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)

August 19, 2013 Community Happenings

First Aid, CPR
    Training on Tap
    UAS-Sitka Campus, Office of Continuing Education, is offering American Heart Association first aid and CPR training 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and 23.
    Training fulfills OSHA and Coast Guard Requirements. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive Heartsaver cards.
    Class is limited to 10 students. The $90 cost includes book. For more information or to register, call 747-7762.

    School Supply
    Drive on Tap
    Steve Dalquist, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Sitka, is supporting a school supplies drive by using his office as a drop-off location for a school supplies drive.
    Local residents and businesses may take items to the Edward Jones branch office, 223 Harbor Drive, during regular business hours Aug. 19-29. Call 747-1001 for information.

    STA Panel Meets
    The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Sitka Marine Mammal Commission will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at STA’s Resource Protection Department office, 429 Katlian St. The public is invited to attend.

    Date Change for
    Bishop’s Visit
    Bishop John Lokwango will speak at the First Presbyterian Church at both noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
    Tonight’s meeting has been canceled due to flight changes.

     Alaska Day Panel
    Meets Aug. 20
    Alaska Day Festival coordinators will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Centennial Hall.
    Planning continues for the 2013 mid-October commemoration of the 1867 purchase transfer of Russian claim in Alaska to the United States.
     Celebrating 50 years of the Alaska Marine Highway System will be the theme this year.
    Persons having comments about festival activities and new volunteers are invited to attend the meetings or contact Chairman Ted Allio at 747-5124 or Schedule Coordinator Elaine Strelow at 747-3469. The festival’s mailing address is PO Box 1355, Sitka, and its website is

    Digital Program
    At Park Weds.
    In addition to regularly scheduled ranger-led programs, Sitka National Historical Park will host a special evening program this week, ‘‘Digitally Preserving the Russian Bishop’s House,’’ 7 p.m. Wednesday in the visitor center.
    SNP Ranger Michael Hess will offer a look at how architects used computer modeling and a 3D laser scanner to document, measure, and preserve the 170-year-old Russian Bishop’s House for a special collection in the Library of Congress.

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.

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– 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. 




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.

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.