New Principal For Sitka High Is Announced

By Sentinel Staff
    Karen Macklin has been tapped as the next Sitka High School principal.
    Macklin, who has been assistant principal at Sitka High since January, will replace PJ Ford Slack, who is resigning at the end of this school year.
    Assistant Superintendent Mary Wegner issued a press release today announcing the selection of Macklin as the new principal. Macklin was special education director for the Sitka School District from 2005-2010.
    Wegner said Macklin was selected to replace Ford Slack with input from other principals, District Superintendent Steve Bradshaw and Sitka High School staff members.
    Macklin was named assistant principal in January to replace John Cotton, who resigned for family reasons.

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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.