GATHERING OF CULTURES – Dorothy Gordon holds year-old Marilyn De La Torre as they perform an entrance song Thursday at the B.J McGillis Gym during the annual Gathering of Cultures. A Tlingit dance group made up of several Sitka Tlingit dance groups opened the gathering. Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s student dance groups representing cultural groups from five regions of Alaska also performed. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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January 19, 2023, Police Blotter

The following calls were recorded as of 8 a.m. today.

January 18

At 6:18 a.m. an iPhone found in the 300 block of Lincoln Street was turned in.

At 7:12 a.m. Russell’s reported several items, including a sandal, had been found on the sidewalk in front of the store. The items were to be left there for a time.

At 9:30 a.m. a welfare check was requested at the Starrigavan boat launch.

Police received information regarding sexual abuse of a minor.

At 11:55 a.m. a baggie with white crystals was reported found at a hotel. The contents tested as amphetamines and were disposed of.

A caller said backpacks had been left on property in the 1800 block of SMC, and he wanted them removed. He was advised of his options.

At 6:08 p.m. a caller reported a reckless driver off Monastery Street. Police found the driver had a medical issue and EMS was called.

At 10:17 p.m. a phone was found in the area of Burkhart Drive and Price Street. It was returned to the owner.

January 19

At 7:10 a.m. a passport card was placed in the police station drop box. The owner was to be located.

 

Sitka Police

Charles S. Jim, 32, of Kake, was charged this morning with driving under the influence.

 

Emergency Calls

Sitka Fire Department received seven ambulance calls Wednesday.

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AK COVID-19

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.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

March 2004

Photo caption: Fire engines and ambulances shine in the sun outside the new fire hall Saturday during an open house. Hundreds turned out to look over the $4 million facility, which is twice the size of the building it replaced. It features a state-of-the-art exhaust system and much larger offices and a large training room.


50 YEARS AGO

March 1974

The Sheldon Jackson Museum will have a special showing of replicas of ancient Tlingit hunting weapons. The replicas were made by A. P. Johnson, a Tlingit  culture instructor and metal arts teacher at SJC.

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