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Monday, June 5th, 2023 at 1:30 PM


NEW It’s been brought to my attention that the persistent high water here in Galena is causing the base water system to cease producing additional water until water levels subside. Also, the base sewer system is being challenged by all the groundwater seepage. Conservation of water and sewer on the base systems is highly appreciated at this time. (6/2)

NEW The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has issued a fact sheet concerning Disaster Assistance for Individuals and Families. When the Governor declares a disaster and authorizes Individual Assistance, Alaska’s Individual and Family Grant Program and Temporary Housing Program provide timely assistance to meet disaster-related expenses and serious needs. The Individual Assistance hotline is 1-844-445-7131. The full fact sheet is available here. (5/19)

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


NEW The City of Galena will be holding their next special meeting on Tuesday, June 6th at 5:00 PM at the Galena City Council Chambers. On the agenda is an ordinance setting rates for municipal utilities and services. The full agenda is here. A copy of the ordinance is here. (6/5)

NEW There will be a special meeting of the Big River Public Broadcasting Corporation on Monday, June 12th at 5:00 PM at the Galena City Council Chambers. This is an updated date. The public is welcome. (6/5)

NEW A goodbye potluck picnic for Paul and Isabella Apfelbeck and Carrie Given has been postponed until a later date to be announced out of respect for the Evans family. Any questions, call or text Debbie Koontz at 907 656 7321. (Updated 6/2)

NEW The 45th Gana-A’Yoo Annual Meeting of Shareholders is on June 9th at 3:00 pm.  Registration starts at 2 pm at the Sidney C Huntington School in Galena.  Lunch will be provided and door prizes are are to be drawn.  Gana-A’Yoo is planning to have in-person meeting with the option of shareholders to participate virtually. Shareholders will be provided information to attend the meeting virtually prior to the meeting. Voting Shareholders have the option to vote their hard copy proxy or online at

Beading night is is every Wednesday evening at 5:30 at Louden Tribal Council. Bring a project and visit for a while. Contact Jennessa Miller if you have any questions. 907-656-1366, ext. 5327. The flyer is here. (Updated 5/8)

Education Section

NEW The school has collected a wealth of gloves, ski pants, sweaters and various other garments this year.  Please come in to SHS and explore the table outside the office to see if your child has forgotten something at the school.  Anything left over will be boxed up and donated. (5/13)

NEW GCSD has a lot of old yearbooks if you are missing one.  We will sell them to you for $5 each or 3 for $10 if you need to replace one or buy one that you didn’t have.  The years that we have are: 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2020-2021, 2012-2022. Call the school to inquire at 907-656-1205. (5/13)

Fishing and Hunting Information

2023 Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement #4

2023 Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement #3

2023 Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement #2

NEW There are proposed 2023 Board of Fisheries regulatory changes in the Yukon Management Area. A PDF document detailing those is available here. (4/13)

NEW The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces publication of the annual statewide salmon run forecast and commercial harvest projection report: Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2023 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2022 Season.

The Alaska all-species salmon harvest for 2022 totaled over 163.2 million fish. Almost half of this harvest was composed of sockeye salmon (75.5 million fish), followed by pink salmon (69.5 million fish). Most of the 2022 pink salmon harvest occurred in the Central and Westward regions, and Bristol Bay continued to be the largest sockeye salmon producing region in Alaska. 

The 2023 commercial salmon harvest forecast is for 122 million pink salmon, 48 million sockeye salmon, 16 million chum salmon, and 3 million coho salmon. If realized, the forecasted 2023 total Alaska commercial salmon harvest will be approximately 189 million fish.

A PDF file of Special Report SP23-10 is here. (4/9)

Health Care Corner

NEW Save the date! The Edgar Nollner Health Center is hosting their annual Sobriety Street Fair on Tuesday, June 13th from 4 PM to 6 PM. Their flyer is here and we’ll keep you up to date as it gets closer. (5/4)

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)

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)

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Community Info

NEW Galena Hardware will be closed Tuesday due to the funeral. The store will re-open Wednesday at noon. (6/5)

NEW Elder Tribal Members in Galena that were impacted by the 2023 spring flooding can contact Louden if you are in need of assistance in relocating or discarding of impacted items, yard clean up, etc. Call Louden at 907-656-1711 to be put on a list for assistance. (5/31)

NEW Kids ages 8 to 19 are invited to Monday Night Madness – a kooky team relay contest at the community ballfield, Monday 6/5/23 at 7PM.  There will be cash, cake and other prizes.  It is free to enter.  Bring a team, or join one when you arrive.  All are welcome.  Call Tamara Huntington at (907) 656-7346 with questions. Their flyer is here. (5/31)

NEW Denakkanaaga is releasing their new and improved website on June 1, 2023. The updated website will include features, like a calendar to stay up-to-date on all upcoming events and Alaska Native language activities for new learners. This website release comes just in time for the Denakkanaaga Annual Elders and Youth Conference being held in the village of Huslia, AK June 1st and June 2nd.

