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District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

By DONAL SPIGHT and DORO STEVENS, staff writers Galena schools will receive accreditation for the next five years following a review of teachers and the school system at both campuses…

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…

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer The Galena swimming pool recently received three new lane lines which will allow them to practice for meets when they travel out of town. These…

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,…

Candidate Mallott visits GILA students in social studies class

Candidate Mallott visits GILA students in social studies class

By AARON MUNTER, staff writer Byron Mallott, a candidate for Lt. Governor of Alaska, came to Galena on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to talk to students for an hour in Brian…

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…