MASKED UP – Mt. Edgecumbe High School students receive prizes for their costumes this afternoon outside the school library. This year’s Halloween costume contest was held outdoors with everyone wearing masks in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Sitkans are trying to have a degree of normalcy while acting responsibly during the pandemic. Businesses are having Halloween-themed  sales over the weekend. Also, Sitka merchants will be hosting the downtown Trick-or-Treat event Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. with everyone asked to observe social distancing recommendations. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

November 7, 2013 Community Happenings

Harp Sing Set
    The Second Sunday Sitka Sacred Harp Sing is set 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sitka Pioneers Home Chapel.
    Beginners and listeners are being encouraged to attend. For more information call 738-2089.

    Meth-Free Sitka
    Meeting on Tap
    Together for a Meth-Free Sitka will host a community meeting  6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Centennial Hall.
    Presentations include: progress of the working groups; and the effects of meth, signs and symptoms of use and potential course of action for treatment by Eileen Gallagher, BA multicultural counseling, MA mental health counseling, certified addictions specialist in Washington and Alaska.
    For information contact Phil Burdick at 738-3945.

    Sitka Sprouts
    Group for Kids
    The Sitka Sound Science Center is introducing a new program, Sitka Sprouts, for 3- to 5-year-olds.
    The weekly science exploration will include stories, activities and crafts.
    The 10:30 a.m. Tuesday program is free at the Science Center. For more information, contact Ashley at 747-8878 extension 22 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    ANB to Meet;
    Veterans Day
    Dinner Served
    Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1 will meet 6-9 p.m. Nov. 11 at the ANB Founders Hall.
    In recognition of Veterans Day, the ANB and Alaska Native Sisterhood will host a potluck dinner honoring  veterans from 6 to 7 p.m.
    The ANB welcomes community and ANB/ANS members to participate in both the meal and the meeting.
    To request a copy of the tentative agenda for Nov. 11, to volunteer, request information about joining the ANB or for general information about use of the ANB Founders Hall, e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Language Groups
    Update Meetings
    The weekly French language group will not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12. It will resume it meetings Nov. 19.
    The weekly Spanish language group will meet Nov. 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at UAS room 110. There is no cost, and everyone is welcome. Call Paul at 738-9456 with questions.

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30 the Daily Sitka Sentinel began taking precautions against the coronavirus, which was starting to show up in Alaska.

We closed our building to the public and four key employees started working remotely. Home delivery was suspended to protect our carriers from exposure to the virus.

Four months later, the virus is still with us and the precautions remain in effect.

In appreciation for the willingness of our subscribers to pick up their daily paper at drop-off sites, the Sentinel was free to all readers, and subscriptions were extended without charge.

As of August 1 the Sentinel is once again charging for subscriptions, but the present method of having subscribers pick up their papers at designated sites will continue.

The expiration date of all subscriptions has been extended without charge for an additional four months.

We thank our readers for their support in these uncertain times, and especially those who paid for the paper despite the free offer.

We look forward to the time when we can safely resume home delivery.

To check on the expiration of your subscription or to make a payment please call 747-3219. The subscription email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We also will be mailing out reminder cards.

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– The Sitka Sentinel Staff

 

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 10-30-20)

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 9:40 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 380

Total statewide – 14,837

Total (cumulative) deaths – 81

Active cases in Sitka – 17 (14 resident; 3 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 62 (49 resident; 13 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 430.

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
October 2000

Photo caption: Their Halloweeen party over, Sitka Tribe of Alaska staff members and their families turn heads as they stroll down Katlian Street Friday. Several Halloween events were held over the weekend. This afternoon kids were invited downtown to trick or treat at businesses; and tonight parties and more trick or treating expeditions will bring out more ... whatever.


50 YEARS AGO
October 1970

The only method through which the United States will adopt a 200-mile limit for its contiguous fishing zone is by a change in international law which would require consent of two-thirds of the nations at an international conference, the assistant Secretary of State for Fisheries and Wildlife told fishermen in Sitka. 

 

 

 

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