Gold Rush Days Saturday

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Whit Adams competes in the men's hand mucking contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Steve Gabrielsen competes in the men's hand mucking contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Hali Smith, 11, competes in the children's hand mucking contest with help from volunteer Juanito Senarillos during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Marlee Smith, 12, competes in the children's hand mucking contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Caleb Friend, 10, competes in the children's hand mucking contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Juneau residents watch the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 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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Abigail Hoy competes in the woimen's spike driving contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Juneau residents watch the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Veronica Friend competes in the women's spike driving contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Dave Sullivan competes in the men's spike driving contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Dominic Hoy competes in the men's spike driving contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Darrin Quimby has his competitors number pinned on by Jerry Harmon during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Celebration at Savikko Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Jerry Harmon greets competior Alea Oien during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Celebration at Savikko Parkon Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Bob Chernikoff and his daughter, Kaylie, 14, raise the national flag during opening ceremonies for the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Eddie Petrie competes in the men's hand mucking contest during the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Petrie filled the quarter-yard ore cart in 50 seconds.

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Competitors and family members stop for the raising of the flag during opening ceremonies for the 27th Annual Gold Rush Days Competition on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Description

Alea Oien took home another top prize from Gold Rush Days, coming out as the best female miner and Babe of the Woods in the annual competition of mining and logging skills. The men’s events were split by Eddie Petrie, named Best Male Miner, and Ryan Friend, named Bull of the Woods. 

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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