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Sunday, May 19th, 2019


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-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, MAY 19th, 2019                    



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Here is the latest Spring Breakup Summary from the National Weather Service (updated May 19th, 9 am):

This is high water on the Koyukuk River right now, due to snowmelt runoff.  Water levels have peaked at Bettles, and are coming down.  At Allakaket, the river level was about a foot and a half from initial flood stage on Saturday, and levels are expected to get slightly higher by Monday night.  The Koyukuk River at Hughes is also forecast to approach flood stage by Tuesday night.  Rising water levels are expected at Huslia during the beginning of this week as well.

Porcupine River is seeing very high water, and Fort Yukon is under a flood warning.  Water levels on the upper Porcupine have crested and are coming down.

Much of the Yukon River is now mostly open, but some ice may enter the river as water levels rise and pick up stranded ice.  At Tanana, water dropped almost 2 feet from Thursday to Friday, and continued to drop over the weekend. At Galena, the river is running ice-free. Water levels came up from Thursday to Friday and more drift entered the river. Some small icebergs remain stranded along the banks.  Rising water levels are forecast for the entire Yukon over the next few days.

The Tanana River is open. Water levels are forecast to be steady at Nenana and Fairbanks during the beginning of this week. 

Breakup Forecast

River / Village

Flood Potential

Average Date of Breakup

This Year’s Breakup


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  Mt. Village

















For more information from the River Forecast Center, visit their website here.

The time has come again to make preparations for possible spring breakup flooding. 

Please consider what will be needed to survive in your home or workplace for several days without basic services such as water, sewer, and electricity. 

            -have a backup generator gassed up and ready to go

-store extra drinking water, and relocate as much human and pet food as you might need  

            -charge your VHF radios if you have them

            -have a honey bucket ready in case you lose access to your sewage system

Other helpful tips include:

-gathering critical items like medication, drivers licenses, passports, checkbooks and important documents into a “to-go” bag that can be grabbed at a moment’s notice;

-have a plan for moving your pets if they are usually outdoors in a flood-prone area

-locate an old telephone if you can and have it ready.  Cell phones are unlikely to work during an extended power outage, and cordless phones require electricity too.  However, old style phones that do not require electricity will continue to work during a power outage.

If you must evacuate your home, shut off the main valves on propane and heating fuel tanks, and cut electricity to your house at the breaker panel.  These actions are very helpful in preventing fires and contamination that often occur during or after a flood.   :



The City of Galena reminds community members that the softball field and playground is a family friendly park for everyone to enjoy.  Please do not bring dogs to the area unless you plan to clean up after them.  As the snow melts, unwanted surprises are emerging, which need to be cleaned by others who want to enjoy the area with their families. (5/15)


NEW - As the Charles Evans Community Library begins their Summer hours (see below), they are proud to present a Summer Reading Program beginning on May 23rd at 1pm. Read for 30 minutes then participate in fun activities such as gymnastics, jump rope, and art adventures. Drawings for prizes will be held for readers every two weeks.


City of Galena employees will be doing a hazmat refresher course on Wednesday, May 22nd and there will NOT be water or sewer services on that day, because the drivers will be taking the course. Please plan your water and sewer service needs accordingly.


May is clean-up month for the community of Galena. There are yellow trash bags at the City, Louden and City School. Please take some and use them to pick up trash along the roads and other public areas. And the annual clean-up picnic is coming up at the end of the month. Listen to KIYU for clues on how your name can be entered in the raffle for a chance to win bikes and other exciting prizes at the picnic. (5/11)

Galena Little League practice will begin on Monday, May 20th from 3:30-5pm at the softball field. Little League is open for boys and girls ages 8 through 14. Come prepared with gloves and good shoes. For details call Nicole at 656-4634 or Trisha at 656-7099. (5/16)


The Galena City School District is accepting sealed bids for two 8 by 8 foot smokehouses built by the students in carpentry classes. The smokehouses are un-insulated, and feature a metal roof and racks for hanging fish. The minimum bid is $1400 each to cover the cost of materials, and the highest two bids will be the winning bids. The winning bidders are responsible for removing the smokehouse from the property. The smokehouses can be viewed outside the GILA Carpentry Shop. Sealed bids must be received at the District Office no later than Thursday, May 31st. Sealed bids can be dropped off or mailed to the District Office. Make sure to indicate smokehouse on the envelope for the bid to be valid. (4/29)

The Galena City School District is also accepting sealed bids for a used gasoline powered wood splitter. Minimum bid is $1200. Here are the specs:

SpeeCo SplitMaster
19 horsepower Honda GC190 engine
22 ton splitting power
28 inch heavy duty hydraulic ram
7 gallon hydraulic tank
Hydraulic fluid filter
24 1⁄2 inch log capacity

