COVID count: July 20 and 21

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau continues to see an elevated number of COVID-19 cases than it experienced earlier in the summer. Twenty-nine new resident cases were reported for July 20 and 21 in Juneau.

    Currently, there are 67 active cases of COVID-19 in town. Four out of the 16-person cluster associated with the American Constellation are still considered active cases.

    The state reported 427 new cases and one death over the same two-day period. The report of the death of a female resident in her 70s of the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area brings the state resident death count to 375 people.

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    • Sitka Ham Radio Club

      Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub - SHARK - meets 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Sitka Sportsman's Association: 5211 Halibut Point Road. All interested in ham radio are welcome. For information contact Darryl Ault AL7W at 738-4539, sitkashark@yahoo.com or visit the Facebook Group.

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    • VET'S GET LAND!

      The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting applications from eligible Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans and heirs for up to 160-acre-allotments under the Dingell Act. The Bureau is missing contact information for nearly 750 potentially eligible vets. Call 907-271-5998 for more information.

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    • Ride to Read

      Transportation can be tricky, and Sitka Public Library is here to help! We have funds available to help community members access transportation to the library. If you’re interested, please contact us at 747-4020 or email library@cityofsitka.org. This program is made possible through a generous donation from the Friends of Sitka Public Library.

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