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INFORMATION

NEW I’m testing the equipment on 91.9 FM. It probably won’t be up 24/7 yet, but it’s working. Let me know how it sounds. (12/28)

The 2022 Galena School bus Schedule is available for download here. (8/29)

There is a newly updated list of individual emergency contact numbers from the City of Galena available here.


MEETINGS

NEW Louden Tribal Council will hold a Housing Committee Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Tribal Office. Their agenda is available here. (1/27)

NEW The Galena City School District Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee will be meeting on January 31, 2023 at 5:15 pm at the Community Craft Room. The GCI Teleconference will be available at 1-800-315-6338 with the access code: 12053. (1/27)  

NEW Attention Gana-A’Yoo Shareholders and Descendants,

Gana-A’Yoo staff will be available to shareholders and descendants on February 1st from 10 am to 4:30 pm at the Doyon Industrial Facility (700 Bidwell Ave.) in Fairbanks for Gana-A’Yoo’s Descendant Enrollment Assistance and Shareholder Records Update event.

For more information visit our shareholder portal at ganaayoo.com or call 907-569-9599.

  • On June 3, 2022, Gana-A’Yoo Shareholders voted to open enrollment to eligible descendants born after Dec. 18, 1971. If you would like to submit an application, have questions, or need assistance, Gana-A’Yoo staff will be onsite and available to help.
  • A notary will be available to assist with gifting applications.
  • Update your stock will and be entered into a bi-annual drawing help in November and May. (1/25)

Toddler Time is at Galena Bible Church (on Louden) every Thursday from 9:30-11am!  All ages are welcome, we will have an open space for free play and fun toys including a small bounce house, scooters, mini soccer goals and more! Adults must stay on premises and supervise their children. (1/11)

Yoga is back, Galena! Join us for FREE yoga sessions, perfect for all levels and backgrounds. Mats and blocks available for you to use. See flyer for more details! 
Yoga w/ Karin @ Charles Evans Library (SHS): •Mondays and Thursdays 7pm

Yoga w/ Molly @ Galena Pool (observation room) •Tuesdays 7-8pm •Saturdays 9-10am (12/31)

Jennessa is back every Wednesday from 5:30pm-7:00pm for beading night at Louden Tribal Council! Everyone is welcome, bring your own project. There will also be limited caribou tufting supplies that Louden purchased from Emma Hildebrand. If you took her class before, we can work together to practice the skills that she taught. Contact Jennessa Miller if you have any questions. 907-656-1366, ext. 5327. The flyer is here. (Updated 1/4)

Kid’s Club has started up again!  Inviting all kids, K-6th grade to join us from 3-4:30 for games, bible story, snacks, prizes.  Meet in the elementary library, each Thursday. Contact Martin Hornfischer with questions: 656-7120. (10/24)


Fishing and Hunting Information

NEW The 2022 Yukon River Fall Season Summary has been released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. It can be downloaded here. (1/11)


Health Care and COVID-19 Related Announcements

NEW The Edgar Nollner Health Center has flu shots available. If you are interested please call the ENHC for an appointment at 907-656-1366. (10/20)

The Edgar Nollner Health Center would like to inform the Community that the Clinic still has to follow Covid-19 related policies. If you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms then you need to be screened before you come to the Clinic. To schedule a screening, please call the Clinic at (907) 656-1366. Thank you! (8/11)

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


Community Info

NEW A message from the Galena Post Office: The Retail Window will be closed on Thursday, February 2nd and Friday, February 3rd. The package window will be open. They apologize for the inconvenience. Normal hours resume on Monday, February 6th. (1/31)

NEW A message from the City of Galena, for everyone on the piped water system: Please call in your water meter readings to the City of Galena at 907-656-1301. (1/30)

NEW The Alaska Business Development Center is excited to provide in-person tax preparation again in many villages throughout rural Alaska. If you live in rural Alaska, don’t send in your tax documents to ABDC yet — there’s a good chance our preparers are coming to you. To stay updated on whether ABDC is preparing taxes in your community, visit our website at www.abdc.org. (1/26)

NEW GALENA HAWKS BASKETBALL

Games against Delta are coming up this week, and KIYU will have play-by-play coverage with Tim and Ida Bodony live from the Hawks’ Nest!

