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 22, 2015 Community Happenings

Wearable Art

Show March 26

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will produce the Alaska Airlines Wearable Art Runway Show March 26 at the Performing Arts Center.

The theme is ‘‘Alaska and 8 Stars,’’ and artists may use it or not in their creations. A matinee and an evening show are planned. A mandatory dress rehearsal is Friday, March 25. Registration forms are available at www.thinkartthinksitka.com and the deadline for registering is Feb. 29.

Tickets to the show go on sale two weeks in advance at Old Harbor Books. Those with questions may call Jeff at 747-4821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Piano, Flute

Recital Jan. 8

Sitka Fine Arts Camp will host a piano and flute recital by musicians Mario Puerini, Julia Kruger and Victor Bunin 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the Performing Arts Center.

This concert will feature music by Brahms, Prokofiev, Copland and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $20/$10 and available at Old Harbor Books or by phone at 747-3085.

 

Hames Center

Hours Offered

The Hames Center will be open for holidays hours 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25; 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31; and 1-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1.

‘‘Hames Center is committed to your health this holiday season by staying open every day,’’ the center said. ‘‘Don’t let the seasonal rush get the better of you – start de-stressing and energizing with exercise at the Hames Center.’’

The schedule is listed at the website www.hamescenter.org

 

 

 

RAFFLE WINNER – Coach Noel Hutton, seventh from right, and members of the Sitka Shore Shots presents the winner of the group’s most recent raffle, Rob Dalquist, third from right, with the first prize of $1,000. The raffle was held to help raise funds for the team to travel to the state meet in Anchorage in June. Several team members were present during the drawing. Second-place winner of a barbecue was Jessica Twydell, and Kathie Johnson won the third-place prize, an AC/Lakeside $250 gift certificate. Those who would like more information about the Shore Shots, or how to join, can call Hutton at 738-4860. (Photo provided to the Sentinel)

 

Playgroup Canceled

Teach Your Children Well Playgroup at Grace Harbor Church is canceled on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 31. Call 966-4229 with questions.

 

RV Dump Site

Closure Noted

The RV dump site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Japonski Island will be closed for repairs Dec. 28-Jan. 10.

During the closure a temporary dump site can be reached through the SEARHC campus – use Tongass Drive, turn left on Seward Avenue, then right into the parking lot behind Mt. Edgecumbe High School. The dump site is between the orange jersey barriers and has a green lid.

The City and Borough of Sitka apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions, call the public works department at 747-1804.

 

Bird Count

Planning Set

The planning meeting for the 116th Christmas Bird Count will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the Alaska Raptor Center. A slide show will be presented to review the birds.

The annual bird count will be on Sunday, Jan. 3. The post-birding party is set 4 p.m. on Jan. 1 above Pet’s Choice Vterinary Hospital. Snacks will be sponsored by Pet’s Choice.

For more information call Jen at 738-0181 or Victoria at 738-8661.

 

 

 

 

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.

The single copy price is again 75 cents. The news racks do not require coins to open, but we ask that the 75 cents for a non-subscription single copy sale be paid with coins in the slot.

– 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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