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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

           

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Please do not send information or flyers via Facebook. While we check our Facebook page regularly, we may not see the message in time.

 

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

Monday-Friday

-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.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2018                    


 

 

 

(February 14) - The Galena City Council is moving ahead with a plan to change utility rates.  At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Council voted to introduce an ordinance that would lower electric rates to 59.6 cents per kilowatt-hour – down about 8 cents from current rates. For the rest of the story, head over to the KIYU News page here

 

(February 20th)- Iron Dog 2018 is on a blistering pace, but to be slowed by weather hold on coast. For the rest of the story, head over to the KIYU News page here


            

             INFORMATION

  

 

The proposed federal government's fiscal year 2019 budget calls for the elimination of funding for public media. Nearly half of KIYU's operating budget comes from this funding, so a large cut in, or total elimination of, federal funding would be a devastating blow to our operations. But nothing is certain yet until the budget is passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president.

 

Stations in Alaska are fortunate to have support from Senators Murkowski and Sullivan and Representative Young. They are are all supportive of federal funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. There is likely to be bipartisan support in Congress for funding public media at the federal level.

 

If you wish to take action, there are several ways you can help:

- Send thank you messages to Senator Murkowski, Senator Sullivan and Representative Young. Let them know that you care about CPB funding and the service that KIYU and other Public Radio stations provide and how much you appreciate their support. Those messages can be sent to office@kiyu.com or mailed to P.O. Box 165, Galena, AK 99741 and we can forward them on. 

- Send your message of support to www.protectmypublicmedia.org, a grassroots national effort to create a database of supporters.

- Send a text to 52886 with the words "Public Media".

 

NEW-Take the latest KIYU Survey. Two simple questions about what kind of Smartphone you use as well as type of computer/tablet. Click here.

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UPDATE 1/24/18-The latest Federal Subsistence Fishing Regulations now available. Here is a link to our Subsistence page.

 

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       MEETINGS
      

 

 

The Western Interior Regional Advisory Council will meet again Wednesday (February 21) at the Dimond Center Hotel in Anchorage.  Sessions begin at 9 am each day.  The Council will discuss possible proposals concerning federal subsistence fishing regulations, and other issues related to subsistence in the western Interior region.  The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting in person or by teleconference.  The call-in number will be 1-877-638-8165, and the passcode is 9060609.  All meeting materials can be found thru this link.  The Western Interior Regional Advisory Council represents Koyukuk River villages, and middle Yukon communities from Kaltag to Ruby.  (2/12)

The Eastern Interior Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (which represents Tanana) will hold its winter meeting February 28 and March 1 at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. daily.  To teleconference into this meeting, dial toll-free (877) 407-8065, and then use the passcode 8201631. (2/15)

 

The Galena City School District Board of Education will also hold its regular monthly work session (agenda) tomorrow (Wednesday, February 21) at 6:00pm in the Charles Evans Community Library, followed by the regular monthly meeting (agenda) at 7. The public is invited to both of these meetings.

 

BLM Alaska Fire Service will host a conference for Type 2 Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crew bosses within its fire management zones. The Crew Boss Summit will take place in Fairbanks through February 22nd to enhance leadership and communications skills of crew bosses as well as discuss the future of program. The summit is for active crew bosses and crew boss trainees based in 33 villages located in the Galena, Tanana and Upper Yukon fire management zones. For more informatiuon, call BLM at (907) 356-5555.

 


 

 

 

UPDATE: Galena Search and Rescue reports that trails on the Yukon have now been marked. Please continue to travel with caution and be safe always. Be prepared with extra gas and gear for getting your machine unstuck.  And as always, inform someone of your travel plans before you leave. Thank you to the volunteers who marked the trails. There are reports of ice dropping below Nulato so be careful in that area.

 

NEW-The Galena Coffee shop has expanded their Burger nights this week to Tuesday-Friday from 5-7pm. Here is the Coffee Shop menu. Here are the Burger details.

