SUPPLY CHAIN WOES – James Pelletier, Yellow Jersey bicycle mechanic, is surrounded by cycles waiting to be repaired as he points to empty display racks at the Harbor Drive store. The main showroom rack, which can hold two dozen new bicycles, now holds only three bicycles (including an unclaimed special-order $5,000 electric mountain bike) for sale. A nationwide supply chain disruption of bicycles and parts is not expected to be alleviated any time soon. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Douglas Teitzel

    Former Sitka resident Douglas H. Teitzel died Dec. 28 at his home in Napavine, Wash., surrounded by all of his loving family. He was 72.
    No services have been planned at this time.
    Douglas was born May 8, 1940, in Port Townsend, Wash., the son of Henry L. and Bobbie B. Teitzel.
    In 1960 he married Dolores Jean Erickson, and they came to Sitka, where he worked for Alaska Pulp Co., in the powerhouse. In 1966 he went to work for the city electric department, in the hydro plant and then on the line crew. He also was with the police reserves.
    The family moved to Winlock, Wash., in 1976, and then to Napavine in December 1992.
    Doug worked woods security patrol for Weyerhaeuser, Longview, Wash., and patrolled the Mount Saint Helens area for 30 years. He loved to fish and be outdoors.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Henry L. Teitzel in January 1944; his mother, Bobbie B. Janisch in February 1989; and his dad, Walter J. Janisch in January 2009.
    He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Napavine; children William (Linda) Teitzel of Hillsboro, Ore., Kim (Kelly) Teitzel of Toledo, Wash., Tara Neely of Napavine, Darcie Teitzel of Onalaska and Kyle
Teitzel of Lacey, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Brent, Andria, Ryan, Bradley, Amarra, Garrhet and Zane; and two great-grandsons, Maxx and Vincent.
    He also is survived by a brother, Donald K. (Betty) Teitzel of El Cajon, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews.

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 9-21-20)

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 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 46

Total statewide – 6,950

Total (cumulative) deaths – 45

Active cases in Sitka – 17 (7 resident; 10 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 41 (37 resident; 4 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 266.

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

* These numbers reflect State of Alaska data. Local cases may not immediately appear on DHSS site, or are reported on patient’s town of residence rather than Sitka’s statistics. 

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20 YEARS AGO
September 2000

Enrollment is down by more than 100 students from last year, a decline four times greater than anticipated in the budget, Sitka School District Superintendent John Holst said today. The budget was based on an enrollment down by only 25 students.

50 YEARS AGO
September 1970

The borough assembly approved unanimously an ordinance authorizing expenditure of $12,000 for a redevelopment plan for the Sitka Indian Village. ... Judy Christianson, a member of the Sitka Community Action Group board of directors, has suggested that the planning be handled by a private social service organization called Habitats West.

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