Absentee and Questioned Ballots Tallied

BULLETIN - The count of the 845 absentee and questioned ballots this afternoon did not change the outcome of the October 4 municipal election, although margins changed in some of the contests.
Sara Peterson and Dave Miller count ballots this afternoon. (Sentinel Photo)
Steven Eisenbeisz won the mayor’s race, with about 54 percent of the vote (1,282); Valorie Nelson was second with 697 votes and Kevin Mosher was third with 391. 
Proposition 1 passed, on a special marijuana sales tax to fund student activities, with 58 percent voting yes (1,369) and 42 percent (986) voting no. Ballot Prop. 2 passed as well, 81 percent in favor and 19 percent against (1,921-453).
Chris Ystad and Thor Christianson won seats to the Assembly, taking 1,440 and 1,217 votes, respectively. Richard Wein, the next-highest vote-getter, received 925, followed by Kris Chinalski, 741, and Ryan Herbert, 148. School Board candidates were unopposed for the three seats, for three years, two years and one year. Mitch Mork was the high vote-getter, 1,745; Tristan Guevin garnered 1,709 and official write in candidate Melonie Boord received 480 votes.

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At a Glance

(updated 3-14-2023)

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, March 14.

New cases as of Tuesday: 448

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 294,791

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,449

Case Rate per 100,000 – 61.60

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 – 46.90

Cases in last 7 days – 4

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,293

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






March 2003

Photo caption: Members of the newly formed Sitka Retail in Action Board have formed to promote  local businesses. The first event will be a street fair, “Spring Fever.” From left are Teri Egan, Kay McCarty,  Raphaelle Grangeon-Peters, Cathy Hanson, Bonnie Brenner, Joyce  Robertson and Tammy Thom.



March 1973

By calling Zenith 6000, Southeast Alaska residents now are able to contact Western Airlines reservations without charge to book flights anywhere in Western’s system. The service will continue until such time as the court case involving Southeast Alaska air service is settled.