NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION – The Alaska Storytellers dance group performs “The Russian Saga,” in costumes inspired by sailing ships, Thursday, on the Harrigan Centennial Hall stage. The new dance company, which is made up of many former New Archangel Dancers, tells a story (narrated by a mosquito character) of Sitka’s Russian colonial past through newly choreographed dances. Performances are scheduled through next week. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 9-21-22)

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, September 21.

New cases as of Wednesday: 646

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 282,372

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,329

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,911

Case Rate per 100,000 – 88.63

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 – 164.30

Cases in last 7 days – 14

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,114

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

September 2002

The Shakin’ Not Stirred team stands still for a moment at the Klondike Trail of ’98 Road Relay. From left are John Hedden, Rob Woolsey, Tim Hockin, Brian McNitt, Dan McKeon, Terry Lovett, Cheryl Hedden, Stacey Woolsey, Grace Hwang and Alison Drietz. Other Sitka squads in the race were the Soggy Joggers and Sitka Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 50 YEARS AGO

September 1972

The luncheon and relief cook at the Canoe Club at the Potlatch Motel is Vyola Bell, who has some new ideas – her next luncheon menu will be all Russian. Her previous special was Mexican.

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