Sitkans take off from the starting line at the annual Running of the Boots on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event, now in its 17th year, marks the end of the tourism season. It includes live music, contests, and a race in which contestants wear Xtratuf boots.
Bob Sam is one of five candidates running for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. At age 60, he returns to the ballot an older man and, if elected, he says, a more wise and prudent council member. more