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

Letters to the editor

Chuitna mine threatens Alaska way of life

Read more

Surprising results to fill the assembly seat

When I first walked in the room I was immediately intimidated. I thought there had to be a mistake. I walked into the Clerk’s Office to confirm... Read more

Hacking not tolerated, neither is unethical behavior

Let me see if I understand: Russia hacks the DNC and discovers acts they deem to be unethical by American standards. This information is then... Read more

Looking forward to a better 2017

Happy New Year to all!

The evening after Christmas Day, 2016 and while contemplating possible discussion topics for our next “What the... Read more