11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open 1 p.m. MEHS Pool lap and parent/tot swim

3 p.m. 4-H Way of Life Club event, via Zoom, email emily@sitkawild.org to register

5 p.m. MEHS Pool lap and therapy swim

5:30 p.m. Baranof Island Housing Authority Board, via Zoom, info@bihasitka.org for link

6 p.m. Police and Fire Commission, Centennial Hall

6 p.m. Sitka Sportsman’s Association Indoor Range open


6 a.m. MEHS Pool lap swim

11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon White Elephant Shop open

Noon Al-Anon, via Zoom, email sitkaalanon@gmail.com for information and a link to join the meeting

1 p.m. MEHS Pool lap and parent/tot swim

2 p.m. Project Homeless Connect Planning Meeting, via Zoom, eastergroup@gmail.com or 738-6336

3 p.m. City Investment Committee, Centennial Hall and via Zoom (melissa.henshaw@cityofsitka.org

3 p.m. Tweens and Teens Challenge, ‘‘Teens at Sitka Public Library’’ website, 747-4022

5 p.m. MEHS Pool lap and therapy swim

5:30 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Support Meeting, via Zoom, RSVP to www.tinyurl.com/AKzoomroom, call 752-7323

6 p.m. Cooperative Extension Service class on Healthy Homes, via Zoom, http://bit.ly/RRRreg2021

6:30 p.m. STA Natural Resource Committee, via Zoom, 747-7469, jeff.feldpausch@sitkatribe-nsn.gov

7 p.m. Sitka Emblem Club, Elks Lodge or via Zoom (email conransitkaemblem@outlook.com)

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 1-26-21)

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 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 86

Total statewide – 51,778

Total (cumulative) deaths – 258

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 1,170

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

The City of Sitka posted the following update on COVID-19 cases in Sitka as of 5 p.m. Monday.

Active cases in Sitka – 1

Hospitalizations (cumulative) in Sitka – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 309 (277 resident; 32 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 308

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.




January 2001

Rory Schneeberger of Sitka has been tapped to serve as state Rep. Peggy Wilson’s chief of staff, the District 2 representative announced today. Wilson, of Wrangell, was elected in November to represent Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan in the state House.

January 1971

Eleven Sheldon Jackson students will visit churches in the northern half of Southeast Alaska as part of a four-week interim study course called Contemporary Alaska Mission. Their instructor, Rev. William Zeiger, who is college chaplain, has arranged the course.