LOCAL CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY

Blatchley Pool is closed this week 

11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon Childcare Needs Assessment Findings Presentation, Centennial Hall Room 12

Noon Sitka Health Needs and Human Services Commission, via Zoom

Noon White Elephant Shop open

Noon Open Swim, Blatchley Pool

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

6 p.m. Sitka School Board, Centennial Hall

6:30 p.m. STA Tribal Council, via Teleconference

7 p.m. Sitka Planning Commission, Centennial Hall

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

7 p.m. AA Lost & Found, St. Gregory’s, 606 Etolin Street

THURSDAY

Blatchley Pool is closed this week 

11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon Open Swim, Blatchley Pool

Noon AA Nooners, St. Peter’s See House, AA hotline 907-747-8866 for information

Noon Alanon Zoom, sitkaalanon@gmail.com, for login info 

Noon White Elephant Shop open

5:30 p.m. STA Alaska Tribal Court Open House, Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi

6 p.m. Special Assembly Meeting, Centennial Hall

6 p.m. Sitka Cancer Survivor Society annual meeting, via Zoom, email pmacpike@gmail.com

6:30 p.m. STA Natural Resource Committee, via Zoom, info: 907-738-3165

7 p.m. AA Rectory Group, St. Peter’s, 611 Lincoln Street, AA hotline 907-747-8866

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AK COVID-19

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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20 YEARS AGO

August 2002

 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.

 50 YEARS AGO

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.

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