CATCH OF THE DAY – Mason Allery, age 6, holds the first fish caught during the 2021 Kids Fishing Day Saturday on Swan Lake. Mason was given a prize and afterward successfully released his catch. The Sitka Rotary Club, U.S. Forest Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game hosted the event, which had to be canceled in 2020. To avoid gathering large groups of people together, this year prizes were handed out throughout the three-hour event. More than a hundred young fishers and their crew members turned out. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson) 

 

 

December 10, 2015 Community Happenings

ANB to Meet

Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1 will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the ANB Founders Hall.

All members are encouraged to attend. Call 738-3470 with questions.

 

Letters to Santa

Letters posted here will be forwarded to Santa Claus at the North Pole. Letters may be dropped off at the Sentinel office or at Sitka True Value to be printed in the newspaper and placed here.

 

Dear Santa: For Christmas I would like a dog most of all. I would also like uneven bars with the design of a dog. I would also like a DS with a dog design with the game Zelda. I would also like a huge dog stuffed animal. I would also like a dog iPod case that comes with a locket with a design of a dog on the front. I would also like a stocking with the design of a dog. I would also like a dog poster. I would also like 5 erasable pens with a dog design. I would also like a iPad with a case of a dog design. I would also like a real pet snowman that dosent melt with a dog design. I would also like a coat with a dog design on it. I would also like a dog calendar. Merry Christmas, Santa. Scarlet Galanin, age 8

 

Dear Santa: 1. A real dog. 2. remote control robot, ipad, ds, ipod, iron man, tunnel, hamster, rockout guitar, Christmas hat, rocket ship, fire works. how are your rein deer doing? Elliott, Galanin, age 6

 

Dear Santa: I love cats. 1. For Chiristmas I want a shop with a inside and a office and a bathroom and a drive/walk throu and a bedroom. 2. a D.S with The Game Zelda.3. A Balance Beam with a Patttern of a Cat. 4. Another Cat (most of all). 5. A grave yard for pet’s that die. 6. A space in the house for 3 small silks. 7. 3 small silkes. 8. More pant’s. 9. A iPhone 5S. 10. A iPhone 5S  Harry Potter case. 11. A (real) Pet Snow man that dosent melt. 12. Chocolate frog from Harry Potter. 13. Harry Potter Book Mark. 17. A cat stocking. 18. Erasable pen. 19. Harry Potter Cook Book. 20 Harry Potter and the Beatle of Bard Book. 21. Z Bones A.M C.D. 22. A cat calendar. 23. A Harry Potter calendar. 24. 2 big suitcases. 25. 5 tickets to a trip to Hawaii. 27. Cat posters. 28. Dog posters. 29. Cat painting. 30. Dog painting. From Nova Galanin, age 9.

 

 

Harp Sing Set

The Second Sunday Sitka Sacred Harp Sing is scheduled 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Pioneers Home Chapel.

The group also will sing early American Christmas carols from ‘‘The Christmas Harp’’ after the Sitka Fine Arts Campus tree lighting ceremony, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12, at Stevenson Hall on the SJ Campus. Books will be available at both singings. Call 738-2089 with questions.

 

Tribal Council Meets

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Sheet’ka Kwáan Naa Kahídi.

The meeting is open to the public, and features a “Tribal Citizens to be Heard” item for public comment. For information, contact Kathy Hope Erickson, 747-7352.

 

‘Kon-Tiki’ Film

Showing Dec. 13

‘‘Kon-Tiki,’’ the 2013 adventure movie based on Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 crossing of the South Pacific, will be shown 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the downtown Coliseum.

Heyerdahl and five men built a raft according to pre-Columbian specifications. They then set off on a 101-day journey from South America to the Polynesian Islands. The feature film is based on their legendary voyage.

With a cast of modern Norwegian actors, the film was released in English in 2013 and was an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film.

The one-time showing is a fund-raiser for Paths Across the Pacific IX.  Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. The movie lasts 96 minutes.

The next international Paths conference will be held in Sitka Aug. 17-20. The presentations will include a focus on the currents and winds of the Southern Hemisphere.

The possibility of changing the name to “Paths Across the Ocean” will be considered for following years. The concept of one ocean is more inclusive of our growing knowledge about this planet’s water links and human mobility around the globe, organizers said.

A communitywide Beachcomber’s Fair will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21, led by Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer. A signing for his book “Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science” will follow.

Volunteers are welcome and needed to help plan the events. Sign up at the movie or contact Nancy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30, 2020, 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 6-16-21)

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 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

New cases as of Tuesday: 26

Total statewide – 67,936

Total (cumulative) deaths – 366

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 1,595

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

The City of Sitka posted the following update on COVID-19 cases in Sitka as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Active cases in Sitka – 1

Hospitalizations (cumulative) in Sitka – 6

Cumulative Sitka cases – 387 (339 resident; 48 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 386

Deceased (cumulative) – 1

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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Sitka Vax Stats 

The State of Alaska DHSS reported Tuesday the following statistics on vaccinations for Sitka.

Partially vaccinated – 5,304 (72%)

Fully vaccinated – 4,904 (66%)

Total population (12+) – 7,385

Sitka has vaccinated fully vaccinated 77 percent of its senior population (1,478 total), age 65 and older. 

Vaccination data for the City and Borough of Sitka can be found online at: https://bit.ly/3apStpb

 

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20 YEARS AGO
June 2001

Photo caption: Luke Nisbet holds up a “2005” sign at a rites of passage ceremony at Blatchley Middle School for the school’s 120 eighth-graders. It was the first ceremony to mark the “graduation” of eighth-graders from middle school.

50 YEARS AGO
June 1971

Two of the most controversial subjects to come before the city council in months are on tonight’s agenda. One would extend bar operating hours inside the city limits from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.; and the other would permit operation of coin amusement machines by persons under 18.

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