 

Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be an early-out day for Galena schools.  Release time is at 2pm for high school. Elementary will follow a normal early out schedule with release at 1:30. Bus schedule will be adjusted to accommodate the early out. **This will be an A-day for high school students, beginning with period 3 classes.  At the 10:30am break, students will go to their period 4 classes.  After lunch, students will go to period 1 classes for a half-hour, then finally switch at 1:25pm for their period 2 classes.

 

A new electronic medical record system is scheduled to be activated across the Tanana Chiefs Conference region on Wednesday, February 21st.  During the transition to the new system, every patient will need to be registered before they can be evaluated. TCC asks that patients please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled appointments and bring an identification card, insurance cards and all current medications. TCC thanks you for your patience. (2/3)

 

The Alaska Business Development Center’s Volunteer Tax and Loan Program provides free tax return preparation and taxpayer education to residents of rural Alaska. Teams will be traveling across the state through March to provide assistance throughout the Community Radio for Alaska listening area.  Dates could change due to scheduling problems and weather related issues.


Volunteers will be in:


Allakaket: February 18-21

Hughes: February 21-22

Huslia: February 22-24

Galena: February 25-28
Ruby: February 23 – March 2
Tanana: March 2-3


For more information on services or to verify if your community is eligible to receive assistance please visit www.abdc.org or contact ABDC at (907) 562-0335

 

Tanya Korta of the Galena TCC Behavioral Health Department will be in Nulato through Thursday (February 20-22).  To schedule an appointment call 898-2335.

 

 

The Galena City School District Junior Class Prom Fund raising Committee will be holding a "Parents' Time Out" on Sunday, February 25th.  Parents can enjoy four hours of free time while their children enjoy a movie, games, fun, and food from 3pm-7pm at the SHS Gym and Library. Cost is $20 per child. Call or text 907-328-9398 to register your child to attend.

 

Louden Tribal Council is trying to gauge interest in a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) class in Galena. If you are interested, please call Louden at 656-1711 to get your name on the list. The class will be held in the next month. They need to see how many people are interested so they can get the correct amount of class material.

 

NEW-The Galena Book Club will be meeting Saturday, March 3rd at 11 am at the Galena Coffee Shop to discuss The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall. The March title is One Second After ( A John Matherson Novel) by William R. Forstchen. (2/19)

 

Here is some information for Gana-A-'Yoo shareholders.  There are three open seats on the Gana-A'Yoo Board of Directors, with terms ending in 2021. Members of the board must be 18 years of age and a voting shareholder of Gana-A'Yoo. The deadline to submit a declaration of candidacy form is today (Tuesday, February 20th) at noon.

 

Please contact Crystal at 1-888-656-1606 or 907-569-9599 for any questions or for any forms. The forms can also be found on the website www.ganaayoo.com

 


 

 

**HERE** is the 2017-18 GCSD Activities Calendar.

Video coverage of games at the SHS gym in Galena are archived at this link.

 

The 2018 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race is underway. Nulato's Kelly Sommer and George Mountain officially scratched yesterday after Puntilla.

Update: Due to severe weather on the west coast of Alaska, the Race Marshals have made the decision to hold racers in Unalakleet until Wednesday morning. The original 8 hour hold has been extended to a 30 hour hold for the first 9 teams with other adjustments made as needed.

The first team will be leaving Unalakleet at approximately 8am Wednesday morning. A full announcement with exact release times will follow.  Due to the weather issues, plans for the return leg of the Iron Dog leaving Nome are undetermined and details will be announced later.   

 

The Iron Dog Checkpoint in Galena is once again at the Crowley office in old town.  Food donations for the racers and Iron Dog volunteers are welcome and needed through Friday morning.

Crowley asks that Galena spectators avoid parking on the road in front of Crowley, because racers come tearing down that road at a high rate of speed to get to the gas pumps.  And please use the dike road to get between locations in old town, instead of driving by the Crowley office where you could encounter Iron Dog traffic.  

Track the racers here.

 

   This weekend's varsity basketball action has the teams back home playing Hutch. The Flying Pitka Brothers will have play by play for you on the radio and video stream.

