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NEWS Capital City Weekly Juneau seemed the epicenter of drama several times in 2009, from an avalanche in January cutting off Juneau's hydropower (for the second time in less than a year) to Sarah Palin's surprise resignation on the eve of the Forth of July. Through it all, our state was celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Statehood. Whether working behind the scenes or in in the limelight, whether participating in making history or remembering it, here's a look at some of the people who helped put Alaska's best face forward during an historic year.

Putting Alaska's best face forward during an historic year

Celebrating Statehood: Myrna Allen: Myrna Allen was one of the Fourth of July
Photo By Libby Sterling
Celebrating Statehood: Myrna Allen: Myrna Allen was one of the Fourth of July "Princesses" in 1959, and was pleased to return to play a role in the 50th Anniversary of Statehood celebration as a member of the Capital City Celebrations committee. "It is a joy to live in a community like this that honors its people," she said, calling Juneau "a gift."
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