Absentee and Questioned Ballots Tallied

BULLETIN - The count of the 845 absentee and questioned ballots this afternoon did not change the outcome of the October 4 municipal election, although margins changed in some of the contests.
Sara Peterson and Dave Miller count ballots this afternoon. (Sentinel Photo)
Steven Eisenbeisz won the mayor’s race, with about 54 percent of the vote (1,282); Valorie Nelson was second with 697 votes and Kevin Mosher was third with 391. 
Proposition 1 passed, on a special marijuana sales tax to fund student activities, with 58 percent voting yes (1,369) and 42 percent (986) voting no. Ballot Prop. 2 passed as well, 81 percent in favor and 19 percent against (1,921-453).
Chris Ystad and Thor Christianson won seats to the Assembly, taking 1,440 and 1,217 votes, respectively. Richard Wein, the next-highest vote-getter, received 925, followed by Kris Chinalski, 741, and Ryan Herbert, 148. School Board candidates were unopposed for the three seats, for three years, two years and one year. Mitch Mork was the high vote-getter, 1,745; Tristan Guevin garnered 1,709 and official write in candidate Melonie Boord received 480 votes.

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At a Glance

(updated 5-30-2023)

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 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 30.

New cases as of Tuesday: 165

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 298,078

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,468

Case Rate per 100,000 – 22.64

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 – 58.70

Cases in last 7 days – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,424

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






June 2003

After taking an opening-day lead in the Sitka Salmon Derby last Saturday, Mike Bagley wondered how long his 47.6-pound king salmon would remain the top fish. When the derby closed Sunday night, Bagley was declared the winner. ... Kathy Miller was runner-up with a 45.7-pound fish; Craig Taylor third with a 43.6 pounder; and Joe Mudry fourth at 40 pounds.



June 1973

Some 35 high-ranking foreign diplomats will be in Sitka Saturday, part of a statewide tour. ... The New Archangel Dancers will perform for the group at the Centennial Building.