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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…

Galena swimmers do well at Wishbone Invitational, seven get medals

Galena swimmers do well at Wishbone Invitational, seven get medals

By SARAH BROWN, staff writer Galena high school swimmer did very well at Wishbone Invitational Swim Meet in Fairbanks last weekend (Nov. 14-15). The Galena Swim Team brought 17 swimmers…

Shakespeare’s The Tempest coming to the GILA stage

Shakespeare’s <em>The Tempest</em> coming to the GILA stage

By ELSIE ILMAR, staff writer Selections from Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be presented first period Friday, Dec. 5 and third period Monday, Dec. 8, in the GILA theater, with 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…

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’s 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…