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VIGIL – More than 300 people share seven minutes of silence on Totem Square during a vigil for George Floyd, who died last week while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The large turnout for event made it difficult for participants to maintain the six-foot social distance that organizers had hoped for. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

January 25, 2016 Community Happenings

ANB Meets Tonight

Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1 will meet 7 p.m. tonight at the ANB Founders Hall.

Those with questions can call 738-3470.

 

Sitkan Nominated

To Naval AcademyU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has nominated 47 young Alaskans, including one Sitkan, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020.

Patrick Timmons of Sitka was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

 U.S. Military Service Academy nominees are selected based on their academic record, extracurricular activities, and leadership capacity. Murkowski’s nominees will compete against other candidates nationwide for a spot in the entering class. Though a congressional nomination to a service academy is an accomplishment within itself, it does not guarantee admission; service academies will make final decisions.

 

Pizza Benefit for

Youth Basketball

Pizza Express is donating a portion of sales 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, to the Blatchley Middle School boys traveling basketball team.

Proceeds will help fund travel to Juneau for the Mike Jackson Middle School tournament March 23-27.

 

Region Robotics

Competition Set

Robotics teams from Juneau, Hoonah and Sitka will compete in the Region Robotics Competition Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Sitka High School main gym.

Teams arrive Tuesday for inspections of robots and interviews. Competitions and robot viewing is open to the public 9 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by awards.

Those who wish to learn more about the program, First Tech Challenge, can go to http://www.firstinspires.org/

 

 

 

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 6-2-20)

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 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 20

Total statewide – 487

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 47, and the cumulative number of deaths is 10.

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

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Welcome to the Sitka Sentinel's web page. In order to make the Sentinel's news more easily available during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken down the paywall to access articles on this page. Just click on an article headline to read the story. 

March 23, 2020

NOTICE FROM THE PUBLISHERS

TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

For the duration of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declared by federal, state and local authorities, the Sentinel is taking additional measures to reduce virus exposure to its employees and contractors as well as to the public, while continuing to publish a daily news report for Sitka.

To the extent possible, Sentinel news and sales staff will be working from home. For the protection of our carriers, home delivery of the newspaper will be stopped effective Tuesday, March 24.

The Sentinel will continue to publish on its website sitkasentinel.com. Access to the website will be free to all users. The Sentinel will also produce a print edition Monday through Friday. It will be available to all readers without charge, at locations throughout town.

Initially, these locations are those where the Sentinel's newspaper vending machines are already in place. The coin mechanisms will be disabled or the doors removed to permit easy access. The Sentinel will work with the stores where the paper is usually sold, to designate a place inside or outside the store where the free edition can be made available.  

Home delivery subscriptions are on hold, and after the end of the disaster emergency, subscriptions will be extended at no charge for the number of days that there was no home delivery.

The Sentinel will make its print edition available to the public as early in the day as possible. with all personnel taking precautions to prevent spread of the virus.

The Sentinel is calling upon its customers to observe the COVID-19 emergency precautions already in place, particularly in maintaining a six-foot social distance from others at newspaper distribution sites.

Following is the statement issued by the Sentinel on March 16, stating the Sentinel's emergency procedures, which remain in effect.

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