Slideshow | Michael Penn's Best of 2016, Part 2

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Over 300 people greet canoes coming from around Southeast during a Coming Ashore Ceremony at Douglas Harbor on June 8.

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The Git-Hoan Dancers of Metlakatla give their take on snapping selfies during a performance for Celebration 2016 at Centennial Hall.

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The Mount Saint Elias Dancers of Yakutat perform for Celebration 2016 at Centennial Hall on June 10.

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Jacob and Annie Kuta fish for returning king salmon at Fish Creek Pond on June 23.

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Juneau residents attend a vigil on June 13 at Marine Park for victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.

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Kristi Apslund, a volunteer firefighter at the Douglas Station, lives at the station in exchange for maintaining ready status of equipment and driving the engine to fires.

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Juvenile bald eagles fight over a remaining scrap of salmon near the DIPAC Salmon Hatchery on June 28.

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Fourth of July fireworks display over downtown Juneau.

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Sue Schrader attends Rev. Franklin Graham's prayer rally with a sieve on her head at Savviko Park on July 1.

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Bill Habeger watches the Mendenhall River water approach the foundation of his house on View Drive on July 1.

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SEADOGS handlers retrieve a gillnet they deployed in the search for a possible missing woman on July 11 after George Benjamin Young, 40, was found dead along Lemon Creek on July 10.

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Jennie Hinch, right, and others participate in a sing-along at the Bridge Adult Day Program on July 15. The Juneau Community Foundation and the City and Borough of Juneau announced three grants totaling $97,000 for senior care. The grants, awarded to Catholic Community Services’ (CCS) Southeast Senior Services Division, will be used to fund the organization’s Juneau Senior Nutrition Program, The Bridge Adult Day Program, and Senior Wrap Around Services in Juneau. CCS, which also received a grant for its hospice program, was one of 12 organizations to receive grants as part of the 2016 CBJ Social Service Grants.

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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 July 25.

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Mike Clasby, left, who was working as a naturalist on the Dolphin Jet Boat Tours whale-watching boat Big Red when it struck a reef on July 31, says thank you to Erin Carriker and her children, who along with Erin's husband, Mike, rescued Clasby and 16 others as the tour boat sank. Clasby hung from the Carriker boat's anchor as the tour boat sank from under him. The children are Noah, 11, Logan, 7, and Harper, 3. Clasby credits the Carriker family for saving his life. The Carriker family was halibut fishing in their boat "Sea Ya," background, in Favorite Channel and were the first to respond to the Aaron Island accident.

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Pirates Annika Schwartz, left, Minta Schwartz, Liam Penn and Jayden Rittinger, right, sing for their captain, played by Austin Tagaband, top, during rehearsal on July 27 in Perseverance Theatre's STAR performance of "Deep Water: Pieces of Extreme Theatre."

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Derek Boord, left, cools off his teammate Marcus Villanueva during varsity football practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Aug. 3.

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Josh Dybdahl, 30, and Anthony Lindoff, 36, tell their story at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Oct. 4 after being attacked by a female bear with cubs on Chichagof Island during a deer hunting expedition.

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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 on Sept. 26.

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Thunder Mountain's Jacob Tapia, left, returns an interception for a touchdown against Kenai High School at TMHS on Aug 26. Kenai won the game 23-12.

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Josh Dybdahl, 30, of Hoonah, talks at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Oct. 4 of being attacked by a female bear with cubs on Chichagof Island during a deer hunting expedition. Dybdahl was being mauled by the brown bear when his friend, Anthony Lindoff, 36, shot and killed the bear.

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Northern lights glow behind a foreground of the Treadwell Mine pump house and Mount Roberts just before sunrise on Oct. 13.

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Steve Hamilton watches as the tugboat Consul D burns outside of Aurora Harbor on Oct. 10.

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Norton Gregory, left, Mary Becker, center, and Beth Weldon pose for pictures in the Assembly chambers after winning their respective Assembly seats in the municipal election on Oct. 4.

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A Trumpeter swan stretches its wings in Twin Lakes on Oct. 19. A dozen swans took refuge in the lake to feed and rest on their southern migration.

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Thunder Mountain's Connor Norman gasps for breath after defeating Ketchikan's Patrick Rauwolf in a 113 pound bout in the Brandon Pilot Tournament at TMHS on Oct. 21.

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Russell Peterson shows the work he has accomplished on his 1926 boat, the Seal, in Aurora Harbor on Nov. 3. Peterson has lived in Aurora Harbor for 13 years.

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South Anchorage's Savana Trueb dives during the 2016 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swim & Dive State Championships at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center on Nov. 4.

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Giono Barrett, of Rainforest Farms, harvests a flowering cannabis plant at their Juneau facility on Nov. 8.

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Dane Hubert, 9, wears his great-grandfather's ROTC hat while attending Veterans Day ceremonies with his brother, Jaeger, 7, and mother, Paula, at Centennial Hall on Nov. 11.

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House District 34 candidate Justin Parish, center, watches results come in with campaign manager Steve SueWing, left, and volunteer Monica Todden at Rockwell on Nov. 8. Parish unseated Rep. Cathy Muñoz.

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Susan Clark meditates in front of the election polling station setup inside the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum on Nov. 8 as part of a national "Elevate The Vote" flash mob. "My intention in meditating was to open and elevate all hearts, no matter which side anyone is on or faction one belongs to," Clark said. "Sitting in the museum, I had a sense of being in a sacred place with so many Native artifacts housed there, so I envisioned all the polling/voting sites across the U.S. as sacred and sent uplifting energy to them that each person entering might feel a sense of gratitude that we have a participatory democracy in which we each can vote."

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Automotive business owner Carson Knight takes stock inside his automotive shop on Nov. 17 after a late night fire destroyed a number of businesses in the building located behind the Sandbar on Industrial Boulevard.

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Charlie Gallant, right, empties garbage containers with Brian Felipe for Pacific Waste on South Franklin Street on Dec. 7. Gallant said, "Last week I saw a man walking with a coat and tie talking on his phone and I told by buddy I wish I had a job where I could wear a coat and tie. So why not! I decided I would wear a coat and tie all week. When I look good I feel good."

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Charles Cotten Jr., the manager of the Bergmann Hotel, surveys the front of the hotel on Nov. 30. Cotten says his plan of attack is simple. Step one: “Clean up the people.” Step two: “Clean up the building.”

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Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs protests outside of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum before the Electoral College vote casting ceremony on Dec. 19.

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Dan Losselyong, of Capital Towing, crawls onto an overturned vehicle in Gold Creek on Dec. 14.

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A great blue heron preens itself along the downtown waterfront on Dec. 14.


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