PAINTING WEATHER – Downtown Sitka is pictured from the vantage point of commercial painter Keith Fredrickson’s 60-foot man lift today. Fredrickson Painting Inc. was taking advantage of the partly sunny weather to get a coat of paint on the Sitka Hotel, foreground, today. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

December 21, 2015 Community Happenings

BHV Annual

Meeting on Tap

Brave Heart Volunteers will hold its annual business meeting 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Pioneers Home Managers House.

The community is invited to attend.  For more information contact Brave Heart at 747-4600.

 

Pie-Baking Class

Listed for Dec. 23

SAIL will offer a pie-baking class 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Sitka Kitch for those over age 60.

The class will make sweet and savory galettes, a lattice pie and a cream pie. Pastry chef and instructor Betsy Sanchez will teach the class.

Space is limited. Contact Claire at 747-6859 for more information.

 

Methodists Plan

Service Dec. 24

Sitka United Methodist Church will have two Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24.

Worship times are 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Services are open to the community and all are invited to attend. The service will include candle-lighting, special music and open Communion. 

 

Open House Set

Tonight on Maple

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple invites Sitkans to its second annual Holiday Open House aboard the cutter 6-8 p.m. tonight, Dec. 21.

The event is family-friendly.

 

ANS to Meet

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the ANB Founders Hall.

An update will be heard on the Christmas community dinner and other ANS business.

Call Joy Wood, 752-0845, 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: This year may I please have a baby tedy, a big stuffed horse, a army man, and please please have that lego boat set, please? I have been very good to my sister, and have been doing lots of chores, in fact I did a load of dishes today! How are you doing this year? How are the rein deer? How are the elves? hope you have a good night of flying! Merry Chrismas! P.S. What would you like to eat when you come to my house? Love Dane Evans

 

 

Dear Santa: I bet Mrs. Clause is baking yummy cookies!! I have been working on math this year. This Christmas I am hopeful for the Harry Potter illustrated book copy and a gift card ot Old Harbor Books. Please and Thank You. Love, Rie

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.

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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.

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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.

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– The Sitka Sentinel Staff

 

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 5-8-21)

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 11:50 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 114

Total statewide – 66,120

Total (cumulative) deaths – 343

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 1,508

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. Thursday.

Active cases in Sitka – 7

Hospitalizations (cumulative) in Sitka – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 367 (321 resident; 46 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 359

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 Thursday the following statistics on vaccinations for Sitka.

Partially vaccinated – 4,898 (70.469%)

Fully vaccinated – 4,486 (64.56%)

Total population (16+) –6,949

Sitka has vaccinated (with at least one dose) 1,249 (84.51%) 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
May 2001

Richard Nelson, Alaska writer and cultural anthropologist, will be speaker at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, commencement exercises at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School

50 YEARS AGO
May 1971

The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game announced today that the 100-ton herring quota in District 13, outside of the Sitka Sound area, has been harvested. The 750-ton quota for Sitka Sound was taken by April 7.

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