TREE LIGHTING – Sitkans gather next to a decorated spruce tree across from City Hall Saturday. Scores turned out for the Chamber of Commerce’s holiday celebration that included caroling, a tree lighting hosted by Mrs. Santa Claus, and remarks by Chamber of Commerce member Loren Olsen and City Administrator John Leach encouraging people to shop in town during the holiday season. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

December 6, 2021, Police Blotter
06 Dec 2021 15:05

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. December 3 At 12:07 a.m. an [ ... ]

December 6, 2021, Community Happenings
06 Dec 2021 15:03

City: Keep Hydrants Clear of Snow The Sitka Fire Department reminds citizens to keep fire hydrants [ ... ]

Sitkans to Gather For Tree Lighting
03 Dec 2021 16:02

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer The Chamber of Commerce will light up the tree across from [ ... ]

United Way Makes Appeal for Sitka Needy
03 Dec 2021 16:02

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Staff Writer As part of their 2021 fundraising campaign, representatives [ ... ]

COVID Report Shows Sitka 7-Day Rate Higher
03 Dec 2021 16:01

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer Sitka marked its fourth day in a row Thursday with two or  [ ... ]

Alaskans Pushed to Get Shots as Omicron Nears
03 Dec 2021 16:00

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska health officials are urging people to get vaccines and boosters as the omicro [ ... ]

December 3, 2021, Community Happenings
03 Dec 2021 13:29

Robert Kirkman Dies in Sitka Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Jerome Kirkman, 80, died this morning at Sit [ ... ]

December 3, 2021, Police Blotter
03 Dec 2021 13:22

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. December 2 At 1 a.m. an off [ ... ]

Hauser Optimistic On Controlling Virus
02 Dec 2021 16:28

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Staff Writer School District Superintendent Frank Hauser, speaking at Tu [ ... ]

Sitka Virus Alert Level Holding at High
02 Dec 2021 16:28

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer Two new COVID cases were added to the local dashboard Wedn [ ... ]

Planners Expand Range Of Tour-Related Issues
02 Dec 2021 16:27

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer The Sitka Planning Commission on Wednesday expanded its to [ ... ]

State Report Details Deaths Tied to COVID
02 Dec 2021 16:27

JUNEAU (AP) — Many of the people whose deaths were caused by or associated with COVID-19 in Alaska [ ... ]

December 2, 2021, Police Blotter
02 Dec 2021 12:37

Police Blotter Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. December 1  [ ... ]

December 2, 2021, Community Happenings
02 Dec 2021 12:36

End-of-Life Care Course Offered by Brave Heart Volunteers Brave Heart Volunteers was awarded $7,395 [ ... ]

SEARHC Reports 100% Vax Status
01 Dec 2021 16:28

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2021 Sitka Nutcracker Mixes New and Old
01 Dec 2021 16:27

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer Maybe it will be the leopards slinking across the stage th [ ... ]

More Items Collected For Sitka Time Capsule
01 Dec 2021 16:25

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer On Thursday, the city will seal up a time capsule marking  [ ... ]

Family Tallies Loss in Fire
01 Dec 2021 16:25

By Sentinel Staff A fire that destroyed a large shed early Monday morning also took some $50,000 wo [ ... ]

December 1, 2021, Community Happenings
01 Dec 2021 13:39

Babies and Book Art Program Set Sitka Babies and Books and Sitka Public Library will offer a winte [ ... ]

December 1, 2021, Police Blotter
01 Dec 2021 13:36

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. November 30 An out-of-town  [ ... ]

Schools Hold Course On Mitigation Policy
30 Nov 2021 16:22

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer The Sitka School District is looking forward to a day when [ ... ]

50-Year Sitka Troller ‘Friend of the Fleet’
30 Nov 2021 16:21

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Staff Writer Longtime Sitka troller James Moore has won formal recogniti [ ... ]

DEC Adds to List Of Oil Spill Suspects
30 Nov 2021 16:20

By Sentinel Staff The source of an oil spill reported last week remains uncertain, an updated Depar [ ... ]

Sitkans Respond to the Giving Season
30 Nov 2021 16:19

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer Julia Smith often hears stories from families who put the  [ ... ]

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 12-3-21)

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 10:21 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 312

Total statewide – 146,558

Total (cumulative) deaths – 853

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,117

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 13 new resident COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 152.52 per 100,000 population. Case statistics are as of Thursday.

New cases in Sitka – 2

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,142

Cumulative non-resident cases – 102

Unique positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 11/26/21 – 1,266

Deceased (cumulative) – 5

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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20 YEARS AGO
December 2001

Photo caption: Cathy Hanson shovels snow off the sidewalk in front of Russell’s today. What started as a few flakes Monday evening had mounted to an estimated half-foot by noon today. More was forecast but rain is possible Wednesday.

50 YEARS AGO
December 1971 

Several fish fatalities resulted Monday night when a car apparently went out of control, ran off Halibut Point Road and slammed into the rear of Sitka Petland Store. Vibrations shattered fish tanks, and several hundred dollars worth of tropical fish were casualties.

 

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