GOOD EFFORT – The F/V Cinnabar and dozens of trollers fish in Sitka Sound today. A lawsuit has cast a shadow on the king salmon troll fishery. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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STA Offers Assistance for COVID Hardship
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By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer Sitka Tribe of Alaska tribal citizens experiencing finan [ ... ]

Long Wait Ahead On SE Trolling Issue
18 Aug 2022 22:56

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Staff Writer A summary judgment in an ongoing environmental lawsuit ha [ ... ]

August 18, 2022, Police Blotter
18 Aug 2022 19:40

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August 18, 2022, Community Happenings
18 Aug 2022 19:39

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In Primary Results: Sitka Favors Murkowski, Peltol...
18 Aug 2022 00:37

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Littlefield Wins Second Pro Boxing Match
18 Aug 2022 00:34

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Sitka to Get More Ferry Service in Winter
18 Aug 2022 00:29

By GARLAND KENNEDY Sentinel Staff Writer Ferry service in Southeast is scheduled to run without ma [ ... ]

August 17, 2022, Police Blotter
17 Aug 2022 20:44

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. August 16 At 10:31 a.m. har [ ... ]

August 17, 2022, Community Happenings
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17 Aug 2022 00:14

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Murkowski Discusses Choice, Climate Issues
15 Aug 2022 23:49

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Walker Says He's Best for Hard Decisions
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By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer Former governor Bill Walker, who’s running for another [ ... ]

Only 2 Lt. Gov. Hopefuls Say 2020 Election Fair
15 Aug 2022 21:15

By James Brooks Alaska Beacon Several of Alaska’s 10 candidates for lieutenant governor either s [ ... ]

August 15, 2022, Police Blotter
15 Aug 2022 21:15

Sitka Police Department logged the following calls as of 8 a.m. today. August 12 At 3:56 a.m. a wo [ ... ]

August 15, 2022, Community Happenings
15 Aug 2022 21:13

Indian River Trail Closure The Indian River Trail on the Sitka Ranger District will be closed for  [ ... ]

Sitka Daybreak Fliers Urged to Arrive Early
12 Aug 2022 23:03

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Private Hydro Permit Draws City Objection
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12 Aug 2022 20:51

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 8-17-22)

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 12:15 pm Wednesday, August 17.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,444

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 277,007

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,296

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,843

Case Rate per 100,000 – 198.11

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 211.20

Cases in last 7 days – 18

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,022

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

August 2002

 Sitka Trail Works Cross Mountain hike will be held Aug. 17. Hikers should meet at the Herring Cove gate for the six- to eight-hour bushwhack adventure hike that ascends 3,500 feet and is rated difficult. Contact Charles or Chris Horan for further information.

 50 YEARS AGO

August 1972

From Sitka Seine: Delightful is the only word for the floating sensation you get driving around the Maksoutoff Street side of St. Michael’s Cathedral now that the bottomless pits have been filled and paved over.

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