LOCAL CALENDAR

FRIDAY

Noon AA noon, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information 

Noon Blatchley Pool Open Swim

Noon-3 p.m. Sitka COVID testing, Mountainside Urgent Care

3 p.m. 4-H Salmon Smoking Workshop, email aroseman@sitkawild.org

SATURDAY

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Open Practice, Sitka Sportsman’s Association indoor pistol range

10 a.m. Sitka Farmers Market, outside 10:30 a.m. Outdoor Trap and Skeet, Sitka Sportsman’s Association 

11 a.m. Salty Spoke Bike Coop, SJ Campus

11 a.m. Fry Bread Sale to benefit Rachel Moreno for Assembly, ANB Founders Hall

11 a.m. Sitka Babies and Books fall curbside program, Sitka Public Library

 Noon-3 p.m. Sitka COVID testing, Mountainside Urgent Care 

Noon AA noon, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information

Noon-4 p.m. Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon-3 p.m. White Elephant Shop open

SUNDAY

Noon AA noon, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information

MONDAY

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Advance in-person municipal election voting, Centennial Hall

Noon Video storytelling series via Zoom, ‘‘Traveling the Way of Love,’’ St. Peter’s 747-3977

Noon-3 p.m. Sitka COVID testing, Mountainside Urgent Care 

Noon Blatchley Pool Open Swim

Noon AA noon, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information

6 p.m. White Elephant Shop open

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 9-17-21)

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 10:47 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 875

Total statewide – 96,002

Total (cumulative) deaths – 454

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 2,207

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 14 new COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 187.73 per 100,000 population. Alert status will be high until the rate per thousand is below 100. Case statistics are as of Thursday.

New cases in Sitka – 5

Cases in last 7 days – 16

Cumulative Sitka cases – 946

Positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 9/10/21 – 1,090

Deceased (cumulative) – 3

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

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Sitka Vax Stats 

The State of Alaska DHSS reported Friday the following statistics on vaccinations for Sitka.

Partially vaccinated – 6,132 (83.03%)

Fully vaccinated – 5,991 (81.12%)

Total population (12+) – 7,385

Sitka has vaccinated fully vaccinated 89.85 percent 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://cityofsitka.org

 

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20 YEARS AGO
September 2001

Alaska Pacific Bank has opened an account for donations to be directed to the families of the World Trade Center attack of Sept. 11. The account has been opened with a $2,000 contribution from the bank and an anonymous donor.

50 YEARS AGO
September 1971

At the Sitka Historical Society’s meeting Sunday, Mrs. Esther Billman of Sheldon Jackson College presented a “surprise package” of recent donations to the Sheldon Jackson Museum by Mr. Hugh Brady, youngest son of former Territorial Gov. John Brady.

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