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Headquarters Building closed due to heating problems

Headquarters Building closed due to heating problems

By KATELYN HOLMBERG, staff writer The headquarters building on the GILA campus will be closed for the rest of the second semestdr until the temperature gets warmer, said John Riddle,…

Jenna Buchanan returning to Galena to retire her jersey number

Jenna Buchanan returning to Galena to retire her jersey number

By ERIC JONES, staff writer Galena’s own Jenna Buchanan will be honored in a ceremony to retire her jersey number during the Valdez home games on Feb. 24. Jenna played…

Echenique wins school Geography Bee, heads to state championship

Echenique wins school Geography Bee, heads to state championship

By TIRZAH BRYANT, staff writer The winner of this year’s Galena Geography Bee is Lucas Echenique. Lucas will receive his first place award at the next school board meeting and…

Supercold temperatures no stranger to Alaskan veterans

Supercold temperatures no stranger to Alaskan veterans

School was disrupted on Jan. 19, with GILA students unable to reach classes on the SHS campus, but it could have been worse. In 1989, the state suffered through a…

Mining representatives speak with students about job opportunities

Mining representatives speak with students about job opportunities

By KALA HENDRIKSON and KAT WILDE, staff writers Two Donlin Gold representatives came to Galena on Nov. 28 and did a presentation at the GILA auditorium to talk about possible…

Galena freshman headed to Junior Olympics, team relay makes swim team history

Galena freshman headed to Junior Olympics, team relay makes swim team history

By ANGELICA FIRMIN, staff writer The Galena swim team made history competing for the first time ever as a relay team at the 2016 Wishbone Invitational Swim Meet in Fairbanks…

Galena health students ready themselves for HOSA conference

Galena health students ready themselves for HOSA conference

The Students of GILA have and amazing opportunity in Anchorage next semester for the health career field as they start the year’s HOSA contests, said Carrie Given, health careers teacher.…

Aviation students take next step towards licenses

Aviation students take next step towards licenses

By EVAN CHARLIE and ELENA JACOBS, staff writers Seven students from the Galena Interior Learning Academy’s aviation program traveled to Anchorage recently to get their third class medical certificate, which…

Little Hawks wrestlers train for the future

Little Hawks wrestlers train for the future

By MARY COOLIDGE and CHRIS SEMAKEN, staff writers The Little Hawks wrestlers are preparing for the Galena Intersquad Rumble (GIR) at the GILA gym to face challenges on the mat…

Havener named Coach of the Year

Havener named Coach of the Year

By ELENA JACOBS and AMANDA KOPP, staff writers The Galena Lady Hawks fought for the first time to make it to the state championship, falling short by just two games,…