The setting sun catches on the Mendenhall Towers on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The setting sun catches on the Mendenhall Towers on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Best photos of the Week

  • By Michael Penn Juneau Empire
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 3:46pm
  • Photography

Best photos of the week by staff photographer Michael Penn from Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2018.


Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com.


A crew from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities installs chain-link fencing along the pedestrian walkway over the Douglas Bridge on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A crew from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities installs chain-link fencing along the pedestrian walkway over the Douglas Bridge on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail is close to being eroded away by the Mendenhall River on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail is close to being eroded away by the Mendenhall River on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Molly Yerkes, principal of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, center, coordinates as students are escorted to their parents’ vehicles on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Molly Yerkes, principal of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, center, coordinates as students are escorted to their parents’ vehicles on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A Ward Air floatplane motors across the floatplane pond at the Juneau International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A Ward Air floatplane motors across the floatplane pond at the Juneau International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Steve Behnke collects seaweed for his Thane home garden at Sheep Creek on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Behnke said he uses the seaweed as a mulch and fertilizer for his vegetable garden. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Steve Behnke collects seaweed for his Thane home garden at Sheep Creek on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Behnke said he uses the seaweed as a mulch and fertilizer for his vegetable garden. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov. Bill Walker talks about his four years as governor during an interview on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov. Bill Walker talks about his four years as governor during an interview on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The Storytelling Excursion is funded by Sealaska Heritage Institute, Behrends Mechanical, Inc., Juneau School District and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The Storytelling Excursion is funded by Sealaska Heritage Institute, Behrends Mechanical, Inc., Juneau School District and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

House District 1 candidate Democrat Kathryn Dodge watches the election recount at the Department of Elections’ Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Republican Bart LeBon picked up two votes while Dodge picked up one making him the winner of the election with a total of 2,663 votes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

House District 1 candidate Democrat Kathryn Dodge watches the election recount at the Department of Elections’ Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Republican Bart LeBon picked up two votes while Dodge picked up one making him the winner of the election with a total of 2,663 votes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

House District 1 candidate Republican Bart LeBon points to a vote tally board with his campaign manager Brittany Hartmann during a election recount at the Department of Elections’ Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Republican Bart LeBon picked up two votes while Democrat Kathryn Dodge picked up one making him the winner of the election with a total of 2,663 votes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

House District 1 candidate Republican Bart LeBon points to a vote tally board with his campaign manager Brittany Hartmann during a election recount at the Department of Elections’ Juneau office on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Republican Bart LeBon picked up two votes while Democrat Kathryn Dodge picked up one making him the winner of the election with a total of 2,663 votes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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