NEW ROUND – Sitka Fire Chief Craig Warren chats with Patrick and Catharine Weaver this afternoon at the fire hall during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The Weavers were waiting fifteen minutes after receiving the Moderna version of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 100 Sitkans were scheduled to receive their first dose today. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for full efficacy. Sitkans can sign up to receive vaccinations at covid19.searhc.org. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

May 20, 2020, Community Happenings

Walk, Bike

Conference Set

Using Zoom

The Alaska Walk and Bike Conference is going virtual. The free event will be 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 9-12.

The schedule is still in the works, but each day will open with a speaker discussing a national topic, followed by a speaker discussing an Alaska example. Optional chat rooms will be held after each day’s events.

The topics for each day are:

–Tuesday, June 9: ‘‘Walk to Connect’’;

–Wednesday, June 10: ‘‘Walk to Prevent COVID-19’’;

–Thursday, June 11: ‘‘Parks and Health’’; and

–Friday, June 12: ‘‘Biking to Health.’’

Ana Lucaci and Nicole Huegenin of Denver-based Walk2Connect; SEARHC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elliot Bruhl of Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center; Bonita Banks, B.S.N., R.N., of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer; Maeve Nevins-Lavtar from the Municipality of Anchorage; Sarana Schell of AARP Alaska; Ken McLeod of the League of American Bicyclists; Lee Hart of the Alaska Outdoor Alliance; and Charlie Lowell of the Sustina Bicycle Institute.

A schedule and free online registration form will be posted soon. For more information, contact Dawn Groth at dawn.groth@alaska.gov.

 

Tlingit & Haida

Meeting on Zoom

A lunchtime chat with Tlingit & Haida, will be held via Zoom at noon May 21.

The chats are available via Zoom at www.facebook.com/ccthita.

Incident Commander Jason Wilson and Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Padron will discuss ‘‘Tribal Emergency Operations Center.’’

 

Chats are hosted by President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson every Thursday on Tlingit & Haida’s Facebook page to share information with tribal citizens on Tlingit & Haida’s recent and upcoming activities, programs and services. Each session will include a question-and-answer period and close with a door prize drawing.

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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.

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– The Sitka Sentinel Staff

 

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 1-15-21)

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 10:55 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 296

Total statewide – 49,835

Total (cumulative) deaths – 228

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 1,126

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. Thursday.

Active cases in Sitka – 17

Hospitalizations (cumulative) in Sitka – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 301 (274 resident; 27 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 281

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

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20 YEARS AGO
January 2001

Photo caption: Sarah and Jeremy Pickard and Dr. James Brooks show off Lauren Marie Pickard, the first baby born in Sitka this year. She arrived at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital at 10:05 a.m., Jan. 4, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches. She’s the first child for the Pickards,who moved here in May with the U.S. Coast Guard.

50 YEARS AGO
January 1971

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Foster and daughter Marchele have ended a two-week vacation trip to Idaho. They bought a new Mustang in Seattle, drove it to Sandpoint, Idaho, to visit relatives and stopped in Everett, Wash., to visit Mrs. Foster’s cousin, whom she hadn’t seen in 13 years. Mrs. Foster and Marchele returned by plane and Foster is following with the car, on the ferry.

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