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Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 @ 11:30 AM


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

On June 29, 2022, Big River Public Broadcasting Corporation, applicant for a new FM station, 91.9, Galena, Alaska, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for an FM construction permit.  Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit the FCC site here. (7/26)

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


NEW Staff and students at the Galena Interior Learning Academy would like to invite the community to a picnic dinner at the two seasons dining hall on GILA campus.  Friday the 30th of September 5-7pm. They will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers. Any questions please call Ben Blasco at Ptarmigan hall at 907-656-2112. (9/27)

NEW The Galena Book club will be meeting Saturday, Oct 1 at 11 AM at the Galena Coffee Shop.  This month we are reading The Sentence by Louise Erdrich.  Next month we will read Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.  Copies are available at the Community Library.  All are welcome.  Come join for coffee and conversation.  Bring your book suggestions for November. (9/23)

NEW You’re invited to the 2022 Women’s Bible Conference! Enjoy fellowship with other women and recharge your soul as we focus on this year’s theme with guest speaker Courtney Veasey, ”FAITHFUL: A study on the book of James”. Conference and available childcare are FREE w/ door prizes at each session! Sessions days & times: Oct 7 @ 7pm, Oct 8 @ 1pm & 7pm and Oct 9 @ 7pm. See flyer for more details and don’t forget to RSVP for childcare! Conference hosted by Galena Bible Church on Louden. Their flyer for the event is here. (9/19)

NEW AND UPDATED! – The GCSD School Board will be meeting on Wednesday, September 28th. The Work Session begins at 6:00 P.M. and the Board Meeting begins at 7:00 P.M.  You can also teleconference into the meeting by calling 1-800-315-6338 and entering access code 12053#. The Board Packet is available at the following website: Click on “GCSD September 2022 School Board Packet.” Have a joyful remainder of your week and best of wishes if you are still working to obtain what you need for a healthy and happy upcoming winter and spring. (Updated 9/21)

Beading Night with Jennessa Miller has been postponed until after hunting season. A new flyer will be posted when she starts again. (8/30)

Fishing and Hunting Information

NEW Galena area moose seasons are now closed. Please return successful reports no later than 14 days from the date of harvest, along with the upper half of one antler cut through the palm. Please return no harvest or did not hunt reports no later than October 10th, they can be done online or in person. Please plan accordingly as the Galena ADFG office will be closed from October 7th through the 17th. Thank you and I look forward to hearing about your hunts, Jeremy ADFG Galena. (9/26)

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game office is now open at the DOT shop building.  Office hours are 10am to 4pm; Monday-Friday.  The regular moose season opens Monday August 22nd, so you can get your permits this week. That’s a message from Glenn Stout, the Galena Area Biologist. He can be reached at 907-459-7218. (8/15)

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COVID-19 Coronavirus-related announcements – organized by community

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

Community Info

On November 3rd and 5th we will be hosting Jr. High basketball. 

NEW A message from Cory Stringer at SHS: We have an opportunity to have any interested person who would want to become a certified official to do so.  We will bring an official to help those interested in passing the test and to have some court time with a certified official during this weekend of games.  Those certified would be paid at a higher level for any games and would be used as we work on getting a high school JV schedule created  Certification may also allow you to travel to other villages to officiate.  If interested please contact the school at 907-656-1205 and leave your name and number with the front desk or with Cory.  If we have enough interest we will make the arrangements to start your training. If not interested in being certified, but willing to Officiate middle school games, please contact the school also. (9/27)

NEW Cold Climate Housing Research Center is offering a free virtual Home Energy Workshop Series. The first Zoom class will take place on October 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 and they’ll be discussing home weatherization. If you’re interested, please visit to register. There is a flyer here. (9/27)

NEW LOST BOAT: Peggy Patterson in Hughes called me and said her boat has broken away and floated downriver. The boat has burgundy sides with a black top, a Magnum Woolridge inboard motor, with Magnum written on the sides. There is an unconfirmed report that it was seen below Huslia. Please give Peggy a call if you spot her boat. Her number is 907-889-2282. (9/26)

NEW A message from Dave Casey, Principal at Sidney C. Huntington School:

Dear SHS Families,

Last week was a short week. Many people from our community were out hunting. Our staff and students enjoyed a little extra time off.

There is a school board meeting on Wednesday, Sept 21st.  The work session begins at 6:00 pm and the board meeting is at 7:00 pm.

We are getting well in to our school year and students and staff are established in their routines. Next Tuesday, 9/27/22, is midterm for the first quarter. We will be gathering grades and mailing them home.  

