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Thank yous for the week of July 18., 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

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This week’s Capital City Weekly to be delayed

Mechanical problems mean a day delay.

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Big games for Little League: All-star, state tournaments come to Juneau

Regular season champs crownded, all-stars announced.

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Miranda (Natalia Spengler) covertly stares at recent arrivals to the remote island on which she resides during rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough's upcoming production of "The Tempest." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Miranda (Natalia Spengler) covertly stares at recent arrivals to the remote island on which she resides during rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough's upcoming production of "The Tempest." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Fireworks light up the night sky over the Gastineau Channel with reds, whites and blues in the early hours of the Fourth of July. Personal fireworks were being shot off nearby, leading one onlooker to shout, “Double fireworks! I love America!” (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Juneau and Douglas enjoy Independence Day festivities

‘We’re really excited it’s all back’

Fireworks light up the night sky over the Gastineau Channel with reds, whites and blues in the early hours of the Fourth of July. Personal fireworks were being shot off nearby, leading one onlooker to shout, “Double fireworks! I love America!” (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Imogen Resneck, 4, and Jamie Buehner finish up decorating a bike outside the Douglas Public Library parking garage on July 3, 2021. Resneck’s doll, Robbie, was bound to the bike like an amber-haired figurehead because “she wanted to go to the parade,” Resneck said. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Imogen Resneck, 4, and Jamie Buehner finish up decorating a bike outside the Douglas Public Library parking garage on July 3, 2021. Resneck’s doll, Robbie, was bound to the bike like an amber-haired figurehead because “she wanted to go to the parade,” Resneck said. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces he will call lawmakers back to Juneau for a pair of special sessions in this June photo. Dunleavy is holding a news conference today to discuss the budget recently passed by the Legislature. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

WATCH: Dunleavy holds budget news conference

Changes to be revealed.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces he will call lawmakers back to Juneau for a pair of special sessions in this June photo. Dunleavy is holding a news conference today to discuss the budget recently passed by the Legislature. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A parachute can be seen tangled between two trees Sunday near the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway Nature Center. Capital City Fire/Rescue and Talon Lobaugh, owner of Everybody's Tree Service, were able to help a stuck paraglider without incident or injury. (Courtesy Photo / Talon Lobaugh)

Tangled paraglider rescued from Mount Roberts

Tree-mendous effort Sunday evening.

A parachute can be seen tangled between two trees Sunday near the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway Nature Center. Capital City Fire/Rescue and Talon Lobaugh, owner of Everybody's Tree Service, were able to help a stuck paraglider without incident or injury. (Courtesy Photo / Talon Lobaugh)
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Perseverance Theatre’s annual summer youth program, Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, is scheduled for July 19-Friday Aug. 4.
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Perseverance Theatre’s annual summer youth program, Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, is scheduled for July 19-Friday Aug. 4.
Dozens of vendors and thousands of people were on hand for the 11th Juneau Maritime Festival held Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau has a merry time at outdoor festival

11th Maritime Festival among first major in-person events in the city since the pandemic.

Dozens of vendors and thousands of people were on hand for the 11th Juneau Maritime Festival held Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Eirn Heist plays guitar during the recording of her forthcoming single and EP, which share a title, "Another Rainy Day." (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)

Forecast calls for ‘Another Rainy Day’

Singer-songwriter Erin Heist records 1st EP, releases single.

Eirn Heist plays guitar during the recording of her forthcoming single and EP, which share a title, "Another Rainy Day." (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)
This year’s Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist is Ernestine Saankaláxt’ Hayes. The acclaimed author is former Alaska State Writer Laureate and resides in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Pat Race)
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Hayes receives prestigious Distinguished Artist honor

Acclaimed writer from Juneau receives Rasmuson Foundation award.

This year’s Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist is Ernestine Saankaláxt’ Hayes. The acclaimed author is former Alaska State Writer Laureate and resides in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Pat Race)
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Leslie Ishii, artistic director for Perseverance Theatre; Dennis Arashiro, Board President of the Alaska Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League; and Adriana Li, program coordinator and instructor for IMPACT; will be featured on a conversation panel that will be held in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. (Courtesy Photos)

Community conversation to spotlight Alaska’s AAPI community

“We have to take a look at how we humanize each other.”

Leslie Ishii, artistic director for Perseverance Theatre; Dennis Arashiro, Board President of the Alaska Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League; and Adriana Li, program coordinator and instructor for IMPACT; will be featured on a conversation panel that will be held in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. (Courtesy Photos)
Pictured are assistant coach Ethan Billings, Cambry Lockhart, Gwen Nizich, Nadia Wilson, Cailynn Baxter, Alayna Echiverri, Kerra Baxter, Tatum Billings, Layla Tokuoka, Bergen Erickson and coach Tanya Nizich.  (Courtesy Photo / Haley Tokuoka)

Local club basketball team takes 3rd in tournament

Missing basketball? Join the club.

Pictured are assistant coach Ethan Billings, Cambry Lockhart, Gwen Nizich, Nadia Wilson, Cailynn Baxter, Alayna Echiverri, Kerra Baxter, Tatum Billings, Layla Tokuoka, Bergen Erickson and coach Tanya Nizich.  (Courtesy Photo / Haley Tokuoka)
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1 arrested, no one injured following reported gunshot

Shot allegedly fired Monday evening.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Annie Bartholomew, a Juneau-based singer-songwriter, wrote the musical play “Sisters of White Chapel: A Short But True Story,” which will be read as part of Theater Alaska’s Alaska Theater Festival. (Courtesy Photo /Sydney Akagi)
Annie Bartholomew, a Juneau-based singer-songwriter, wrote the musical play “Sisters of White Chapel: A Short But True Story,” which will be read as part of Theater Alaska’s Alaska Theater Festival. (Courtesy Photo /Sydney Akagi)
Kensey Jenkins (foreground, right) performs as a Lilac Fairy Attendant  during a rehearsal for Juneau Dance Theatre's "Spring Showcase" on Thursday, May 6. The showcase will be available to stream at certain times on May 14, 15 and 16. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Dance Theatre springs into action

Annual showcase to be available as streaming event.

Kensey Jenkins (foreground, right) performs as a Lilac Fairy Attendant  during a rehearsal for Juneau Dance Theatre's "Spring Showcase" on Thursday, May 6. The showcase will be available to stream at certain times on May 14, 15 and 16. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A fishing vessel is dwarfed by the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl in Juneau’s downtown harbor in September 2014. The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill that could allow cruise ships to come to Alaska. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A fishing vessel is dwarfed by the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl in Juneau’s downtown harbor in September 2014. The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill that could allow cruise ships to come to Alaska. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
"Ducks at Dusk" by Thunder Mountain High School student Alain Soltys-Gray recently won best in show in the Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest. (Courtesy Image)
"Ducks at Dusk" by Thunder Mountain High School student Alain Soltys-Gray recently won best in show in the Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest. (Courtesy Image)