HATS OFF – Sitka High School graduates toss their mortarboards in the air after receiving their degrees Monday night in the Sitka High gym. This year 74 seniors graduated in a ceremony that included addresses by teacher Howard Wayne and class representative Nai’a Nelson, a performance by the symphonic band and a video of graduates. A car parade was held after the ceremony. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Himschoot's Bill Goes to Governor
21 May 2024 15:17

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer
    Rep. Rebecca Himschoot hopes the bill she successfull [ ... ]

Awards, Diplomas for Pacific High Class of '24
21 May 2024 15:16

By Sentinel Staff
    Pacific High School Class of 2024 received diplomas, awards and lots of appl [ ... ]

Mullin Crushes Record at Regional Track Meet
21 May 2024 15:11

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Sports Editor
    Continuing their high-performing streak into the late [ ... ]

Dunleavy Checks Out Session's Energy Bills
21 May 2024 15:08

By YERETH ROSEN
Alaska Beacon
    Energy bills passed by the Alaska Legislature will help the state [ ... ]

Bill Passed to Require Harbor Safety Ladders
21 May 2024 15:06

By JAMES BROOKS
Alaska Beacon
    Harbors owned and operated by Alaska’s cities and boroughs will [ ... ]

May 21, 2024, Police Blotter
21 May 2024 14:07

Sitka police received the following calls by 8 a.m. today:
May 20
A case was opened after a man report [ ... ]

May 21, 2024, Community Happenings
21 May 2024 14:06

Forensic Training
Academy in Sitka
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Assembly to Revisit Hiring of Attorney
20 May 2024 15:44

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer
    Assembly members are weighing their next steps in hir [ ... ]

It's a Big Night for Sitka High Seniors
20 May 2024 15:41

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Peltola Thanked for Aid to Projects
20 May 2024 15:37

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer
    The leader of a Southeast commercial fishing organiza [ ... ]

Wolves Sweep Series, Secure State Softball Spot
20 May 2024 15:34

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Sports Editor
    Sitka High swept to victory in a three-game softball  [ ... ]

$92,000 in Grants Awarded By Sitka Charitable Trus...
20 May 2024 15:28

By Sentinel Staff
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Bill Passed to End Use of PFA Pollutant
20 May 2024 15:25

By YERETH ROSEN
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    For the second time in two years, the Alaska Legislature passed a [ ... ]

May 20, 2024, Community Happenings
20 May 2024 15:22

SJ Museum Posts List
Of Summer Native Artists The Sheldon Jackson Museum will host several artists t [ ... ]

May 20, 2024, Police Blotter
20 May 2024 14:38

Sitka police received the following calls by 8 a.m. today:
May 17
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Task Force Presents Report on Tourism
17 May 2024 15:56

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer
    At a sparsely attended meeting Thursday, the Assembly [ ... ]

C.G. Presents Findings on Fatal Boat Accident
17 May 2024 15:55

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Staff Writer
    Well over 100 Sitkans attended a town hall-style prese [ ... ]

Short-Term Rental, Variance Approved
17 May 2024 15:52

By ARIADNE WILL
Sentinel Staff Writer
    The Planning Commission passed two conditional use permit [ ... ]

City Loses Offer for Attorney Job
17 May 2024 15:50

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer
    The single finalist in the Assembly’s search for a  [ ... ]

Driver Injured In SMC Road Traffic Accident
17 May 2024 15:49

By Sentinel Staff
    A driver was medevacked  early this morning following an accident in the 20 [ ... ]

Julie Hughes 40th Anniversary Triathlon Nears
17 May 2024 15:44

By GARLAND KENNEDY
Sentinel Sports Editor
    Competitors will line up Saturday for the 40th annual [ ... ]

Lawmakers Expand Food Stamp Program
17 May 2024 14:35

By CLAIRE STREMPLE
Alaska Beacon
    More Alaskans will be able to access food stamps following law [ ... ]

Legislature Leaves Some Bills for 2025
17 May 2024 14:34

By JAMES BROOKS
Alaska Beacon
    In the last days of their two-year session, Alaska lawmakers pass [ ... ]

May 17, 2024, Police Blotter
17 May 2024 13:23

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Sitka police received the following calls by 8 a.m. today:
May 16
At 12:41 a.m. a man wa [ ... ]

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May 31, 2023, Community Happenings

Trail Master

Workshop Set

The first Sitka Trail master workshop, a free two-day training, is slated 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4.

It will teach the science and techniques of sustainable trail management. Individuals can attend for all or part of the training.

Training beings at Keet Gooshi Heen multipurpose room for the Saturday morning classroom session, then to the Cross Trail for hands-on field work and experience. 

All skill levels are invited to participate. The training will be facilitated by Sitka Trail Works, the Tongass National Forest Sitka Ranger District, Sitka Cycling Club, and other community partners.

Register to save a spot by clicking the link on the front page of SitkaTrailWorks.Org or full link here: https://forms.gle/CH4WF5gZQFyZ4GAA8.

 

Music Festival Sets

Thursday Event

The public is invited to Sitka Music Festival’s presentation “A Sher Thing” 6 p.m. Thursday in the Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall on SJ Campus.

It will be presented by Martin Sher and guest musicians.

More information on the festival can be seen at sitkamusicfestival.org, or call us at (907) 747-6774. 

 

Music Festival 

Friday Concert

Sitka Music Festival will present its first evening concert of the season 7 p.m. Friday at Centennial Hall.

It will feature works by Mahler, Piazzolla, and Schumann. Tickets are $22.50 for seniors, military members and youths, and $27.50 for adults, when purchased in advance, or $25 and $30 at the door. Learn more at sitkamusicfestival.org, or call (907) 747-6774.

 

‘Coffee with Cats’

Event Saturday

Friends of Sitka Animal Shelter will host its monthly meet-and-greet event “Coffee with Cats” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 3, at Sitka Animal Shelter on Jarvis Street.

Attendees can meet some of the current shelter feline residents and have a cup of coffee in the newly renovated cat room. 

 

Summer Reading

Program to Launch

The summer reading program at Sitka Public Library begins Saturday, June 3.

This summer’s theme is ‘‘All together Now.’’ 

It is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, and other activities. Everyone is invited to join the program all through the summer.  

Registration for “All Together Now” begins June 3. For information, call 747 4020 or visit social media and the library’s website.  

All programs are free of charge.

 

NOAA Rep to

Discuss Lawsuit

Southeast Alaska salmon trollers and others are invited to join NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Administrator Jon Kurland for an update on NOAA’s response to the Wild Fish Conservancy lawsuit 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Centennial Hall auditorium.

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20 YEARS AGO

May 2004

Dr. Arthur Cleveland, a former dean at Columbus State University in Georgia, was named the new president of Sheldon Jackson College, SJC officials announced today. He will be replacing C. Carlyle Haaland, who has held the position for four years.


50 YEARS AGO

May 1974

Coaching and managing the Little League teams this year are John Abbott and John Calhoun, ANB; Dale and DeWayne Vilandre, Alaska Federal; Walt Barker, Elks; Frank Simmons and Frank Vilandre, Lions; Leo Bacon, Pat Ness, Cliff Robards and Bob Edenso, Moose; and Everett Webb, Sportsmen. Head umpire is Carl Karpstein.

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