TREE LIGHTING – Sitkans gather next to a decorated spruce tree across from City Hall Saturday. Scores turned out for the Chamber of Commerce’s holiday celebration that included caroling, a tree lighting hosted by Mrs. Santa Claus, and remarks by Chamber of Commerce member Loren Olsen and City Administrator John Leach encouraging people to shop in town during the holiday season. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

July 21, 2021, Police Blotter

Sitka Police Department received the following calls as of 8 a.m. today.

July 20

At 3:41 a.m. a bear was reported in the 2000 block of Edgecumbe Drive.

At 6:40 a.m. citizen contact was made on Anna Drive.

At 8:54 a.m. a man was reported sleeping in the court restroom. Officers sent him on his way.

At 10:39 a.m. a caller reported a problem with Snapchat. She was advised of her options in the non-criminal matter.

At 12:12 p.m. dogs were reported in the Sea Mart parking lot.

At 4 p.m. a caller on Vitskari Street complained about barking dogs.

At 5:40 p.m. a traffic complaint in the 2600 block of HPR was filed.

At 8:24 p.m. police were asked to check on the welfare of a parent and children. The caller reported later that all was well.

 

Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department received four ambulance calls Tuesday.

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 12-3-21)

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 10:21 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 312

Total statewide – 146,558

Total (cumulative) deaths – 853

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,117

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 13 new resident COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 152.52 per 100,000 population. Case statistics are as of Thursday.

New cases in Sitka – 2

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,142

Cumulative non-resident cases – 102

Unique positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 11/26/21 – 1,266

Deceased (cumulative) – 5

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

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20 YEARS AGO
December 2001

Photo caption: Cathy Hanson shovels snow off the sidewalk in front of Russell’s today. What started as a few flakes Monday evening had mounted to an estimated half-foot by noon today. More was forecast but rain is possible Wednesday.

50 YEARS AGO
December 1971 

Several fish fatalities resulted Monday night when a car apparently went out of control, ran off Halibut Point Road and slammed into the rear of Sitka Petland Store. Vibrations shattered fish tanks, and several hundred dollars worth of tropical fish were casualties.

 

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