GREEN LIGHT – Karen Lucas works in her Katlian Street garden this afternoon. Warm sunny weather this spring has been a boon for local gardeners. The Farmers' Almanac is predicting this summer will be warmer than normal, with the hottest period in early July. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

December 9, 2013 Community Happenings

Service Changed
    For Bill Church
    Due to construction work at the ANB Harbor, the Mariners’ Memorial Wall will not be available for the services planned there for Bill Church.
    Services will now be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at Totem Square.

    Emblem Club Set
    Christmas Party
    Sitka Emblem Club 142 will be having a Christmas party and meeting at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Elks Lodge.
    A gift exchange will be held for those who wish to participate. Call Glade Morales at 738-6030 for more information.                   
    Children’s Party
    At Elks Lodge
    The Elks children’s party will be held 1 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Elks Lodge.  Elk families are reminded to sign their children up. It is sponsored by Emblem and elf helpers are needed. Call Judi at 738-6326 for information.

Richard K. Lowry

    Airman Graduates
    Basic Training
    Air Force Airman Richard K. Lowry graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Lowry is the son of Debra Quintin of Sitka and is a 2012 graduate of Sitka High School.

    White E Shop
    Group to Meet
    The White Elephant Shop monthly meeting will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at  the Swan Lake Senior Center. Meetings are open to the public.

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa: I want a crayon maker, glow legos, candy, smell stickers, animal crossing for 3DS, stickers, a galexy tablet, and a spiky bracelet from the cellar. Ive been good this year. Please. From Angeline Bigley



Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 5-28-20)

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 10:55 a.m. Thursday.

New cases as of Wednesday: 13

Total statewide – 425

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 46, and the cumulative number of deaths is 10.

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



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March 23, 2020



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.

The Sentinel will continue to publish on its website sitkasentinel.com. Access to the website will be free to all users. The Sentinel will also produce a print edition Monday through Friday. It will be available to all readers without charge, at locations throughout town.

Initially, these locations are those where the Sentinel's newspaper vending machines are already in place. The coin mechanisms will be disabled or the doors removed to permit easy access. The Sentinel will work with the stores where the paper is usually sold, to designate a place inside or outside the store where the free edition can be made available.  

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Following is the statement issued by the Sentinel on March 16, stating the Sentinel's emergency procedures, which remain in effect.

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