2017: The Year in Pictures

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Quincy Malacas, 10, right, and his brother Tristen, 7, pose for their mother at Holiday Village in the Alaska Shirt Company on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. The Village is a fundraiser for the Southeast Alaska Foodbank, Meals on Wheels, AWARE and The Glory Hole. It will be open Sunday, Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The Mendenhall Towers glow in the last light of sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Thursday is the winter solstice.

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Alfie Price watches as his son, Joel, demostrates a Tsimshian dance step during at Cultural Celebration at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. They are part of the Children of All Nations Dance Group.

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Professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter, a Haida from Hydaburg, tosses basketballs to sixth-graders at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School at the end of his inspirational speech on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Each sixth-grader, 178 in total, received a free lineform designed basketball during the event.

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Alonzo Leisholmn, left, celebrates his win over Nino Kafoa Maka in their MMA fight at the AK Beatdown at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

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Kole Skaflestad, top, competes against Marques Facine in a MMA fight at the AK Beatdown at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Skaflestad won the match.

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Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, gets a greeting from Henry Olmstead as he arrives for the Governor's Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and his wife, Toni, were also there for the annual opening.

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Mandy Cole, chairwoman of the Juneau Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, waits for homeless people at a new warming shelter in the old Public Safety Building on Whittier Street on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

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The Governor's Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

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In front of a replica 1776 U.S. flag, KC Mack hand sews a wallet from the leather of a used baseball mitt on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

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Chris King, 26, and his girlfriend, Chellsy Melton, 32, set up their cots at a new warming shelter in the old Public Safety Building on Whittier Street on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

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A yoga flash mob takes place next to a lit Aquileans statue during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

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The Grinch of Zootz Alor haunts Seward Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

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A surfer runs out the causeway at the Shrine of St. Therese on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

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A surfer takes a spill while making use of the waves at the Shrine of St. Therese on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

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Ryan Cortes rides the waves caused by high northerly winds at the Shrine of St. Therese on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

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Surfers enter the water off the rocks to make use of waves caused by high northerly winds at the Shrine of St. Therese on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

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Dave D'amato, who has power of attorney for Breffni Place Properties, stages used furniture being taken to the landfill while making the Bergmann Hotel ready for an open house on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

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Don Cook, father of Brandon Cook who was murdered in 2015, watches balloons they released with friends and family to honor his son in front of Safeway on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Cook and his wife, Amanda, flew up from Wewoka, Oklahoma, this week to witness the trial of Christopher Strawn, 34. On Wednesday, the jury took just three and a half hours to reach a decision guilty on charges of first-degree.

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Amanda Cook, left, and her husband, Don, right, react with Tiffany Johnson, second from right, and Samantha Sharclane to the guilt verdicts of Christopher Strawn in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, on charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault in the shooting death of Brandon Cook nearly two years ago.

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Juneau residents walk along the Seawalk for the official Lights On for the Aquileans on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Sculptor Cliff Garten, of Venice, California, created the 10, 20-foot stainless steel sculptures titled "Aquileans". The sculptures were chosen as part of the City and Borough of Juneau’s 1% for Art program, which requires 1 percent of the city’s funding for cruise ship berth improvements to be spent on artwork.

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Liam, Lawrence and Logan David are identical triplets born on April 23, 2017, to parents John David and Lory Rowe. They were photographed at their Mendenhall Valley home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

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Bishop Andrew E. Bellisario, right, is greeted by Bishop Edward J. Burns during his ordination as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Burns was the Diocese's Fifth Bishop and is now the Bishop of Dallas.

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Sheena James holds up her nine-month-old daughter, Nohealani, as Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Juneau residents Hilary Rehfield-Green and her husband, Ryan Green, talk Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, about surviving the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas last weekend.

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Brian Ivie, production manager for Metal Arts Foundry of Lehi, Utah, prepares a 20-foot stainless steel sculpture, one of 10 by Sculptor Cliff Garten, of Venice, California, titled "Aquileans", to be lifted into place along the Seawalk on Thursday, Sept. 2017. The sculptures were chosen as part of the City and Borough of Juneau’s 1% for Art program, which requires 1 percent of the city’s funding for cruise ship berth improvements to be spent on artwork.

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Attendees of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon don "rose-colored glasses" to view ecomonic data presented by Brian Holst, executive director of the Juneau Ecomonic Development Council at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

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Bobbye Pinup performs during the Rebels & Vixens Burlesque and Variety Showcase by Byrdcage Performance Art Promotions at Gold Town Nickelodeon on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

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Thomas Sanders shows his blueberry-stained hand as he picks on Gold Belt property near Echo Cove for a new program called Gold Belt Wild on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

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Capital City Fire/Rescue cleans up after fighting a fire at 526 Seward Street, next to the Terry Miller Legislative Building, on Sunday, Sept. 17, 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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Heather Hardcastle holds a diversity sign while attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

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Eugene Graham, who calls himself the Traveler, talks about living in a homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

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

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Oprah Winfrey is introduced to staff of Holland America's Eurodam cruise ship before boarding in Juneau, Alaska, on Monday, July 17, 2017.

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Dave Rubin, of Ketchikan, talks about the bronze statue of William Seward he designed and made with his sister, Judy, after an unveiling ceremony in the Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Monday, July 3, 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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Volunteers set off a cremora fireball along with other exposives during the annual city-funded fireworks show in Juneau's downtown Harbor on Tuesday, July 3, 2017.

