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Galena students earn medals at health conference

Galena students earn medals at health conference

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer Three Galena high school students earned medals at this year’s spring Career and Technical Student Organization performance-based competition on March 18-21 in Anchorage. The competition…

Remodeled Student Union Building coming to GILA campus

Remodeled Student Union Building coming to GILA campus

By DYLAN ORR, staff writer A renovated Student Union Building, or SUB, is planned to be finished in January 2016. The new SUB will include a residential kitchen for students,…

Galena skiers dominate Nenana Invitational

Galena skiers dominate Nenana Invitational

The Galena ski team dominated in all events at the Nenana Invitational Ski Event from Friday through Sunday (March 20-22). The team grabbed first places in each of the individual…

Riding along the river in blissful silence

Riding along the river in blissful silence

By DOROTHY WILLIAMS, staff writer Tim Kalke wanted to do something big. Mr. Kalke, the outdoor survival, weightlifting and driver’s ed teacher, rode thirty miles from Galena to Dainty Island…

Students spend the day learning survival, avalanche training

Students spend the day learning survival, avalanche training

By SARAH BROWN, staff writer The Arctic Survival class practiced survival skills and wilderness rescue training in a day-long workshop in the woods and hills around Galena on March 11.…

Vets make sure the race runs smoothly

Vets make sure the race runs smoothly

By NICOLE SMART, staff writer Dogs need love too. And that includes the dogs coming into the Galena checkpoint during this year’s Iditarod. “I like to see athletic dogs.” said…

Student volunteers dig in, help out at checkpoint

Student volunteers dig in, help out at checkpoint

By CEDRIC TALL, staff writer Galena high school students volunteered to help around at the Iditarod checkpoint on the GILA campus near the cosmetology building during the race last week…

This year’s Iditarod checkpoint is on the GILA campus

This year’s Iditarod checkpoint is on the GILA campus

By AARON MUNTER and DONAL SPIGHT, staff writers For the first time, the GILA campus will be used as a checkpoint for this year’s Iditarod. Seventy-eight teams will be entering…

Galena students heading to AVTEC for inside look

Galena students heading to AVTEC for inside look

By AARON MUNTER, staff writer Automotive teacher Josh Pittsenbarger and GILA counselor Jana Rider are taking students to Alaska’s Institute of Technology (AVTEC) to tour the campus in Seward on…

Hockey rink being built in back of SHS

Hockey rink being built in back of SHS

By KAITY ALBERT, staff writer A hockey rink is under construction behind the SHS elementary wing being built by Galena resident Martin Hornfischer. Mr. Hornfischer is building an ice rink…