Slideshow | Ode to Summer

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May showers are making for colorful flower displays in Juneau as Mari Carpeneti walks her family's dogs along Seventh Street in Juneau.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Girl Scout Lauren Stichert, 9, of Troop 4018 hands out flowers during the Blessing of the Fleet and Dedication of Names at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial in Juneau on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Irat De La Mora acknowledges the crowd after showing his talent for slicing up coho salmon at the Juneau Maritime Festival at Marine Park in Juneau on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Elin Antaya, a sixth-grader at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, examines a small crab while investigating the intertidal zone at Point Louisa on Monday. Monday's minus four-foot low tide had many Juneau School District students scouring local beaches for life.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Gov. Bill Walker receives help planting a hawthorn tree by Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl, left, Joel Nudelman, center, and State Forester Chris Maisch during a ceremony for Alaska’s 50th Arbor Day at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The tree planting was a reenactment of Alaska’s first Arbor Day in Juneau.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Sue Scraber, right, and Marilyn Taylor relax in the sun at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A Bonaparte's Gull downs a small fish on the fly near the Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fourth grade students participate in a biological inventory of species as part of Bio Blitz at Auke Recreation Area on Friday. The National Forest Service sponsored event included activities as looking for intertidal creatures; edible, medicinal and cultural uses of plants; insects; trees; fish; and birds. The annual event was funded through the Forest Service Partnership Offices with sponsorship from National Geographic in conjunction with the Every Kid in a Park program bringing fourth-graders to federal lands.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A tree swallow flies from a nesting box after feeding chicks at the Juneau Community Gardens on Friday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Glacier Valley Elementary School fourth-grader Kennedy Love gathers insects in a biological inventory of species as part of Bio Blitz at Auke Recreation Area on Friday. The National Forest Service sponsored event included activities as looking for Intertidal creatures; edible, medicinal and cultural uses of plants; insects; trees; fish; and birds. The annual event was funded through the Forest Service Partnership Offices with sponsorship from National Geographic in conjunction with the Every Kid in a Park program bringing fourth-graders to federal lands.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Nancy Barnes drums and sings a blessing with other members of the Yees Ku.oo Dance Group during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Housing First Collaborative Project on Allen Court in Lemon Creek on Monday. The 32-unit facility is targeted to serve the most vulnerable homeless and provide on-site medical and mental health services.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau residents and visitors gather in front of the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, Archives, and Museum for the Grand Opening on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Grand Opening of the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, Archives ,and Museum in Juneau on Monday, June 6, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Glacier Valley Elementary School fourth-grader Jasmine Rodges, left, looks for birds with classmates during Bio Blitz at Auke Recreation Area on Friday. The National Forest Service sponsored event included activities as looking for Intertidal creatures; edible, medicinal and cultural uses of plants; insects; trees; fish; and birds. The annual event was funded through the Forest Service Partnership Offices with sponsorship from National Geographic in conjunction with the Every Kid in a Park program bringing fourth-graders to federal lands.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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William Horton picks salmonberries along Thane Road on Tuesday. Horton said he picks eight to 10 gallons a year to make wine.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fifty Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian groups dressed in traditional regalia take part in the Grand Entrance Processional down Willoughby Street from Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to Centennial Hall to kick off the four days of Celebration 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Coming Ashore Ceremony at Douglas Harbor sponsored by the One People Canoe Society on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. With canoes coming from Southeast towns and villages, the event is the unofficial start of Celebration.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Visitors walk out to Nugget Falls on Thursday morning. The first jökulhlaup of the season has begun according to the National Weather Service. This year's glacial outburst flood may be bigger than any from 2015.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau residents and visitors crowd into the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, Archives, and Museum during the Grand Opening on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Wayne Price of Haines reaches for the dock at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive as he skippers one of two canoes arriving from Hoonah Tuesday for Celebration 2016. The canoes will take part in a Coming Ashore Ceremony sponsored by the One Peoples Canoe Society at Sandy Beach on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dozen canoes, each carrying 10 people, will be arriving from Kake, Ketchikan, Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah and Yakutat.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Coming Ashore Ceremony at Douglas Harbor sponsored by the One People Canoe Society on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. With canoes coming from Southeast towns and villages, the event is the unofficial start of Celebration.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A Juneau Rollergirl high-fives viewers of Juneau's Fourth of July parade on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dawson Construction employees work on installing the cornice at the Capitol on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A visitor is reflected in rain-soaked sidewalks downtown.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fourth of July fireworks display over Juneau.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Artistic Coordinater Brandon Howard and summer intern Dara DeGrave add the final grout to a tile mural in front of The Canvas Gallery & Studio on Wednesday. Canvas artist Susy Martin made nearly 2,000 clay faces. Larger square tiles made by community members during a fundraiser form the border of the mural, and Marianne Manning made the glass mosaic top.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Lt. David Campbell, left, Deputy Chief of Police Ed Mercer, Community Service Officer Sarah Dolan, Mayor Ken Koelsch and Officer Ken Colon serve hot dogs during the Juneau Police Department event for those that want to “be counted as a person against violence, against discrimination, and against hate” at Marine Park on Wednesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5559 throws candy from their float during the annual Juneau Fourth of July parade on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau turns out for the annual Juneau Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Joy Lyon, lower left, leads a chant as about two dozen people rally in Capitol Park as legislators start another special session on Monday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Gulls gather at Salmon Creek to feast on dying chum salmon on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Rising water on Mendenhall Lake was close to closing the Photo Point Trail on Friday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dan Strong explores Gold Creek by paddleboard during a high tide.