The Windy Ridge Round-Up launched the 2011 KRNN Concert Series. It was a great night of music, community and fun. Collette Costa and Scott Burton hosted an amazing reunion of the Juneau folk music scene pioneers and torch-bearers, including Andy Ferguson, Jack Fontenella, Betsy Sims, Andrew Heist, and Sergei Morosan. A huge thanks goes to Scott for preparing the recording for radio and our website.
All photos here are by John Hutchins. you can check out more from that night here.
- The Juneau Assembly declined to pass a broaden sales tax exemption for seniors. Opposition from businesses prodded elected officials to refer the initiative back to committee.
- Fines for pet owners whose for critters scooped up by animal control officers have gone up. The fees hadn't been adjusted for nearly 17 years.
- Local education officials are applying for state money to replace and repair leaky roofs at several Juneau schools. About $5 million is coming in over the next five years earmarked for school maintenance from sales tax money that voters approved in the Oct. 3 election.
- "They’re calling it GTA, grand theft Anchorage, right now," said Rep. Lora Reinbold, who says she wants to repeal Senate Bill 91. "It’s outrageous, what’s going on in the city that I love.”