BOOSTER – White’s Pharmacy pharmacist Liz Holmgren gives a COVID-19 booster shot to Matt Kinney this afternoon in the Harry Race Pharmacy building. The clinic was kept busy today with a steady stream of Sitkans coming in for vaccinations. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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Fish Board Meeting’s Time, Place Reset
14 Jan 2022 16:20

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Sitka Feels Small Quake; No Damage, Tsunami
14 Jan 2022 16:18

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Plan for Cruise Ship Days Not Ready Yet
14 Jan 2022 16:16

By ARIADNE WILL Sentinel Staff Writer The Assembly declined to make a decision Thursday night on h [ ... ]

Two Sitka Groups Picked to Receive NEA Grants
14 Jan 2022 16:13

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer The National Endowment for the Arts has announced grants [ ... ]

Blankenships Mark 70th Anniversary
14 Jan 2022 15:09

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‘Rally for the Tongass’ Planned Virtually on Jan. ...
14 Jan 2022 15:01

By Sentinel Staff Time is running out to speak in favor of reinstating essential protections on the [ ... ]

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14 Jan 2022 14:56

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. January 13 At 1:55 a.m. a c [ ... ]

January 14, 2022, Community Happenings
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Climate Connection: Feeling Change: January  By John Lewis The last few months we’ve been expl [ ... ]

No 'Responsible Party' in SSSC Spill
13 Jan 2022 16:02

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Staff Writer The precise source of the oil spill that occurred on the  [ ... ]

Optimism is Keyword in City Budget Draft
13 Jan 2022 15:59

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer City staff at a Tuesday work session proposed creating a [ ... ]

January 13, 2022, Community Happenings
13 Jan 2022 15:26

Book Challenge Slated for Adults Teams are still needed for the Adult Book Challenge (Battle of th [ ... ]

January 13, 2022, Police Blotter
13 Jan 2022 15:23

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. January 12 At 12:58 a.m. a  [ ... ]

Homeless Project Advances to Planning Phase
12 Jan 2022 16:10

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VHF Radio Upgrade Added to City Budget
12 Jan 2022 16:00

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Sitka COVID Numbers For a Week Down a Bit
12 Jan 2022 15:59

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January 12, 2022, Police Blotter
12 Jan 2022 15:55

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. January 11 A facility repor [ ... ]

January 12, 2022, Community Happenings
12 Jan 2022 15:54

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ME Students Face Delays Returning
11 Jan 2022 15:27

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Police Body Cams Item Off Assembly’s Agenda
11 Jan 2022 15:26

By SHANNON HAUGLAND
Sentinel Staff Writer An item related to police body cameras has been pulled fro [ ... ]

January 11, 2022, Police Blotter
11 Jan 2022 15:20

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. January 10 A caller reporte [ ... ]

January 11, 2022, Community Happenings
11 Jan 2022 15:15

SEARHC Updates Visitation Rules Updated visitor guidelines have been implemented at SEARHC Mt. Edg [ ... ]

Sports Brief for Jan. 10, 2022
10 Jan 2022 16:00

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Police Body Cams On Assembly Agenda
10 Jan 2022 15:58

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AK COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 1-12-22)

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 11:55 am Wednesday.

New cases as of Tuesday: 2,414

Total statewide – 167,008

Total (cumulative) deaths – 953

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,311

Current Hospitalizations – 81

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

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 130 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 7

Cases in last 7 days – 130

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,467

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

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

  

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20 YEARS AGO
January 2002

Classified ads, Rentals: 3-bdrm. house on the beach. $900; 3-bdrm duplex, washer/dryer $945; Great downtown house, 2 bdrms., 2 baths, furnished,
W/D, hardwood floors $850; 2-bdrm. roomy apartment $945..

 

50 YEARS AGO
January 1972

The City and Borough Assembly Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a transportation committee to advise the assembly and promote transportation services for the municipality. Members are Cecil McClain, Ray Mabey, Clarence Kramer,
Dick Cushing and Burt Hansen.

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