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Galena wrestlers win division for the first time in school history

Galena wrestlers win division for the first time in school history

The Galena Hawks wrestlers dominated the Denali Conference regional tournament, becoming regional champs for the first time in school history. Galena coach Ben Blasco was named 2014 Coach of the…

Finals scheduled for Galena high school students

Finals scheduled for Galena high school students

By DOROTHY WILLIAMS, staff writer Finals week for Galena high school students starts on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The last day of the fall semester is Dec. 18. Here’s the finals…

AVTEC representative speaks with Galena students about tech school opportunities

AVTEC representative speaks with Galena students about tech school opportunities

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer AVTEC representative and counselor Lara Loomis presented her school’s program offerings at an assembly for Galena high school students on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the…

Students sought for Close-Up program

Students sought for Close-Up program

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer Galena social studies teacher Tim Lorenzini wants to help sponsor students on a trip to Washington, D.C., for the Close Up program at the end…

Galena student returns from Washington, D.C. trip to better communities

Galena student returns from Washington, D.C. trip to better communities

By ELSIE ILMAR, staff writer GILA junior Tristan Madros has returned from a conference in Washington, D.C., about dealing with substance abuse with plans to put in place what he…

New cosmetology teacher will be starting classes next term

New cosmetology teacher will be starting classes next term

By NICOLE SMART, staff writer The new cosmetology teacher is Liza Ashley. Ms. Ashley is now working as a residential dorm aide at Ptarmigan Hall. She begins working as a…

Skits, musical parodies coming to the next Improv performance

Skits, musical parodies coming to the next Improv performance

By DYLAN ORR, staff writer Skits, musical parodies, and short films will join the next Improv Night performance. “There a lot of changes I would like to make, but there…

Ptarmigan Hall Dancers greeted enthusiastically by community concert crowd

The Ptarmigan Hall Native Dancers performed on Oct. 26, 2014, in the SHS gym before a community concert sponsored by Galena’s local radio station, KIYU. The dancers have been delighting…

Students headed to AFN convention

Students headed to AFN convention

Four Galena students are headed to the annual Alaska Federation of Native convention in Anchorage this week. The students are: Nicholas Kelly, 17, a junior from Pilot Station. Tristan Hunnicut,…

The Galena swim team returns to the pool

The Galena swim team returns to the pool

By DYLAN ORR and NICOLE SMART, staff writers Eighteen months after the 2013 flood damaged the community pool, the Galena swim team has returned to the water. The team’s first…