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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019


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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.


TUESDAY, JUNE 18th, 2019                    



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KIYU is now operated by only two part-time employees. Due to this reduction in staffing, we have made some changes to our normal programming. Until further notice, the evening Yukon Wireless on weekdays is cancelled, along with the weekend Wireless on Saturday and Sunday. In place of the Evening Yukon Wireless at 6:30 on weekdays, installments of KIYU's oral history project, "Raven's Story," return to the airwaves.

If you submit an announcement for the Yukon Wireless by email or by phone, it might not get on the air until the following day.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. (6/1)

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.


Updated June 17th at 7 am:

Water levels on the Koyukuk River are forecast to continue dropping this week.

Water levels are still falling along the middle and lower Yukon River. The pilings gauge at Galena read 107.5 feet on Sunday - down about 4 feet from a week ago. Levels are also forecast to drop at Ruby and Tanana early this week. Levels on the upper Yukon have stabilized over the weekend and are coming up a bit this week.

The Tanana River at Nenana and Fairbanks is rising, and is forecast to continue to rise over the next few days.

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




With information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Updated June 18th at 7am:

A strong early trickle of king salmon is making its way up the Yukon and the first pulse of king salmon is being counted at the Pilot Station sonar. In the Lower Yukon Test Fishery, king catches catches have been good for multiple tides and chum salmon catches have begun to increase. In recent years, there has been a strong early trickle of chum salmon, though that has not been the case this season,
which may indicate a late run.

The Pilot Station sonar estimate for king salmon as of June 17th was around 29,000 fish, which is below the historical average of 41,442 fish, but is similar to 2018 passage for this date. Summer chum salmon passage is estimated to be 13,741 fish, which is way below the historical average of 155,521 fish for this date. However, this passage estimate is similar to the averages in years with late run timing. Nevertheless, the low chum numbers have further delayed the opening of commercial fishing on the lower river.

A reduced fishing schedule is progressively going into effect as kings move upriver. This schedule is intended to limit the harvest of early kings while more information about the timing and strength of the run is collected. The reduced schedule will be implemented in each district based on run timing as the fish move upriver.

As a reminder to fishermen, dip nets are now a legal subsistence gear type and are allowed during subsistence salmon gillnet openings throughout the Yukon drainage. During salmon fishing closures, fishermen may use only gillnets of 4-inch or smaller mesh. Subsistence fishermen may retain any king salmon harvested in dip nets, gillnets and fish wheels, unless otherwise specified in the announcements. During commercial fishing periods for chum salmon with dip nets and beach seines, all king salmon must be released alive immediately.

The inseason salmon management teleconferences hosted by Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association will be held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. To participate, call (800) 315-6338, and enter code: YUKON# (98566#).

Subsistence Fishing Schedule:

District 2 (including St. Mary’s): Subsistence salmon fishing is now on a reduced regulatory schedule consisting of two 18-hour periods per week: 2 p.m. Saturdays to 8 a.m. Sundays, and 2 p.m. Wednesdays to 8 a.m. Thursdays. Gillnets with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh can be used.

Districts 4, 5 and the Koyukuk River: Subsistence fishing is currently open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets.

Effective at 6 pm Wednesday, June 19, subsistence fishing will close in Subdistrict 4-A (including Kaltag, Nulato, and Koyukuk). Fishing will remain closed until 6 pm Saturday, June 22, when a new schedule takes effect. That schedule will allow subsistence salmon fishing during two 24-hour periods per week: from 6 pm Saturdays to 6 pm Sundays, and from 6 pm Tuesdays through 6 pm Wednesdays. Gillnets with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh size will be allowed during these openings.

During salmon fishing closures, fishermen may continue to use gillnets with 4 inch or smaller mesh size to target non-salmon species.

Subdistricts 6-A and 6-B (including Manley, Minto, Nenana) and the Old Minto Area: Subsistence fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets and fish wheels.




NEW - The Galena City School District Board of Education meets today (Tuesday) starting at 5:00pm in the Charles Evans Community Library at SHS. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Board Packet is available at the following website: Once there, click on “GCSD June 2019 School Board Packet.”

