SUPPLY CHAIN WOES – James Pelletier, Yellow Jersey bicycle mechanic, is surrounded by cycles waiting to be repaired as he points to empty display racks at the Harbor Drive store. The main showroom rack, which can hold two dozen new bicycles, now holds only three bicycles (including an unclaimed special-order $5,000 electric mountain bike) for sale. A nationwide supply chain disruption of bicycles and parts is not expected to be alleviated any time soon. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 10, 2015 Community Happenings

PHS Registrations

Being Accepted

Pacific High School is accepting registration for the upcoming school year.

New students can pick up registration packets and returning students and their families can call to set up intake interviews.

PHS is an Expeditionary Learning high school, grades 9-12, with a hands-on approach.  Those who want to learn more about this educational opportunity within the Sitka School District can stop by 509 Lincoln Street between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 747-0525.



SCVB Board Meets

The Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors will meet 6 p.m. today, Aug. 10, in the SCVB offices at 303 Lincoln Street, Suite 4. Contact the SCVB office for more information at 747-5940 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  



Summer Troll

Fishery Updated

The Southeast/Yakutat commercial troll fishery will remain open until further notice, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said.

No mid-August troll closure for coho salmon management is planned for this season. A troll closure is not required by regulation, since there will not be a second Chinook salmon retention period during the summer fishery.

The department said that based on the second assessment of the coho salmon run strength, catch rates by all gear groups, effort and projected catches, the department has determined that a troll closure is not needed at this time for conservation or allocation purposes.

Fish and Game will closely monitor abundance indicators as the season progresses and will take appropriate action should the run fail to develop as expected.

The waters of frequent high king salmon abundance will remain closed.

The 2015 Summer Troll Fishery Management Plan is available at all regional ADF&G offices and on the troll website at:


Registration Set

At Sitka High

Students in ninth through 12th grades who are new to the Sitka School District should stop by the Sitka High School front office as soon as possible to pick up registration materials and make an appointment with an academic counselor for scheduling classes.

Registration and fall schedules will be available for current Sitka High juniors and seniors 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.  Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Sitka High’s front office. Current Sitka High freshmen and sophomores should register and pick up their fall schedules 9-11 a.m. 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Sitka High.

Call Sitka High at 747-3263 with questions.  


Pioneer Auxiliary

Meets on Aug. 14

The Sitka Pioneers Home Auxiliary will meet 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Chapel of the Pioneers Home. All are welcome.






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.

In appreciation for the willingness of our subscribers to pick up their daily paper at drop-off sites, the Sentinel was free to all readers, and subscriptions were extended without charge.

As of August 1 the Sentinel is once again charging for subscriptions, but the present method of having subscribers pick up their papers at designated sites will continue.

The expiration date of all subscriptions has been extended without charge for an additional four months.

We thank our readers for their support in these uncertain times, and especially those who paid for the paper despite the free offer.

We look forward to the time when we can safely resume home delivery.

To check on the expiration of your subscription or to make a payment please call 747-3219. The subscription email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We also will be mailing out reminder cards.

The single copy price is again 75 cents. The news racks do not require coins to open, but we ask that the 75 cents for a non-subscription single copy sale be paid with coins in the slot.

– The Sitka Sentinel Staff


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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 9-21-20)

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 11:40 a.m. Monday.

New cases as of Sunday: 70

Total statewide – 6,906

Total (cumulative) deaths – 45

Active cases in Sitka – 32 (22 resident; 10 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 26 (22 resident; 4 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 265.

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

A bill approved by the U.S. Senate Wednesday would increase federal funding to Sitka for roads and schools to $1.3 million, six times the amount received in 1999. The bill by Sens. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., changes the formula for distributing aid to counties that have tax-exempt federal forest land.

September 1970

A car driven by Del Childress apparently put a dent in the left front fender of a vehicle belonging to William Burns. Damage was estimated at $25.