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Runners start their race in the Only Fools Run at Midnight Fun Run at Centennial Hall on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The 5K and 1 mile are a fundraiser for KTOO, KXLL, KRNN radio.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau turns out for the annual Juneau Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Carol Ackerson, right, Hank Bennett, center, and Sara Geering, all employees with the city's landscape maintenance division, pick dead flowers off hanging baskets on Seward Street on Friday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Jno Didrickson, right, pays tribute to the Yees Ku Oo dance group lead by Walter Soboleff Jr., left, on the final day parade through downtown Juneau for Celebration 2016 on Saturday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A peony flowers Monday as Brad Fluetsch talks about the health of his first 300 peony plants on his North Douglas property.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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John Thedinga, president of the Juneau Community Garden, harvests his garlic at the garden on Thursday. Thedinga grows about 230 plants, a year's worth. With the National Weather Service calling up to three inches of rain through the weekend, Thedinga wanted to get the garlic out of the ground to keep the rain from splitting the bulbs.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Bill Habeger watches the Mendenhall River water approach the foundation of his house on View Drive on Friday afternoon.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fourth of July fireworks display over Juneau.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Samantha Wiley, 14, left, and Drake Mueller, 14, plant alder trees for a rehabilitation project along the Tolch Rock Trail on the westside of Mendenhall Lake on Friday. They were two of about 120 students, 14 to 18 years old, attending a three-day youth conference by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The students performed work service projects for the Forest Service and American Legion Auke Bay Post 25.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fish processing workers pick up spilled chum salmon after a delivery truck overturned on Egan Drive in front of Juneau-Douglas High School on Monday. One person was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Jacob and Annie Kuta fish for returning king salmon at Fish Creek Pond on Wednesday evening.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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SEADOGS handlers retrieve a gillnet they deployed in the search for a possible missing woman Monday after George Benjamin Young, 40, was found dead along Lemon Creek on Sunday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Lauren Duehring walks her dog, Myko, along the flooded Skater's Cabin Road on Friday. The Suicide Basin glacial outburst caused flooding along the Mendenhall Lake and River and forced the evacuation of the Mendenhall Lake Campground.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Doug and Angela Smith watch the Mendenhall River water rise in their front of their house on View Drive on Friday afternoon. The Suicide Basin glacial outburst was forecast to peak late Friday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juvenile bald eagles fight over a remaining scrap of salmon near the DIPAC Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Staying cool at Twin Lakes, Ammon Washburn, 16, paddles with his cousin, Aja Cunningham, as his brother, Brigham, 11, and Aja's sister, Ashley, 18, follow on another paddleboard on Thursday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Tourists aboard an Alaska Travel Adventures canoe row in front of the Mendenhall Glacier on Thursday. The first jökulhlaup of the season has begun according to the National Weather Service. This year's glacial outburst flood may be bigger than any from 2015.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dance groups parade through downtown Juneau on the final day of Celebration 2016 on Saturday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau turns out for the annual Juneau Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Viktor Crondahl, 10, left, and Seth Webb, 11, carry a freshly caught king salmon during an outing to the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Thursday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Over 300 people greet canoes coming from around Southeast during a Coming Ashore Ceremony at Douglas Harbor on Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the One People Canoe Society, is the unofficial start of Celebration.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dance groups parade through downtown Juneau on the final day of Celebration 2016 on Saturday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A sailor spends some time in Fritz Cove with a backdrop of the Mendenhall Glacier on Wednesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Fourth of July fireworks display over Juneau.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Wendy Yoisten, with her husband John, of St. Albert, Alberta, is greeted as the one millionth cruise ship passenger to arrive for the season in Juneau on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau residents attend a noon vigil Monday at Marine Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings over the weekend.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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An adult female black bear known as Nikki and one of her three cubs cross a beaver dam at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Members of the Park Bronze Foundry in Enterprise, Ore., and a lift operator from North Pacific Erectors ready the six-and-a-half ton bronze whale sculpture to be placed on its foundation at what will become Bridge Park.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A fisherman casts a lure at the mouth of Sheep Creek as Holland America's Amsterdam arrives in Juneau on Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Supporters of the Southeast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance rally at Marine Park before an Assembly meeting.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Jake Debnam, an employee at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, tosses dead salmon back into the ocean near the hatchery's fish ladder on Tuesday. Tuesday was the first Alaska Wild Salmon Day, a new holiday honoring the state's most famed fish.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Annie Lu, left, and her godmother, Lily Zhang, visiting from northern China, stop along South Franklin Street to admire the flowers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Two of Nikki's cubs scamper across a beaver dam at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Andrew Stephenson starts a smudge pot to burn cedar for a blessing as about 100 people attend a rally at Twin Lakes Wednesday evening in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota over the construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A sow black bear, know as Nikki, beds down for a nap in the woods near Steep Creek after consuming a coho salmon at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Derek Boord, left, cools off his teammate Marcus Villanueva during varsity football practice at Thunder Mountain High School.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Relive the summer of 2016, through the lens of Michael Penn.

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