EXPECT DELAYS – Lines of traffic move slowly down Sawmill Creek Road today as a repaving project progresses near the Indian River bridge. (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

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:


On March 30 the Daily Sitka Sentinel began taking precautions against the coronavirus, which was starting to show up in Alaska.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 8-6-20)

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 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

New cases as of Wednesday: 40

Total statewide – 3,484

Total (cumulative) deaths – 25

Active cases in Sitka – 19 (14 resident; 5 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 15 (11 resident; 4 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 141.

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

* These numbers reflect State of Alaska data. Local cases may not immediately appear on DHSS site, or are reported on patient’s town of residence rather than Sitka’s statistics. 




August 2000

The city’s solid waste incinerator closed Wednesday, two days after the contract with Sheldon Jackson College for its operation ended. ... The city will ship all municipal waste except biosolids off-island to a landfill in Washington. The biosolids will be buried in the Kimsham landfill, Public Works Director Hugh Bevan said.

August 1970

Ernest Robertson, a Sitka resident most of his life, has moved back here with his family after a five-year sojourn in Anchorage. “Anchorage was just too big,” Ernie said. “It wasn’t like Sitka, where every time you go out on the street you meet your friends.”