Saturday (9/28/13) was the 19th annual Running of Boots in Sitka — and as usual, it was a costumed affair, with a smattering of stripes, florals, and polka dots on the starting line alongside plenty of plain xtra tufs. It’s a celebration of the end of the tourist season – inspired by the Running of the Bulls. A fireman, a pirate, and even a school of fish competed for the ultimate honor of fastest boot.
These boots were made for running
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more