The splitter can be viewed at the GILA Automotive Shop. For additional information contact Lavern Demoski at 656-1205. Sealed bids must be marked Used Wood Splitter and must be received at the Galena City School District office no later than May 31st. (5/2)

UPDATED-The City of Galena is accepting bids for the following items:

-1,000 and 2,000 gallon water tanks

-1977 5-ton wrecker (6x6)

-1993 Chevy Cheyenne

-1990 Ford Ambulance

-1990 Case loader

-1987 Champion grader (2 of these)

Sealed bids must be recieved by 4pm on May 31st at the city office and you must put the name of the item you are bidding for on the envelope. Successful bidders will be notified no later than June 7th. Fax bidding will not be accepted. Contact Shanda Huntington at the city for details. Here are more details of each item. (5/17)


The Tanana Chiefs Conference Head Start program is now enrolling for the Fall of 2019.  All children from birth to 5 years of age are welcome into the program, and 10% of the slots are reserved for children with special needs. 

Head Start serves 229 children in 17 villages with either a center-based program, a home-based program, or both. 

Parents receive:

·         Support for your child’s physical, cognitive, language and social development;

·         Culturally-based parent and family activities and socializations;

·         Help teaching their kids important life skills such as cooperation, respect and patience;

·         An overall healthier connection between parents and children.

Call Tanya Yatlin with the Tanana Chiefs Conference Prenatal to Five Head Start Program for more information at 1-800-478-6822 ext. 3469, or go to the TCC website and look under Family Services to learn more. (5/9)  


The Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena will be holding the 6th Annual Sobriety Street Fair in the pool parking lot on Thursday, June 6th from 4-6pm. Grilled meals will be provided and guests can bring a side dish to share. All are welcome. If you would like to host a table or booth, please inform Nancy Pitka at the ENHC. (5/9)


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UPDATED (5/8) Tanana Chiefs Conference currently has the following job openings across the region:


Community Health Aide/Practitioner


Community Health Aide/Practitioner


Preschool Assistant Teacher
Preschool Lead Teacher


Community Health Aide/Practitioner
Elder Nutrition Cook
Family Visitor

Huslia, Nulato. Ruby and Tanana

Village Public Safety Officer

Youth Program Leader
Family Visitor

Community Health Aide/Practitioner
Behavioral Health Aide

Region Wide
Itinerant Behavioral Health Clinician
Wild Land Firefighter Type II Crew Member

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


UPDATED (4/30) The following jobs are available in St. Mary's:

Patient Registration Clerk
Dental Health Aide Therapist
Direct Care Provider
Nursing assistant
Home Care provider
Front Desk as well as ramp worker for RAVN
Tribal Transportation Director
Sales/Service/Distribution Associate for St. Mary's Post Office
On-call BINGO worker
Front end managers for Alaska Commercial Company

Other jobs are available as is funding and training. Call Sylvia for details at 907-438-2328.




*** 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!


FOR SALE: In Galena, a 2003 Saturn Ion Coupe. The car is in good shape.  Asking $3500.  Call David Casey for information at 970-778-2937.

NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, a Dog sled with snow-go hitch $100, 100 lbs. of food $50, A water pump $150, a Poulan chain saw $75, a Gretsch drum set $500, and a 2017 Yamaha VK 540 like new. $7,000 obo. Under 1,000 miles and comes with cover. Call 907-328-9395 for details.

FOR SALE: In Galena, a woodstove and a Toyostove. Contact Edie Sommer for more information. (5/13)

WANTED: The City of Galena is seeking metal roofing to be donated for the ball field bleachers. Call 656-1301 with any offers. (5/11)

NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro HS 379 Studded Mountain Bike Tires (26x2.1, Winter Folding, Black Skin). $70 per tire. Call Joy at 907-821-4604. (5/19)

NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, 1994 Arctic Cat 440 liquid cooled, low compression but sale comes with top end to rebuild, text Jason Harris 907-320- 0530 if interested. $500 firm.


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


Stay tuned for the 2019-20 GCSD Bus Schedule.



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.

The Galena Liquor Store has gone back to its regular hours. Those hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 12pm -10pm.




Updated Galena Community Pool Schedule



Open Swim

Fridays and Saturdays from: 7 - 8:30 pm

Morning lap swim

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 – 7:30 am

Afternoon Lap Swim
Tuesday & Thursday 5 - 6:30pm


*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 Summer Hours will be Monday through Thursday 1:00pm To 4:00pm beginning May 23rd. 2019

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 UPDATED

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




School year hours are in effect.  The Coffee Shop is open from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm each weekday, 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, and for burger nights from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Galena Coffee Shop specials May 13th through 18th


Chicken coconut curry over rice


Thai Noodles with chicken


Nachos supreme or Indian taco


Enchiladas, refried beans, rice and corn


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.




Here is the May menu for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District