WEEKEND HANGOUT – Gina Lusher, foreground right, and other Sitka Cirque aerialists rehearse Thursday night for this weekend’s show, Cirque Noir, at the 207 Smith Street studio. The show includes cage dancers, live music and champagne. Kids from first grade through high school will have a separate fundraiser showcase event Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets for both shows are available online at sitkacirque.com. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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November 30, 2022, Community Happenings

Boys Run Event 

Set for Dec. 10

Boys Run I toowú klatseen will hold its end-of-season 5K fun run 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Centennial Hall. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.

Boys Run I toowú klatseen is an after-school program for third- through fifth-grade boys that instills healthy relationships and lifestyle skills through running and other fun activities.

‘‘Come celebrate the participant’s triumphant season with a free fun run through Totem Park,’’ organizers said.

The theme is “Summer in December.” Snacks and an award ceremony will follow the run. Summer-themed costumes are recommended.

Volunteers are needed and appreciated, organizers said. Email amattea@scpsak.org with questions or to volunteer for the event. Boys Run I toowú klatseen is coordinated by the Pathways Coalition.


Open Gym for

Community Set

The City and Borough of Sitka Parks and Recreation will hold open skate and open gym on Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at Blatchley Middle School.

Family open roller-skating will be held in the BMS multipurpose room from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by family open gym in the main gym,  3-5 p.m. Open gym punch cards for youths, adults and families will be available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation office located at BMS.

For information, contact Parks and Recreation by emailing recreation@cityofsitka.org or by calling 907-747-4031.


SCLT to Hold

Annual Meeting

The Sitka Community Land Trust will hold its annual meeting 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in person at the Hames corporate office conference room at 208 Lake Street, Suite B.

The public is being encouraged to attend. The SCLT is a non-profit organization that relies on community support and participation. For information about attending the meeting, contact Mim McConnell at 907-738-2888.       


Christmas Tree

Sale Saturday

The Sitka High School baseball team will be selling Christmas trees 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Sea Mart.

A limited number of trees are available. Trees can be delivered for a donation. It is a fundraiser for the Sitka High baseball team.


ANS Christmas

Bazaar Dec. 10

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 will hold its annual ANS Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the ANB Founders Hall.

Artisans, crafters and vendors are invited to rent tables for $35 each. Set up will start at 8:30 a.m. at which time the fee for the tables will be collected. For further information and to reserve a table, call Debe at 783-4323.


Wearable Arts

Designers Sought

Wearable Arts is gearing up for the Feb. 4 production and designers are needed to make the show.

Registration closes on Dec. 16. To register a design go to www.sitkaartscouncil.org and go to the Wearable Arts tab.

‘‘It’s quick, easy, your design does not have to be complete to register, and there are no registration fees,’’ organizers said.  

Those who need more information  can email at thinkartthinksitka.com or call Tiffany Pearson at 907-738-8161.


Dog Treats Made

In Salmon Series

Earlier this year, Sitka Conservation Society’s Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club learned how to filet salmon in the Spectacular Salmon Series.

The group will use the fish scraps to make dog treats in a session 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

It is open to ages 5-18. Email Anna at anna@sitkawild.org for registration and information.  


Club to Make

Candles, Cards

Ages 5-18 are invited to join Sitka Conservation Society’s Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club for a candle and card-making session in preparation for the holiday season.

Youths will create candles and cards using repurposed materials. The session will be 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Email anna@sitkawild.org for registration and information.


Fish and Game

Advisory Meets

The Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold a meeting and member election 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, on Zoom, and in the downstairs classroom at Sitka Sound Science Center. 

Agenda items include: North Pacific Fishery Management Council; planning of future AC meeting schedule; establish committee to review Board of Game proposals.

Meetings are open to the public. 

To join the meeting go to: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84529644239?pwd=T1c0R0xOZUc5d3VsN2pPNHpFWXlUQT09; join by phone 253-215-8782; meeting ID 845 2964 4239; and  passcode: sitka (363980 by phone)

Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee website is http://notice.alaska.gov/208961.


Teen Advisory

Board to Meet

Sitka Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the library.

Those 13 to 16 years old can join the TAB. Board members will have exclusive opportunity to help select materials for the library’s collection, plan programs, gain volunteer experience, and promote the library throughout the community. Snacks are provided to all participants. 

For information, e-mail Maite at maite.lorente@cityofsitka.org.


Advent Activities

At Lutheran Church

Sitka Lutheran Church announces the following Advent activities.

On Wednesdays at 6 p.m. will be Midweek Soup Supper and Advent worship  ‘‘The Gifts of Advent.’’

On Thursdays at 6 p.m. will be Midweek Bible and Art Study, ‘‘The Images of Christmas Cards.’’

People can attend in person and on Zoom. To receive a Zoom invitation, text or call 907-752-0123.

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At a Glance

(updated 9-12-2023)

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 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, September 12.

New cases as of Tuesday: 278

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 301,513

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,485

Case Rate per 100,000 – 38.14

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 152.50

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,575

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






December 2003

The Sawmill Cove Industrial Park board of directors endorsed a final contract tuesday for the city to sell a minimum of 40 million gallons of reservoir water per year to an export company based in New York City. ... under the contract Quest would have the right to purchase up to 1 billion gallons of water per year at 1 cent per gallon



December 1973

 The City and Borough of Sitka conducted a community public opinion poll evaluating municipal services and facilities. ... The overall results gave this priority order: 1. roads and highways; 2. water and sewer; 3. downtown parking; 4. garbage collection and disposal; 5. hospital and medical facilities; 6. planning and zoning; 7. boat harbors.


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