Best Alaska Photos of the Month | February 2017

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Snow blows off Middle and West Peaks as a dog walker makes an outing on Sandy Beach on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The National Weather Service has a high wind warning in effect until Friday afternoon, with mostly clear skies and temperatures into the mid-30s during the day.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A Steller sea lion surfaces in the reflection of a boat docked at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Katie Kowalchuk takes a walk along the North Douglas Highway on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. The National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday is for it to remain sunny with a high near 27 and northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Miss Alaska USA 2017 Alyssa London takes a selfie with elder David Katzeek at the Walter Soboleff Center's Clan House on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Sealaska Heritage Institute has named London as a cultural ambassador in an effort to further its mission to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures and to promote cross-cultural understanding. London (Yax Yádi), a Tlingit Eagle of the Killerwhale Clan, won the title on Feb. 4 and will now contend in the Miss USA Competition. London is the first Tlingit to hold the Miss Alaska USA title.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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A very pregnant Rebecca Van De Water models her and Susan Jabal's "Radiance of Life" at the Wearable Art Show presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Artist and model Angela Ecklund works the runway in her "Battling Potted Land" entry made of melted plastic flower pots, plant trays, guitar and violin strings, knitted grocery bags, glitter, spray paint and nail polish at the Wearable Art Show presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Ecklund won the Juror’s 3rd Place award.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Jessie Kovach, right, models "Votes for Women" by artist Amy Lloyd made of antique clothing from prior to women's right to vote at the Wearable Art Show presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Dani Gross models "Post-Apocalyptic Rebirth" by artists Beth Bolander and Gary Diekmann and made of metal, keys, gas mask and recyceld copper fuel line at the Wearable Art Show presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Rogelio Cardo reacts to an audience member as he models artist Beth Bolander's "Tribute" made of recycled sterile drapes and fabric at the Wearable Art Show presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Protesters gather in front of the Capitol on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to show solidarity with immigrants and refugees, and calling for a town hall meeting with legislators.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Artist and model Michelle Morris walks the runway in her dress titled "A Lid-dle Un-can-ny" made of recycled tin can lids, canning jar lids, plastic lids, foam lid liners, seine mesh, rivet, paint and PVC trim at the Wearable Art Show presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Morris won the Juror’s 2nd Place and the People’s Choice Awards.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Earl Austin, of Hoonah, shows off his artwork in progress of a shark made out of driftwood downtown on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Austin said, "I was walking down the beach and I found this. I have an eye for wood."

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Christina Liakos, of Chickaloon, holds a banner as memebers of the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition gather with Juneau residents at the Capitol on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to protest the Alaska legislature's continued support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Chip McMillan rides his recumbent bicycle as he exercises his dog, Lily, on Mendenhall Loop Road on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Memebers of the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition gather with Juneau residents at the Capitol on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to protest the Alaska legislature's continued support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Two mountain goats browse along the hillside near Nugget Falls on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Craig Stowers is greeted as he arrives for his State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, left, and Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, watch from the Speakers desk in the background.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Alayna Duncan, 14, is the youngest elected offical in the Alaska Native Sisterhood attending the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day ceremony in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Senate Page River Maketa, of Palmer, gives Sen. Natasha von Imhof, R-Anchorage, a push down the Capitol hallway as Senators and their chairs move to the House chambers to listen to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's annual speech to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch gives Maggie Gottleib, left, and Josie Elfers, both 4-year-old, a high-five after they delivered Valentines, including a crown, to him in his office at City Hall on Monday. The Valentine delivery was from child care programs across town in thanks for the CBJ support of the HEARTS Initiative. HEARTS, or Hiring, Educating, and Retaining Teaching Staff, was funded by the City and Borough of Juneau in July 2012 in order to address the critical shortage of child care for working parents.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain rush to the floor to celebrate their upset win over Juneau-Douglas at JDHS on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. TMHS upset JDHS with a shot at the buzzer 49-48.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas High School hosts Thunder Mountain High School at JDHS on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. TMHS upset JDHS with a shot at the buzzer 49-48.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Garth Tupou screams in celebration after his shot at the buzzer gave TMHS the upset over Juneau-Douglas at JDHS on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. TMHS won 49-48.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Vaipuna Toutaiolepo, center, comes up with a loose ball against Juneau-Douglas' John Hamrick, left, and Erik Kelly at JDHS on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. TMHS upset JDHS with a shot at the buzzer 49-48.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' seniors Meghna Bathija, left, hugs Georgia Robinson as they finish their final home game against Sitka on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Juneau-Douglas won the game 51-41.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Ketchkan's Brent Taylor hussles to tip the ball away from Juneau-Douglas' Erik Kelly at JDHS on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Ketchikan won 66-47.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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All photos taken by Juneau Empire staff photographer Michael Penn.

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