FOOD LINE – A long line of cars on Lincoln Street, which at times stretched to the Harbor Drive intersection, wait to pick up free boxes of food on the SJ campus this morning. Sitka Conservation Society and Sysco Corporation administered the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program today, handing out 12,000 pounds of fresh produce, precooked meats and other items. So many people turned out for the distribution that supplies ran out about an hour before the advertised end. Organizer Chandler O’Connell with SCS said that next week’s distribution will be at a different time and location in order to avoid traffic congestion. Information on time and location will be posted on the Sitka Mutual Aid Facebook page. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

July 13, 2020, Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Police received the following calls as of 8 a.m. today:

 

July 10

At 6:03 a.m. a disturbance was reported on Naomi Kanosh Lane.

A threatening incident on Cascade Street was logged at 8:51 a.m.

A noise complaint was filed at a downtown bar at 7:34 p.m.

A drunkenness report at a downtown bar was filed at 8:19 p.m.

An ordinance violation was reported on Kaagwaantaan Street at 9 p.m.

 

July 11

A domestic problem was reported on Andrews Street at 3:23 a.m.

At 3:48 a.m. a caller reported a bear on Katherine Benson Drive.

A report of harassment at a downtown store was logged at 1:40 p.m.

A domestic problem was reported at a downtown hotel at 8:58 p.m.

July 12

Suspicious activity was reported at Cascade Convenience Center at 1:38 a.m.

A bear was reported at 700 Park Street at 3:43 a.m.

Suspicious activity was reported at a downtown hotel at 2:53 p.m.

A disturbance was reported at McDonald’s at 3 p.m.

A domestic problem was reported at Granite Creek Road at 4:56 p.m.

July 13

At 1:32 a.m. an assault was reported on Andrew P. Hope Street.

At 2 a.m. a bear was reported  on Jarvis Street.

 

Sitka Police

John Borglund, 45, was charged Friday with violating conditions of release, resisting arrest, and unlawful contact in the second degree.

 

Emergency Calls

 

Sitka Fire Department received ambulance calls at 12:05 p.m., 2:22 p.m. and 6:19 p.m. Friday; 3:29 a.m., 3:19 p.m., 4:06 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 7:39 p.m. Saturday; 8:24 a.m., 1:34 p.m., 5:57 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Sunday; and 7:04 a.m. today.

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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.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 10-27-20)

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 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 378

Total statewide – 13,742

Total (cumulative) deaths – 70

Active cases in Sitka – 13 (10 resident; 3 non-resident) *

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

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 400.

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

Photo caption: Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 cookbook committee members Helena Wolff, Marta Ryman, Jean Frank and Margaret Gross-Hope stand behind a shipment of cookbooks, “Best Ever Recipes.” Proceeds from sales will go to the ANS and ANB scholarship funds.


50 YEARS AGO
October 1970

Alaska Day weather was cold – in the 30s and 40s – but spirits were high. ... At the Baranof Ball Mr. and Mrs. Pete Karras won first prize in Native costumes. Period costume winners  were Mr. and Mrs.  Bob Marlow, Suzie French and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Korthals. Jim Johnson, Alaska Airlines, presented the trip prize to Mr. and Mrs. Lewie Rucka.

 

 

 

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