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Thursday, July 29th, 2021 @ 11:30 AM



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NEW - A message from Ruby Marine: Their season deadline for Yukon barge deliveries is August 23rd. Call Ruby Marine at 907-832-1062. (7/29)

NEW - The latest Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was released on Wednesday. Download it here and visit The latest audio message will be included in the Yukon Wireless. (Updated 7/27)

NEW - Mark Frederick is in need of a volleyball coach for his kids. Do you offer lessons or know anyone who does? You can call or text me better yet (313) 379-5258. (7/23)

NEW - Margie Attla made her return to KIYU on Friday, and she's back to stay, Friday afternoons 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM! Be sure and let her know how much you enjoy her on the radio and tune her in this week. (7/26)

NEW - KIYU is making a programming change in the afternoons, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Instead of the repeat of World Cafe, we're going to pick up KNBA in Anchorage during that time, where they have live DJ's, playing quite a bit of new music from the AAA radio chart. World Cafe will still be aired in its two hour entirety, weeknights at 8:00 PM. Email or call 656-1488 with any comments or questions. Here's a link to Billboard's AAA chart. (7/21)

NEW - The Tanana Chiefs Conference Prenatal to Five Head Start program is now enrolling for the Fall of 2021. We welcome ALL children from birth to 5 into our program, and reserve 10% of our slots for children with special needs. We serve 229 children in 17 villages with either a Centerbased program, a Homebased program or both programs.
Partner with us to receive:
· Support for your child’s physical, cognitive, language and social development.
· Culturally based Parent/Family activities and Socializations.
· Learn socializing, cooperation, respect for self and others, teamwork, confidence 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. Call 1-800-478-6822 ext. 3469 OR check out the TCC Website under Family Services for more information. (7/14)

Galena Hardware is back on normal hours: weekdays 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays 1 to 5 pm. Call 656-8636 for further information. (7/20)

If you are interested in serving a 3 year term on the Gana-A’Yoo Foundation Board of Directors please submit a letter of intent and resume by July 30th to, fax to 907.569.9699, or mail to Gana-A’Yoo’s corporate office. Board members must be 18 years of age or older to qualify. For any questions please call 907.569.9599. (7/7)

Gana-A’Yoo, Limited Shareholders who submit their shareholder census form by August 6, 2021 will be entered to win two (2) cash prizes of $500. There will also be $100 pop-up prizes. For any questions please call 907.569.9599 and the census can be downloaded here. (7/7)

The Louden Tribal Council is interested in bringing a driving instructer to Galena, but only if there is interest from 10 or more people. If you're interested in getting your driver's license, be sure to let the Louden Tribal Council know. Call 656-1711. (6/28)

KIYU needs a new shirt! I'm looking for an artist who can design a new hoodie. I'm thinking a zip-up style front, but I'm not set on that idea. Submit your ideas to! We'll award a $200 prize to the chosen designer. Winner to be chosen by myself and members of KIYU's managing board. I've now set a submission deadline of Friday, July 23rd. Any questions? Contact Dave at 656-1488. (Updated 7/19)

The City of Galena and Louden Tribal Council are happy to announce the disposal of old “junk” vehicles. Contact the City if you want to be put on a list to have a vehicle removed from your property. Please give all the detail possible (type, color, size, location, etc.) to guarantee we remove the correct vehicle. No commercial vehicles. Call the city at 656-1301 or Louden at 656-1711. Their flyer is here. (6/22)

Summer library hours are Mon -Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Due to construction, the community library will be in the elementary school library. Patrons will enter through the door with the yellow open sign. (6/14)

The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (YRDFA) would like to remind everyone along the Yukon River that YRDFA’s Yukon River In-Season Teleconferences are underway. Are you concerned about fish, especially salmon, run timing, subsistence and commercial harvests and related topics? Then join YRDFA’s Director Serena Fitka, Yukon River fishers and fishery managers every Tuesday at 1pm Alaska time through the end of August. Please call in for sharing and gaining information on the progress of the runs, harvest success and challenges, river conditions, status of King, chum and Coho salmon stocks etc. Yukon River communities, fishers and managers face many challenges these days and by working together from Emmonek to Teslin, Yukon Territory, Canada as we can all do our part for the Yukon River’s fisheries resource! Just call 1-800-315-6338 and enter the access code 98566# for being included on the calls. Quyana!

