Election Day Voters Pick Eisenbeisz, Approve Propositions

By Sentinel Staff
Voters on election day today favored Steven Eisenbeisz for mayor, and approved the two propositions on the ballot.
With up to 860 absentee ballots to be counted, Chris Ystad and Thor Christianson led the field in the race for two open Assembly seats, followed by Richard Wein.
Three School Board candidates ran unopposed for three seats.
Polls closed at 8 p.m. and ballots were counted at Harrigan Centennial Hall by 9:45 p.m.
In the race for mayor, Eisenbeisz received 798 votes, Valorie Nelson 478 and Kevin Mosher 263. 
In the Assembly contest, Ystad had 933, Christianson 747, Wein 626, Kris Chinalski 505, and Ryan Herbert 101.
In the School Board race, Mitch Mork had the most votes with 1,145, and Tristan Guevin with 1,086. Melonie Boord was an official write-in candidate, and results showed that Write-ins received 500 votes. The three open seats are for terms of one, two and three years.
Voters were in favor of Ballot Prop. 1, a special marijuana sales tax, dedicated to school activities, 862-659. The margin was wider on Ballot Prop. 2, to dedicate funds from the sale of the hospital toward construction of a haulout and boatyard, with 1,224 in favor and 309 against.
Absentee ballots will be counted starting noon Friday at Centennial Hall.


Unofficial results of Tuesday's municipal election. (Sentinel Photo)

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At a Glance

(updated 11-29-22)

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 12:15 pm Tuesday, November 29.

New cases as of Tuesday: 414

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 286,561

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,399

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 4,195

Case Rate per 100,000 – 56.8

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 70.40

Cases in last 7 days – 6

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,173

Hospitalizations (to date) – 31

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






December 2002

 Alaska Native Sisterhood will hold a Christmas bazaar Dec. 7 at the ANB Hall. Isabella’s famous clam chowder and fry bread also will be for sale.



December 1972

Photo caption: Presbyterian women of today wear costumes from 1877-1899 at Sunday’s service. From left are Alice Postell, Dorothy Streit, Gladys Whitmore, Carrie Maura, Harriet Hannigan, Eugenie Williams, Esther Littlefield, Isabel Miller, Marilyn Ryan, Esther Billman, Beverly Scholz, Gertie Zeiger, Marcia Strand and Betty Stratton. (Photo by Martin Strand)