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)

Daniel S. Natkong Dies; Former Sitkan Was 65

Daniel S. Natkong



On Feb. 3, 2019, in Hydaburg,  Daniel Steven Natkong took his final journey.
The former Sitka resident was 65.
Danny was born Nov. 7, 1953, at Mt. Edgecumbe, the son of Margaret Verney and Don Natkong Sr. He grew up in Sitka, attending local schools.
He left Sitka in 1977, and started log truck driving, including in Kake and Hydaburg, in the early 1980’s. He owned his own trucking company for many years until his deteriorating eyesight caused him to give up his greatest passion.
He had an incredible talent for carving and painting. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and a shareholder in Sealaska, Shee Atika Inc. and Hyda Corp.
Danny, as he was known to most, was a humble man with a loving, giving nature, always willing to help in any way he could.
He is survived by his children,  Danielle Parrish and husband Theron and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Logan, Brielle and Zephan of Sitka;  Heidi Ashley Davis, husband Nathan, grandchildren Jonah and Hannah  of Arkansas; and Frank Natkong of Arkansas.
His mother, Margaret Verney of Sitka; father, Donald Natkong Sr. of Hydaburg; brother Eugene Natkong of Hydaburg; nephews Dean Steven Hayes of Austin Texas, and Victor Chips Natkong of Aurora, Colorado; brother Donald Natkong Jr. and Patty,  and niece Taylor Natkong of Hydaburg;  aunt Helen Mercado of Sitka; uncle Julius (Joe) and aunt Frances (Wani) Natkong; uncle Frank (Hammy) Natkong Jr. of Hydaburg; aunt Audrey and uncle Pat McCormack of Everett,Washington, also survive.
Danny was a kind, generous, compassionate man who gave all he had, his family said, and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

August 5, 2020

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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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