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)

January 21, 2016 Community Happenings

 

Celtic Dance

Classes on Tap

A new session of Celtic dance classes for ages pre-kindergarten through adults starts the week of January 25 on the SJ Campus.

Register online at fineartscamp.org/register or call 747-3085.

 

SLL Board to Meet

Sitka Little League board will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, in the Sitka Community Hospital classroom (downstairs).

The meeting is open to the public. Those wanting to help with the upcoming season are asked to attend.

 

Little League

Sets Registration

Registration for Sitka Little League’s 2016 season is open.

Visit sitkalittleleague.org to sign up for baseball and softball. Tryouts/skills evaluations (for players 9 years and older) will be held noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. and Sunday, Feb. 21, at Blatchley Middle School.

Questions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

SHS Graduation

Party Planning Set

The 2016 SHS graduation party parents meeting is planned 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Blatchley Middle School library.

 

Harp Sing Set

The fourth Sunday Sitka sacred harp sing is set 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Pioneers Home Chapel. Beginners and listeners are welcome. Call 738-2089 with questions.

 

 

ANS to Meet

The Alaska Native Sisterhood will  meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the ANB Founders Hall, 235 Katlian Street.

Those with questions can contact Stephanie Gilardi at 646 510 0596 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

City League

VB to Register

Registration for City League volleyball is open.

Teams of all skill levels can participate. Those who don’t have a team can sign up online to find one. The season begins Feb. 8.

To register or get more information, go to SitkaCommunitySchools.com

 

Adult Soccer

Tourney on Tap

Sitka Community Schools is seeking players for 4x4 indoor soccer tournaments. Games will be Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons Jan. 25 through Feb. 6.

To register or get more information, go to SitkaCommunitySchools.com

 

 

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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