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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 at 1:30 PM


NEW – KIYU just took a call reporting a black bear and possible cubs roaming around near the airport road in Galena. Keep your eyes open and stay safe! (5/23)

NEW The Edgar Nollner Health Center will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. In the event of a medical emergency, please call (907) 656- 1266. Thank you. (5/23)

NEW The City of Galena will also be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Please plan your water deliveries and sewer haul services accordingly. (5/23)

NEW The Galena Community Library is currently closed due to summer relocation. As soon as they are moved they will open the doors and start their new summer hours. Thanks for your understanding and support! (5/20)

NEW The Louden Tribal Council is looking for interested members to be part of an Amendment Committee. This Committee will be responsible for reviewing the Constitution of the Louden Tribe along with existing Amendments and developing recommendations to present to the Council for consideration. If you are interested in serving on the Amendment Committee, please contact the Louden Office at 907-656-1711 by the close of business Friday, May 24th. (5/16)

NEWThe Galena Agricultural Committee is looking for art submissions for the 2024 AG Fair merchandise. There will be cash prizes for the top three entries according to age groups. Please follow the following rubric to guide your artistic direction:

  • Artwork submissions should include one of the following themes; Locally grown vegetables (e.g. cabbage, carrots, and other cold weather crops…) homemade domestic activities (beading, baking, sewing, quilting, construction), Subsistence processes (e.g. cutting fish, canning, harvesting local resources, etc.) Subsistence activities.
  • Artwork should be a black and white design; medium is artist discretion (digital artwork is accepted)
  • Artwork must be submitted on an 8.5 x 11 paper or other scan friendly size.

Youth Artwork under 17 years old

1st place                $75      
2nd place               $50       
3rd place               $25

Adult Artwork 18+

1st place                $150
2nd place               $100
3rd place               $75

Please submit artwork by dropping off at Louden Tribal building or e-mail Submission deadline is May 29th no further entries will be accepted after this date. If you have any questions, please contact Ayla Kalke at 907-656-7330. (5/8)

Big River Public Broadcasting is in the pre-planning stages of visiting our translator sites in your communities. In order to do this right, we need some pictures. I’d really like to know what the condition of all the equipment is, and we’ll bring replacements for what’s needed. If you could take some shots of the outside equipment especially… The antenna, tower and cables that are exposed to the weather. I’d also like to verify what’s inside the buildings that’s driving the station. What’s that transmitter look like? What does the internet or satellite delivery look like? Improvements can be made, but only if we know they’re needed. My number here is 907-656-1488 or 800-478-5498 if you have any questions. I can be reached anytime at Any information or photos you can email will be valuable! (4/9)


NEW Denakkanaaga will be holding its annual elders and youth conference and annual meeting in Galena, June 4-6 at the GILA Campus. The agenda for those meetings is downloadable here.

The theme of the conference is “Respecting and Uplifting Each Other: Moving Forward in Our Traditional Ways”.

The Louden Tribe is assisting the coordination of the conference and is in need of volunteers throughout the week. If you are interested in helping with transportation, meals, housing, activities, etc. please call the Louden Tribal office at 907-656-1711. We appreciate the support of our community in ensuring this is an enjoyable event for all of our guests! (Updated 5/22)

NEWThe Big River Public Broadcasting Corporation will be holding our next quarterly public meeting on Thursday, May 30th at 5:00 PM at the Galena City Council Chambers. Feel free to join us! The Zoom meeting information is here. (5/22)

NEWThe 46th Gana-A’Yoo Annual Meeting of Shareholders is on June 7th at 4:00 pm at the Ella B Vernetti School in Koyukuk. Gana-A’Yoo is planning to have in-person meeting with the option of shareholders to participate virtually. Shareholders have the option to vote their hard copy proxy or online at If you are interested in serving on the Gana-A’Yoo natural resources or shareholder relations committee, submit your letter of interest by May 24th to (5/3)