Thursday, February 2nd:
                5:00 pm:  Little Hawks
                6:00 pm:  Girls Varsity
                7:30 pm:  Boys Varsity

Friday, February 3rd
                5:00 pm:  Little Hawks
                6:00 pm:  Boys Varsity
                7:30 pm:  Girls Varsity

Boys Junior Varsity will be traveling to Nulato on February 2nd and 3rd. (1/25)

NEW Louden Tribal Council is providing two free HAZWOPER training opportunities in Galena. The 40-hour HAZWOPER Course will be from March 6th – March 10th and the 8-hour Refresher Course on March 13th. Please call Louden at (907) 656-1711 to sign up. Spots are limited. Register by Friday, February 3rd! (1/23)

NEW Bust out your art supplies! Louden Tribal Council is having a design contest! We are looking for designs to raise awareness on the health impacts of road dust. Designs should be BOLD and colorful and submitted on a regular 8.5 x 11 inch piece of white paper. Include a catchy slogan! There are two age groups 16 & under and 17 & up. There will be cash prizes for the top three designs in each age group and the WINNING DESIGN FROM EACH WILL BE FEATURED ON A YARD SIGN which will be available this summer. Designs are due by Friday, February 24th. Talk to Brooke with questions or to submit your design (907) 656-1711 or brooke.sanderson@loudentribe.com. The flyer is here. (1/23)

NEW Louden Tribal Council and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center are taking applications for the Healthy Homes Project! Income eligible households can apply to receive assistance through this program where survey and remediation crews will be able to fix some issues causing mold, moisture or other indoor air quality issues. This program is open to all residents of Galena and you can own OR rent the home. For more information or to request an application contact Brooke at (907) 656-1711 or brooke.sanderson@loudentribe.com The flyer is here. (1/23)

NEW Louden Tribal Council would like Galena folks to share their photos so that we can reproduce them, enlarge them and display them on the walls of our building.  We are interested in old, historical photos of Galena and will be using only a few of them.  Please bring them to the LTC office if you have some to share.  After reproducing them, we will return them.  Call Louden at 907-656-1711. Thank you! (1/20)

NEW The Louden Tribal Council Elder Snow Removal Program is back up and running! If you’ve already signed a waiver, please remember to call the office during regular business hours to request service. Interested Tribal Members 60 years or older can call Louden at 907-656-1711 for more information and to sign a waiver. (1/18)

NEW The Louden Tribal Council has a new shipment of red salmon available for everyone! Drop by the Louden office and get a box. (Updated 1/20)

NEW A message from Cory Stringer, Assistant Principal at SHS:

Dear Parents/Guardians,
With the New Year comes new opportunities. January 23, SHS will be offering an After School Acceleration Academy for students PreK- 7th grade. The purpose of this program is to strengthen student’s academic skills with a heavy focus on literacy. This program will include a 25 minute structured reading lesson followed by other educational enrichment activities. All students are welcome! Snacks will be provided for those students attending.  Students are able to attend community library directly after the program ends or catch a bus ride home. All children that remain after school will be required to attend the after school program. Looking forward to further supporting your students. There is a letter on the subject and a form to fill out here. (1/13)

NEW Please help to stop bootleggers and drug dealers in our community.  Please share information with law enforcement, parents, caregivers, and school administrators 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 please call Galena City Police Officer Graham (907) 656-2177 or if you know drug dealers are travelling to Galena, call Fairbanks Airport Police (907)474-2530; You have the option to remain anonymous. We appreciate your assistance.  (Updated 1/23) 

NEW Galena Hardware is changing phone numbers. The new preferred phone number is 907-656-7111. The old number will be disconnected in the near future. (1/3)

NEW Bring in the New Year with cleaner indoor air! Louden Tribal Council has a limited number of Healthy Homes Kits available for Tribal Members! Kits include information on how to improve your indoor air quality along with a green cleaning starter kit, humidity monitor, and allergy pillow covers. To request a kit or more information call Brooke at (907) 656-1711. Here’s an informational document on the subject. (12/29)

