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. .



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At a Glance

(updated 1-12-22)

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 11:55 am Wednesday.

New cases as of Friday: 2,512

Total statewide – 172,329

Total (cumulative) deaths – 955

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,337

Current Hospitalizations – 103

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 153 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 34

Cases in last 7 days – 153

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,531

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

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





January 2002

Classified ads, Rentals: 3-bdrm. house on the beach. $900; 3-bdrm duplex, washer/dryer $945; Great downtown house, 2 bdrms., 2 baths, furnished,
W/D, hardwood floors $850; 2-bdrm. roomy apartment $945..


January 1972

The City and Borough Assembly Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a transportation committee to advise the assembly and promote transportation services for the municipality. Members are Cecil McClain, Ray Mabey, Clarence Kramer,
Dick Cushing and Burt Hansen.