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Student performers on stage: Fashion show, improv, theater at GILA auditorium

Student performers on stage:  Fashion show, improv, theater at GILA auditorium

By CANDACE COX and VERONICA KAMEROFF, staff writers The community of Galena had a fantastic time watching a night of theater on Saturday, March 15 in the GILA auditorium featuring…

New police chief ready to serve: ‘We belong to you… the door is always open’

New police chief ready to serve:  ‘We belong to you… the door is always open’

By NICK HEVEZI, staff writer “Education [and prevention] is an extremely important part of my priorities,” said Aaron Parker, the new Galena police chief, during an interview on February 25.…

Galena delegates head to Tanana Chief’s convention

By ALLY ZAUKAR, staff writer Four Galena high school students will be attending as youth delegates at the Tanana Chief’s Conference convention from Mar. 10-13 in Fairbanks. The students are…

Law officers recruit students

Law officers recruit students

State and federal law enforcement officers met with Galena high school students on Feb. 25 to talk about career opportunities in their field. “We want you to be productive citizens…

Iditaread arrives in Galena

Iditaread arrives in Galena

Dozens of children and their families sat down and read a good book on Monday evening during the annual Iditaread kick-off readathon at the SHS library. Hundreds of free books…

Students help at community dinner

Students help at community dinner

Students and staff from the Galena Interior Learning Academy helped make the Valentine’s Day dinner at the elder’s center a success. The prime rib was donated by the Gan’a Yoo…

Elementary teachers recognized for outstanding performance scores

Elementary teachers recognized for outstanding performance scores

By KAITY ALBERT and CANDACE COX, staff writers Teachers at the Galena City School were recognized for the outstanding ASPI scores received by the school district during an appreciation ceremony…

Grant assists truck restoration

Grant assists truck restoration

The Galena automotive program is restoring a truck damaged in last year’s flood, thanks in part to a $100 grant from the Alaska Retired Educators Association. The 1984 Toyota 4-Runner…

Health Academy offered to students

By CANDACE COX, staff writer The Bridges Health Academy is coming to Galena. The Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) Bridges Health Academy is a homeschooling program that reaches to rural communities…

IDEA visitors enjoying school

By ALFRED OMNIK and COLIN REITAN, staff writers Six IDEA students visited GILA this month. Three of those students were here for the aviation program. The Interior Distance Education of…