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Thursday, July 20th, 2017


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THURSDAY, JULY 20th, 2017                      


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updated July 20, 10am


Little has changed since last check (Wednesday 7/19 at 7:45pm) at the Khotol Fire, 13 miles east of Kaltag on the Kaiyuh Flats. Personnel working on the protection for a cabin and allotments on southwestern side of fire observed very little activity. Conditions were not favorable for burnout at last report. Personnel continue to patrol and wait for favorable conditions for a burnout operation. The fire started back on June 6 due to lightning, and an estimated 5326 acres have burned.


At the Nowitna Fire, which was first observed on July 14th, Zone surveillance aircraft flew the fire and reported the fire as 80 percent active and creeping in black spruce and tundra with torching and flames lengths of 1-2 feet. The fire was burning in multiple directions due to variable winds caused by a thunderstorm in the area. Personnel utilized a zone helicopter to fly over the fire and assessed cabins in the area. During the next operational shift, personnel will continue to monitor fire activity and assess the need for structure protection based on fire growth and weather. This fire has burned an estimated 4917 acres.



Updated July 18, 10p.m.



For District 2, including St. Marys, subsistence fishing is now open 24 hours a day, with a maximum mesh size of 7.5 inches.

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, subsistence salmon fishing with maximum mesh size of 7.5 inches is allowed during two 48-hour fishing periods per week: from 6 pm Sundays to 6 pm Tuesdays and from 6 pm Wednesdays to 6 pm Fridays. Drift netting is not allowed in District 4 at this time.

The summer chum commercial fishery in Subdistrict 4-A is open 24 hours a day until further notice.  Commercial fishing for summer chum in this area can only occur with fish wheels that meet certain design requirements.  To see those requirements, check out this announcement from Fish and Game.  Commercial fish wheels must be supervised at all times of operation.  As always, commercial fishermen should confirm their market before they fish.  All king salmon caught in commercial fish wheels must be immediately returned to the water alive.

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C, including Tanana and Rampart, subsistence salmon fishing is open on the windowed subsistence schedule, which allows fishing during 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.  The maximum mesh size for gillnets is 7.5 inches.  King salmon caught in 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.


Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association In-season Salmon Management teleconferences happen 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#).










NEW-KIYU would like to thank the Rasmuson Foundation for their generous grant of $25,000 to assist us in upgrading equipment in the villages we serve as well as helping us in create updated cultural programming for our listeners.


Community Movie Night returns to Galena this Saturday night at 7 in the GILA Auditorium. The feature is "F8-The Fate of the Furious". Rated PG13 and its 2 hours 16 minutes.


The Tanana Chiefs Conference Preschool Program in Galena is currently accepting applications for the 2017/2018 school year for children who are up to 5 years old. Space is limited, so contact Amanda Aloysius at 656-2583 to set up a time to complete an application. She can travel to you, or you can stop by the Early Head Start Center. You will need birth verification, household income verification and immunization records if available. You can also get more details, or have an application e-mailed to you, by contacting Veronica Gates at 1-800-478-6822, ext. 3469 or (7/13)


Louden Tribal Council is requesting quotes from qualified individuals and companies for upcoming projects that require heavy equipment and construction activities. Examples of projects for this year include: Moving crushed vehicles for disposal/recycling, moving recycle and waste materials to the barge landing, and preparation of a gravel pad for the proposed Tribal office building. Equipment examples are: Forklift, all terrain, Front loader, Backhoe, tractor, Excavator, Dump truck, and other equipment. To see more details and to provide a statement of proposed charges for the needed goods and services please click here. The completed statements or quotes should be submitted to the Louden Tribal Council or by email to



The Edgar Nollner Health Center encourages all student athletes to get their sports physicals completed before school begins. This ensures your health and readiness for any upcoming sporting activities. Call 656-1366 for appointments. (7/18)




Galena Liquor Store is hiring for a full time stocker. Must be 18 or older to apply. They also have morning and evening clerk positions. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Applications for either position are available at counter (7/8)


The Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility (YKEALF) in Galena is accepting applications for the position of Resident Manager. Resumes should be sent to Agnes Sweetsir at The Resident Manager has primary responsibility for the day to day operations of the facility. See this attachment for full job description. Please contact Agnes by e-mail or by calling 656-7449 for more information.


NEW-Tanana Chiefs Conference has the following job openings:


Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Tribal Family Youth Specialist


Community Health Representative

Elder Nutrition Cook

Village Public Safety Officer


Edger Nollner Health Center Director

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Itinerant Clinician

Preschool Assistant Teacher


Home Care Provider

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook

Tribal Workforce Development Specialist 


Lead Teacher

Tribal Administrator

Village Public Safety Officer


Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook

Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Koyukuk and Tanana

Home Care Provider


Home Care Provider

Village Public Safety Officer


Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Home Care Provider

Village Public Safety Officer

Region Wide

Dental Assistant Intern

Itinerant Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Village Public Safety Officer

Region wide vacancies are jobs that can be located in any village in the TCC region. To apply for a position, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, e-mail, or visit their website at









*** 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-FOR SALE: A women's purple 26 inch Mongoose bicycle. Call or text for details at 656-8231. (7/19)

NEW-FREE: There are free windows available at Ptarmigan Hall in Galena. They are against the fence and were placed there by TC Construction, who worked on replacing windows at the dorm. They are for the taking while supplies last. (7/20)


Here is a look at the 2017-2018 GCSD activities calendar.




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)




  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

Specials for July 17 - July 22, 2017

Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice

Tuesday Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread & Corn

Wednesday Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco

Thursday Baked Ham, Potato/Mac Salad, Green Beans & a Roll

Friday Homemade Clam Chowder or Pizza

Saturday Open 11am-2pm

**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.