The Galena Hawks XC Biathlon Team is asking snow machiners to avoid the ski trails North-East of Galena towards the dump. For people not familiar with this sport, imagine someone walks with dirty muck boots over the basketball court – same frustration while fixing it for several hours. Please educate younger family members as well. Thank you for your support. A map is available here. (12/15)

Open Gym is back at the SHS Gymnasium, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 PM-10:00 PM. Still no crying allowed! (12/6)

The Gana-A’Yoo, Limited Board of Directors seeks to fill three open board seats. This year’s election requires one director owning class B (Koyukuk) stock, one director owning class D (Kaltag) stock, and one director that is a resident of a rural community. Voting shareholders 18 or older are encouraged to consider serving on the board. In order to be listed on the proxy, interested shareholders must submit a director’s questionnaire by February 3, 2023.

The following current directors’ terms expire in May 2023:

  • Urban seat currently held by Linda Fleury, Galena and Koyukuk stock
  • Urban seat currently held by Melissa McGinty, Nulato stock
  • Rural seat currently held by Thomas Neglaska, Kaltag stock Director eligibility requirements: ·

The 2023 nomination form for Shareholder of the Year

Gana-A’Yoo shareholders and shareholder descendants:

The 2023 nomination form for Student of the Year

All 3 forms are due Friday, February 3, 2023 and can be found on the website www.ganaayoo.com Please call 1-888-656-1606 or 907-569-9599 or email info@ganaayoo.com for any questions or any forms. (12/6)

Get up Galena! The fitness room at the swimming pool building is opening again with new equipment! New treadmills, bike, elliptical, bench press and rowing machine! Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Rates are $5 for daily use with discounts for bulk buys. Pay at the City of Galena and come on out to work out! Their flyer is here. (Updated 11/23)

To reduce the predation on moose in the Galena area, the Louden Tribal Council will once again be sponsoring the Predator Harvest Incentive Program. Residents of Galena with a valid State of Alaska Trapping or Hunting License may receive $400 per legally harvested wolf between November 1, 2022 and May 1, 2023. Hunters/trappers are responsible for following all State of Alaska regulations and observing trapping/hunting seasons. Please see this document for additional details and call Louden at (907) 656-1711 with any questions. (10/13)

If you have a home in Galena that is available to rent, please email: office@loudentribe.com or call the office at 907-656-1711. (9/15)

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)

The Literacy Council of Alaska is offering online and phone based G.E.D. tutoring and test preparation for Alaskans in rural areas. Contact Justine Schmidt by email at justine@akliteracycouncil.com or call 907-456-6212. They have flyers here and here. You can do it. End of story! (5/12)

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)


LONG TERM PARKING SECTION   

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 www.ganaayoo.com 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)

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)

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)


Job Openings

NEW The City of Galena is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Clerk/Receptionist position. They are to manage the utility accounts, front desk greetings and directories, office assistance as needed, and promote an overall positive City image. The deadline to apply is February 13th before 5 pm. Please contact the City office at 907-656-1301 with questions or to apply. The full description of this position is here. (1/31)

NEW The City of Galena is currently seeking a Power House Operator: Rover Position. It is a part-time position to operate, record, and other duties assigned for diesel generators and 4160 volt switchgear. Deadline to apply is February 14th before 5 pm. Applications are available at the City office. Please see the description here for more detail and contact the City with any questions at 907-656-1301. (1/31)

NEW The Ruby Tribal Council is accepting applications for a Tribal Transportation Coordinator. This position is full time and is open until filled. The full description is available here. (1/31)

NEW Louden Tribal Council is accepting applications for a Director of Social Services. Applications are due by close of business February 6, 2023. Please contact Louden at 907-656-1711 or office@loudentribe.com for an application. The full description is here. (1/30)

NEW Louden Tribal Council is accepting applications for a Tribal Victim Program Manager. Applications are due by close of business February 6, 2023. Please contact Louden at 907-656-1711 or office@loudentribe.com for an application. That job description is available here. (1/27)

