January 25, 2016 Community Happenings

ANB Meets Tonight

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

Those with questions can call 738-3470.

 

Sitkan Nominated

To Naval AcademyU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has nominated 47 young Alaskans, including one Sitkan, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020.

Patrick Timmons of Sitka was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

 U.S. Military Service Academy nominees are selected based on their academic record, extracurricular activities, and leadership capacity. Murkowski’s nominees will compete against other candidates nationwide for a spot in the entering class. Though a congressional nomination to a service academy is an accomplishment within itself, it does not guarantee admission; service academies will make final decisions.

 

Pizza Benefit for

Youth Basketball

Pizza Express is donating a portion of sales 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, to the Blatchley Middle School boys traveling basketball team.

Proceeds will help fund travel to Juneau for the Mike Jackson Middle School tournament March 23-27.

 

Region Robotics

Competition Set

Robotics teams from Juneau, Hoonah and Sitka will compete in the Region Robotics Competition Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Sitka High School main gym.

Teams arrive Tuesday for inspections of robots and interviews. Competitions and robot viewing is open to the public 9 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by awards.

Those who wish to learn more about the program, First Tech Challenge, can go to http://www.firstinspires.org/

 

 

 

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AK COVID-19 
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 Tuesday: 2,414

Total statewide – 167,008

Total (cumulative) deaths – 953

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,311

Current Hospitalizations – 81

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 130 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 7

Cases in last 7 days – 130

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,467

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

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

  

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20 YEARS AGO
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..

 

50 YEARS AGO
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.

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