11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon Blatchley Pool Open Swim

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information 

Noon Rotary Club, via Zoom

1 p.m. Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins office hours, WildFlour Cafe & Bakery, 327 Seward

5 p.m. Climate Action Task Force, Centennial Hall

6 p.m. Assembly, Centennial Hall


11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon Chamber of Commerce virtual Fall Speaker Series, http://sitkachamber.com for link

Noon Open Swim, Blatchley Pool

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information 

5:30 p.m. Sitka Police and Fire Commission, Centennial Hall

5:30 p.m. Baranof Island Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, via Zoom, info@bihasitka.org

6 p.m. Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee, via Zoom, 907-465-6094 for link

6 p.m. Sitka Sportsman’s Association Indoor Range open

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 10-26-21)

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 10:02 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 749

Total statewide – 130,482

Total (cumulative) deaths – 688

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 2,749

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 30 new resident COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 351.99 per 100,000 population. Alert status will be high until the rate per thousand is below 100. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 4 

Cases in last 7 days – 30

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,088

Cumulative non-resident cases – 102

Unique positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 10/22/21 – 1,210

Deceased (cumulative) – 5

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

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October 2001

Bart Meyer earned first place in the Sitka Sportsman’s Association’s annual Alaska Day Biathlon. He was followed by Jeremy McLaughlin, Paul Lashway, Greg Horton and Jack Ozment.

October 1971

The Alaska Day parade was one of the longest ... Alaska Airlines’float with a giant golden samovar and the New Archangel Dancers aboard won first place; the Sitka High band and drill team won second; the Pioneer Bar float won third, and honorable mentions went to the Coast Guard float and Mt. Edgecumbe High band.