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Sunday, June 24th, 2018


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Saturday and Sunday

-Deadline is Friday at 5:30pm

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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, JUNE 24th, 2018                    



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KIYU Programming Update: For our listeners in Galena-The FCC has granted us a new license for a transmitter on a different channel. Currently, we are testing that new channel with Classic Country music and it can be found at 100.1FM. In the next month or so, KIYU programming will move to that channel and KIYU Country will be at 88.1FM. We will alert listeners as we get closer. Since this is in the testing phase, there may be some outages, so please bear with us. These changes do not affect any other village outside of Galena.



NEW-Missed a KIYU Yukon Wireless broadcast? No worries! Just click on the replay button and listen to recent Yukon Wireless broadcasts. Searchable by date, the Yukon Wireless Replay is another way to never miss what's happening in the Interior. The Replay button is also available on the KIYU Radio Smartphone app.


Beginning Monday, July 3rd, KIYU will only accept faxes for wireless information from official agencies only (clinics, village, regional, state or federal governments). While we prefer e-mail from all sources, many of these agencies have our fax number in their databases so we will continue to accept those. Please e-mail to and put your information in the body of the e-mail rather than an attachment. You can also still call us on the phone as well. Any communication other than these mentioned will not be placed on the Yukon Wireless. We also ask that you do not send your important announcement via Facebook message. Thanks for your help.

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  Fishing/Subsistence Information


Here is the latest Yukon River salmon update with information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

UPDATED JUNE 22 - King salmon had another big day at the Pilot Station sonar on June 21, with a passage estimate of about 10,000 fish for the day.  The season total is now over 60,000 kings - below the 10 year average of 76,000 for this time in the run. Because of the relatively low numbers of king salmon in the river now, Fish and Game is taking increased conservation measures to protect the run. 

Subsistence gillnets are being restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh for at least some subsistence openings. This is to allow some reduced harvest of king salmon and provide summer chum harvest opportunity. In districts 1 through 4-A, one subsistence period has already been cancelled. These actions intend to ensure some passage of early king salmon through to the upper river.

The summer chum salmon run continues to look strong, with the total Pilot Station sonar estimate for June 21 (462,000 summer chum) being about 15 percent above the 10 year average. 


Here are the fishing schedules:

District 2 Subsistence (including St. Mary's):

Subsistence fishing is currently closed.  Over the next 10 days, fishing will be open with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets for only two 18-hour periods:

-2 p.m. Monday, June 25 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 26
-2 p.m. Monday, July 2 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 3

During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishing for non-salmon species is allowed. However, only gillnets with 4-inch or smaller mesh may be used.

District 2 Commercial Fishing is currently closed and will reopen next week for four additional 12-hour periods with dip nets and beach seines:

- from Noon to Midnight, Tuesday June 26
- from Noon to Midnight, Wednesday, June 27
- from Noon to Midnight, Thursday June 28
- from Noon to Midnight, Friday June 29

All king salmon caught in selective gear must be released alive immediately and reported on a fish ticket.

Subdistrict 4-A (including Kaltag, Nulato, and Koyukuk):

Subsistence fishing is closed. Next week, fishing will be open for the following 24-hour periods:

-6 p.m. today, June 24 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 25 with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets:
-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28 with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh size gillnets

Subsistence salmon fishing is closed between the 24-hour fishing periods.

Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (including Bishop Mountain, Galena and Ruby):

Subsistence fishing is currently closed. The next openings will occur during the following times:

-6 p.m. Sunday, June 24 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 25 (7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets)
-6 p.m. Sunday, July 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 2 (6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets)

During these openings, fishermen may use set gillnets, drift gillnets, and fishwheels.

Subsistence salmon fishing is closed between the 24-hour fishing periods. During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishing for non-salmon species is allowed. However, only gillnets with 4-inch or smaller mesh may be used.


Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C (including Tanana and Rampart):

Subsistence fishing is currently closed for a three-day period.

Fishing will reopen on a new schedule, allowing two 24-hour openings per week, with 6-inch or smaller mesh set gillnets and fish wheels from:

6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27
6 p.m. Friday, June 29 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30


Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B (includes the Tanana River communities of Manley, Minto, and Nenana):

Subsistence fishing is closed and will reopen at 6 p.m. Monday, June 25 on a new schedule, allowing subsistence fishing for two 21-hour periods per week with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels from:

-6 p.m. Mondays to 3 p.m. Tuesdays
-6 p.m. Fridays to 3.p.m Saturdays

A subsistence salmon fishing permit is required to fish in the Tanana River Drainage. Subsistence fishing permits are now available at the Fish and Game Online Store at

Koyukuk River:

Subsistence fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels.



