Best of October 2017

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Petersburg's Eliza Larson celebrates a point against Juneau-Douglas at the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza at JDHS on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

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Gordon Greenwald, center, Fred Fulmer, right, and Alfie Price dance in honor of three items being transfered from the University of Pennsylvania back to a Hoonah clan during a repatriation ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

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Glaucous-winged gulls gather at Juneau's downtown waterfront to eat mussels and barnicles off the pilings on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

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Liam, Lawrence and Logan David are identical triplets born on April 23, 2017, to parents John David and Lory Rowe. They were photographed at their Mendenhall Valley home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

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Liam David has his toenail painted green to identify him from his two brothers. The identical triplets born on April 23, 2017, to parents John David and Lory Rowe. They were photographed at their Mendenhall Valley home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

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Liam, Lawrence and Logan David are identical triplets born on April 23, 2017, to parents John David and Lory Rowe. They were photographed at their Mendenhall Valley home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

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Bishop Andrew E. Bellisario, right, is greeted by Bishop Edward J. Burns during his ordination as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Burns was the Diocese's Fifth Bishop and is now the Bishop of Dallas.

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Bishop Andrew E. Bellisario holds up his Apostolic Mandate from Pope Francis during his ordination as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

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Father Andrew E. Bellisario prostrates himself during his ordination as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

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Konrad Frank takes a selfie with Kolene James as Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Sheena James holds up her nine-month-old daughter, Nohealani, as Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Gov. Bill Walker speaks with Wilbur Brown, center, and Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Peterson as Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott dances to the drumming of the Yees Ku Oo Dance Group during a First Friday event in the Lt. Governor’s Offices in the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Maps, photographs, documents, and objects related to the 1867 transfer from Russia to the United States supplied by the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums were on display.

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Juneau residents walk along the Seawalk for the official Lights On for the Aquileans on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Sculptor Cliff Garten, of Venice, California, created the 10, 20-foot stainless steel sculptures titled "Aquileans". The sculptures were chosen as part of the City and Borough of Juneau’s 1% for Art program, which requires 1 percent of the city’s funding for cruise ship berth improvements to be spent on artwork.

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A mature bald eagle warms itself on a downtown light pole as fog dissipates along Douglas Island on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

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Juneau residents Hilary Rehfield-Green and her husband, Ryan Green, talk Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, about surviving the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas last weekend.

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Juneau Police Department Deputy Chief David Campbell, right, receives a hug from his wife, Keni, as Lt. Krag Campbell, center, and Sgt. Ben Beck have their new badgets pinned on by their wives, Brooke (Campbell) and Josie (Beck), during a promotions ceremony at the police station on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

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Juneau Drug manager Brenda Lamas peers into a basement storage room below the store on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The room is said to be haunted and Lamas said she will not enter the room.

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Thunder Mountain send out a team cheer to begin the Southeast Alaska Regional Swim and Dive Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

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Thunder Mountain's Maximina Saceda-Hurt, left, and Emma Kaelke celebrate their win against Juneau-Douglas at JDHS on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Thunder Mountain won 16-14 in the tie-breaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Maximina Saceda-Hurt celebrates a point against Juneau-Douglas at JDHS on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Thunder Mountain won 16-14 in the tie-breaking fifth game.

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Will Torgerson of Juneau-Douglas dives at the Southeast Alaska Regional Swim and Dive Championships at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

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Thunder Mountain plays at Juneau-Douglas on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Thunder Mountain won 16-14 in the tie-breaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain plays at Juneau-Douglas on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Thunder Mountain won 16-14 in the tie-breaking fifth game.

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Fall leaves collect with rain drops on the glass canopy at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

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Ben Miller, 17, is fascinated with every aspect of the Capital Transit buses.

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Breffni Place Properties Registered Agent Maureen Barrett-Smith, watches as used furniture is loaded into a van while making the Bergmann Hotel ready for an open house on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

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Cathryn Carroll sweeps out rooms while making the Bergmann Hotel ready for an open house on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

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Dave D'amato, who has power of attorney for Breffni Place Properties, stages used furniture being taken to the landfill while making the Bergmann Hotel ready for an open house on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

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Don Cook, father of Brandon Cook who was murdered in 2015, watches balloons they released with friends and family to honor his son in front of Safeway on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Cook and his wife, Amanda, flew up from Wewoka, Oklahoma, this week to witness the trial of Christopher Strawn, 34. On Wednesday, the jury took just three and a half hours to reach a decision guilty on charges of first-degree.

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Friends and family of Brandon Cook release balloons in front of Safeway on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Don Cook and his wife, Amanda, parents of Brandon, flew up from Wewoka, Oklahoma, this week to witness the trial of Christopher Strawn, 34. On Wednesday, the jury took just three and a half hours to reach a decision guilty on charges of first-degree.

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Don Cook, father of Brandon Cook who was murdered in 2015, runs along Glacier Highway to honor his son on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Cook and his wife, Amanda, flew up from Wewoka, Oklahoma, this week to witness the trial of Christopher Strawn, 34. On Wednesday, the jury took just three and a half hours to reach a decision guilty on charges of first-degree.

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Tiffany Johnson receives a hug from Don Cook after the guilt verdicts of Christopher Strawn in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, on charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault in the shooting death of Cook’s son, Brandon, nearly two years ago. Friend and sister-in-law, Brittany Johnson, is right.

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Christopher Strawn reacts in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, as the verdict is read finding him guilty on charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault in the shooting death of Brandon Cook nearly two years ago.

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Amanda Cook, left, and her husband, Don, right, react with Tiffany Johnson, second from right, and Samantha Sharclane to the guilt verdicts of Christopher Strawn in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, on charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault in the shooting death of Brandon Cook nearly two years ago.

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