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FAREWELLS – TOP: Staff and faculty of Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School wave to students and families as they drive by in the school parking lot this morning during a "reverse parade." Today was the final day of school in the district. ABOVE: Also today, Blatchley Middle School held a Rites of Passage ceremony in the parking lot. Principal Ben White hands out certificates to eighth-graders who will be attending high school in the fall. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

October 26, 2015 Community Happenings

Hiking Group

To Meet Tuesday

The Toddler Hiking Group will return to Sitka National Historical Park this month.

Parents are invited to join park rangers at the visitor center and walk along the park’s trails with their toddler 10 a.m.  Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The group will search for Halloween-inspired animals, playing color games, singing songs and getting exercise all at the same time.

A picnic will follow the hike. Participants should take their own picnicking supplies and refreshments.

 

Park Sets Hours

The visitor center at Sitka National Historical Park has transitioned to its winter season operations. The visitor center is open noon-3 p.m. Sunday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

Free tours of the Russian Bishop’s House will continue to be available by advance reservation as staffing allows. 

For further information, or to schedule a tour of the Russian Bishop’s House, call 747-0110. 

 

 

Sport Fish, Guide

Topic of Meeting

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish will host a public meeting Nov. 3 to discuss Sport Fish Guide Licensing and the Logbook Program as well as House Bill 41 (Sport Fishing Services). 

The public meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Sealing Cove Business Center, Alice Loop Road, Room 108.

For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office.

 

Kayaani to Meet

The Kayaaní Commission will meet 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Healing House, 429 Katlian Street. For more information, contact Kitty Sopow at 747-7167.

 

 

 

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 5-22-20)

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 11:00 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 2

Total statewide – 404

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 44, 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

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TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

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