Updated 10/1: Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility is accepting applications for personal care attendants and Certified Nursing Aides. In addition to looking for caregivers and a cook, YKEALF is now searching for an administrator.  If interested in applying to be a caregiver or cook, one should contact Agnes.  If interested in the administrator position one should contact Sharon at (907) 460-5627. 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. (Updated 4/6)

(Updated 1/30) The Galena City School District has the following job openings:

To apply, fill out a complete employment application on the Galena City School District website located at https://www.galenaalaska.org/employment

Galena
GCSD – Assistant Superintendent (Galena Operations)
GCSD – Director or Coordinator of Early Learning
GCSD – Activities Director or Coordinator
GCSD – Director of Human Resources
GCSD – Activities
GCSD – Certified Computer Technician (Anchorage)
GILA – Assistant Principal
GILA – Residence Life Counselor
GILA – Dorm Aide
GILA – Registrar
GILA – Cook’s Helper
SHS – Cook’s Helper
SHS – Custodian (Galena)
SHS – Elementary Teacher
SHS – Library Aide
SHS – Middle School Teacher
SHS / GILA – Special Education Aide
SHS / GILA – Music Teacher
SHS / GILA – Language Arts Teacher
SHS / GILA – Science Teacher
SHS / GILA – Health Science Teacher
SHS / GILA – Math Teacher
SHS / GILA – CTE Aviation Teacher
SHS / GILA – Technology Teacher
IDEA
IDEA – Clerical II (Fairbanks) (3)
IDEA – Computer Technician (Wasilla)


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


Classifieds

*** 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 Evan Walton has a large load of wood for sale for $80, or a cord for $400.00. The Waltons also do chimney sweeps. Can reach Edward Walton at 907-656-7070. (12/31)


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

UPDATED 2022 Galena Pool Schedule

Open swims

Sunday  7:00-8:30 pm

Tuesday  7:00-8:30 pm

Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm

Afternoon Lap Swims

Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-6:30pm


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 wireless@kiyu.com so we can post it online.


PRIVATELY OWNED LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS & VEHICLE RENTALS IN GALENA, ALASKA

     
                 
                 
Business Rooms Beds Description Contact Information      
                 
Alexander’s Lake BnB 4 6 4 Bedrooms with 6 beds total. Viasat Satellite w/WiFi, Dish Network. 907-656-7095 cell; 907-947-3631 Joyce & Larry      
Joyce & Larry Hausmann     Firm Comfortable Beds.  Full Kitchen and Laundry.   larry_hausmann@hotmail.com Hausmann      
      Airport pick up;  Walking to School, Clinic, City Hall and Coffee Shop(Fully licensed and insured)  https://alexanders-lake-bed-and-breakfast.business.site        
                 
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. erica_c15@hotmail.com        
      3 full size Chevy Trucks to rent.   www.franksonslodging.com        
                 
Gana-A’Yoo Apartments 1 2 Duplex:  1 bedroom apartment. 907-656-1606 Sharon Nollner      
Sharon Nollner     Contact Sharon Nollner regarding vehicles to rent. galena@ganaayoo.com        
                 
                 
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       tpitka@hotmail.com        
                 
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 shangrila@akscottons.com        
                 
Sweetsir BnoB 7 9* 4 bedrooms with 4 beds: wifi, cable, w/d, dishwasher, 2 showers 907-656-7449 Agnes Sweetsir      
Agnes Sweetsir     with option to increase for customers from the same family or company. a.m.sweetsir@gmail.com        
                 
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” gal_999@yahoo.com        
                 
George Rentals    

2: Chevy Silverados;

1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 persons w/ internet

907-656-7206

tiffanygeorge24@gmail.com

Tiffany George      
                 

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: 656-1266

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

GALENA COFFEE SHOP

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

January 30th – February 3rd:

Monday

Chicken Wraps w/Mac Salad

Tuesday

Thai Noodles over Chicken

Wednesday

Nacho Supreme

Thursday

French Dip Hoagie w/Fried Rice
Burger Night!

Friday

Homemade Pizza and Clam Chowder
Burger Night!

Saturday

Hours 11 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – Closed


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