WALK THE VOTE – About a dozen Sitkans walk from the O'Connell Bridge to Harrigan Centennial   Hall this afternoon to encourage people to vote in the general election. Early voting in Sitka started Monday. Voting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through November 2 in Room 3 at Centennial Hall, with access through doors that remain open to the outside.  Items on the ballot include the presidential election, U.S. and state House and Senate seats, two ballot measures and the retention of state judges. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services Scheduled For Karina Lozano Sibayan

Karina Lozano Sibayan

Karina Lozano Sibayan, an Anchorage resident and a Sitka High graduate, died Aug. 23 in Fairbanks. She was 21.

She was born May 18, 1999, in the Philippines, and her family came to Sitka in July 2010 when she was 11.

Karina graduated from Sitka High in May 2018. She was well-known for playing both volleyball and basketball, and for being the life of the party.

Karina had an adventurous soul. She loved to travel and explore, whether it be hiking on top of mountains, jumping in lakes, or soaking up sun on the beach. Whenever Karina wasn’t exploring, she loved to eat, dance, and spend time with her loved ones.

Karina had one of the biggest hearts. She always gave more than she received, and was always quick to forgive. Wherever Karina went, she left her mark by making friends with just about everyone she met. She had one of the most contagious laughs and the cutest dimples.

Another thing that Karina was well-known for was being a wonderful babysitter for many children. Karina loved taking the kids to the playground and running around with them. Many children to this day ask about her and tell their parents that she was their best friend.

Karina was a devoted daughter, sister, dog-mom, cousin, niece, granddaughter, and friend. She will be remembered and missed by many for the love she has left in all of our hearts.

Karina is survived by her father, Fred Sibayan, and mother, Lisa Lozano; her brother, Kerwin, and sister Kaylen Lozano; her grandmother, Mercedes Sibayan, and numerous relatives of both Sitka and the Philippines.

A memorial service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2020, at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Father Morino Cho, KMS will officiate.

 

“I know heaven is a beautiful place because they’ve got you.”

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30 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.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 10-23-20)

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 11:20 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 239

Total statewide – 12,118

Total (cumulative) deaths – 68

Active cases in Sitka – 10 (7 resident; 3 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 62 (49 resident; 13 non-resident) *

Hospitalized in Sitka – 1

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 385.

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

* These numbers reflect State of Alaska data. Local cases may not immediately appear on DHSS site, or are reported on patient’s town of residence rather than Sitka’s statistics. 

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20 YEARS AGO
October 2000

Sitka Sportsman’s Association Alaska Day Biathlon was held at the Robert LaGuire indoor shooting range. In the individual men’s division, Mike Fink took first with a time of 22:48; Kristian Pickerell took second with 27:14; and Clay Thomas was third in 27:29. Best men’s shooter was Dave Garland with five hits prone and three hits standing.


50 YEARS AGO
October 1970

Sitka’s increasingly famous New Archangel Dancers will perform for Alaska Day. … Dancers are Stella Conway, Ernestine Massey, Jim Lang, Jan Turner, Patsy DuBrock, Karen Grussendorf, Kathy Trani, Sandy Harang, Lorelie Jensen, Nancy Andersen, Mary Lou McIntyre, Jane Valente, Betty Howey and Suzette Taylor.

 

 

 

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