PLEDGES – Law enforcement officer recruits recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a graduation ceremony at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi this afternoon. Thirty-nine officers, including 16 Alaska State Trooper recruits, graduated from the 16-week basic Alaska Law Enforcement Training Session No. 1901. Officers will take jobs across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, while Trooper recruits will continue training for two more weeks in Sitka and then take duty assignments under the 12-week Field Training and Evaluation Program. (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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