Find the Denakkanaaga website here. (5/31)

NEW City of Galena water system customers: Please call your current water meter readings to 907-656-1301. Thanks! (5/30)

NEW I got a message from a concerned Galena resident asking that everyone please slow down on the roads for safety and to keep the dust down. Let’s all look out for each other! (5/29)

NEW Sweetsir’s Store is happy to return to summer hours! Monday through Friday, 10am – 7pm, Saturdays 11am – 6pm and Sundays Noon – 5pm. (5/25)

NEW The Galena pool is temporarily closed due to high water around town. (5/24)

NEW The Charles Evans Community Library will be on summer hours starting this week: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. (5/22)

A message from David Graham of the Galena Police Department: It is that time of year again where we are getting a rise in dogs running loose and therefore dog bites. Per city ordinance, the owner of the dog is mandated a $300 fine for any dog found running off a leash and/or running at large in the community. Furthermore, any dog found responsible for biting another dog or biting a person is subject to being sent out of town or destroyed. Let’s all be responsible pet owners and don’t let your dog pay the price for your lack of responsibility. A digital scan of the city ordinance is here. (4/23)

If you have a home in Galena that is available to rent, please email: 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 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)


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. 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 Louden Tribe is looking to hire two temporary laborers to assist Elder Tribal Members impacted by 2023 spring flooding. Please see the attached job description for details. Contact Louden at 907-656-1711 for job applications. These positions are open until filled. (5/31)

NEW The Ruby Tribal Council is hiring six carpenters at $30 per hour and three laborers at $21 per hour. Call the Ruby Tribal Office at 907-468-4479. (5/19)

NEW The City of Galena is currently seeking to hire a Public Works Truck Driver. This is a full time position with full benefits. The description of the job is here. Stop by, or call the City of Galena at 907-656-1301 to apply. (3/16)

Tanana Chiefs Conference is now accepting applications for the 2023 Fire Season. Apply online at Contact Gilbert Frank at 907-452-8251 ext. 3069. A firefighting brochure is here. An application form is here. (2/2)

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 5/26) 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

GCSD – Coaching and Advisors
GCSD – Coordinator of Human Resources (Galena)
GCSD – Temp Summer Custodian / Maintenance (6)
GILA – Residence Hall Manager
GILA – Residence Life Counselor
GILA – Cook’s Helper
GILA – Receptionist Secretary
GILA – Resident Advisor Programming
GILA – Resident Advisor
GILA – Resident Advisor (Mental Health Technician)
GILA – Dorm Aide
SHS – Special Education Teacher (K-12)
SHS / GILA – Language Arts Teacher
SHS / GILA – Health Science Teacher
SHS / GILA – CTE Aviation Teacher
SHS / GILA – Technology Teacher

IDEA – Lead Teacher (Anchorage)
IDEA – Contact Teacher (Fairbanks)
IDEA – Contact Teacher (Juneau)

IDEA – Computer Technician (Juneau)
IDEA – Receptionist / Secretary (Wasilla)
IDEA – iGrad Coach (Wasilla)

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 a Licensed Electrician in Galena, if anyone needs any work done.  Jesse can be reached at 907-987-9517.  (5/23)

NEW Wanted to buy a Connex in Galena. Larry at 656-7095. (5/22)

NEW Wanted to buy red treated 2×4 and 2×6 inch decking, any length.  Call Larry at 656-7095. (5/18)

Lost and Found

NEW Found: Huffy single speed bicycle. Call 656-1918 to describe and claim. (5/18)

*** 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

Pool Schedule

Lap Swims Tuesday and Thursday 5-6:30 pm; $5 per person

Open Swims are Friday and Saturday 7-8:30 pm; $5 per person

Family Swim Sunday 4-6 pm – 6 & Under a parent or Guardian must swim (or sit on the side of the pool) with little ones $5 per family

Yoga w/ Molly  Saturday morning 9-10 am – FREE

Workout room is open Monday and Wednesday 7-8:30  and Friday @6:30 – FREE (no pool access)

For pool rentals please contact Sandy @ 907-656-7100

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. 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. Hausmann      
      Airport pick up;  Walking to School, Clinic, City Hall and Coffee Shop(Fully licensed and insured)        
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 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


Hours are 10am-1pm. Call 656-2505 by 11:00 AM to place orders.

June 5th- June 10th:




Reopens Tuesday!


Nachos Supreme






Hours 11 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – Closed


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