Check out the Young Life Club, a weekly youth group hosted at Galena Bible Church every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm! Every high school age kid is invited. Call Martin with any questions @ 907-656-7120. (11/20)

Yoga at Galena Pool! Join Molly at the Galena City Pool Saturday mornings at 9:00 am for a one hour yoga session. We will focus on mobility, strength, and flexibility and we will end with relaxation. Free for all, mats and blocks provided by TCC. No experience necessary. See you there! (9/20)

Education Section

Fishing and Hunting Information

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has begun issuing fishing advisories for the 2024 season. We’ll be posting each one as they arrive.

NEW2024 Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement #1 (Yukon River Salmon Fisheries Outlook) (5/14)

Health Care Corner

NEW We want to celebrate all the individuals within our community who are living a life of wellness and with that we also want to celebrate our communities work towards health. There are people in our community who have made impacts on our lives who don’t even know the kind of inspiration and support they have been. We want to recognize those who have been noticed subtly for their journey to wellness. We don’t often know who appreciates and admires our journey to making healthier choices. The following examples are several ways an individual can be making healthy choices on their wellness journey.

1.      They can be on their journey to recovery

2.      They could be actively breaking generational trauma

3.      They could have created first generation drug and alcohol free homes

4.      They could be physically active and eating healthy

5.      and/or volunteering and planning community engagements and activities.

We celebrate all who are living healthy lives and encourage those who are working towards healthy living to keep a positive outlook and know you are supported.

If you would like to recognize an individual who you have admired for their healthy living stop by the Edgar Nollner Health Center’s front desk and submit a name in our little black box. (4/30)

NEW Syphilis cases are on the rise in Alaska! The good news is that health care providers can test for and treat syphilis. A detailed document is here, including symptoms and options for treatment. Always report any serious health care issues to your local provider. In Galena, call the Edgar Nollner Health Center at 907-656-1366. (4/30)

The Edgar Nollner Health Center would like to remind the community not to park in the handicap spots near the handicap ramp in front of the clinic. These spots are reserved for patients who need access to the ramp to enter the building. Thank you. (12/1)

The ENHC continues to remind Galenans that after-hours medical emergencies should be reported to (907) 656-1266. Please do not use any other phone number as this will impede emergency response and delay services. The phones are working. Call (907) 656-1366 during business hours; and (907) 656-1266 for after-hours emergencies ONLY. (9/1)

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

Community Info

NEW Louden Tribe’s Community Reuse Shed is open to the public. The purpose of the Reuse Shed is to keep usable household items out of the landfill and away from the dumpsters and transfer station. It is located by the Louden Tribal Office where the community is welcome to take or leave usable items. Please follow the rules and instructions posted on the shed. For any questions feel free to stop by the Louden Office or give us a call at 9076561711. There’s a picture of the shed below: (5/9)

Drug Dealers and Bootleggers Beware

Please help to stop bootleggers and drug dealers in our community. Share information with law enforcement, parents and caregivers about known drug dealers and bootleggers. We are a small community and we all know in one way or another who they are. We will not tolerate drug dealers and bootleggers, especially those who sell to our children and young adults. To report suspected drug dealers or bootlegger activity or if you know of drug dealers travelling to Galena, call Fairbanks Airport
Police (907) 474-2530; You have the option to remain anonymous. We appreciate your assistance. (3/19)

Louden Tribe also has their Elder Assistance Program which provides services to elders such as trash hauling, heater repairs, snow plowing and minor repairs around the house. Let Louden know if you need help at 907-656-1711. (3/11)

The Tanana Chiefs Conference, Division of Wellness and Prevention would like to share a special announcement!  In collaboration with the Alaska Careline, 988 is the NEW three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. For years, the Lifeline – formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – has answered tens of millions of calls and helped people overcome mental health-related distress. When you call, text, or chat at 988, you will be quickly connected to a trained crisis counselors who will listen to your concerns, provide support, and get you additional help if needed. 988 can be used by anyone, anytime, including those who want to help their loved ones. There is HOPE. You are not alone in crisis. Just call, text, or chat at 988. (8/10)