Serena Fitka, Executive Director. (6/8)

The Galena City School District would like to provide new hires moving to Galena this summer/fall with up-to-date information regarding house rental and house sale opportunities in Galena. If Superintendent Jim Merriner has not already spoken with you and you have a place for rent or sale that you would like to be included in the rental information provided to any new GCSD hires, please call Jim at either 907-656-1205 or 907-538-2199.

Thank you! - Jim Merriner, GCSD Superintendent (5/20)

Please talk to your children about the safe usage of ATV’s before letting them drive. We have been getting complaints of how fast and reckless kids are driving ATV’s. Technically by Alaska Law ATV’s are not allowed on the roadway. However, Galena PD tries to be understanding and lenient when it comes to on road operation in Galena. Children should be informed that ATV use is a serious responsibility and ALL TRAFFIC LAWS INCLUDING SPEED must be followed. Also National Standards state officially that no child under the age of 16 can operate an ATV without an adult present. PASSENGER LIMITS are also a safety factor. If it appears that this is becoming a safety risk, your police department will have no choice but to start issuing tickets and possibly impounding ATV’s for the safety of the community and your children’s safety. Please help us keep your children safe. (4/30)

A reminder from our friends at Gana-A 'Yoo, Ltd. Shareholders and Descendants must apply for a timber use permit to harvest timber on Gana-A’Yoo lands. Non-shareholder residents of the community are not permitted. Visit for more information on Gana-A’Yoo Land Management Policies and applications. If there are any questions or concerns please contact us at 888-656-1606.

The Louden Tribal Council is happy to announce the restart of the plastic recycling program in Galena. Clean bottles can be dropped off in the same cages used for the aluminum cans, located outside the LTC Office. We are only able to accept #1 and #2 plastic drinking bottles. Look on the bottom of your plastic bottles to find out if your plastic can be recycled. Find the recycling arrows...if the number inside says 1 or 2, they can accept it! Please don't bring plastic other than personal drinking bottles. If you have any questions, call Brooke at 656-1711. (12/16)

The Galena emergency contact numbers have to change again. Please note the following changes:






Louden Tribal Council is pleased to announce the return of the aluminum can recycling program in Galena. Bags of clean cans can be left in the designated drop-off cage outside of the LTC Office. Please take the time to rinse and ry the cans before putting them in bags and leaving them in the designated drop off area. Feel free to call Brooke at 656-1711 with questions or for information on COVID precautions. (11/23)

The Galena City School District reminds Galena drivers to be extremely careful when approaching a school bus, especially when the bus is stopped. Students may be getting onto or out of the bus. Alaska law states that drivers approaching a school bus from the rear may not pass the school bus when red signal lights are flashing, and shall bring their vehicles to a complete stop before reaching the school bus when it is stopped. Drivers shall remain stopped until the bus's stop sign is retracted, the flashing red lights are discontinued and the school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the bus driver to proceed. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping kids safe. (10/15)

The Dental Department at the Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena is open and seeing patients for routine care, which includes exams, simple cleanings and fillings, as well as emergency evaluations. Please call 656-1366 extension 5336 in advance to make an appointment. (7/6)



COVID-19 Coronavirus-related announcements - organized by community



As of Friday, April 23 all travelers are no longer be required to fill out a travel declaration or submit a negative COVID-19 test before or upon arrival into Galena. Also, all people entering public spaces will no longer be required to wear a mask as a City mandate. However, it is encouraged that we all stay safe by wearing masks in public places, washing our hands often and respect everyone's space. Please contact the City of Galena with any questions at 656-1301. The press release on the meeting is here. And, the latest public notice from the City of Galena is here. (4/28)

Thanks to the help of a community member, Galena is happy to announce of a new website regarding all COVID-19 related information in Galena. Information will include updates from the City of Galena, the Edgar Nollner Health Center, the Galena City School District, and other miscellaneous sources. Please be patient as all information will be updated as we go along. You can check out the website at (1/31)

The Edgar Nollner Health Center is available to assist with all your health needs and might be able to help patients avoid medical-related travel to see specialists. The ENHC has several types of video equipment that are compatible with most distance delivery options around the state. If you would like to see your specialist without leaving Galena, you can schedule a time to use that equipment for your appointment.