NEW - The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, along with officials from Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will be traveling to several villages on the Yukon this week to talk about fishing. The new Commissioner of Fish and Game, Douglas Vincent-Lang, and Director of Commercial Fisheries, Sam Rabung, intend to be present. Today (Tuesday) they plan to visit Nunam Iqua, Alakanuk and Emmonak. Tomorrow (Wednesday) they plan to stop in Kaltag, Koyukuk and Ruby, and on Thursday the 20th, they head up to Tanana and Fort Yukon. If you do not live in one of these villages but are interested in attending a meeting, contact Stephanie Quinn-Davidson as soon as possible to discuss possible travel arrangements. Her number is 907-328-8088, or email (6/16)

NEW - The Alaska Court System invites residents from Galena and surrounding villages to a community meeting at the Galena Court facility on June 28th from 10 to 11:30 am. A light breakfast will be served. This event will serve as an introduction to Superior Court Judge Tom Temple,who is currently assigned to the Galena region. The meeting will also cover topics such as the establishment of a restorative justice diversion program, and other Alaska Court system priorities and initiatives. This event will be teleconferenced for those who cannot attend in person but want to participate. The number will be 1-800 768-2983, and the access code will be 6561322#





Galena Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind listeners that the wildfire threat is currently high, due to windy and dry weather. No open burning of yard waste or debris should occur in these conditions. Please remember to never leave a fire unattended and make sure to complemently douse a campfire with water when finished, since small embers can remain and reignite the fire after you leave. (6/12)


NEW - The 52nd Annual Galena Softball Tournament takes place from June 21-June 23. The first game is set for Friday the 21st at 5 pm. Along with the softball games, there will be live music Friday and Saturday nights. This is a drug and alcohol free event intended to promote healthy living, sobriety and family fun. (6/16)

The Galena Sports Authority presents the annual Paddy Nollner Five Mile Dike Race, this Saturday starting at 11 am at the ballfield. All runners are asked to show up no later than 10:45 am to register.

There will be a car wash fundraiser for the Galena softball tournament this Thursday (June 20) from 4 to 6 pm at the Antoski Road Fire Station, next to the pool. ll proceeds go to this weekend's tournament. (6/18)

The Galena Coffee Shop is having a beef brisket sandwich feed tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4 to 6 pm as a fundraiser for Bobby Frankson and his crew, who are in the Yukon 800 this weekend. A brisket dinner plate costs $20. Call 656-2505 to place your orders. Delivery will be available.

UPDATED - The previously announced visit to Galena by TCC Pediatrician Dr. Steven Jay has been cancelled.

The City of Galena has released the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report for Water Treatment Plant #2 on the former Galena Air Force Base. Paper copies are available for review at the city office, and at the normal posting locations around Galena. For further information, contact James Honea. (6/13)

The Tanana Chiefs Conference Prenatal to Five 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. Over 200 children in the TCC region are served with a center-based program, a home-based program or both. Note that when a child graduates from Early Head Start (age 0-3) and wants to go on to 3-5 year old Head Start, he or she will need to re-enroll.

Call Tanya Yatlin with the TCC Prenatal to Five Head Start Program for more information. Call 1-800-478-6822 ext. 3469, or check out the TCC website and look in the Family Services section. (6/14)

Youth beading classes at the Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena happen each Wednesday from 1-3pm through July 31st. Supplies are provided for the kids, and adults are welcome to bring their projects and work alongside the kids. Any children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (5/30)

- The Gana-A'Yoo Foundation will hold a charity run/walk in Galena on Saturday June 22nd starting at 11 am at the ballfield. Participants are asked to bring a monetary donation for the Gana-A'Yoo Foundation, which provides college scholarships. Donations are welcome even if you don't want to run or walk in the event. Participants, however, will get free stuff for their effort. Contact Joyce Huntington or Larissa Sommer for further information. (6/15)


The Galena Recycling Program is operational. There are bins at the stores, the schools, Louden, and the ballfield. The program accepts aluminum cans, and #1 plastic (usually clear plastic, like that used for soda bottles). Please rinse and crush your cans, and crush and recap your plastic bottles.  If you would like your recyclables picked up from your porch on Sunday afternoons, call Dr. Huntington at 656-7223 to sign up.  If you find that a public bin is full, call Louden at 656-1711.