If you or anyone you know is 60 years or older and would like to receive a box of nutritious food every month at no cost to you (given that you meet the income requirements)  then you might want to consider calling Louden at 656-1711 and asking them about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. A brochure about the program is here, and the application can be found here. (4/21)


A reminder from our friends at Gana-A’Yoo, Limited: 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. Also, a permit is required to hunt on Native lands and violators will be fined. If there are any questions or concerns please contact us at 888-656-1606. (Updated 8/18)

Job Openings

NEW The City of Galena is currently seeking temporary Brush Cutters/Laborers. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31st at 4 PM. Applications can be picked up at the City office. (5/20)

The Louden Tribe is seeking to hire a Tribal Justice Planning Project Coordinator, and a Bookkeeper. Each position will remain open until filled. Contact Louden at 907-656-1711 for a job application or with any questions. (Updated 5/21)

Galena City School District is hiring! Current job openings can be found on our district website at, under Employment. (12/13)

The following jobs are open at the Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena. If you have any questions on applying, call the clinic 907-656-1366 or 907-452-8251 Option 2.

Edgar Nollner Health Center in Galena:
Village Public Safety Officer
Behavioral Health Consultant
Dental Assistant Intern
Staff RN
Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Support Staff/Medical Assistant
Behavioral Health Clinician
Behavioral Health Clinical Associate

Region Wide Positions (anyone in a TCC region can apply and work from their village
Old Minto Family Recovery Camp Traditional Counselor
Intake Coordinator for Behavioral Health
Tobacco Prevention Policy Specialist
SOC Youth Lead
Community Health-Aide/Practitioner – Itinerant

You can find detailed job listings for the Edgar Nollner Health Center on the TCC webpage at (Updated 3/27)

The City of Galena is seeking to hire an assistant city manager. This position will assist the city manager to oversee the day to day operations of the City, and starting pay is negotiable based on experience. This job is opened until filled. Call 907-656-1301 to apply. To get the complete job description, click here. (7/28).

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 907-656-2574. The application is here. (Updated 7/18)


*** 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 Chainsaw for sale. call 907-328-9116. It is a brand new, never used STIHL MS 291 Chainsaw. Asking $500.00. Call 907-328-9116. (5/23)

NEW If you’re interested in therapeutic massage, Jordan Fredricksson will be available the week of May 20-24th. Prices: 30 minutes $40, 45 minutes $80. Deep tissue is available, but must contact me for rates.

Current hours available: Monday and Tuesday from 5pm – 9pm, Wednesday from 10am – 9pm, Thursday from 10am – 9pm and Friday from 10am – Noon. Text 907-947-5269 to make an appointment with Jordan. (Updated 5/21)

NEW Memorial Day weekend yard sale and Angie’s house (White house next door to Rocky & Daryl)
May 25th, 26th and 27th from 12-8pm. Sorry, not selling of Josh’s “boy” stuff, but lots of household items, clothes, books, etc… Looking to sell my Bravo for parts. Come look at it, make me an offer & you haul it! Hope to see you there! (5/20)

NEW The City of Galena has issued an invitation to bid on their 2024 drummed fuel contract for #2 diesel, #1 heating oil and other drummed fluids detailed in the full invitation here. Call the 907-656-1301 with any questions. (5/14)

HEY! Check out Galena Hardware’s new Web Store! You’ll find it at! Lots of items already available, and they’re adding more all the time. Shipping to other communities from Galena Hardware is now available! (3/19)

Lost and Found

*** 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!

Galena Pool Schedule


FAMILY SWIM is from 5:30-7 pm on Sundays.  Parents and Guardians are required to be in pool/on deck with family members.  Cost is $5 per family.

