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Friday, May 26th, 2017


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FRIDAY, MAY 26TH, 2017                      


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NEW - If you missed the live online streaming of the 2017 Galena High School Graduation Ceremony, or want to watch it again, it is archived here.






NEW-For anyone interested in helping with Galena Little League this year, there will be a meeting at Louden Tribal Council today (Friday, May 26) at 5:00pm.  Call Trisha at 656-7099 with any questions.

NEW-The Alaska Court System invites the community of Galena and surrounding villages to join them for a community meeting on Thursday, June 1st from noon to 1 pm at the courthouse on the base.  Several different visiting court system officials will be present to discuss the delivery of court services, and talk about possible areas of improvement.  Contact the Galena Court at 656-1322 for more information.

The annual Denakkanaaga Elders and Youth Conference will take place June 6 through the 8th in Holy Cross. Several hundred participants from state and regional organizations and delegates from the 42 Interior villages will be at the gathering. Topics to be addressed include the national and state political climate and impact on elder programs and services, senior housing, subsistence fishing and preservation of Native languages. Founded in 1983, Denakkanaaga is the regional non-profit that advocates for and on behalf of interior Native elders. For more information please call Denakkanaaga at 907-451-3900.  






Ravn Alaska will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day and resume business the following day.

-City of Galena will also be closed on that day and will resume water and sewer services the next day.

-The Edgar Nollner Health Center will be closed on Memorial Day. Call for emergencies only at 656-1266.


There will be a funeral service for Franklin “Ironman” Pitka at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Ruby on Saturday, May 27 beginning at 11 am.  All are welcome. 


The Thurmond family will be taking the ashes of Cal and Ellie Thurmond to Blackburn for burial this weekend.  The ashes will arrive in Galena today (Friday) and will be placed in St. John Berchman's Catholic Church overnight, before departing for Blackburn on Saturday morning. The church will be open if anyone wants to stop by and pay their respects. (5/26)


NEW-Here is the Galena Pool swim schedule for this weekend: (see bottom of page for the complete summer schedule)

Friday May 26: Open Swim from 7 to 8:30 pm

No swim Saturday (5/27)

Next week, there will open swims on Sunday (5/28) from 7 to 8:30 pm, Tuesday (5/30) 7-8:30 pm, and Thursday (6/1) 7-8:30pm.


NEW-The City of Galena has big yellow trash bags available. Feel free to grab some bags then fill them with trash, in the ongoing effort to cleanup Galena.  (5/25)


UPDATED: In an effort to reduce weeds and rest the old soil, the Galena community garden site has moved to the former GILA potato field.  The new spot is now fenced in and will be divided into plots, and each household can receive one plot.  If you would like to reserve a plot please contact Sandy Scotton at 656-4545 or send a text to 656-7100.  Plots must be planted by June 12th or the spot will be seeded with a cover crop. 


The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids for an 8 by 10 foot tilt-bed single-axle trailer rated for 1750 pounds of cargo, fabricated by the GCSD Welding 2 class.  Minimum bid is $975 to cover the cost of materials. Sealed bids must be received at the Galena City School District office no later than Thursday, June 1. Here are more details.


The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids for two 8 by 12 foot storage sheds built by the students in carpentry classes. The sheds are gambrel roof barn style with metal roofing, and have been wired with outlets and lights.  They do not contain insulation.  Minimum bid is $1800 for each shed to cover the cost of materials.  Bids will be per shed, and highest two bids will be the winning bids. See details here.  

The Galena City School District is also accepting sealed bids for an open-fronted 8 by 12 foot fire wood storage shed.  The minimum bid is $600 to cover the cost of materials.  See details on the wood shed here. The winning bidders are responsible for removing the sheds from where they are currently located - outside the GILA Carpentry shop on base. Sealed bids for the sheds must be received at the district office no later than Thursday, June 1st. 


The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids for a 16 foot flat bottom boat and trailer fabricated by the GCSD Aluminum Welding class.  Minimum bid is $4000 to cover the cost of materials. Sealed bids must be received at the Galena City School District office no later than Friday, June 9th, 2017. The boat can be viewed at the GILA welding shop.  For additional information contact Todd Brown or David Wightman at 656-2053 or 656-7006. Drop the bids off in person or mail to Galena City School, attn: boat bid, P.O. Box 299, Galena, 99741. See a spec sheet here.

