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A WALK IN THE PARK – Jim Moormann walks through Sitka National Historical Park this morning, as he has every day for the past two and a half years. This Saturday is National Trails Day, an annual event which began in 1993 to honor the National Trail System. In normal years volunteers help with trail maintenance in parks across the country. This year there will be no organized cleanup in Sitka and, without tour ship visitors, Sitkans will have the park to themselves. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

November 7, 2013 Community Happenings

Harp Sing Set
    The Second Sunday Sitka Sacred Harp Sing is set 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sitka Pioneers Home Chapel.
    Beginners and listeners are being encouraged to attend. For more information call 738-2089.

    Meth-Free Sitka
    Meeting on Tap
    Together for a Meth-Free Sitka will host a community meeting  6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Centennial Hall.
    Presentations include: progress of the working groups; and the effects of meth, signs and symptoms of use and potential course of action for treatment by Eileen Gallagher, BA multicultural counseling, MA mental health counseling, certified addictions specialist in Washington and Alaska.
    For information contact Phil Burdick at 738-3945.

    Sitka Sprouts
    Group for Kids
    The Sitka Sound Science Center is introducing a new program, Sitka Sprouts, for 3- to 5-year-olds.
    The weekly science exploration will include stories, activities and crafts.
    The 10:30 a.m. Tuesday program is free at the Science Center. For more information, contact Ashley at 747-8878 extension 22 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    ANB to Meet;
    Veterans Day
    Dinner Served
    Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1 will meet 6-9 p.m. Nov. 11 at the ANB Founders Hall.
    In recognition of Veterans Day, the ANB and Alaska Native Sisterhood will host a potluck dinner honoring  veterans from 6 to 7 p.m.
    The ANB welcomes community and ANB/ANS members to participate in both the meal and the meeting.
    To request a copy of the tentative agenda for Nov. 11, to volunteer, request information about joining the ANB or for general information about use of the ANB Founders Hall, e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Language Groups
    Update Meetings
    The weekly French language group will not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12. It will resume it meetings Nov. 19.
    The weekly Spanish language group will meet Nov. 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at UAS room 110. There is no cost, and everyone is welcome. Call Paul at 738-9456 with questions.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 6-5-20)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 11:50 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 11

Total statewide – 524

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 48, and the cumulative number of deaths is 10.

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

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Welcome to the Sitka Sentinel's web page. In order to make the Sentinel's news more easily available during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken down the paywall to access articles on this page. Just click on an article headline to read the story. 

March 23, 2020

NOTICE FROM THE PUBLISHERS

TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

For the duration of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declared by federal, state and local authorities, the Sentinel is taking additional measures to reduce virus exposure to its employees and contractors as well as to the public, while continuing to publish a daily news report for Sitka.

To the extent possible, Sentinel news and sales staff will be working from home. For the protection of our carriers, home delivery of the newspaper will be stopped effective Tuesday, March 24.

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