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Home Runs: Alaska's leaders must walk their salmon talk

...rural Southeast Alaska, including ours, and the first thing you see is an impossibly long row of battered XtraTuf rubber boots. There are boots for the family, the friends who stopped by to chat, extras for the summer folks who came to visit...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/home-runs-alaskas-leaders-must-walk-t
Opinion
Pure Sole: My father's hands

...father's large hand swallowed my tiny, feeble one.Its warmth flowed down my arm to my torso and into my tiny, black rubber boots.Looking up I could only see his hand.His huge, muscled fingers pulsating life. I knotted my fist and he ever so...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-21/my-fathers-hands
Sports
Dancing, rising for revolution

...day."She added she planned on dancing if the mood struck, although she noted, "It's sort of hard to dance in rubber boots."High schoolers also attended the event, including Juneau-Douglas High School cheerleaders and the Thunder Mountain...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/dancing-rising-revolution
Local
Local organizations invite public to wetlands clean-up event

...Point, according to an email from Discovery Southeast this week. Those looking to assist in the effort should bring rubber boots, gloves and any friends who can lend a hand, according to the release. From 10 a.m. to noon, Discovery Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/local-organizations-invite-public-we
Outdoors
On the Trails: Muskeg ponds

...I have no idea what could have made these.Several of the ponds are very deep, well over the tops of the ordinary rubber boots of anyone foolish enough to step in. These ponds have thick layers of loose, flocculent material (algae and what else...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/trails-muskeg-ponds
Outdoors
Finding winter at Peterson Lake Cabin

...we'd learned anything on the hike up it was that ice cleats are a requirement on this trail in winter. No question. Rubber boots or similar water resistant footwear is ideal. Snowshoes? Not a bad idea, especially if a snowstorm blows in unexpectedly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/finding-winter-peterson-lake-cabin
Outdoors
A snapshot of Juneau, circa 1994

...mannequin donated by Alaska Nugget Outfitters shows how the typical Juneau resident dressed (Halibut jacket, Xtratuf rubber boots). The Juneau fire department donated an ax. A local logger donated a chainsaw that he used to clear-cut an area on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-21/snapshot-juneau-circa-1994
Local
Alaskan Style: Form follows function

...the most ubiquitous fashion statement of Alaska: the Xtratuf ? the fashion world's equivalent of a mudroom.The rubber boot has been around since the mid-19th century and remains popular in most western cultures. Juneau, however, is the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-25/alaskan-style-form-follows-function
Art
Running of the Boots raises funds for Sitka Local Foods Network

...answer to Spain's "Running of the Bulls." Sitkans wear zany costumes and XtraTufs - Southeast Alaska's distinctive rubber boots (aka, Sitka Sneakers). The Running of the Boots raises funds for the Sitka Local Foods Network, a nonprofit organization...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-22/running-boots-raises-funds-sitka-lo
Neighbors
These boots were made for walking, and everything else besides

...pair of shoes here - rain boots. Call them breakup boots, Juneau tennis shoes or Xtra Tuf brand - you gotta have your rubber boots if you live in Juneau.I bought my first pair of Xtra Tufs toward the end of my first year in Juneau. I don't know...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-06/these-boots-were-made-walking-and-e
Neighbors

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