Open swim Friday & Saturday 7-8:30

Last evening Lap swims will be 4/8 & 4/10 from 6:30-8 pm

There will no longer be open weightroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Beginning the week of 4/22 Pam will reopen the weight room only (NO Pool access) on Monday’s and Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm  this time is Free to the public.

Lap swims will continue to be available in the mornings on M-W-F.

Morning Lap Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning 6:00-7:15 am

Work out room is Available during Lap swims and open swims for $5/use

Call Sandy at 907-656-7100 with pool inquiries.

Lodging and Vehicle Rentals

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.


Business Rooms Beds Description Contact Information      
Alexander’s Lake BnB 4 6 4 Bedrooms with 6 beds total. Starlink Satellite w/WiFi, Dish Network. 907-656-7095 cell; 907-947-3631 Joyce & Larry      
Joyce & Larry Hausmann     Firm, extra long comfortable beds.  Full Kitchen and Laundry. Hausmann      
      Airport pick up;  Walking to School, Clinic, City Hall and Coffee Shop(Fully licensed)  Established 2013        
Frankson Services 5 10 2 private homes: one 5 bedroom (Satellite TV in each room) and 907-656-7042 cell Erica Frankson      
Erica Frankson 2 2  one 2 bedroom home.  Both have Wifi, WD, fully furnished kitchen.        
      3 full size Chevy Trucks to rent.        
Gana-A’Yoo Apartments 1 2 Duplex:  1 bedroom apartment. 907-656-1606 Sharon Nollner      
Sharon Nollner     Contact Sharon Nollner regarding vehicles to rent.        
Pitka’s Car Rentals     3: Ford 150 extended cab; Ford 150 standard cab; Ford 250 Flatbed 907-656-7011 cell; 656-1719 home Terry Pitka      
Terry Pitka        
Shangri-la 5 7 Three Bedroom House + 2 Cabins: WiFi, Satellite TV, washer/dryer, full kitchen 907-656-4545; 378-6668 cell (Brad); 656-7100 cell (Sandy) Sandy Scotton      
Sandy Scotton     Vehicles to rent: 2 trucks, 2 Expeditions        
Yukon Alaska Enterprise 4 9 2 bedroom apartment w/3 beds 907-656-1334 Shirley Cleaver      
Shirley Cleaver     Truck Rentals: 2 Toyota Tundras (4×4) 4-door and a Ford Truck F-250 907-656-7210   cell        
      ” Located on the Banks of the Yukon River”        
George Rentals    

2: Chevy Silverados;

1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 persons w/ internet


Tiffany George      

Galena Emergency Numbers UPDATED OCTOBER 2023

Police: 911

Police non-emergency office line is 656-2177.

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: 656-1266

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: text or call 988, open 24/7

Alaska State Troopers (statewide, toll free ):  1 (800) 811-0911

Airport Police (statewide, toll free):  1 (877) 847-4342

TV Schedule

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 ARCS TV Schedule is available here.

The Food Section


Hours are 10am-1pm. Call 656-7371 by 11:00 AM to place orders ahead of time when possible.

May 20th – May 26th:

Spicy Chicken Sandwich w/Fried Rice

Shrimp Scampi w/Garlic Bread

Nachos Supreme or Indian Taco

Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice

Homemade Clams Chowder or Pizza

Open 11am-1pm

BURGER NIGHTS are Thursday and Friday from 5 to 7 pm.

PIZZA SALE: Every Thursday 4-7pm (Delivery available for $5)


🔥Meat Lovers, *pepperoni, ham, sausage

🔥Mediterranean *chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta

🔥Messinia *artichoke, kalamata olives, garlic oil, ham

🔥Hawaii *pineapple, ham

🔥Veggie Special *artichoke, kalamata olives, garlic oil, ham

$25 each :

call or text Martin @907-656-7120!

Pizza Shop is located on Gabes Drive (64.747150,-156.872437)


Keep up to date with school happenings in Galena, and link up with the event calendar.