SMOOTH SAILING – A troller cruises across Sitka Sound during a hazy sunset Friday evening. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

April 10, 2014 Community Happenings

    Dancers Meet
    Sitka Kaagwaantaan Dancers will practice 3 p.m. Sunday in Room 114 at Blatchley Middle School.
    Dancers must attend the meeting to register for attendance at Celebration 2014 in Juneau.

    Ukulele Update
    Free beginner ukulele lessons are 5-6 p.m. Sundays at the Pioneers Home chapel. Participants will learn and practice chords and the basic strum.
    “The hundred” ukuleles will follow, 6-7:30 p.m., also in the chapel.
    Text Jeannie, (510) 610-0075, with questions

    SAFV Board Meets
    The board of Sitkans Against Family Violence will meet 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the shelter. The meeting is open to the public. For directions and more information, call 747-3370.

    Easter Bread
    Fry Bread Sale
    The Sitka Skippers will be selling Easter bread and fry bread at the Rainy Day Bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
    Supplies are limited.

    Money Smart
    Presentation On
    Cindy Gibson will give a presentation on retirement planning noon-1 p.m. Friday at Kettleson Memorial Library
    Attendees are welcome to take a brown bag lunch. The library will provide beverages. The talk is part of the MoneySmart week programs organized by University of Alaska Extension program and Kettleson Memorial Library.
    MoneySmart Week was established by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances.

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.

    We closed our building to the public and four key employees started working remotely. Route delivery was suspended to protect our carriers from exposure to the virus.

    Four months later, the virus is still with us and these precautions remain in effect.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 8-4-20)

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 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 59

Total statewide – 3,394

Total (cumulative) deaths – 25

Active cases in Sitka – 17 (12 resident; 5 non-resident) *

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

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 136.

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 School Board Tuesday discussed district policy on head lice. At present, students found to have head lice are kept from school until all lice are removed. The revised policy allows students who have nits to remain in school, with information on treatment and a nit-removing comb to be sent home with them.

August 1970

Legal notice: Sealed bids will be received ... for furnishing and installation of siding on the City
Garage, located on Halibut Point Road. ... City of Sitka, Alaska Fermin Gutierrez, Director of Public Works.