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.
- So far, the Juneau School District has enrolled about 230 more students than it expected. If the higher enrollment remains true in October, the district could get enough additional state funding to cover a near $200,000 deficit.
- Juneau-based nonprofit, Southeast Alaska Land Trust, was denied its property tax exemption earlier this year. Now the Assembly will take another look.
- "A lot of ice experts, including myself, thought we were headed for a record year minimum," said Hajo Eicken, a professor at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.