A check for $3,000, Part of the proceeds from the Battle of the Bands Battle Against Cancer was presented during a live broadcast on KXLL to Nicole Hallingstad of the Juneau Cancer Connection. Also present were (L to R) John Beiler of KTOO, Jeanne Pederson of Capital City Weekly, Melissa Griffiths of the Juneau Empire, John Blasco and Tom Sullivan of event sponsors Alaska Pacific Bank and Andy Kline of KXLL.
KXLL together with the Capital City Weekly and the Juneau Empire threw the event October 15 at the JACC, with help from Alaska Music One and the Alaskan Brewery. The winning band – out of 8 that competed – was the Electric Scoundrels. The event was conceived to help raise awareness and funds for Cancer Awareness Month and Juneau’s Cancer Connection.
- Advocacy group Alaska Trails sent a letter to let Gov. Bill Walker know that transportation funds are at risk. Alaska returned $2.6 million to the U.S. Department of Transportation last September.
- The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has been trying to move a majority of its net pens in the Tutka Bay Lagoon to the head of Tutka Bay for about four years. The hotly debated issue has led to packed community meetings and questions about the impact of raising fish in the area.
- A lot of science involves happy accidents. A retired scientist from Oregon stepped off the ferry in Sitka late last month, and on a hunch decided to look around the woods for an old friend.
- The Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved Tuesday the transfer of over a half-million dollars from existing funds to pay for repairs to the Port Mackenzie barge dock, although some expressed reservations about the port’s continuing costs.