Image result for salmon clipartThe Yukon River In-season Salmon Management Teleconferences hosted by Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association will be held every Tuesday at 1pm.These calls give residents of the Yukon drainage a chance to report on fishing and river conditions, and for managers to discuss current regulations and management strategies. You can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-800-315-6338 and then entering the code 98566# (YUKON #) (5/30)



Stay tuned!

UPDATED 6/23 at 8 am-


The Zitziana River Fire is holding at around 34,000 acres, but warmer weather this past week has caused some flare ups within the burned area. Fire behavior moderated significantly on Friday with the arrival of cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and some light rain. Smokejumpers and ground crews have built fire breaks at Kindanina Lake and Mooseheart Lake, and protected cabins and allotments along the Tanana River. The fire is about 8 miles away from Manley, south of the Tanana and east of the Zitziana River. A temporary flight restriction remains in place over both the Zitziana and nearby Mooseheart Fire to provide a safe space for firefighting aircraft. Contrary to earlier reports, firefighters were not demobilized off of the fire on Friday.

The Deniktaw Ridge Fire north of the Koyukuk River between Huslia and Hughes has burned around 18,000 acres. It burned all the way to the banks of the Koyukuk at one short stretch between the Hog River and Batza Slough. The fire is now in monitor status.

The Dulbi Hot Springs Fire has now burned an estimated 38,000 acres along the Dulbi River, 30 miles north of Ruby. Aerial surveillance on Thursday reported the fire was actively burning in isolated areas in the south and southwest corners of the fire. Backing and isolated torching were observed with a low rate-of-spread.


***Galena Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind everyone that fire season is upon us. Please be careful if you burn, keep within the confines of a burn pit or barrel and do not leave a fire unattended.  Remember Smokey the Bear who said, "Only you can prevent forest fires."




Image result for boil water notice UPDATE 6/18- The City of Galena recently sent in three water samples after repairing the leak in New Town. All three came back testing positive for total Coliform, indicating the presence of bacteria. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation directed the city to increase the level of chlorine in the circulating system to kill the bacteria. The City requests that each household run their cold water for several minutes to help flush the lines. Additionally, the boil water notice is still in effect. Patrons may choose to use boiled or bottled water or abstain from using the water until the boil water notice is lifted. Due to loss of pressure there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms. This only affects customers of the New Town piped water system. If you receive your water supply by water tanker, you are not affected because the water truck is filling up on base. The base water supply is not including in this boil water notice. 

If you are attempting to sanitize water from the new town piped system, bring the water to a boil and let it boil for two minutes. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. The community will be notified by the State when the boil water rule is lifted. Please share this information with all other people who drink this water and may not otherwise get this message. Thank you. (6/11)


The City of Nulato will not be selling gas to out of towners and there will be a 5 gallon daily limit to residents. This will be in effect for 5 to 6 days until barge delivery of fuel. (6/22)


Image result for Student driverIf you are signed up for the drivers license class in Galena, you are asked to report to the Community Hall for an 11am start on Monday, June 25th. For more details call Louden at 656-1711.


UPDATED 6/21-Construction at the Galena Airport continues. South Apron and Ski-Strip closure has been extended by three days. The state is anticipating construction in these
areas to be completed by June 28th at 8:00am. Most of the work is affecting pilots, but KIYU will report on all progress. Here is the latest full update. All airport construction work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8pm and 8am, from now through July. The contractor will be closing the west end of the dyke road in Galena each night from 8 pm to 8 am due to construction traffic until further notice.


The Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) and the Koyukuk Tribal Council are seeking a young adult (18 years old or older) to become a Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps member in Koyukuk. The successful candidate should model the AmeriCorps ethic of community and responsibility by showing a commitment to improving the lives of others, and an interest in learning new skills. This person will perform duties in cooperation with the Koyukuk Tribal Staff to build youth resiliency through planned culturally-enriched, safe and healthy activities. The deadline to apply is July 30th and the position starts in September and lasts 11 months. For further information and application e-mail Leilani Luhrs at or call Laurie at the Koyukuk Tribal Office at 907-927-2253. (6/19)


Snow cones sales have returned at the open swim every Sunday night at the Galena pool!  Come enjoy a regular snow cone ($3) or a stuffed snow cone ($5) and help support the Galena Swim Team. (6/22)


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

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

Download the free KIYU App for easy access to our streams! Just search KIYU Radio on your app store.


