Doris L. Peek

The gentle spirit of Doris L. Peek, 85, left this earth on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her home is Sitka.
She was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Isabel, Kansas. She had lived in Wichita, Kansas, and for 12 years in Flagstaff, Ariz., before coming to Sitka about six years ago.
She is survived by her sister Mary Robinson and family, brother William Douthett and family, and daughter Marilyn Durocher and partner Erik Davenport of Sitka.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Sarah Durocher and husband Justin Ervin, Rebecca Reaves, Joseph Durocher, and her much-loved great-grandson, Kale Reaves;  other extended family; loved ones; and many friends.

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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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