Game times for this weekend:

Friday:

6 pm Girls game

7:30 pm Boys game 

Saturday:

5:30 pm Boys game

7 pm Little Hawks

7:30 pm Girls game 

Concessions will be available.  Also, several fundraisers will be held this weekend to assist Jacob Moos with his upcoming track season. Three beaver pelts will be raffled off after Saturday evening's basketball games. First place will receive 2 large pelts and second place one medium. You can sign up for the raffle at Sweetsir's Store this week or at the games this weekend. Baked goods will be available for purchase Friday evening during the basketball games, and soup and bread on Saturday evening.

Jacob would like to thank everyone in advance for helping to support the Galena track team.

 

               

The Galena JV teams are in Fairbanks for a tournament at Hutchison. VMAX will return to the KIYU airwaves to provide more live play by play coverage of the JV games on Wednesday. Here is the bracket information.

 

Tuesday, the JV Lady Hawks played a tough game against Lathrop. Lathrop JV were the winners with a score of 51 to 26. The Lady Hawks wrapped up Tuesday's play the at Hutch JV tourney with an overtime game against Minto. The Lady Hawks lost 32 to 29.

 

The JV Boys had Tuesday off but are back to play Wednesday night at 7:30. They play a Championship game against Tanana.

 

All are welcome to the Andrew K. Demoski School's Basketball Tournament, Gym Commemoration Ceremony, and Senior Night Celebration in Nulato. The tournament is this Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th. On Friday (2/23) the gym will commemorated in honor of Maurice McGinty. The Senior Night Celebration will be at half time during the championship game on Saturday night (2/24). Game times will be announced soon.

The 2nd Annual Yukon Rumble Wrestling Meet featuring the Galena Little Hawk wrestlers will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 10am until 1pm in the GILA Gym in Galena.  Admission is free. (2/13)

 

 

Mark your calendars: Kids' Spring Carnival in Galena is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 on Alexander Lake. There will be snowshoe, ski, dog sled and kitty cat snowgo races for kids at various age groups.  The middle school pentathlon team's "Students vs Teachers" Quiz Show will happen at the end of the carnival on the Sunday at the hall.  A more detailed schedule will be coming soon.  Concessions will be available in the community hall, with proceeds benefiting the Galena Swim Team. 

 

St. Mary's 37th Annual Andreafski Sled Dog Race is scheduled for March 15th through 18th. There will be Eskimo dancing, a men's basketball tournament, games and bingo. More details on the way. If you have questions, call the City of St. Mary's at 907-438-2515 or 2617.


   

Tanana Chiefs Conference has the following job openings (updated 2/7):

Allakaket

Family Visitor

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook 

Galena

Infant/Toddler Teacher 

Huslia

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook 

Koyukuk

Tribal Family Youth Specialist

Nulato

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook

Village Public Safety Officer

Ruby

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook

Village Public Safety Officer 

Tanana

Village Public Safety Officer 

Region Wide

Village Public Safety Officer

 

Region wide vacancies are jobs that can be located in any village in the TCC region.  To inquire about any of the job openings, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, email humanresources@tananachiefs.org, or visit www.tananachiefs.org

 

The following jobs are currently available in St. Mary's: (updated 1/24)

Patient registration clerk

Phlebotomist (lab tech)

Child Care Specialist

Mechanic

VPSO

Substitute Safewater Clerk

Bookkeeper

Dental Health Aide Therapist

Direct Care Provider

On-Call Bingo Worker

More job listings in St. Marys are available here. Call Sylvia at (907) 438-2328 for more details.

 

The City of Nulato is seeking a City Administrator/Treasurer. The full job description is here. For more details call Lena Kriska at the city office at 898-2205. (2/9)


 

LOST: In Galena, a Polaris key on a beaded key chain. Please call 656-7254 if found. (2/16)

 

   

*** 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 crossfox UHMW sled. 9 ft by 30in with 11 inch sidewalls. Includes cargo cross bars. Asking $900. Call 656-7434. (2/14)

 

FOR SALE: In Galena, boys Nike basketball shoes. Size 12. Call 656-7103 for more details. (2/14)


FOR SALE: In Galena, a Mercury car (no other info was given at time of posting). Call 907-656-7133 for more details. (2/15)

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HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD School Calendar.  HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Bus Schedule. HERE is the 2017-18 GCSD Activities Calendar.

