ON THE GRID – The fishing boat New Sunrise waits for low tide this afternoon on the city grid off Katlian Street. Without a public haulout in town, boat owners are either working on the grid during low tides or traveling out of town to Hoonah or other Southeast towns.  (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson) 

Assembly Tries Again for Haulout Grants
13 May 2022 23:37

The fishing boat New Sunrise waits for low tide this afternoon on the city grid off Katlian Street [ ... ]

American Street Now One-Way
13 May 2022 23:03

  y Sentinel Staff Sitka city public information officer Melissa Henshaw issued this  news rele [ ... ]

SE Villages Lose Appeals to Limit Hunting by Outsi...
13 May 2022 22:38

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Staff Writer Three proposals that would have limited deer harvest for  [ ... ]

May 13, 2022, Community Happenings
13 May 2022 21:38

Family Day at Playground Sat. Families are invited to the event “Take Your Parents to the Playgr [ ... ]

May 13, 2022, Police Blotter
13 May 2022 21:22

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 12 Abandoned vehicles a [ ... ]

May 12, 2022, Community Happenings
12 May 2022 22:36

Pansy Pickup May 13 and 14 Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool pansy fundraiser pickup and sale has been moved [ ... ]

Downtown City Street Suddenly Is One-Way
12 May 2022 22:35

  Eric Todd, on the ladder, Edwin Dumag and David Callistini from the Sitka Public Works Departm [ ... ]

May 12, 2022, Police Blotter
12 May 2022 22:09

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 11 At 12:45 a.m. an off [ ... ]

Assembly Puts Marijuana Tax On Way to Voters
11 May 2022 23:52

Members of the Sitka Unified Command, from left, Dave Miller, Craig Warren, John Leach, Thor Chris [ ... ]

Raptor Center Cautious as Avian Flu Cases Rise
11 May 2022 22:35

By Sentinel Staff The Alaska Raptor Center announced Tuesday that it is temporarily suspending its  [ ... ]

Cruise Donation Helps in High Cost of Trail Spur
11 May 2022 22:21

A trailhead on Halibut Point Road is pictured today. Sitka Trail Works recently received a $75,000 [ ... ]

May 11, 2022, Police Blotter
11 May 2022 22:19

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 10 At 2:37 a.m. a woman [ ... ]

May 11, 2022, Community Happenings
11 May 2022 22:11

John MacDonald Dies in Seattle     John Morrison “Mac” MacDonald, a former Sitkan, died Ma [ ... ]

Ship Hits Sitka Dock; Capacity Cut 50 Percent
10 May 2022 23:29


The Norwegian Bliss and the Radiance of the Seas are tied to the Sitka Sound Cruise Ship dock Mond [ ... ]

Sitka Marijuana Tax Proposed for Ballot
10 May 2022 23:26

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer The Assembly at tonight’s regular meeting will conside [ ... ]

Smith Signs to Run with Loyola
10 May 2022 23:20

 
Sitka High Senior Tawny Smith signs to run for Loyola Marymount University, Monday at Sitka  [ ... ]

Clare Mullin Breaks Wolves Half-Mile Record
10 May 2022 21:21


Sitka Freshman Clare Mullin leads the pack in the two-mile race in Juneau Saturday ahead of Juneau [ ... ]

May 10, 2022, Community Happenings
10 May 2022 21:19

Dance Benefit For St. Michael’sA dance performance fundraiser for St. Michael’s Cathedral Chu [ ... ]

May 10, 2022, Police Blotter
10 May 2022 21:18

Police Blotter Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 9 A dow [ ... ]

First 2-Ship Day Shows Fixes Are Needed
09 May 2022 23:42

Hundreds of tourists fill Lincoln Street this afternoon during the second street closure day of th [ ... ]

Assembly to Consider Backing Childcare Bill
09 May 2022 23:41

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Assembly will consid [ ... ]

May 9, 2022, Police Blotter
09 May 2022 21:19

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 6 At 7:47 a.m. a busine [ ... ]

May 9, 2022, Community Happenings
09 May 2022 20:50

Jeffrey S. Roberts   ervice May 11 A memorial service for Jeffrey Scott Roberts II, 38, will be [ ... ]

Spring Trolling Season Off to Slow Start
09 May 2022 20:47

 Luna Eells, age 4, looks from the deck of the troller Camijo this afternoon at ANB Harbor. The s [ ... ]

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AK COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 5-4-22)

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 4.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,440

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 246,345

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,220

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,753

Current Hospitalizations – 33

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.

Cases in last 7 days – 69

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,509

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

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

  

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20 YEARS AGO
May 2002

 “We about fell over, we were so excited,” Alaska Arts Southeast treasurer Mary Hames said, describing to the Chamber the reaction to news that the Ishiyama Foundation is donating $10,000 for an endowment for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Camp director Roger Schmidt said today the endowment means a lot in ensuring the longevity of the camp.

 

50 YEARS AGO
May 1972

 

Grand Opening! Alexander’s Art Center on The Cathedral Circle. Works by Alaskan Artists. Better Art Supplies Professional Quality. Excellent Frame Selection. “Lord of Alaskan Art”

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