(Photos by Ty Scales)
Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell held the 99th annual holiday open house at the governor’s mansion on Tuesday. It’s among the most popular holiday events in the Capital City, with eager citizens lining up around the block to get a picture taken with the Governor and First Lady. KTOO’s Danny Peterson has more.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.