Casey Kelly fills in for Matt Miller. Stories include, a big earthquake jolts the Aleutian Islands overnight; A decision is expected on Alaska Electric Light & Power’s rate increase request; unions in Anchorage battle the city and a local hotel over wages and working conditions; Juneau man enters not guilty plea to 2nd degree murder charge; a preview of this weekend’s high school football games; and August really was as bad as you thought it was.
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
KRNN launches it’s sixth Spotlight Series season with a special performance by Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer on October 5th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Town Nickelodeon, show starts promptly at 7 p.m.
Internationally-acclaimed, indie-folk songwriter duo from the San Juan Islands, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer are thrilled to return to Juneau for this special performance. Together, their exceptional vocal harmonies coupled with Fer’s pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov, Kelly Joe Phelps, Birds of Chicago and many others.
Tickets are $15 in advance at the station and online, $18 at the door.