 

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 paul.apfelbeck@galenanet.com or come to the SHS office during school hours. For detailed information about upcoming events, check here on the Wireless Page.

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Galena Community Pool Schedule

ANY SHORT TERM SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL BE POSTED ABOVE IN COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Morning lap swims: Monday/Wednesday/Friday at a new time- 6am to 7:15am

Evening lap swims: Tuesday and Thursday - 5pm to 6pm

Open swims:  Friday and Saturday - 7pm to 8:30pm

                          Sunday - 5pm to 6:30pm

*Workout room is open for use during open and lap swims.

* As of January 15th 2018 the pool use fee will increase to $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

The Community Library is open for public use Monday thru Thursday from 3pm-5:45pm, and on Sundays from 1pm-3pm.

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  The Galena City School District SHS and GILA 2017-2018 school calendar is available for viewing here.


UPDATED September 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 wireless@kiyu.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

UPDATED -The Two Seasons Dining Hall at the Galena Interior Learning Academy sells pizza, salads and donuts each Friday. Donuts choices include glazed rings and maple or chocolate bars, with nuts and sprinkles added upon request.  The cost will be $20.00 per dozen.  Donuts and pizzas can be delivered for $5 per house. 

The specialty pizza style this week (Feb 23) is moose and portabella mushroom.  To see the list of toppings for pizzas and salads, click here.

All orders must be received before 3 pm on Fridays and delivery will happen between 5:30 and 6:00 pm on Fridays. To place an order, email tammy.white@galenanet.com or call 656-2053, extension 363.

 

 

GALENA COFFEE SHOP

Phone Number: 656-2505

Regular Hours: 8:15 am to 2:30 pm

Specials for February 19th - February 24th, 2018

Monday

Turkey Day Wrap w/Seasoned Rice

Tuesday

Thai Noodles w/Chicken 

Wednesday

Nachos Supreme or Indian Tacos

Thursday

Pho Soup and Spring Rolls  

Friday  

Clam Chowder or Homemade Pizza

Saturday
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.

 

 

SHS School Menus...

February 2018 Breakfast

“GALENA CITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER”

 

 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

  

        

A           1

B          2

 

 

 

 

 

PIZZA BAGELS

FRESH RED GRAPES

 

ASSORTED DRY CEREAL

TOAST W/JELLY

BANANAS

 

A          5

B          6

A          7

B           8

A          9

 

CREAM OF WHEAT

BANANA BREAD

FRESH MELON/GRAPES

 

 

BISCUITS AND GRAVY

HASHBROWN PATTY

ORANGE JUICE

 

 

SCRAMBLED EGGS

SAUSAGE LINKS

TOAST

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

WAFFLES

BOILED EGGS

MIXED BERRIES

 

 

ASSORTED DRY CEREAL

TOASTED BAGEL W/CREAM CHEESE

FRUIT SMOOTHIES

 

A        12

B         13

A        14

B         15

A        16

 

HOT OATMEAL

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

SLICED PEARS

 

 

EGG OMELETS

TOAST

FRESH FRUIT

 

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES

LINK SAUSAGE

STRAWBERRIES

 

 

BREAKFAST BAGELS

FRESH RED APPLES

 

ASSORTED DRY CEREAL

POPPY SEED MUFFINS

MANDARIN ORANGES

B        19

A         20

B        21

A         22

B        23

 

CREAM OF WHEAT

CINNAMON STICKS

PINAPPLE TIDBITS

 

 

EGG MCHAWK

HASHBROWN PATTYS

ORANGE JUICE

 

 

FRENCH TOAST

SAUSAGE

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

CINNAMON ROLLS

CORNED BEEF HASH

SLICED PEACHES

 

 

