Stanley Drew Davis

Stanley Drew Davis, a U.S. Forest Service archaeologist for more than 20 years, died Dec. 6, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
    In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held, but family and friends will have a celebration of his life later this summer in Sitka.
    Stan was born Nov. 14, 1942, in Las Animas, Colo., the son of Henry Rexel and Mary Helene (Brownlee) Davis. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1961, and attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he graduated with a master’s in anthropology.
    In 1996 he received his doctorate in philosophy from Texas A&M after writing his dissertation on the archaeology of the Yakutat foreland.
    He lived in Sitka from 1974 until 1997. His work with the Forest Service here included digs at Starrigavan and Hidden Falls as well as Yakutat.
    Stan loved Jeopardy, arguing with the History Channel, watching the Denver Broncos play, and digging in the dirt.
    He was a member of the Alaska Anthropological Association.
    He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Davis; son Cullen Davis, wife Anne and their children Sydney and Chance; and son Cam Davis and children Darin and Josh, all of Sitka.
    With his love for lifelong learning, his family asks that memorial donations be made to the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, scholarship fund.

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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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