Emery Banua practices riding his Onewheel+ XR electric board in the Auke Bay Harbor parking lot on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Banua said he just received the device that rides like a skateboard but can also go uphill and has a 12 to 18 mile range. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emery Banua practices riding his Onewheel+ XR electric board in the Auke Bay Harbor parking lot on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Banua said he just received the device that rides like a skateboard but can also go uphill and has a 12 to 18 mile range. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Juneau Springs to Life

It’s getting brighter and warmer.

Pictures capturing the spring season in Juneau, Alaska.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Monte Nix launches his skateboard at the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Warming temperatures in coming days will help melt ice that is covering many walkways around town. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Monte Nix launches his skateboard at the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Warming temperatures in coming days will help melt ice that is covering many walkways around town. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A crew from Arete Construction works on a now closed Ferry Way on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The construction is phase three in the downtown street and sidewalk remodel and is expected to be completed by early May. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A crew from Arete Construction works on a now closed Ferry Way on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The construction is phase three in the downtown street and sidewalk remodel and is expected to be completed by early May. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Frank Lee kneels to take a picture of crocuses in bloom outside of Centennhall Hall on Monday, March 25, 2019. The weather forecasts mostly sunny weather for the week with highs in 50s. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Frank Lee kneels to take a picture of crocuses in bloom outside of Centennhall Hall on Monday, March 25, 2019. The weather forecasts mostly sunny weather for the week with highs in 50s. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cody Kopkie, left, with Olly, and Ray Huebschen, followed by Nala, take advantage of the sunny weather and lack of ice to skateboard along the Seawalk on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cody Kopkie, left, with Olly, and Ray Huebschen, followed by Nala, take advantage of the sunny weather and lack of ice to skateboard along the Seawalk on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Christensen walks over fallen rock on Perseverance Trail on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Christensen walks over fallen rock on Perseverance Trail on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Springs harbingers, furry catkins of pussy willows open along Perseverance Trail on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Springs harbingers, furry catkins of pussy willows open along Perseverance Trail on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Chilkat Mountains stand out sharply in the clear spring air over Juneau on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Chilkat Mountains stand out sharply in the clear spring air over Juneau on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Crocuses pop up near a copy of the Liberty Bell in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Friday, March 29, 2019. (MIchael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Crocuses pop up near a copy of the Liberty Bell in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Friday, March 29, 2019. (MIchael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Richard Hotch, of Herr’s Painting, gives benches a sealing coat at the Alaska T-Shirt Mall on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Richard Hotch, of Herr’s Painting, gives benches a sealing coat at the Alaska T-Shirt Mall on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tanya Trucano, of Trucano Construction, paints the trim on the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company building on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tanya Trucano, of Trucano Construction, paints the trim on the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company building on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Seveth-grader Allisyn Frazier practices her tenor saxophone outside of the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Seveth-grader Allisyn Frazier practices her tenor saxophone outside of the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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