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)

February 22, 2016 Community Happenings

‘We Eat Fish!’

Film to Show

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council will premier its new film “We Eat Fish!” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Larkspur.

Shot partly in Sitka, the film celebrates the clean waters and healthy fisheries of Southeast Alaska and highlights the work being done to protect them. It is free to the public.

A fish special will be served.

 

 

UAF Seminars

Teleconferenced

Through February, UAS Sitka Campus will broadcast seminars from UAF on topics in environmental and human health.

The next will be 4:30 p.m. today in room 106 at the UAS campus. Dr. Falf Huettmann, associate professor of biology, will speak on Himalayan biodiversity conservation during climate change.

The public is invited to attend.

 

Satellites, Glaciers

Talk at UAS-Sitka

The next Natural History seminar features Dr. Allen Pope presenting “How Satellites are Changing What we Know about Ice” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at  UAS-Sitka, Room 229.

Pope, scientist-in-residence fellow at the Sitka Sound Science Center, will talk about how satellite data are used to study and monitor glaciers and ice fields in Alaska and polar regions.  Pope is a  post-doctoral research  associate working at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, and the Polar Science Center in Seattle.

His current research projects include studying Landsat 8 applications to the cryosphere as well as investigating drivers of elevation change in West Antarctica. More about his work is at on NASA’s Earth Obseratory website “Shades of Blue on the Greenland Ice Sheet’’  at  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gove/IOTD/view.php?id=86564

Funding for the seminar series is provided by a grant to the Sitka Sound Science Center by the Sitka Alaska Permanent Charitable Trust in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. Contact Kitty LaBounty at 747-9432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

Story Time Set

‘‘Whaley Whale’’ by Rascka will be one of the readings during the next story time at the Sitka Public Library 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

Rhymes, songs and a craft project will be part of the preschool program. For more information, call the library at 747-8708.

 

 

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.

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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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