Yoga with Indra happens at the Charles Evans Community Library at SHS in Galena on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, starting at 8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level or experience. (5/26)



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The City of Galena is hiring for temporary, full time laborers and brush cutters. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid Alaska drivers license. Applications are available at City Hall, and the deadline to apply is June 21st at 4 pm. (6/11)

KIYU has a part time job open for a bookkeeper. Computer experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and Intuit QuickBooks is required. For more information please call KIYU at 656-1488 or email (6/13)


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 (6/3) A variety of jobs are available in St. Mary's, including but not limited to:

  • Patient Regisration Clerk (YKHC)
  • Nursing Assistant (YKHC)
  • Home Care Provider (Access Alaska)
  • Tribal Transportation Director (Algaaciq)
  • Ramp Worker (Ravn Alaska)
  • Customer Service Agent (Ryan Air)

  • Other jobs are available, as are funding and training. Call Sylvia for details at 907-438-2328. Here is the full list:

    AVCP Incorprated VPSO Full-Time St. Mary's TWD Office/Alexsys/On-line
    AVCP Incorprated ICWA CFSS II Subregional Full-Time St. Mary's TWD Office/Alexsys/On-line
    City of St. Mary's VPO Full-Time St. Mary's City Office
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Patient Registration Clerk Full-Time St. Mary's On-line 
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Dental Health Aide Therapist Full-Time St. Mary's On-line 
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Summer Intern Temp St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Certified Health Partitionar Part-time St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Direct Care Provider Full-Time St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwin Health CHAP Nursing Asst. Full-Time St. Mary's On-line
    Yukon Kuskokwin Health Phelbotomist Temp St. Mary's on-line
    Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation CHAP Nursing Asst. Part-time St. Mary's On line
    ATWC On-Call Bingo Worker On-Call St. Mary's TWD Office/ATWC
    ResCare Alaska Home Care varies St. Mary's on-line 
    Access Alaska Home Care varies St. Mary's on-line
    Ravn On Call CSA Front Desk On-Call St. Mary's Ravn/TWD Office/on line
    Ravn On Call Ramper On-Call St. Mary's Ravn/TWD Office/on line
    Algaaciq Tribal Transportation Director Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Algaaciq EPA Director Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Algaaciq EPA Assistant Full-Time St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Algaaciq SYETP Supervisor Temp St. Mary's Algaaciq/TWD office
    Alaska Commerical Company Front End Managers (Training Mgr) Full-Time St. Mary's Alexsys
    Pitka's Point Native Corporation Office Secretary Part-time Pitkas Point PPNC/TWD office
    Yupiit of Andreafski SYETP Supervisor Temp St. Mary's Yupiit of Andreafski
    Yupiit of Andreafski Summer Youth Employment Training Temp St. Mary's Yupiit of Andreafski
    Ryan Air Customer Service Agent (must be 21
    or older)
    Part-time St. Mary's TWD/ Ryan Air
    USPS Sales Service Distribution Assoc Part-time St. Mary's On-line







    *** 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 St Mary's, a 1.5 story house on a large corner lot. 1650 square feet with 1.5 bathrooms. All appliances, city water and sewer are included. The property also includes a steam house and a small rental house. Asking price is $198,000. Call Steve for more information at 907-438-6111. (6/5)

    FOR SALE: In Galena, a 18 foot aluminum Marion boat with a 2005 Yamaha 90 hp 2-stroke outboard motor. Comes with a trailer and lots of extras. Asking price is $7000. See Facebook for photos. Call Lee DeWilde at 907-322-7144 for more information. (6/12)

    NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, hanging flower baskets. $25 each. Call or text Sandy Scotton at 656-7100 if interested. (6/15)

    NEW - FOR SALE: In Galena, a Weber charcoal grill with 3 unopened 18 lb bags and 1 partial bag of charcoal briquettes and 4 full and 1 partial 64 ounce bottle of charcoal lighter fluid. $100 takes it all. Call Rob at 656-1233 to jump on this smokin' deal. (6/17)


    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 - Summer 2019 Galena Pool Schedule



    Open Swim

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

    Afternoon Lap Swim
    Tuesday & Thursday from 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

    UPDATED - Charles Evans Community Library Summer Hours will be Monday through Thursday 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm, beginning May 23rd. Special activities for kids will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.

    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)

    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




    Summer hours are 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.


    Galena Coffee Shop specials June 17th through June 22nd


    Chicken Wrap with Fried Rice


    Beef Gyros with Pasta Salad


    Nachos supreme or Indian Taco


    Thai Noodles with Chicken


    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.