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.
- During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.
- More Alaskans are driving electric cars. The same is true for California, Oregon and Washington state. But many people continue to consider the vehicles as too small, difficult to use and no more than a novelty.
- Master Gardener Ed Buyarski reminds us to ventilate our greenhouse, harvest our garlic and raspberries, deadhead any finished flowers, and eradicate all slugs.
- AT&T's announced plans to upgrade the network by summer of 2016 have stalled. And people in Skagway have noticed, as they slog through another summer of cell phone problems.