SPLASH – An SUV makes a tremendous splash as it drives through a puddle on Lake Street Sunday morning.  A storm front Sunday and Monday morning brought with it torrential rain, thunder,  lightning and a power outage, but no major damage. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

June 5, 2014 Community Happenings

    Fellowship Meets
    The Presbyterian Fellowship will meet 1:30 p.m. June 8 in the Yaw Chapel on the S.J. Campus.
    June 8 is Pentecost Sunday.
    ‘‘The color to wear, if you have such, is red, which stands for the Holy Spirit’s witness to the world through the disciples,’’ a press release from the fellowship said.
    All are invited to attend.

    Alton ‘Ike’ Cropley
    Services Slated
    Monday in Juneau
    Alton Isaac “Ike” Cropley, 92, of Juneau, died May 18, 2014, at Alaska Native Medical Center after a brief illness.
    Ike’s memorial service will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, in Juneau at Glacier Valley Church of God on Thunder Mountain Road.
    A potluck dinner reception will follow, downstairs. Ike will be laid to rest the following day at the Alaskan Memorial Park in Juneau, near Frances, his wife of 37 years.
    Those who wish to make memorial donations or send remembrances may send cards or letters to: Sally Phillips, 4104 Birch Lane, Juneau, AK 99801 or Alice (Abby) Cropley of 2010 Kainulainen Drive, Sitka, AK  99835.

    Ventures Open
    House Friday
    The Ventures Program will host an open house 2-4 p.m. Friday at Baranof Elementary School.
    New and returning students and their parents are invited to meet the new staff and take a tour of the program. Registration paperwork will be available.
    For more information call 966-1317.

    T’ai Chi Chih
    Practice Listed
    T’ai Chi Chih Practice by the Sea will meet 10 a.m. June 7 behind Kettleson Library on the water side. All are invited to participate. It is not a class.

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. Home delivery was suspended to protect our carriers from exposure to the virus.

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

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 9-28-20)

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 11:50 a.m. Monday.

New cases as of Sunday: 115

Total statewide – 7,597

Total (cumulative) deaths – 56

Active cases in Sitka – 20 (11 resident; 9 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 44 (37 resident; 7 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 286.

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. 




September 2000

Sitka Open Golf Tournament winners are: Men’s Division – Semisi Funaki, Tom Mattingly and Gregory Martin. Women’s Division – Janet Schwartz, Judy Sudnikovich and Liza Martin. Youth Division – Elaina Mattingly, Matthew Way and Sidney Wyman.

September 1970

Lions Catch a Bear at Kake. They were on Lions Club business, but Willie Dick and Bill Pasek, Sitka, brought back a bear from Kake. Pasek shot the 6-foot-tall black bear after Lions Club business was ended. He and Dick brought the bear back to Sitka where Larry Ross and Dick Wight helped prepare it for a taxidermist.