The Governor’s Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Governor Sean Parnell, First Lady Sandy Parnell, and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will greet guests.
The holiday open house is known for the amount of sweets cooked up for the event. Over 24,000 cookies and 200 pounds of fudge and chocolate will be baked up and handed out to Juneau residents.
Members of the Governor’s cabinet will also be hand to serve up hot cider and other treats. Gingerbread houses made by Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School students will be on display. Local entertainers will perform during the event.
This is also the year that the hundredth anniversary of the Governor’s House is being celebrated.
- 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.