Merry Ellefson runs with her son, Arne Ellefson-Carnes, during Juneau-Douglas High School cross country practice on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Merry is a co-coach for the team and Arne is a senior. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Merry Ellefson runs with her son, Arne Ellefson-Carnes, during Juneau-Douglas High School cross country practice on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Merry is a co-coach for the team and Arne is a senior. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photo: Best Pictures of the Week September 28

Best Pictures of the Week September 28, 2018 by staff photographer Michael Penn.


Contact Staff Photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 or mpenn@juneauempire.com


Merry Ellefson with her son, Arne Ellefson-Carnes, during Juneau-Douglas High School cross country practice on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Merry is a co-coach for the team and Arne is a senior. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Merry Ellefson with her son, Arne Ellefson-Carnes, during Juneau-Douglas High School cross country practice on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Merry is a co-coach for the team and Arne is a senior. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erin Anais Heist, left, and her mother, Kate Troll, walk to pick high-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erin Anais Heist, left, and her mother, Kate Troll, walk to pick high-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

High-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

High-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erin Anais Heist picks high-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erin Anais Heist picks high-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erin Anais Heist holds a handful of high-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erin Anais Heist holds a handful of high-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A cruise ship heads for Stephens Passage as the moon rises over the Coastal Mountain range on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A cruise ship heads for Stephens Passage as the moon rises over the Coastal Mountain range on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Family and friends celebrate senior night with cheerleaders and players before Juneau United’s game against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Family and friends celebrate senior night with cheerleaders and players before Juneau United’s game against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Family and friends celebrate senior Puna Toutaiolepo before Juneau United’s game against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Family and friends celebrate senior Puna Toutaiolepo before Juneau United’s game against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau United’s game against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau United’s game against Colony at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau United’s Hansel Hinckle, left, is chased by Colony’s Isaac Richardson at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau United’s Hansel Hinckle, left, is chased by Colony’s Isaac Richardson at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Colony’s Julian McPhail, left, intersepts a pass meant for Juneau United’s Cristian Batac at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Colony’s Julian McPhail, left, intersepts a pass meant for Juneau United’s Cristian Batac at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

River Reyes-Boyles volleys a ball against the team of and Adelie McMillan and Wolf Dostal during the Regional Tennis Championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Reyes_Boyles is backed up by partner Jaymie Collman, background, in the mixed double match. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

River Reyes-Boyles volleys a ball against the team of and Adelie McMillan and Wolf Dostal during the Regional Tennis Championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Reyes_Boyles is backed up by partner Jaymie Collman, background, in the mixed double match. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Adelie McMillan volleys a ball against the team of Olivia Moore and River Reyes-Boyles during the Regional Tennis Championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. McMillian is backed up by her partner Wolf Dostal in the mixed doubles match. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Adelie McMillan volleys a ball against the team of Olivia Moore and River Reyes-Boyles during the Regional Tennis Championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. McMillian is backed up by her partner Wolf Dostal in the mixed doubles match. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erica Hurtte volleys a ball against the team of Olivia Moore and Adelie McMillan during the Regional Tennis Championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Hurtte and Jaymie Collman, background, won the woman’s double final. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erica Hurtte volleys a ball against the team of Olivia Moore and Adelie McMillan during the Regional Tennis Championships at the JRC/The Alaska Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Hurtte and Jaymie Collman, background, won the woman’s double final. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker won titles placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

William Smoker, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, returns a backhand during the Regional Tennis Championships at JRC/The Alaska Club on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Smoker won titles placed first in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nancy Barnes drums as about 30 people from the Walter Soboleff Center and Sealaska Corporation stand Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in support of victims of sexual violence. The National Walk Out was in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez in their statements of being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. Supporters were asked to dress in black and photograph themselves for social media using #BelieveSurvivors at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nancy Barnes drums as about 30 people from the Walter Soboleff Center and Sealaska Corporation stand Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in support of victims of sexual violence. The National Walk Out was in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez in their statements of being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. Supporters were asked to dress in black and photograph themselves for social media using #BelieveSurvivors at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Legislative candidates answers questions during the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. From left: Moderator Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Legislative candidates answers questions during the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. From left: Moderator Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Essary, data processing production manager for the state’s information technology department, leads the way into the state’s secure printing facility as Permanent Fund Dividend checks were being printed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Essary, data processing production manager for the state’s information technology department, leads the way into the state’s secure printing facility as Permanent Fund Dividend checks were being printed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mainframe Operator Will Muldoon lifts 500 freshly printed Permanent Fund Dividend checks from the printer at the state’s secure printing facility in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mainframe Operator Will Muldoon lifts 500 freshly printed Permanent Fund Dividend checks from the printer at the state’s secure printing facility in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Domanic Quick, left, and Ben Kinser travel by skateboard through the rain along Egan Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The National Weather Service is calling for periods of rain on Wednesday with a high near 55. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Domanic Quick, left, and Ben Kinser travel by skateboard through the rain along Egan Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The National Weather Service is calling for periods of rain on Wednesday with a high near 55. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fall colors are coming to the foliage at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fall colors are coming to the foliage at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senior Reed Gardinier, bottom and sophomore Caleb Peimann pass each other during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senior Reed Gardinier, bottom and sophomore Caleb Peimann pass each other during Juneau-Douglas High School swim practice at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People walk along the Seawalk as the fog burns off downtown on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People walk along the Seawalk as the fog burns off downtown on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A small audience watches as city officials hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A small audience watches as city officials hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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