyukuk and Innoko National Wildlife Refuges as part of a process to determine whether or not these activities materially interfere with or detract from the purposes for which these refuges were set aside under federal law. Public comments will be accepted through September 24, 2019. To learn more or to submit a comment, call the Fish and Wildlife Office in Galena at 656-9601. To review the proposed compatibility determination document, see this document.(8/26)


The Galena Recycling Program is operational. There are bins at the stores, the schools, Louden, and the ballfield. 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.




With information from the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center
Updated September 13th at 7 am:

On the Koyukuk, levels are forecast to hold steady or drop slightly over the weekend.

On the Yukon and the Tanana, levels are predicted to drop.



With information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Updated September 13th at 7 am:

The total fall chum run size throughout the Yukon drainage this year is projected to be 850,000 fish, which is sufficient for meeting escapement and subsistence needs.

Fish from the second pulse of fall chum, which numbered around 185,000 fish at the Pilot Station sonar, will get to Circle by around September 15th. A third pulse of fall chum contained around 172,000 fish at the Pilot Station sonar, and is around Rampart now. On the Koyukuk River, elements of the third pulse should be between Huslia and Hughes. A small fourth pulse of fall chum started coming into the river on August 27, and will reach Tanana by the end of the weekend.

The 2019 Yukon coho run is coming in weak and late. The third pulse of coho was the largest detected, with around 20,000 fish going past the Pilot Station sonar. The third pulse of coho should be around Tanana by the end of the weekend. Fish and Game does not anticipate any more commercial openings in Districts 1 or 2 for the remainder of the 2019 season, due to the weakness of the coho run.

This is the latest daily packet of assessment data from Fish and Game for the 2019 seasons.


Subsistence Fishing Schedule:

**The maximum gillnet mesh size for subsistence fishing throughout the Yukon drainage right now is 7.5 inches.**

The entire Alaska portion of the Yukon River is open for subsistence fishing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B (including Manley, Minto, and Nenana): Subsistence fishing is still on the windowed schedule, allowing fishing during two, 42-hour openers a week: 6 pm Fridays to 12 noon Sundays, and from 6 pm Mondays to 12 noon Wednesdays.

Old Minto Area: Subsistence fishing is allowed 5 days per week, from 6 p.m. Fridays until 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Koyukuk and Kantishna Rivers remain open for subsistence fishing 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishermen may continue to use gillnets with 4 inch or smaller mesh size to target non-salmon species.


Here are links to the current hunting regulations and area maps for each game management unit in the KIYU listening area:

-Unit 18 (including St Mary's)

-Unit 21 (including Yukon villages from Kaltag to Tanana, and the Koyukuk Controlled Use Area)

-Unit 24 (including Huslia, Hughes and Allakaket)

-Unit 20 (including Tanana and Nenana)

-Unit 25 (including Circle)





NEW - If you recently applied for a position at the Galena Head Start, your application may be lost. The Fairbanks office is currently having issues trying to access applications submitted online. If you are still interested in working for Head Start, please contact Stephanie or Kim at 656-2583 for a paper application. There are still multiple teaching positions available. (9/13)

The Galena Liquor Store is accepting applications for a stocker. This position involves lifting 50 pounds frequently. Pay starts at $14 per hour, and the job can go up to 40 hours per week. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. (9/1)


UPDATED (9/10) - Galena City School District currently has the following job openings in Galena:

Long Term Substitute Teacher for automotive, carpentry/woodworking, or academic support at GILA
GILA Dorm Aide
GILA Resident Advisor
SHS Counselor
Computer Technician
Administrative Assistant I

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


UPDATED (9/12) Tanana Chiefs Conference currently has the following job openings across the region:

Community Health Aide Practitioner

Community Health Aide Practitioner

Edgar Nollner Health Center Director

Community Health Aide/Practitioner
Elder Nutrition Cook

Village Public Safety Officer

Youth Program Leader

Tribal Family Youth Specialist
Home Care Provider

Registered Nurse / Case Manager
Home Care Provider

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook
Home Care Provider
Village Public Safety Officer

Community Health Aide/Practitioner
Village Public Safety Officer

Village Public Safety Officer

Region Wide
Wild Land Firefighter Type II Crew Member
Itinerant Clinician
Healthy Transitions Project Manager
Healthy Transitions Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

To apply, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, email, or visit their website at


UPDATED SEPTEMBER 9 - Here is the current job list for St Mary's and Pitkas Point. Full job descriptions are available at the Tribal Workforce Development office in the old library. Call Sylvia for details at 438-2328.

AVCP Incorporated VPSO Full-Time St. Mary's TWD Office/Alexsys/On-line
AVCP Incorporated ICWA CFSS II Subregional Full-Time St. Mary's TWD Office/Alexsys/On-line
AVCP Incorporated VPSO   Pitka's Point  
City of St. Mary's VPO Full-Time St. Mary's City Office
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Patient Registration Clerk Full-Time St. Mary's Online 
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Patient Registration Clerk On-Call Substitute On Call St Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Community Health Aide Full time St Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Assistant Apprentice Full time St Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Health Aide Therapist Full-Time St. Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Health Aide Therapist Advanced Full time St Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Assistant 1 Full time St Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Certified Health Partitionar Part-time St. Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Direct Care Provider Full-Time St. Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwin Health CHAP Nursing Asst. Full-Time St. Mary's Online
Yukon Kuskokwin Health Phelbotomist Temp St. Mary's online
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation CHAP Nursing Asst. Part-time St. Mary's Online
ATWC On-Call Bingo Worker On-Call St. Mary's TWD Office/ATWC
ResCare Alaska Home Care varies St. Mary's online 
Access Alaska Home Care varies St. Mary's online
Ravn On Call CSA Front Desk On-Call St. Mary's Ravn/TWD Office/on line
Ravn On Call Ramper On-Call St. Mary's Ravn/TWD Office/on line
Algaaciq Housing Director Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
US Postal Service Sales and Distribution Associate varies St Mary's online or at TWD office
US Census Bureau Field Representative Part-time St. Mary's Online







*** 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



Here is the Galena Hawks Highlights event planner. This calendar was put together so you can plan your activities and events months ahead of time. Send event notices to or come to the SHS office during school hours. For detailed information about upcoming events, check here on the Wireless Page.



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 September 16 - September 21






Nachos Supreme or Indian Tacos



Homemade Clam Chowder & 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 - September 2019

Full menus for the month are available through the followings links: Breakfast and Lunch.

Monday, September 16


Breakfast: Oatmeal, cinnamon toast, tropical fruit
Lunch: Vegetable beef soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, carrot sticks, mixed fruit




**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 - September 2019


The full menu for the month is available here.


Monday, September 16


Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, strawberry sauce and cream, sausage links, juice
Lunch: Beef tacos, beans, peaches





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



Galena Interior Learning Academy Menus - September 2019