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Kaltag junior heads to nation’s capital

Kaltag junior heads to nation’s capital

Sixteen year-old GILA junior Tristan Madros of Kaltag will attend the SAMHSA National Youth Conference in Washington, D.C. on November 17-19. SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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…

Volleyball tournament is net-to-net fun

Volleyball tournament is net-to-net fun

By NICOLE SMART and DANA SLWOOKO, staff writers The Galena Hawks volleyball team raised just under $1,700 at its Mixed-6 Tournament fundraiser on Oct. 10-11 in the SHS gym. The…

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

See a photo gallery of Spirit Week happenings here. Galena schools celebrated the cross-country team’s trip to the state championship with a week of spirit days as students showed off…

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…

XCountry headed to state! Two personal bests, faster runner in division 3A for Galena’s runners

XCountry headed to state! Two personal bests, faster runner in division 3A for Galena’s runners

By SARAH BROWN, staff writer The Galena boys took first place and both girls placed in top ten at the Region VI meet in Fairbanks at the North Star golf…

Wrestlers hope to send half-dozen to state this year

Wrestlers hope to send half-dozen to state this year

By DANA SLWOOKO, staff writer More than 50 student athletes came to the first meeting of the Galena Hawks wrestling team last month. There’s a lot of new face seeing…

Galena runners pull ahead… Korta first, boys team third at Palmer

Galena runners pull ahead…  Korta first, boys team third at Palmer

Galena junior cross-country runner Kaleb Korta was first among the boys in the 5-kilometer course at the Palmer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6, with a time of 16 minutes, 51…

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…