We started this school year with a number of GCSD vacancies here in Galena, that included teaching positions. I’m thankful to our staff who have worked to minimize the effect in the classroom. This problem is not a local one. Colleges across the country have had about a 30% drop in enrollment in the Schools Of Education over the past ten years. Few states, including Alaska, are producing enough teachers to cover the need in their states. Our school district continues to look for qualified people to fill positions. To view the GCSD openings, you can go to

I’m happy to say we will be returning to our traditional Halloween Carnival here at SHS. The SHS PAC has set the date for Halloween, 10/31/22. The PAC will hold the carnival early so children still have time to Trick or Treat.

Dave Casey, Principal, Sidney C. Huntington School, 907-656-1205. (9/20)

NEW The Galena Interior Learning Academy is hosting a Hope in the Darkness Art Gallery and Auction on September 30, 2022, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Student Union Building (SUB). Please submit your art with your name and the title and drop off to Rachel Aultman or Connie Jensen at the GILA Composite Building. (9/19)

NEW The Edgar Nollner Health Center is trying to recover Nebulizers that were loaned out to patients. If you have one, please contact the clinic at 907-656-1366. (9/19)

NEW A message from the Louden Tribal Council: During the 2021 power outage, it was noted that many homes had the heat trace on their water line cut. If you would like your heat trace repaired, or if you don’t know and would like Louden to check its condition, please call the office at 907-656-1711. If possible, please send a photo to (9/16)

NEW September is National Suicide Prevention Month and Tanana Chiefs Conference is hosting online QPR Training and Lethal Means Training in September. Contact Steve Ristow at 907-452-8251 x 3177 or email him at Their detailed flyer is here, including links to register. (9/15)

NEW Doyon, Limited is soliciting nominations for five positions on the board of directors to be elected at the March 2023 annual meeting. Interested individuals must be 18 years of age and a voting shareholder of Doyon. Board Candidate Applications are available at, at the Doyon, Limited offices or Village and Traditional/IRA Council offices in the Doyon region. Applications may be completed online; for more information, visit or contact the Doyon, Limited legal department at 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2177 or (907) 459-2177. Board Candidate Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 6th, 2022. Completed board applications should be sent to: Doyon, Limited Attention Legal Department, 1 Doyon Place Suite 300, Fairbanks, AK, 99701. (9/15)

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

NEW Louden Tribal Council has applications for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Scattered Sites Program. Alaska Native homeowners may apply for water and sewer assistance through ANTHC. Applications may be submitted to Louden to be forwarded to ANTHC. There is no formal deadline but applications are considered each fall. A detailed document on the subject is here. (9/12)

NEW The local municipal elections will be held on October 4th 2022.

Declaration of Candidacy is now open for seats A-2, B-1, and B-2 on the City Council and seat E on the School Board. Stop by or call the City office to request a Declaration of Candidacy. The number there is 907-656-1301.

Early in person voting at the City office opens September 24– October 4th. The deadline to apply for an absentee by mail ballot is September 24th, and that is the day ballots will be mailed out.

Absentee voting instructions can be found here. And, the Notice of Regular Election and information on Declaration of Candidacy can be downloaded here. (9/9)

A Women’s Bible Study will be meeting Saturdays at 10am at Molly Kinsey’s house. It is open to all ladies in Galena over 18yo. We will be following Melissa Spoelstra’s “Isaiah” study: books with video access can be purchased on Amazon or ebook etc. If you would like to attend, but cannot source the book Molly has extra copies! Childcare will not be provided. Contact Molly Kinsey with any questions at (9/5)

Louden Tribal Council has copies of the Alaska “Round 2” Cares Act Fisheries Assistance applications. Alaska residents that were eligible to receive the 2020 PFD may qualify for assistance. Applications must be postmarked no later than 10/31/2022. Call the Louden Tribal Office at 907-656-1711 or stop by. (9/2)

Toddler Time has started up again 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. (Updated 9/12)

It’s that time of year again when bears and other animals are making their way into the city. While your police department will do everything it can to help in this situation, resolutions are limited and a simply answer of shooting the animal IS NOT usually one of those resolutions. Alaska 5 ACC 92.410 Taking Game in Defense of Life or Property states:

  1. Nothing in 5 ACC prohibits a person from taking game in defense of life or property IF:
  1. The necessity for the taking is not brought about by the harassment or provocation of the animal or by any unreasonable invasion of the animals habitat;
  1. All other practicable means to protect life and property are exhausted before the game is taken

In addition, any game taken is the PROPERTY OF THE STATE and there are salvaging and surrendering rules that apply.

