NO MOORE CLINIC – Contractors from CBC Construction use an excavator to tear down the  Moore Clinic building this morning. The building, which was most recently owned by SEARHC, was built in the mid-1950s by Dr. Phil Moore. Moore was a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who came to Sitka after WWII to open a clinic to treat tuberculosis patients from around the state on Japonski Island using vacated Naval base buildings. He helped develop new treatments for TB which was devastating Native communities. That operation evolved into SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. Moore also helped establish Sitka Community Hospital in the 1950s. The cleared clinic lot will likely be used for building housing by SEARHC. ( Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

May 13, 2014 Community Happenings

Carnival in Sitka
    To Begin Thursday
    Golden Wheel Amusements will be in Sitka for the Summer City Fair May 15-18 at the Mt. Edgecumbe High School parking lot.
    Carnival rides, games, food and live entertainment are being offered.
    Times, weather permitting, are 6 p.m.-10 p.m. May 15, noon-11 p.m. May 16, noon-11 p.m. May 17 and noon-6 p.m. May 18.
    Advance tickets may be purchased at www.goldenwheelamusements.us. Those purchasing in advance will get $10 off of a package. A $50 purchase will get 45 ride tickets/10 games tickets and a foot-long corndog. There is no admission charge to enter the grounds.

    BECCC Plans
    Rummage Sale
    Betty Eliason Child Care Center will have a rummage sale fundraiser 8 a.m.-11 a.m. May 17.
    The group is accepting clean, gently used items as donations at the center throughout this week.
    Call Tammy, 747-5892, or stop by 607 Lincoln Street with questions.

    Kitchen Open
    This Summer
    At ANB Hall

    The ANB Founders Hall will be open to the public throughout the summer to offer daily menus of frontier and Alaskickin cuisine by Chef Allen Bird and family, in collaboration with the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1.
    The historic interpretive display, Alaska Native history presentations, and other educational media will be featured during cruise ship days when fish and chips, cole slaw, fry bread with honey butter, occasional Native foods in season, coffee and teas, and other daily specials will be offered.
    On days when no cruise ships are in town, a Cajun cuisine is planned; during Farmers Markets, or other special events scheduled for the hall, the kitchen may be occupied by others, ANS said.
    Alaska Today is offering a frequent buyers card with each fifth meal free. This enterprise will benefit ANS kitchen improvements, and the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the historic ANB Founders Hall. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    July 4 Booth
    Signups Taken
    Fourth of July booth reservations are being taken.
    Those wanting a booth should call 738-3801 for more information.

    CCTHITA Enroll
    Drive Wednesday
    The CCTHITA enrollment drive is slated 1-3 Wednesday at Sea Mart.
    Members can update their address; enroll children (certified birth certificate is needed); and remove deceased citizens’ names (obituary or death certificate needed). New enrollments will be accepted.
    Call 738-0054 with questions.
 

    Quilts on Display
    The Ocean Wave Quilters’ Guild’s 32nd Annual Quilt Show is now on display at Centennial Hall. The theme this year is “Celebrating the Women in Our Lives.” Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and admission is free.
    The show closes at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

    Carnival in Sitka
    To Begin Thursday
    Golden Wheel Amusements will be in Sitka for the Summer City Fair May 15-18 at the Mt. Edgecumbe High School parking lot.
    Carnival rides, games, food and live entertainment are being offered.
    Times, weather permitting, are 6 p.m.-10 p.m. May 15, noon-11 p.m. May 16, noon-11 p.m. May 17 and noon-6 p.m. May 18.
    Advance tickets may be purchased at www.goldenwheelamusements.us. Those purchasing in advance will get $10 off of a package. A $50 purchase will get 45 ride tickets/10 games tickets and a foot-long corndog. There is no admission charge to enter the grounds.

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30 the Daily Sitka Sentinel began taking precautions against the coronavirus, which was starting to show up in Alaska.

We closed our building to the public and four key employees started working remotely. Home delivery was suspended to protect our carriers from exposure to the virus.

Four months later, the virus is still with us and the precautions remain in effect.

In appreciation for the willingness of our subscribers to pick up their daily paper at drop-off sites, the Sentinel was free to all readers, and subscriptions were extended without charge.

As of August 1 the Sentinel is once again charging for subscriptions, but the present method of having subscribers pick up their papers at designated sites will continue.

The expiration date of all subscriptions has been extended without charge for an additional four months.

We thank our readers for their support in these uncertain times, and especially those who paid for the paper despite the free offer.

We look forward to the time when we can safely resume home delivery.

To check on the expiration of your subscription or to make a payment please call 747-3219. The subscription email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We also will be mailing out reminder cards.

The single copy price is again 75 cents. The news racks do not require coins to open, but we ask that the 75 cents for a non-subscription single copy sale be paid with coins in the slot.

– The Sitka Sentinel Staff

 

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 9-25-20)

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 1:10 p.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 127

Total statewide – 7,254

Total (cumulative) deaths – 51

Active cases in Sitka – 20 (8 resident; 12 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 41 (37 resident; 4 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 277.

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

* These numbers reflect State of Alaska data. Local cases may not immediately appear on DHSS site, or are reported on patient’s town of residence rather than Sitka’s statistics. 

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20 YEARS AGO
September 2000

School Superintendent John Holst, Police Chief Bill McLendon and Magistrate Bruce Horton are among panelist confirmed for a community forum on teen alcohol and drug use and the new random drug testing by police in the schools. Other panelists are to be Tribal Judge Ted Borbridge, Nancy Cavanaugh, R.N.,  Asst. District Atty. Kurt Twitty, Tami Young, Trevor Chapman and School Board member Carolyn Evans.

50 YEARS AGO
September 1970

Mark Spender, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Spencer, and David Bickar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bickar, are among 14,750 high school seniors honored today be being named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.

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