NEW-Little Hawks summer wrestling will begin on June 27th and be held Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's from 1:30 until 3:30pm through July 13th.  Cost is $20 per child to cover t-shirts and snacks.


Jacob Moos of Galena has been selected as the 2017-18 Gatorade Alaska Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Moos as Alaska’s best high school boys track & field athlete. Jacob is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award to be announced later this month. See more details on the award here.


YUKON 800 tracking here.


UPDATE: Floyd Huntington and the crew of the Koyukon Deg Hit’an won their first Yukon 800 boat race on Sunday.

Their total time over two days was 13 hours 18 minutes. Floyd was captain of the boat, while Arnold Huntington served as navigator and Joe Kriska as engineer. The Koyukon Deg Hit’an was also in the lead after the first day of racing from Fairbanks to Galena, but entered the second and final day of the race with only a slim lead over Kyle Malemute and his boat, the Wake Em Up. Huntington attributes the win to being able to consistently move forward, even though his Tohatsu 40 horsepower motor wasn’t able to reach the same top speeds as other racers.   Kyle Malemute and crew dealt with a mechanical problems, including a failed lower unit halfway into Sunday’s action, but held onto second place with a total time of 14 hours 23 minutes. Tanana’s Joey Zuray and the Delu took third just 7 minutes behind that. Earl Mahler and the Lil Red posted the fastest Galena to Fairbanks time on Sunday with a run of 6 hours and 42 minutes. But a rough first day put Mahler well out of contention for the win. 


Kyle Malemute in the Wake em Up in line for second.           The Yukon 800 is not easy on props but at least this

                                                                                                      one got Kyle a second place finish.


First in Galena Saturday night at 6:02 was Floyd Huntington's team #21 in their boat Koyukon DegHit'an.


2nd into Galena at 6:06 was Kyle Malamute and team #15 in their boat Wake em Up.




UPDATED (6/14) Tanana Chiefs Conference currently has the following job openings across the region:


Community Health Aide/Practitioner 


Family Visitor


Infant/Toddler Teacher

Preschool Assistant Teacher 


Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook


Home Care Provider


Village Public Safety Officer 


Community Health Aides/Practitioners

Village Public Safety Officer 

Substitute Elder Nutrition Cook


Village Public Safety Officer 

Region Wide

Community Health Aide/Practitioner

Itinerant Clinician

Rural Clinic Operations Manager

Tribal Transportation Intern


To inquire about any of the job openings, contact the Tanana Chiefs HR department by calling 1-800-478-6822 Ext. 3155, email, or visit (updated 4/25)


NEW-FOUND: In Galena, an iPhone. Found behind Galena Community Hall. Call KIYU to describe and claim. (6/24)


*** 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 house and cabin.  New washer/dryer, water heater, a shop, shed and smokehouse included.  For more details call 656-2175. (6/15)


FOR SALE: In Galena, a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck.  V-8 engine, 4X4, spare tire. 130,650 miles on it.  Asking $4500. Text 907-320-0530 or stop by and chat with Jason Harris if interested. (6/22)



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


Updated Galena Community Pool Schedule


The pool schedule for Summer 2018 is:

Open Swim

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from: 7 - 8:30 pm

Morning lap swim

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

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

Masters swim

Saturday 8 - 9:30 am


*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

The Community Library is open for use this summer Monday thru Thursday from 1pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come in and find some summer reading material. 


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

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

Clinic: 656.1266 (emergency), 656-1366, option 2 (appointments and non-emergencies)

Fire Department:  911

Police Department:  656-7337 or 656-0911

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




Summer hours are now in effect.  The Coffee Shop is open from 10 am to 2 pm each weekday, 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, and for burger nights from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Specials for June 18th- June 24th, 2018


Chicken Wraps/ Fried Rice


Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice   


Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco


Baked Ham, Potatoes/Gravy, Corn & a Roll    


Clam Chowder or Pizza


Open 11am-8pm

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.


Breakfast and Lunch menu for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District.