FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

July 16, 2015 Community Happenings

Cancer Support

Meeting in Aug.

No Cancer Support meeting will be held in July. The next meeting will be the third Sunday of August.

Call Mary Beth at 623-0842 with questions.



Nonprofit Seeks Home

Heartland Alaska, a nonprofit organization, is seeking a downtown Sitka space to set up a portable photo studio for a fundraiser to benefit an after-school program, ‘‘Mushing for Minors.’’

Those who have space available can call Robin Shull at 738-1934.



BIHA Board Meets

Baranof Island Housing Authority board of commissioners will meet 5 p.m. July 21 at 245 Katlian Street. The public is invited to attend.


Sports Injuries

Prevention Taught

Sitka Physical Therapy will offer free injury prevention/pre-season training programs to any high school sporting activity.

A sport-specific warm-up can be designed for each activity, and shown to athletes to help prevent injury and aid in proper warm-ups to improve performance. Mechanical testing also is offered to help decrease risk of injury.

Coaches can contact Alicia at SPT at 747-4559 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



RECOGNITION – SEARHC Staff of the Season Summer award winners gathered behind the Community Health Services building after a luncheon to honor the employees who were nominated and selected by SEARHC’s Employee Wellness Committee for consistently providing excellent customer service. Pictured left to right, back row, are: Cass Pook, counselor at Ravens Way; Dr. S.R. Thorward, psychiatrist; James Bailey, short-term housing; Kari Lundgren, psychiatrist nurse practitioner; Litia Garrison, senior project manager; and Kim Kirkness, R.N. (Photo by Jennifer Didrickson)



Coho Clan Meets

The Coho Clan will meet 1 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at 314 Katlian Street.

Clan members are being encouraged to attend. Call Chuck at 738-4025 with questions.



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