Other villages

If you want to post your village's current coronavirus control policies here on the Yukon Wireless, please email them to



NEW - The Louden Tribal Council is looking for a company to prepare junk vehicles for disposal at the Galena Landfill. Interested parties may submit quotes for the proposed scope of work to Louden in person, via mail or email to Quotes should not exceed $9,500. A full description of the work is here. (7/28)

NEW - Koyukuk Village is soliciting proposals for professional engineering services in support of community resiliency projects. The objective of this solicitation is to establish an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity term contract with a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant firm to provide on-call planning, environmental assessments, design, permitting, and construction management services for community resiliency, infrastructure protection and infrastructure development projects for the community of Koyukuk Alaska. Please contact Eva Harvey at to obtain the full request for qualifications, which is due on August 10th at 5:00 PM. The full document is here. (7/22)

NEW - The Louden Tribal Council is currently seeking to fill two positions. A housing director is needed to operate the Council's housing department. Also, a position for an accountant is open. Full descriptions are linked here, and you can call Louden with any questions and to apply at 907-656-1711. (7/16)

Tanana Chiefs Conference is seeking the services of qualified and experienced boat drivers to provide transportation between Tanana, Rampart and Stevens Village. To submit a letter of interest, please contact Shawna Hildebrand @ 907-452-8251 extension 3612, or via email at Their flyer is here. (6/21)

Crowley Fuels in Galena is currently seeking applicantions for a Driver and Ramp Refueler position. The full description is available here. Call Crowley with any questions at 907-656-1852. (6/16)

The City of Galena is currently requesting proposals to provide #1 heating fuel for city buildings during the 2021 barge season. Details on that request are available here. The City of Galena is also requesting proposals to provide unleaded gasoline and low sulfur diesel for city operating vehicales during the 2021 barge season. And, the details on that request are here. Call the City at 907-656-1301 with any questions. (6/14)

Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility is accepting applications for personal care attendants and Certified Nursing Aides. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check which is done by YKEALF, have at least 3 positive references and above all love and respect elders. Applications must be neat and complete with 2 sets of fingerprint cards to be considered. Questions can be directed to Agnes at 656-2574. The application is here. (6/2)

(Updated 7/23) The Galena City School District has the following job openings:


The latest list of employment opportunities at GCSD is here.

Coaches Needed:

Head Wrestling
Assistant Wrestling
Head Volleyball
JV Volleyball
Head Cross Country Running
Assistant Cross Country Running
Junior High Basketball

A document detailing the coaching positions is here.

For more information, see the Galena City School District employment page. Or, call the district office at 907-656-1205.




*** 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 - There is an estate sale at Dan & Margaret Patrick's on Thursday, July 22nd from Noon to 9PM, then Friday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 29th from 10AM to 9PM. Everything is set low at $1 to $10 for quick sales, with an unusual variety of household items, furniture, yard goods, clothes and much more, both inside and out! Their flyer is here. (Updated 7/28)

NEW - Conchetta’s Custom Cakes is back open for business! Call or text 907 656 7066 to place an order. (7/23)

Hanging flower baskets for Sale beginning June 7th. Small ones for $30; large ones for $50. Aalso pansies $5/6 blocks and other flowers too - contact Sandy at 656-7100. (6/5)

There is a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado for rent in Galena. Contact Tiffany George at (907)656-7206 (Cell/Text) or Email: (5/25)




*** PLEASE NOTE, any lost and found notice more than two weeks old will be removed, so please try and keep us informed when owners and items have been joyfully reunited.  Thanks!




UPDATED 2021 Galena Pool Schedule

Open swims: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 7 to 8:30 pm

Laps swims: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30 to 6 pm (until further notice-likely to change)

UPDATED JANUARY 1, 2021 - Here is a listing of privately-owned lodging establishments and vehicle rental businesses in Galena. Please feel free to share this resource with those needing short or long term, temporary lodging or transportation. If you offer these services, and wish to be added to the list, please e-mail us at so we can post it online.


Galena Emergency Numbers UPDATED NOVEMBER 2020

Police: 911

Police non-emergency office line is 656-2177.

Fire Department: 656-0911

Medical: 656-1266 (emergency). The non-emergency line is 656-1366.

Tanana Chiefs Conference After-Hours Triage Nurse: 1-800-478-6682 (for times when clinic is closed or a local on-call provider is not available)

Behavioral Health Emergency Line: 656-7199

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





Hours are 10am-1pm. Call 656-2505 ahead of time to place orders.


July 25th - July 30th


Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice & Refried Beans


Lasagna & Garlic Bread


Nachos Supreme & Indian Tacos


Baked Chicken w/Baked Beans & Coleslaw


Homemade Pizza & Clam Chowder
Burger Night! 5pm-7pm


11am - 2pm

Sunday - Closed