The Alaska National Guard is going to visit Galena to conduct an exercise on Wednesday, May 31st.  Members of the Civil Support Team will set up some equipment on the air strip during the exercise.  The Civil Support Team is a first responder unit and is able to set up an incident command for different types of disasters.  The Alaska National Guard leadership team will be visiting as well.  Members of the community are welcome to visit from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

St. John Berchman's Catholic Church in Galena will pray the Rosary on Wednesday, May 31st at 6pm.


BLM Alaska Fire Service will conduct the wildland firefighter pack test and fire line refresher in Galena on Friday, June 2nd at 10 am.  Firefighters need to bring two forms of identification in order to register at the pack test. (5/16)



The Galena Sports Authority is holding a summertime fun time raffle. Prizes include a Char-Broil 4-burner gas grill and a Mike's Quality Meats package that includes T-bone, New York strip, rib-eye, top sirloin and round steaks. Other prizes are a sun catcher donated by Laverne Demoski and a Legends of the Yukon-The Yukon 800 documentary DVD. Tickets cost $5 each or 3 for $10.  Contact Nancy at 656-7044, Jennal at 656-7228, Jen at 656-7161, Susan at 656-7075, Nicole at 656-4634 or Barbara at 378-0238. The drawing will take place on June 2nd.



NEW - Congratulations to Galena's Jacob Moos, who won the 3200 meter race at the 1-2-3-A State Track and Field Championships in Palmer on Friday.  His time of 9 minutes and 19 seconds is one of the top ten fastest times ever posted in the event in Alaska high school sports history.  He will also race in an 800 meter preliminary on Friday afternoon, and the 1600 meter final on Saturday.


The Galena Sports Authority is looking for pictures of past Galena baseball tournaments. If you have any, please e-mail them to They also have a list of past champs from 2001 to 2016. If you know who won the Galena tournament in certain years before 2001, please contact Nancy or Jen with the GSA. And they are in the process of ordering trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and sportsmanship. If you would like to sponsor a trophy please contact Nancy at 656-7044 by May 26th. Prices range from $70 to $100. (5/24)


The Galena Pool will again be offering swim lessons this summer.  The first session of swim lessons will begin on Tuesday May 30th and continue through Saturday, June 3rd for students entering Kindergarten through third grade.  Lessons will be offered at a variety of skill levels.  Each lesson will last an hour, and the cost is $40 per session.  To register or ask questions, please call Sandy or swim instructor Kora Scotton at 656-4545 or text your name and student name to 656-7100. 



Tanana Chiefs Conference has the following jobs open across the TCC region:

Alatna: Community Health Aide/Practitioner and Tribal Family Youth Specialist

Allakaket: Family Visitor, Community Health Representative and VPSO

Galena: Health Center Director

Huslia: Cook, Lead Teacher, Tribal Family Youth Specialist, and VPSO

Ruby: VPSO and Community Health Aide/Practitioner. 

Regionwide, TCC is looking for a medical coder, a primary counselor, and a VPSO. To apply or find out more, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, email, or visit their website at (updated 5/25)


The City of Galena has an opening for a Temporary Laborer. This person will perform several duties including cleaning and hauling material, clearing brush and other duties as assigned. Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a reliable work history and valid driver's license, be able to lift 100 pounds and have the ability to work with minimal supervision. Stop by Galena City Hall between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday for more details on the job and to get an application.  The deadline to apply is May 31st.  (5/16)




LOST: In Galena, an iPhone 5.  Please call 656-7254 if found. (5/24)




*** 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!


Diana offers haircuts, hair dyes, perms and more in Galena. Call 656-1764 to find out more. (5/22)

FOR SALE: In Galena, a 1988 4-door Subaru sedan. Runs OK. $800 or best offer. See Alfred Evans or leave a message at 656-1229. (5/24)

Jason Hill in Galena is seeking work hauling trash. He can haul anything that is not too heavy. $10 for small load, $15 for a big load. Call him at 907-750-1499. (5/17)

WANTED/BUYING: In Fairbanks, Erik is buying fresh brown moose shed antlers for $9.00 lb. Brown antlers cut off the skull are $10.00 lb. and will pay extra for large sets . Call 907-378-5974. Please tell him you heard about it on KIYU.



Galena Community Pool Schedule Summer 2017

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

UPDATED: The Charles Evans Community Library in Galena Summer Hours:

Monday through Thursday 12:30pm-4pm (except holidays)




  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


May 22 - May 27, 2017

Chicken Burger w/ Pasta Salad
Thai Noodles w/Chicken
Nachos Supreme
French Dip w/Mac Salad
Homemade Clam Chowder or Pizza
Open 11am-2pm


Burger nights: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7 pm

Credit card payments are only accepted when starting an account.  No personal checks.