Best of Summer 2017

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Dr. Nathan Peimann rows back to the North Douglas Boat Launch at sunset on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Fireweed blooms downtown against a backdrop of cruise ships on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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A king salmon launches itself out of the water at the Fish Creek Pond on Monday, July 24, 2017. The pond is closed to fishing during July because of low numbers of returning fish.

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Frank Katasse plays an improvisational game of Three Headed Expert with Callista Martin, 12, center, and Elizabeth Rogers, 12, at the Voices on the Land workshop at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Friday, July 21, 2017. The performing arts intensive workshop was sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute.

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Zayden Schijvens, 13, left, battles his brother, Denali, 10, in a scene from Hamlet at Perseverance Theatre’s Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Zayden plays Hamlet while his brother is Laertes. The play is one of three productions being produced during the five-week long workshop. Performances start tonight and run through Sunday, July 30, on the main stage. The Lion King Jr. and North Star Vaud are the two other productions. Tickets are $12 general admission, $5 student. Call 907-463-TIXS or go to ptalaska.org/education/star-program.

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A mature bald eagle perches on a full-sized bronze humpback whale statue in Juneau on Monday, July 17, 2017.

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A car from the Mount Roberts Tramway rises through the mist above downtown Juneau on Monday, July 17, 2017.

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Sol Neely nets a chum salmon for his daughter, Mila, 7, at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Neely said, “We came to have some chum fun.â€

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Capital City Fire/Rescue firemen compete in the Firemen's Race during the 4th of July activities in Douglas on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Capital City Fire/Rescue firemen compete in the Firemen's Race during the 4th of July activities in Douglas on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Capital City Fire/Rescue firemen compete in the Firemen's Race during the 4th of July activities in Douglas on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Jordan Cooper watches the William Seward Statue Ceremony on Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Molly McCauley, 10, right, beats Harper Wilkens, 10, by a leap in the gunny sack race during the 4th of July activities in Douglas on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Martha and Jim Stey walk along Basin Road as they return from a hike on Perseverance Trail on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Martha said, “To live 10 minutes away and get to do this everyday is a gift.†Jim added, “This is paradise. We wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.â€

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Chris Bennett, left, and Tony Malacas show off the king salmon they caught at Fish Creek Park’s West Pond on Monday, June 26, 2017. Fishing for king salmon at the pond and Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. Macaulay Salmon Hatchery are closed for the month of July because returns are not expected to meet broodstock goals this year. At the end of July, king salmon in the pond will be captured and all females caught will be brought to the hatchery to help reach broodstock needs.

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A young buck Sitka black-tail deer scampers across the Back Loop Road in front of oncoming vehicles on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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Steve Griffin carries his estimate 20 pound king salmon at Fish Creek Park’s West Pond on Monday, June 26, 2017.

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Dustin Indendi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, reads and takes in the sun as he waits for customers downtown on Friday. Indendi said, “Got to get sun, I mean, it will be raining again tomorrow.â€

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A mature bald eagle shows local fishermen how it is done by catching a fish in front of them in Auke Bay on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

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Steve Paris, of Gig Harbor, Washington, repairs his gillnet at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor at Auke Bay on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Paris, who has been fishing for chum salmon in Lynn Canal, said the season has started out better than he expected.

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A kayaking tour crossing Mendenhall Lake toward Nugget Falls on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

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Jessie Ross, right, loses his balance against Ryan Friend in the log rolling contest at the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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Reilly Hayes, 12, tests out the water of Gold Creek at Cope Park on Friday, June 2, 2017. Hayes’ thoughts in a word, “Coldâ€!

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Mike Cotyk, left, and Ryan O'Shaughnessy display their juggling skills at the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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Arayla Grant, 8, came prepared for the rain to watch the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Whale watching boats parade along the shoreline near Cohen Island following a pod of orcas on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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Ferns unravel near Amalga Harbor on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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Harborview Elementary School kindergartener students welcome classmates at the finish line during the annual Harborview Fun Run along Glacier Highway on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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U.S. Coast Guard personnel aboard a 25-foot Response Boat conduct a Maritime Security Response operation in the Juneau harbor on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

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Kindergarten/First Grade Teacher Starr Henry reads to her students at the Bishop Michael Kenny Memorial Peace Park in downtown on Monday.

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Carl Uchytil, port director for the City and Borough of Juneau, watches the Yees Ku Oo Dancers during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cruise Ship Beth along Juneau's downtown harbor on Friday, May 5, 2017. The two new docks, at a cost of $54.2 million, will accommodate post-Panamax sized vessels.

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Tourists line up with their selfie sticks in front of the "Welcome to Juneau" sign after arriving by the first cruise ships of the season on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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A raven perches at the Marine Parking Garage with a view of downtown on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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Scenes from the Juneau 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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John Grama takes his hat off as a float of veterans nears during the Juneau 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Natalee Rothaus and Mike Stanley hike Indian Point Trail on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

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Flags fly during the Juneau 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Blueberry picking on Gold Belt property near Echo Cove on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

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A fisherman rows and trolls for salmon in front of DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

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Michele Elfers, Chief Landscape Architect for the city, instructs fourth-grade students from Harborview Elementary School on how to plant salmonberries on a newly created island next to the Seawalk on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Harborview students will get a chance to plant 300 native species on the island over the next week to transform the area into habitat for birds.

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A couple walks along the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The city has asked for permission to extend the road to Middle Creek. The road is now open to non-motorized traffic.

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A couple walks of the Holland America cruise ship Eurodam after a rain burst on Monday, August 14, 2017. Rain and cooler temperatures are expected through the week.

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Crossing Guard Kevin Williams, of Goldbelt Security, smiles as he helps cruise ship visitors cross Marine Way on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Williams said, “I love my job. I look at the people as my kids. I meet people, I keep people safe as best as I can and it helps me provide for my daughters. If I can keep traffic moving, I’m a happy guy.”

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Prepared with their solar glasses, twins Theo and Sally Everson, 11, take in Juneau’s liquid sunshine while attending the solar eclipse viewing event at the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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Trevin Carlie and Sharon Burns show their excitement about silver salmon caught during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Ultramarathon runner Houston Laws stops to take a picture with Sadie during a run up Grandchild Peaks Trail on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

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Ultramarathon runner Houston Laws takes Sadie for a run along the Grandchild Peaks Trail on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

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Michael Clemens and Dawn Jeroux with one of their silver salmon during the 71st Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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A brown bear on the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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A brown bear on the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Bear viewing at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Devra Goldberg, visiting from Michigan, rejoices in the sun while wearing a sun shirt in front of the Del Sol shop on South Franklin Street on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Goldberg said she would receive a tote bag from the shop if she wore the shirt outside the shop for 10 minutes.

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Tami Conner and Trina Wade persaude a brown bear to move off the trail at the Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Trina Wade, onsite manager to Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory, walks visitor along the trail to view black and brown bears on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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