Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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FISHING INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE
Updated June 22, 4 pm
RUN SUMMARY FROM THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME:
As it approaches its midpoint, the king salmon run appears to be similar in size to the 2016 run and possibly better. A large second pulse of kings continues to enter the river, with a whopping 25,000 kings and 280,000 summer chum estimated at Pilot Station on Wednesday - some of the highest counts seen over the past 10 years. A total of around 135,000 kings have passed Pilot Station as June 21st, and the run is on track to come in at the high end of preseason projections
Because of the improved run assessment, subsistence fishing is being relaxed to allow fishing with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets in order to provide harvest opportunity for summer chum and for king salmon. The intent is to spread harvest across more of the run, providing harvest opportunity sooner after the first pulse than last year, so fishermen can harvest higher quality summer chum and king salmon while drying conditions are typically better.
For District 2, including St. Marys, subsistence fishing will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a maximum mesh size of 7.5 inches.
Another six-hour commercial fishing period in District 2 to target summer chum salmon with dip nets and beach seines is set for 9 pm Friday June 23 to 3 am Saturday, June 24. Because there is limited buyer capacity in District 2 above Mountain Village this season, fishermen must ensure they have a buyer before fishing. All king salmon must be released alive from commercial dip nets and beach seines and recorded on a fish ticket.
For the upper portion of Subdistrict 4-A, including Kaltag, Nulato and Koyukuk, and Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C, including Bishop Mountain, Galena and Ruby, the only legal gear types at this time are dip nets, beach seines, and live-release fish wheels. Only summer chum salmon can be retained from these gear types; all king salmon must be released to the water alive immediately. Fishing with dip nets, beach seines and live-release fish wheels is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Gillnet fishing is scheduled to return beginning on Sunday, June 25 at 6 pm. The windowed schedule will return at that time, which will allow for two 48-hour fishing periods per week: from 6 pm Sundays to 6 pm Tuesdays and from 6 pm Wednesdays to 6 pm Fridays. The maximum mesh size for gillnets during these openings will be 7.5 inches, in an effort to allow fishermen to more efficiently catch king salmon. King salmon caught with gillnets and fish wheels during next week's subsistence openings can be kept. After 6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Federally-qualified subsistence fishermen may fish with drift gillnets in Federal public waters of 4-B and 4-C with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh nets during open fishing periods.
Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C, including Tanana and Rampart, subsistence fishing is currently open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels. At 6 p.m. Friday, June 23, subsistence salmon fishing with gillnets will close. Fishing will immediately reopen with selective gear types only, including dip nets, beach seines and live-release fish wheels, 24 hours per day 7 days per week to target summer chum salmon. All kings must be released to the water alive immediately. Then on Tuesday, June 27th at 6 pm, fishing with selective gear will close, and immediately reopen with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels on the regulatory schedule of two 48-hour periods per week: 6 p.m. Tuesdays to 6 p.m. Thursdays, and 6 p.m. Fridays to 6 p.m. Sundays. King salmon caught in 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels may be kept for subsistence purposes.
During salmon fishing closures and other gear restrictions, fishermen may continue to use gillnets with 4-inch or smaller mesh that are no longer than 60 feet to target non-salmon species.
For the Koyukuk River: Subsistence salmon fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets and fish wheels. Based on projected total run abundance, it is not anticipated that fishing restrictions will be necessary on the Koyukuk this year.
The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association In-season Salmon Management teleconferences have begun. They will be every Tuesday at 1 pm Alaska time through August. All residents of the Yukon River drainage are invited to call in to discuss fishing conditions and management strategies with managers and other subsistence users. The number to call is 1-800-315-6338, and the passcode is YUKON# (98566#).
-There will be Gana-A’Yoo Shareholder informational meetings with cash door prizes on the following dates and locations:
KIYU Programming Note-
After many years of Tom and Ray's questionable advice, Car Talk is ending its run on KIYU. Join us beginning July 1st at 9am on Saturdays for A Way With Words.
NEW - Dr. Jim Lagattuta of the TCC Galena Behavioral Health Department will be in Huslia from Monday June 26 to Thursday June 29. To schedule an appointment, call 829-2253 or 1-800-478-6822 ext. 5305.
