LOCAL CALENDAR

TUESDAY

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

6 p.m. Assembly, Centennial Hall

7 p.m. Zoom AA: ID 9079072020; Password 907907

WEDNESDAY

11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon White Elephant Shop open

Noon Open Swim, Blatchley Pool

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

5 p.m. Wednesday Walkers, lower Moller Field

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

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

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

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

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AK COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 5-18-22)

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 pm Wednesday, May 18.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,675

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 249,522

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,762

Current Hospitalizations – 44

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "medium.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 54

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,633

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

  

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20 YEARS AGO
May 2002

Police blotter: Two juveniles who were seen throwing their belonging at each other were told to stop or face arrest. ... A woman was reported arguing with her husband and friends, all of whom agreed she had been drinking too much. ... A man said he thought a neighbor had his missing cat, but the neighbor showed police his cat and her six kittens. A watch will be kept for the missing cat.

 

50 YEARS AGO
May 2002

 There will not be a commercial herring spawn and help fishery in the Sitka area, Jim Parker, Fish & Game fisheries management biologist, announced.  There’s been good herring spawn but herring haven’t spawned in the macrocystis kelp beds.

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