The three animals had been active throughout Sitka for the past month before trying to enter homes on consecutive days.
The Sitka Assembly previously considered a mask mandate back in July of 2020. Though it was a resolution with no enforcement arm, it still didn’t pass. This time around, things were different.
From the coast of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, ocean habitats have seen a startling change recently. Invisible from land, beneath the waves of the Pacific, kelp forests have been fighting a losing battle.
Serenade of the Seas’ arrival coincided with a major coronavirus outbreak in Sitka, but that didn’t seem to affect the number of passengers visiting town — there simply weren’t that many of them.
Alaska Airlines says it prevented a COVID-19 infected passenger from boarding a flight in Seattle on Tuesday after they’d arrived from Alaska on a multi-leg trip that included Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan.
As of Tuesday afternoon, six patients were hospitalized at the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center.
Sitka is seeing its worst COVID-19 outbreak since December, with five new infections and three hospitalizations reported today.
After the skipper’s girlfriend brought him to a rock, a fire department volunteer on a paddleboard completed the rescue.
The plan is to install the bench in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall, where Sitka’s statue of Alexander Baranov once stood.
Resident anglers have been cut back from three kings per day to two.