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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‚Äôs 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…

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Galena high school students winged it at Saturday’s improv in the GILA theater, to the delight of students, families, and community members who attended. The group under the direction of…

Campaigners club features faith and fun

Campaigners club features faith and fun

By DORO STEVENS and DOROTHY WILLIAMS, staff writers The Campaigners, a religious student club that brings teenagers closer to God, started meeting last month at the home of Galena high…

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

When a construction worker fell off the Ptarmigan Hall roof on Wednesday evening, the first medical responder on the scene was GILA senior Emmie Ellis. Emmie became a state certified…

Student reflects about his first solo flight

Student reflects about his first solo flight

By TOBY MONROE, staff writer I knew I wanted to be a pilot from the start. The councilor asked me if I wanted to be in ground school, and I…

Ineke Wilkinson new counselor at the residence hall

Ineke Wilkinson new counselor at the residence hall

By SONNY KRUGER, staff writer Ineke Wilkinson will become the dorm counselor next school year. “It’s my first job in official counseling,” said Mrs. Wilkinson. She will be working alongside…

Mr. Apfelbeck is the new media and information tech teacher

Mr. Apfelbeck is the new media and information tech teacher

By KAITY ALBERT, staff writer Paul Apfelbeck is changing teaching positions in the Galena City School District for the next school year. He’s now teaching journalism and language arts. Next…

Academy teaches skills: Emergency trauma technician classes bring students from around the state

Academy teaches skills: Emergency trauma technician classes bring students from around the state

By CANDACE COX, staff writer “If the opportunity passed and something bad happened, you would feel terrible,” said Sara Loehr, a high school student from Sterling, Alaska, who has wanted…