ASSORTED DRY CEREAL

CINNAMON TOAST

FRESH FRUIT

 

A        26

B         27

A        28

 

 

 

HOT OATMEAL

BANANA NUT MUFFIN

MIXED FRUIT

 

 

BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

SLICED BACON

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

 

 

BREAKFAST BURRITOS

TATOR TOTS

ORANGE JUICE

 

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability

MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE              1% LOWFAT WHITE MILK AND NONFAT WHITE MILK AVAILABLE AT ALL MEALS        

   

February 2018 Lunch

 

 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

 THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

 

                     

A             1

 B             2

“GALENA CITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER”

                                                                                                           

 

 

SLOPPY JOE ON BUN

SMILEY POTATOES

CANTELOUPE, GRAPES

MELON, STRAWBERRYS

FISH NUGGETS

BAKED BEANS

FRESH FRUIT

TARTER SAUCE

CATSUP

 

 

A             5

B              6

A              7

B              8

A            9

CORN DOG ON STICK

SWEET POTATO FRIES

CATSUP/MUSTARD

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

BURRITO SPECIALW/CHILI

LETTUCE,TOMATO,CHEESE

REFRIED BEANS

MEXICAN SALSA

PINEAPPLE TIDBITS

CHICKENBURGER ON BUN

W/LETTUCE & TOMATO

MIXED VEGETABLE

APPLE CRISP

 

 

 

  SWEET N SOUR PORKSTRIPS  

 BROWN RICE

STEAMED BROCCOLI

PILOT BREAD CRACKER

APPLESAUCE

 

 

COLD CUT TURKEY & CHEESE SANDWICH W/LETTUCE

TOMATO, ONIONS,PICKLES

RAINBOW NOODLE CRAB SALAD

ORANGE JUICE

 

 

 B           12

A            13

B        14

A           15

B           16

CHEESEBURER ON BUN

W/LETTUCE & TOMATO CUT GREEN BEANS

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

 

 

 

MEXICAN BEAN SOUP

W/TORTILLA CHIPS, CHEESE & SOUR CREAM

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

PEPPERONI PIZZA

FRESH ROMAINE & SPINACH SALAD

FRESH FRUIT

FUDGE BROWNIE

 

  

 

 

 

CHICKEN PATTY TOPPED W/ PIZZA SAUCE AND MOZZERELLA CHEESE

RICE PILAF/BROCCOLI

FRESH FRUIT

    

FLAT BREAD TUNA MELT

FRESH GREEN COLESLAW

FROZEN MIXED BERRIES

  

 A            19

B            20

A           21

B           22

 A          23

CHICKEN NUGGETS

SWEET POTATO FRIES

CATSUP/ SWEETNSOUR

MANDARIN ORANGES

 

 

  

 

HUNGRY HAWK NACHOS

W/LETTUCE & TOMATO

MEXICAN SALSA

FRESH GRAPES

  

 

 BBQ PORK PATTY ON HOAGIE

BAKED BEANS

SLICED PEACHES

 

BEEF STEW

HOT ROLLS

FRESH FRUIT

 

 

FRIDAYS CHOICE OF

 SANDWICH  

PASTA SALAD

APPLESAUCE CUP

B            26

 A          27

B           28

           

  

CHILI  DOG ON WG BUN

POTATO ROUNDS

CATSUP/MUSTARD

SLICED PEACHES

 

 

 

SALISBURY STEAK

MASH POTATO

KERNEL CORN

HOT ROLL

FRESH FRUIT

POPCORN CHICKEN

SWEET N SOUR SAUCE

VEGETABLE

PEACH COBBLER

 

Feb. 16-17, 2018 JV Valentines Tourney

Feb, 23-24, 2018 Galena B & G VS Hutch Hawks

 In accordance with Federal law

and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability

 

 

   

 MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE                                      SALAD BAR AT ALL GRADE ALL LUNCHES

 

GILA Two Seasons Dining Hall Menus

February Breakfast

February Lunch

February Dinner

 

Here is the Breakfast and Lunch menu for the Andrew K. Demoski school in Nulato