Sitka Invitational This Weekend

SAFE AT HOME – Sitka High’s Louis Belley is called safe as Ketchikan catcher Nate Fousel misses a throw Thursday night on Moller Field. The Sitka Wolves are so far 2-0 in this weekend’s invitational tournament. In their opening game the Sitka boys beat South Anchorage 4-0 Thursday afternoon. In their evening game the Wolves defeated Ketchikan Kings 12-2 in five innings. The junior varsity team lost to Petersburg 2-0. (Sentinel Photo)

                        SHS Weekend Baseball Times

Event                               Where               Day          Time.
Sitka JV v. Petersburg     Moller Park           Friday          3:30 p.m.
Sitka v. Ketchikan          Moller Park           Friday          6:30 p.m.
Sitka JV v. South JV       Moller Park           Saturday      8 a.m.
Sitka JV v. Petersburg    Moller Park           Saturday        10 a.m.
Sitka v. South               Moller Park           Saturday           4 p.m.

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At a Glance

(updated 8-17-22)

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 Wednesday, August 17.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,444

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 277,007

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,296

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,843

Case Rate per 100,000 – 198.11

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 211.20

Cases in last 7 days – 18

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,022

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






August 2002

 Electric department officials are asking Sitkans to conserve electricity over the next few days while the city recovers from a three-hour power outage caused by a mudslide knocking out a span of the main hydropower transmission line near Heart Lake.


August 1972

Legionnaires of the American Legion, Sitka Post No. 13, have been appointed to key committees in the state department. They are George H. Inman Jr., Carroll E. Kohler, Raymond C. Perkins and Edward J. Flynn.