Photo: Buoy Tender Olympics

William Scark, hat, Josh Sheppard, center, and Ron Benke, right, pull with the encouragement of their Spar boatmates as they compete in a tug-of-war against a team from the Fir in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Buoy Tender Olympics held at Station Juneau downtown on Wednesday. The 17th Coast Guard District began their annual buoy tender roundup in Juneau Sunday with the arrival of cutters based in Alaska, Washington and British Columbia. This year’s roundup brings together the crews of six buoy tenders: SPAR, Fir, Maple, Henry Blake and Anthony Petit, and the Canadian coast guard vessel Bartlett. The five-day event will allow crewmembers to receive specialized training in areas such as engine repair, buoy maintenance, safety equipment maintenance, first aid and personnel management.

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This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 20, 1987

On Jan. 20, 1987, lawmakers and Alaskans prepared to hear Gov. Steve Cowper’s State of the State address. With Alaska’s budget deficit running higher than ever, legislators were hoping to hear a comprehensive budget plan for the next two years.

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Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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