Alan Riste

Alan Leroy Riste, a Sitka resident for 47 years, died Sept. 18 at his home. He was 77.
At his request, no services will be held.
He was born May 28, 1935, in Oroville, Wash., the son of Robert and Dorothy (Peterson) Riste. He grew up in Oroville.
He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors, and was passionate about baseball. Two days after he volunteered for the military draft in 1955 he received a letter from the New York Yankees about trying out for the team as a pitcher.
After serving in the U.S. Army, he attended Central Washington University, 1960-64, and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  
He married Nona Morgan on Jan. 25, 1964, and in March 1965 they came to Sitka, where he worked for Alaska Pulp Corp. as a process engineer and lab supervisor.
Survivors include is wife, Nona Riste; brothers Bob Riste and Ben Riste; sisters Dolly Sneve and Vikki Riste-Dillon; children Alana Riste, Melissa Plosay and Brian Riste; and grandchildren Zach Riste, Ivy Riste, Kaci Bellon and Alan Plosay.

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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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