RESTORATION BEGUN – Marty Becker, U.S. Forest Service Sitka Ranger District hydrologist, stands Wednesday on the spot where debris from a landslide came to a rest after hitting a bridge on the Nelson Logging Road in 2014. The 100-acre landslide altered the course of Starrigavan Creek and buried much of the road. A multi-year restoration project was begun recently on the road and creek. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Assembly Holds Off On Pot Sales Tax Decision
26 May 2022 22:14

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In-Person Voting Opens in Alaska Congress Race
26 May 2022 21:12

By Sentinel Staff Absentee in-person voting for the special primary for Alaska’s U.S. Representat [ ... ]

Starrigavan Rehab Work Gets Started
26 May 2022 20:59

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Staff Writer After years spent planning and securing funds, work to re [ ... ]

May 26, 2022, Community Happenings
26 May 2022 20:38

City Seeks Community’sHelp with Plan for Future The City and Borough of Sitka is building a str [ ... ]

May 26, 2022, Police Blotter
26 May 2022 20:34

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Coast Guard Rescues Four at Dry Bay Crash
25 May 2022 23:43

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew flew to  [ ... ]

Four Suspects Sought in Arson Fire at Harbor
25 May 2022 23:40

By Sentinel Staff Sitka police are asking for the public’s help in identifying four suspects beli [ ... ]

One Applies for Seat on School Board
25 May 2022 23:38

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Assembly Considers Putting Haulout on Ballot
25 May 2022 23:37

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May 25, 2022, Police Blotter
25 May 2022 21:00

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 24 At 6:48 a.m. a SMC b [ ... ]

Bus Stop For RIDE Moved
25 May 2022 00:03

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Wolves Track Team Takes First at Regions
24 May 2022 23:23

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Sports Editor Two more records fell to Sitka High’s star freshman ru [ ... ]

Assembly to Pass Budgets, Rate Hikes Tonight
24 May 2022 23:19

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer The Assembly will vote tonight on final approval of the  [ ... ]

May 24, 2022, Community Happenings
24 May 2022 22:04

Salmon Derby Begins Saturday The 67th Sitka Salmon Derby will begin Saturday, continue over Memori [ ... ]

May 24, 2022, Police Blotter
24 May 2022 22:02

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 23 At 10:10 a.m. a man  [ ... ]

Softball Players Injured in Last Home Game
24 May 2022 20:56

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Sports Editor A three-game series between the Sitka High Lady Wolves a [ ... ]

Assembly to Ponder Funding for Haulout
23 May 2022 23:34

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Sentinel Staff Writer The boat haulout is once again up for discussion at the Tu [ ... ]

Changes Submitted On Marijuana Tax
23 May 2022 23:33

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Alaska, Canada Copters Here for S&R Exercises
23 May 2022 23:32

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May 23, 2022, Police Blotter
23 May 2022 21:42

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. May 20 At 12:29 a.m. a Burk [ ... ]

Industrial Park Dock Greets First Cruise Ship
21 May 2022 00:07

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Rescue Exercise Draws Copters from All Over
21 May 2022 00:03

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Sitka Quilter Displays Her 70 Antique Quilts
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Silver Bay Co. Sends Fish to Ukraine
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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 5-25-22)

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 25.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,911

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 251,425

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,776

Current Hospitalizations – 46

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "medium.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 25

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,658

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

  

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20 YEARS AGO
May 2002

 

From Sitka’s Past by Robert DeArmond: May 14, 1878 – The steamer California brought a cannery crew to Sitka for one of the first two salmon canneries in Alaska. The cannery, located at Starrigavan, operated for only two seasons and was abandoned.

50 YEARS AGO
May 1972

 The work of four Sitka artists will be represented in the Ketchikan Arts and Crafts Guild Traveling Show. The artists are Alice Bergdoll, Linda Larsen, Marilyn Nevers and Clint Miller.

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