In short, EVERYONE in the community must do their part to be sure their property is not attracting these animals and store/dispose of such attractants as garbage, dog food, fish, other wild game etc. PROPERLY! 

Your Police Department is limited on our response to these situations. Please help us in keeping the community safe by doing your part. (8/10)

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 cross country running squad is open to grades 6-12. If you have questions please contact Sandy @ 907-656-7100 (Updated 8/11)

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)

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 I need some help at the radio station, moving one or both of the stacks of Rohn tower pieces across the yard to flat ground. It’s a two person job, and I’ll pay $150 each. (9/20)

NEW The Edgar Nollner Health Center is seeking applicants for a Behavioral Health Administrative Assistant position in Galena. This is a full time, regular position, and the full description is available here. Visit the Tanana Chiefs website to apply, or call the clinic at 907-656-1366. (9/8)

NEW Tanana Chiefs Conference is seeking a System of Care Youth Lead in our region, with a final location to be determined. This is a full time position, and the full description is linked here. (8/12)

NEW The City of Galena is currently seeking to fill a Public Works department truck driver position. It is a full-time position with full benefits. Must have an Alaska Drivers License with a qualifying CDL. Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply. The City will provide housing if needed! Please contact Shanda Huntington with any questions. 907-656-1301. A full description of the position is here. (Updated 8/11)

NEW The Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility is looking to fill a Maintenance position. The full description of that job is here. Contact Agnes Sweetsir at 656-2574 with any questions and to apply. (5/26)

NEW The United States Postal Service in Galena is hiring for a Sales/Service & Distribution Associate. Starting Salary is $30.15 per hour, plus benefits. See their flyer here, and visit the post office in Galena to apply! (3/22)

NEW Big River Public Broadcasting is seeking a motivated, outgoing person to get involved on the radio. This will be a flexible position, partly tailored to your talents and interests, with an expectation to back up the Station Manager on the air occasionally by voicing the Yukon Wireless. Would you like to do field interviews and revive the Raven’s Story? Create a weekly music program? Contribute to and our Facebook page? Want to help create the new radio station? Have creative media ideas of your own? We should talk about it.
Call me at 907-656-1488 at the desk, or call or text 907-574-0783 on my cell. Email (3/21)

Updated 4/6: 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 8/26) 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 – Assistant Director of Special Education
GCSD – Clerical II (Special Education)
GCSD – Administrative Assistant I
GCSD – Accounts Payable
GCSD – Activities
GCSD – Academic Support Teacher
GCSD – Maintenance I (Bus Driver)
GCSD – Temporary Clerical II (Migrant Education Recruiter) (2)
GILA / SHS – Computer Technician
GILA – Resident Advisor – Programming
GILA – Residence Life Counselor
GILA – Dorm Aide
GILA – Assistant Cook I
GILA – Cook’s Helper
GILA – Custodian
SHS – School Counselor
SHS – Library Aide
SHS – Bilingual Aide
SHS – Bilingual Aide Coordinator
SHS – Elementary Teacher (Grade 8)
SHS / GILA – CTE Construction Trades
SHS / GILA – Science Teacher
SHS / GILA – Science Teacher
SHS / GILA – Math Teacher

IDEA – Clerical II (Fairbanks) (2)

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!

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!

NEW Fred Huntington has lost a ball hitch with a 1 1/4 inch receiver and a 2 inch ball. Call the station at 907-656-5498 if you’ve found that item in the last week or two. (9/26)

NEW Two cell phones have been found at the Yukon Inn recently. Drop by this evening to claim if you’re missing one. (9/26)

Galena Pool Schedule

UPDATED 2022 Galena Pool Schedule (When they re-open)

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 so we can post it online.


Business Rooms Beds Description Contact Information      
Alexander’s Lake B&B 3 5 3 Bedrooms with 5 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        
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.        
Yukon Alaska Enterprise 4 9 1 apartment w/3 beds; 3 rooms w/2 beds each 907-656-1334 Shirley Cleaver      
Shirley Cleaver     Truck Rentals: 2 Full size GMC trucks (4×4),  Toyota Tundra (4×4) 4-door 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

907-656-7206 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 ahead of time to place orders.

September 26th – October 1st


Zombies w/Mac & Cheese


Chicken Coconut Curry over Rice


Nachos Supreme & Indian Tacos


Thai Noodles w/Chicken
Burger Night!


Homemade Pizza or Clam Chowder
Burger Night!


Hours 11 AM – 1 PM

Sunday – Closed


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

School’s Out For Summer! Be back next year!