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Jarin Connell of Juneau sits on his motorcycle with his 4-and-a-half-year-old female boxer, Roxy, after a ride out to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Connell is a disable veteran and Roxy is his service dog. Connell said, “She has alway been with me, whatever I do she does.†Connell says he has taken her on many long tours, including all round Mexico, and she has been on the motorcycle for over 27,000 miles.

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Work begins on the demolition of Project Playground at Twin Lakes on Tuesday, June 20, 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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James Barrett, left, and Rick Cotten talk about the work to be done on Friday, May 5, 2017, before the Bergmann Hotel can reopen. The city closed the hotel on health and safety concerns in March.

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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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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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Tlingit youth of the Eagle moiety and adults make a ceremonial carry the raven totem pole at Gastineau Elementary School on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The 26-foot pole, paid for by by the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, honors the Gaanaxteidí clan of the T’aaḵu Kwáan. The school was built on top of a native cemetery in 1956.

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Juneau residents watch as a raven totem pole is lifted into place by Trucano Constructuion at Gastineau Elementary School on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The 26-foot pole, paid for by the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, honors the Gaanaxteidí clan of the T’aaḵu Kwáan. Gastineau Elementary was built on top of a native cemetery in 1956.

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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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Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel fight a fire that consumes the playground at Twin Lakes on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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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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Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel fight a fire that consumes the playground at Twin Lakes on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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Riverbend Elementary School students react to a Git Hoan dancer in a raven mask during a special performance at the school on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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Gary Piper wakes up after sleeping outside under a tarp near downtownon Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No longer able to pay his bills, Piper lost his trailer in Haines three years ago because of his alcoholism.

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Tribal Hostess Ethel Lund presents President Richard Peterson with a picture of her and him taken nearly twenty years ago during the 82nd Annual Tribal Assembly of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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Hoonah pre-school Tlingit language teacher Heather Powell dances in at the start of the 82nd Annual Tribal Assembly of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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Mauricio Hernandez, left, Riley Lawlar, Miguel Cordero and Carl Tupou of the Thunder Mountain HIgh School boys soccer team gives the girls varsity team their support during their match against Juneau-Douglas High School at TMHS on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Juneau-Douglas won 1-0.

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Lisa Morley dances to Raisin Holy Hell at The Rendezvous during the Alaska Folk Festival weekend at the Red Dog Saloon on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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Caleb Hall and Mari West take a lunchtime stroll along Calhoun Avenue on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Snow showers are predicted for the rest of the week.

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Members of the Thunder Mountain High School track and field along with soccer team members shovel this weeks snow off the TMHS track on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Athletes from both TMHS and Juneau-Douglas High School coordinated their practice times to shovel the snow off the track.

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A bald eagle retrieves waste herring thrown into Juneau's harbor on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

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Filcom's Franz Kugelmann passes after stealing the ball from AK Caches/James Gang's Sean Smith during their C bracket game at the Lions Club's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Filcom won 59-51.

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Chris Clark eats chips before sleeping at the warming shelter provided by The Salvation Army on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Clark had been living at the Bergmann Hotel for the last year before the hotel was closed last Friday. Clark is on disability with AIDS and a degenerative spinal illness.

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River Parrish, 20, spends the night at the warming shelter provided by The Salvation Army on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Originally from Southern California, Parrish came to Juneau from Kenai last July to enter a drug rehabilitation program. Parrish said he would like to go back to school and become involved with building robotic medical equipment.

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A gull and harbor seal share a feeding site at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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High winds on Friday, March 3, 2017, blows loose snow in Douglas. Blowing snow is expected through the weekend.

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Juneau-Douglas' Caitlin Pusich escapes with the ball as Thunder Mountain's Charlee Lewis takes a tumble at TMHS on Friday, March 3, 2017. JDHS won 49-42.

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A river otter sneaks a peek from under the dock at Twin Lakes on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nearly 1000 people start the Women's March in front of the Capitol in Juneau on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

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Willie Sheetz, 74, has his hair cut by Jamiann Hasselquist at the Zach Gordan Youth Center during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' Project Homeless Connect on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Sheetz is currently staying at The Glory Hole.

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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.

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Nearly 1000 people attend the Women's March from the Capitol to the Juneau Arts and Culture Center in Juneau on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

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Lisa Williams waits to speak to the Juneau Assembly as they take up a homeless camping ordinance during their meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Williams said she has been homeless for the last year.

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Eleanor Cullum, 6, stays close to her mom, Melissa, as they work on posters at the Mendenhall Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, for the Saturday's Women's March on Juneau. The event starts at the Capitol at 9 a.m. and finishes at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

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Wildlife artist Brain Kadrmas, right, and Brian Henes of Dakota Taxidermy in Bismarck, North Dakota, build a new wolf exhibit at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The exhibit includes the stuffed pelt of the local black wolf known as Romeo that was illegally shot on 2009. The US Forest Service will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the intermission between repeat lectures by Alaskan writer and photographer Nick Jans on Friday. Jans helped raise more than $40,000 to construct the new exhibit that includes two interpretive panels, a bronze cast of the wolf’s paw-print, and his recorded howls. “The completion of this exhibit has been a long time coming,” says Jans. “Hard to believe it’s been more than seven years, but the important thing is that we’re here. We did all we could to make this exhibit the best it could be; and it will be a lasting part of Juneau’s history.”

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Participants take part in the 25th annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Area on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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