January 12, 2016 Community Happenings

SCT Presents

‘Broadway Night’

Sitka Community Theater will present Broadway Night, an evening of local celebrities and friends singing show tunes, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Odess Theater. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40, which includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and sales tax, are available at Old Harbor Books. Tickets go on sale Jan. 15. 

Proceeds from the show will help cover the costs of producing SCT’s first musical production “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

For more information call 738-0602.

SCT is a project of the Greater Sitka Arts Council.


Youth Advocates

Board to Meet

Youth Advocates of Sitka’s Board of Directors will meet 5:15-7 p.m.  Thursday, Jan. 14, at YAS’s 805 Lincoln Street office.

Meetings are open to the public. The board is accepting letters of interest for a new member. Those wanting to join a team of professionals working together to support the mental health of Alaska’s youths and their families, or wanting to learn more can callt Annette at 747-2910.


Work Party Set

On SJ Campus

Sitka Fine Arts Camp will hold a work party 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, on the SJ Campus.

Tasks for all skill levels will be available, including laying down insulation and flooring in the Yaw Arts Center attic. Hot lunch is provided. Wear warm clothes to work in. Volunteers will meet at the Yaw arts building. Call 747-3085 with questions.


‘Celtic Cinderella’

To be Presented

‘‘Celtic Cinderella,’’ presented by the Sitka Spruce Celtic Dancers, performs 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $5 for students and senior citizens. Children under 5 are admitted free. For more information call 747-3085.


Fish and Game

Panel to Meet

The Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln Street. It is open to the public.

Six seats are up for election – Hand Troll, Subsistence, Alternate, Hunting, Seine and At-Large.

The meeting will discuss statewide Board of Fisheries proposals. Those with questions can be directed to Jessica at 738-5528 or John 738-6212.


‘Tangaroa’ Film

To Show Sunday

‘‘Tangaroa,’’ a documentary about a Norwegian raft expedition from Peru to Tahiti in 2006, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Coliseum Theater.

The Tangaroa expedition followed the route of Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki voyage which was across the South Pacific 60 years earlier. 

The film documents the success of a large balsa raft steering with “guara boards” and shows the navigation skills needed for ocean crossings.

Admission is $5 in support of Paths Across the Pacific IX.




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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.






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 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.