Volunteer a name for a volunteer award

Dear Alaskans,

Alaska is fortunate to have one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the nation. In fact, 34 percent of our residents volunteer a total of 28 million hours annually. That's more than 55 volunteer hours per Alaskan every year.

Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. So for this year's First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards, there are plenty of Alaskans worthy of recognition. I hope you will take a look around you in Kenai and Soldotna, and nominate someone who has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism and who makes a significant impact in the community or across Alaska.

Nominations for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards are due by March 1, 2012. Details are available at gov.alaska.gov, where you'll also find a link to a nomination form. And thanks to all our volunteers for making a difference across our great state.

More

All smokers beware

Peter Micciche is at it again with SB63 to stop smoking in all public places statewide, to have clean air in all work... Read more

Thanks to the Kenai River Brown Bears

Since 2009, the Kenai River Brown Bears went “Pink in the Rink” and auctioned custom game jerseys to benefit the Central Peninsula Health Foundation cancer... Read more

There’s a limit to ‘more fish’

Here’s some news.

Fishing can be an addiction regardless as to what type of fishing you do. The addiction can be fueled by internal or... Read more

Letters to the editor

Smokers have right to make a choice

Read more

Around the Web