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)

Services Scheduled For Karina Lozano Sibayan

Karina Lozano Sibayan

Karina Lozano Sibayan, an Anchorage resident and a Sitka High graduate, died Aug. 23 in Fairbanks. She was 21.

She was born May 18, 1999, in the Philippines, and her family came to Sitka in July 2010 when she was 11.

Karina graduated from Sitka High in May 2018. She was well-known for playing both volleyball and basketball, and for being the life of the party.

Karina had an adventurous soul. She loved to travel and explore, whether it be hiking on top of mountains, jumping in lakes, or soaking up sun on the beach. Whenever Karina wasn’t exploring, she loved to eat, dance, and spend time with her loved ones.

Karina had one of the biggest hearts. She always gave more than she received, and was always quick to forgive. Wherever Karina went, she left her mark by making friends with just about everyone she met. She had one of the most contagious laughs and the cutest dimples.

Another thing that Karina was well-known for was being a wonderful babysitter for many children. Karina loved taking the kids to the playground and running around with them. Many children to this day ask about her and tell their parents that she was their best friend.

Karina was a devoted daughter, sister, dog-mom, cousin, niece, granddaughter, and friend. She will be remembered and missed by many for the love she has left in all of our hearts.

Karina is survived by her father, Fred Sibayan, and mother, Lisa Lozano; her brother, Kerwin, and sister Kaylen Lozano; her grandmother, Mercedes Sibayan, and numerous relatives of both Sitka and the Philippines.

A memorial service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2020, at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Father Morino Cho, KMS will officiate.

 

“I know heaven is a beautiful place because they’ve got you.”

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.

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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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