Jane Spencer

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Jane Spencer is a freelance writer for the Cordova Times. She’s a seasonal resident of Cordova for over 15 years and graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies. She received her Natural Chef certificate in Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, in addition to dabbling as an oil painter and ceramic artist.

Volunteering is part of Pastor Leppert’s faith

Volunteering isn’t a “give to get” concept for Steve Leppert.
Mazie VanDenBroek at Harbor Art gallery and communal art studio in 2015 with one of her watercolors in progress. Photo by Vivian Kennedy/For The Cordova Times

Mazie VanDenBroek: Cordova Arts & Pageants treasurer for life

"I think volunteering in a community is the best way to maintain physical, mental and emotional health," says Mazie VanDenBroek. "It creates ownership of my life and what I do with my time."
Belle Mickelson plays fiddle with staff from Dancing with the Spirit. Back row: Bobby Gilbert, Josephine Malemute and the Rev. Dr. Trimble Gilbert. Front row: Kelly May, the Rev. Belle Mickelson. Photo Courtesy Encore.org/Talking Eyes Media

Belle Mickelson: Healing the community with music

Belle Mickelson is a passionate volunteer, dedicated to helping others in the community and beyond.

Volunteer Spotlight: Chief Hicks helps make community safer, more prepared

Editor’s note: Cordova community events and programs run on volunteers. This is an ongoing series of Volunteer Spotlight Q&As in partnership with the Cordova...

Micah Renfeldt: the work is its own reward

Editor’s note: Cordova community events and programs run on volunteers. This is an ongoing series of Volunteer Spotlight Q&A’s in partnership with...

Wendy Ranney: community is very important to me

Editor’s note: Cordova community events and programs run on volunteers. This is the first in an ongoing series of Volunteer Spotlight Q&A’s in partnership...

Sherman retires as the director of the Cordova library, historical museum

Newlyweds Cathy and Dixon Sherman arrived in Alaska in 1982 as the last part of their honeymoon road trip.  

Boy scouts build bench at Sheridan Glacier

Adjacent to the parking lot, nestled near trees that overlook Sheridan Glacier, sits a classic log bench that Wyatt Sorenson completed for his Eagle Scout project.

Kayak Cafe cruises into Cordova

Walking into the Kayak Cafe, one will immediately notice the convergence of old and new: antique wood shiplap walls and a cozy seating area with modern decor and a bright yellow coffee maker.

Copper River opener begins with much anticipation

Every spring, there’s a lot of anticipation about the upcoming salmon run, the Prince William Sound and Copper River Salmon forecast, and how the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will manage the fishery.

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