Posts tagged: Simplot mansion
The Governor's Housing Committee has opened its two-hour hearing in the state Capitol, room WW55, on whether or not to keep the former Simplot home atop a green, grassy North Boise hilltop as the state's official governor's residence. There are about 25 people in the audience; the panel does plan to take public testimony during the meeting. First up is a review of the history of Idaho's governor's mansion or lack thereof, which is being delivered in a quiet, subdued voice by a staffer. “Does Idaho need a governor's residence? There are opinions in both directions,” he noted. Click below for a report on the issue from AP reporter John Miller.
The Idaho House, the former Simplot mansion that's now Idaho's never-yet-occupied governor's mansion, will hold a holiday open house today to give the public a first look at recent renovations. The event is a benefit for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation for severely wounded veterans; donations will be accepted. It runs from 1-7 p.m., with Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter greeting guests from 5-7 p.m. Parking is at the base of Simplot Hill, where shuttles will run every 15 minutes to bring guests up to the house, where parking is limited. You can see the full invite for the event here.