FISH TO FLY – Charter clients claim their fish boxes at the Rocky Gutierrez Airport on Wednesday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson) 

 

 

 

Rebecca Aikey Mourned; Was With AmeriCorps

Rebecca Aikey


Rebecca Aikey (Rebecca Winzer) went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2019, while serving with AmeriCorps in Sitka. She was 26.
Rebecca was loved by so many and her sweet, loving, kind, and intelligent personality will be deeply missed.
Rebecca was born on May 27, 1993, to Judy and Carl Winzer in Simi Valley, California. The family moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, when Rebecca was 8 years old. She loved the beauty of Northern Idaho and had many fond memories spending time outdoors with her family.
She also excelled academically and graduated from Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy in 2011.
After graduating from high school, Rebecca attended the University of Idaho and was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship in her sophomore year. She also was a member of the honor society Phi Eta Sigma and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s of science with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics.
She also fulfilled all of the pre-med requirements and gained admission to the prestigious WWAMI medical program. She was enrolled in the program until she took a one-year break to work with the AmeriCorps.
Rebecca was loved by so many and will live on in the memories of her husband Mark Aikey and their son James; her father Carl and mother Sue; her mother Judy; and siblings Sara, Kira and Kate. She is currently reunited with her dear brother James, who passed away in 2012.
 
 
 

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30, 2020, 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.

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 6-17-21)

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 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

New cases as of Tuesday: 26

Total statewide – 67,936

Total (cumulative) deaths – 366

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 1,595

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. Wednesday.

Active cases in Sitka – 2

Hospitalizations (cumulative) in Sitka – 6

Cumulative Sitka cases – 388 (339 resident; 49 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 386

Deceased (cumulative) – 1

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

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Sitka Vax Stats 

The State of Alaska DHSS reported Tuesday the following statistics on vaccinations for Sitka.

Partially vaccinated – 5,318 (72%)

Fully vaccinated – 4,940 (66%)

Total population (12+) – 7,385

Sitka has vaccinated fully vaccinated 77 percent of its senior population (1,478 total), age 65 and older. 

Vaccination data for the City and Borough of Sitka can be found online at: https://bit.ly/3apStpb

 

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20 YEARS AGO
June 2001

When it comes to selling lots in the Gavan subdivision, the city has to look at the long-term picture, says City Planning Director Wells Williams. Since the 32 city-owned lots in the 69-lot subdivision went on sale in 1997; only 12 have sold. “We’d certainly like to sell a lot more,” Williams said.

50 YEARS AGO
June 1971

Myron J.  Oen, a Sitka High science teacher, has been accepted as a participant in the Academic Year Institute for Physics Teachers at Wisconsin State University.

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