NEW - Funguys and gals of all ages are invited to the Galena Mushroom Rendezvous this Saturday (June 24) at 11 am at the swimming pool kitchen area. Mushroom experts Igor and Sveta from UAF will discuss their research into mushroom use across the north, and provide useful tips about mushroom identification, harvesting techniques and cooking. (6/20)
NEW - The Galena Little League Team will be heading to Ruby for a tournament this weekend. Anyone in Galena that wants to donate some snacks, water, gatorade or bug dope for the little leaguers, please drop off those donations at the Coffee Shop or the Louden office on Friday. (6/22)
NEW - The City of Galena is conducting fire hydrant testing and water main flushing. Customers may notice cloudiness in the water quality. If you have questions, call Howard at 656-2132 or 656-7025.
Yoga with Indra at the Charles Evans Community Library in Galena happens on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at around 8 pm. Everyone is welcome, regardless of yoga skill level. (6/6)
NEW - Congratulations to the winners of the Galena Ballfield Design-A-Bench Contest: Ben Koontz for his creation "Yukon Drifter", and Aaren Sommer and Paytyn Cleaver for "Junk Yard Finds." Judges awarded second place to "Flying High" by John Billings Jr. and Joe Cleaver, and third place was a tie between "Burl Creation" bythe Frankson family and "Creative Wood" by Direct Drilling Company. Many thanks to the nine families, businesses and individuals who entered the contest, and for the City of Galena and Galena Coffee Shop for donating the prizes. (6/22)
The Galena Little Hawks summer wrestling season is underway, and continues through July 12th. The practices are on weekdays at the GILA Gym beginning at 12:30 and finish promptly at 2:30. Cost is $20 per wrestler which covers snacks. Wrestlers are expected to wear shorts and t-shirts. Wrestlers will also receive a Little Hawks Wrestling shirt! Contact Coach Pittsenbarger at 656-7439 with any questions! (6/9)
Here is a look at the 2017-2018 GCSD activities calendar.
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
Huslia: Cook, Lead Teacher, Tribal Family Youth Specialist, and VPSO
Ruby: VPSO and Community Health Aide/Practitioner.
Also, the Tanana Chiefs Dental Program is currently seeking two motivated individuals to become trained as Dental Assistants and work on a full time permanent basis in Galena. If you are a high school graduate, have a desire to help patients, and are willing to train in Fairbanks, please contact the TCC Dental Clinic at 1-800-478-7822 ext. 3200 ask to speak with Arnold.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.tananachiefs.org (updated 6/2)
FOUND: On the riverbank in Galena: A greenish/gray bicycle. Call KIYU at 656-1488 to describe and claim. (6/15)
*** 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 - WANTED: In Galena, babysitter for a seven year old, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Inquire with Rocky at 656-1726 (6/21)
FOR SALE: In Galena, various types of furs, including beaver, muskrat and mink. If interested call Kenton at 656-7107. (6/14)
FOR SALE: In Galena, hanging flower baskets, $25 each. Call Sandy or Sable at 656-4545 to order yours. There are also some vegetable starts for sale, including cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and zucchini. (6/9)
FOR SALE: In Galena, fire fighting boots, used only once. They are a size 81/2 wide. You get both boots for the price of one. Call Albertha at 656-7028 if interested. (6/7)
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
Summertime sno-cone sales are back at Sunday night open swims in Galena. All proceeds support the Galena Swim Team.
The Charles Evans Community Library in Galena Summer Hours:
Monday through Thursday 12:30pm-4pm (except holidays)
"FEED THE NEED TO READ"
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 email@example.com 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
GALENA COFFEE SHOP
Phone Number: 656-2505; Please call in orders as soon as possible
Specials for June 19-24, 2017
Chicken Wrap w/Pasta Salad
Baked Ham, Homemade Mac & Cheese and a roll
Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco
Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice
Homemade Clam Chowder or Pizza
**Summer hours 9:30 - 2:30**
Burger nights: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7 pm
Credit card payments are only accepted when starting an account. No personal checks.