June 11, 2019, Community Happenings

KCAW Names

Summer Intern

Nina Sparling is KCAW’s summer reporting intern. She’s a master’s candidate at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she’s studying radio and narrative writing. 

She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2014. Since then, she has worked a variety of odd jobs – everything from a cheesemonger in Brooklyn to an English teacher in Paris – to support herself while writing. 

Nina has covered stories that range from voting rights restoration in Alabama to indoor, vertical farming in New Jersey. This summer, she’s eager to hear from Sitkans about the issues and happenings that matter to them.


Earns Scholarship

Hannah Kimber of Sitka has been awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver to Missouri State University.

The university recently awarded scholarships to incoming students for the upcoming academic year.

Students were selected based on their ACT scores, GPA, standing in graduating class, and leadership shown in community and school activities.

She is the daughter of Mike and Charlotte Kimber of Sitka. She is a 2016 Mt. Edgecumbe High School graduate.


Bach’s Lunch Set

For Music Festival

All are invited to take their lunch for a free all-ages concert presented by the Sitka Summer Music Festival 12:15 p.m. June 6 at the Odess Theater on the SJ Campus.

The Bach’s Lunch program features Natasha Paremski performing Rachmaninoff and Matt Herzkowitz’s CD release. Festival details can be found at sitkamusicfestival.org or 747-6774.


Be-Tweens Invited

To Sitka Library

Sitka Public Library invites Be-Tweens Summer Club members to participate in ‘‘A Sky Full of Stories’’ evening 6-7 p.m. Friday, June 14.

The club is a place for ages 11 to 13 years. The program will appeal to tweens craving independence and connection. Tweens of all abilities are welcome but registration is required.

The initiative is part of ‘‘A Universe of Stories!’’ Summer Library Program. For information, call the library at 747-8708 or visit the Library Teen Website.


Evening Summer

Music Concerts On

The Sitka Summer Music Festival will present concerts on Friday and Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Pianist Matt Herskowitz will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday. Festival founder Paul Rosenthal and other guests will perform Shostakovich and Beethoven.

On Saturday, Natasha Paremski will perform one of Ravel’s Gaspard de lu nuit. William Walton’s Cello Concerto also will be featured. The concert is sponsored by White’s Incorporated.

Pre-concert conversations are at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books, online at sitkamusicfestival.org, or at the door. 


Crab Feed Sunday

The Sitka Summer Music Festival will offer its annual Dungeness crab feast 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, served under the Crescent Harbor shelter.

Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books or online. Call 747-6774 or visit sitkamusicfestival.org for information.



SAFV Board Meets

The board of Sitkans Against Family Violence will meet 4:30 p.m. June 17 at the interim office, 601 Alice Loop, Room 109.

The meeting is open to the public. For information, call 747-3370. 


Emblem Meets

Sitka Emblem Club 142 will have its June business meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Sitka Elks Lodge.



Wildlife Cruise

Benefits Nonprofit

The Sitka Maritime Heritage Society will host its annual July 4 history and wildlife cruise. Boarding will begin at 3:15 p.m. at Crescent Harbor, with departure at 3:45 p.m. The approximate return time is 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at www.sitkamaritime.org. Adult tickets are $50, and age 12 and younger, $30.


For information contact 907-623-8054 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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At a Glance

(updated 1-12-22)

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 11:55 am Wednesday.

New cases as of Friday: 2,512

Total statewide – 172,329

Total (cumulative) deaths – 955

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,337

Current Hospitalizations – 103

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 153 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 34

Cases in last 7 days – 153

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,531

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

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





January 2002

Classified ads, Rentals: 3-bdrm. house on the beach. $900; 3-bdrm duplex, washer/dryer $945; Great downtown house, 2 bdrms., 2 baths, furnished,
W/D, hardwood floors $850; 2-bdrm. roomy apartment $945..


January 1972

The City and Borough Assembly Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a transportation committee to advise the assembly and promote transportation services for the municipality. Members are Cecil McClain, Ray Mabey, Clarence Kramer,
Dick Cushing and Burt Hansen.