LOCAL CALENDAR

FRIDAY

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alaska Historical Society Conference, via Zoom, at alaskahistoricalsociety.org

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information 

5 p.m. Sitka School Board, district office board room

7 p.m. UAS Fall Lecture Series, via Zoom, uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture

SATURDAY

9 a.m. Swap meet and vendor sale, under Crescent Harbor Shelter

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Open Practice, Sitka Sportsman’s Association indoor pistol range

10:30 a.m. Outdoor Trap and Skeet, Sitka Sportsman’s Association

11 a.m. Paddle Board Races, Swan Lake Noon Public Rosary Rally, Roundabout

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information

Noon-4 p.m. Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon-3 p.m. White Elephant Shop open

1-3:30 p.m. Russian Bishop’s House tours, 747-0110 to register

SUNDAY

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information

3 p.m. Army Band Concert, Crescent Harbor Shelter

MONDAY

11 a.m. Military Memorial Service, National Cemetery

11 a.m. Alaska Day Pie Sale, Sitka Lutheran Church

11 a.m. Fish Pie and Fry Bread Sale (for St. Michael’s), ANB Founders Hall

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information 

1:30 p.m. Alaska Day Parade (SJ Campus down Lincoln Street) followed by Transfer Ceremony on Castle Hill and Air-Sea Rescue Demonstrations (near O’Connell Bridge)

2 p.m. Brew Fest and Brisket Cookoff, live music, Centennial Hall grounds

6 p.m. Sitka Community Land Trust, via Zoom, Mim @ 738-2888

TUESDAY

11-2 Salvation Army Little Store open

Noon Blatchley Pool Open Swim

Noon AA, St. Peter’s See House, call AA hotline 747-8866 for information

Noon Rotary Club, via Zoom

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 10-15-21)

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 9:55 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 971

Total statewide – 122,678

Total (cumulative) deaths – 594

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 2,602

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 11 new COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 129.06 per 100,000 population. Alert status will be high until the rate per thousand is below 100. Case statistics are as of Thursday.

New cases in Sitka – 2 

Cases in last 7 days – 11 (11 residents; 0 non-residents)

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,058

Cumulative non-resident cases – 96

Unique positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 10/8/21 – 1,175

Deceased (cumulative) – 5

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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20 YEARS AGO
October 2001

Sitka Police have arrested three 13-year-olds for spray-painting graffiti on Service Transfer and Lane 7 bowling alley buildings, the skateboard park downtown and a vehicle, Lt. John Baeza said.

50 YEARS AGO
October 1971

Sitka High students Susan L. Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Nelson,  and Sharon L. Marler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Marler, have received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for their high performance, Principal James Broschat announced.

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