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Anchorage residents enjoy Labor Day

By Lauren Maxwell 2:13 AM September 3, 2013

While some had the day off, others labored on

ANCHORAGE –  Labor Day is a day dedicated to appreciating the American worker, and for many that appreciation takes the form of a day off. But not everyone had a chance to play. At Fire Station Four in Midtown, crews were busy.

“Labor day is not really anything different as far as the work routine around here,” said Firefighter John Borland. “Monday is maintenance day for our rigs.”

Some jobs are too important to leave unstaffed; Kimi Lavigne is glad she doesn’t have one of those.

“It wasn’t raining so we thought it was a good day to stop at McHugh Creek and do a little hiking.”

Lavigne spent the day with family and a visiting relative having fun. Sabrina Dornellas was also grateful for the day off and a chance to play with her husband and young son at the park.

“It’s nice to be able to regroup and remember what matters, you know, just family and fun,” said Dornellas.

But for some, Labor Day means an end. Trolley driver Joree Nelson said almost all the tourists are gone. She made her last run today between the Ulu Factory and the Visitor’s Center, saying goodbye to the summer and hello to the season ahead.

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