House passes bill naming volcano after Don Young


Alaska Congressman Don Young, who died on March 18 at the age of 88, will be honored by having a volcano in the Aleutian Islands bear his name.

S.5066, the Don Young Recognition Act, passed the Senate earlier this fall, sponsored by Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. On Wednesday evening, the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives, renaming Mount Cerberus, on Semisopochnoi Island, “Mount Young.” It is one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes.

The bill also designates the Jobs Corps center at 800 East Lynn Martin Drive in Palmer as the Don Young Alaska Job Corps Center; and the federal office building at 101 12th Avenue in Fairbanks as the Don Young Federal Office Building.

The bill now will be sent to the desk of the president for signature.


  1. Thank you, Lisa. We have little oil to sell, no crabbing, no gas production, and high inflation so I’m glad you have time for this. BTW, are you going to repay the monies you got from FTX?

    • Jim; She gave the money to charity., FTX and its infamous CEO have not even been tried yet 😉

      She honored Don Young by voting to name a volcano after him,., you need to get over the results of her


    • Perhaps they should have asked the Aleutes. They corrected one wrong when they changed the tallest mountain in North America from McKinley after one of our presidents. Granted he was a little president and not for very long, but there will be a time when this mount is changed back to its original calling.

  2. Whatever happened the
    “let’s Indigenize it” liberal group!? They couldn’t find an aleut word for this aleution place? Such Hypocrites.

      • Do we really care if they had a name for it? It’s not their mountain anymore it’s ours. That gives us the right to name it whatever we want doesn’t it?

      • Are their names recorded somewhere? Did they store this history into books or on maps or something? Show us where it’s recorded that the Indians have names for everything. And Greg just because they were the first settlers it gives them the rights to name everything?

  3. Can’t pass a spending bill but has time to name rocks. This is the best people we can get to run this country . We should be so proud.

  4. Ok, Don now has some stuff named after him. Doesn’t bother me much one way or another. But shouldn’t that be a state function? Don’t the federal ‘grand three’ from Alaska have more important business to do?

    • You mean like launder money? Build a deep port to a place that freezes over 9 months out of the year and had a short road to teller? It’s a dirty hole of a town to boot.

  5. Interesting choice. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica…

    “Cerberus, in Greek mythology, the monstrous watchdog of the underworld. He was usually said to have three heads, though the poet Hesiod (flourished 7th century bce) said he had 50. Heads of snakes grew from his back, and he had a serpent’s tail. He devoured anyone who tried to escape the kingdom of Hades, the lord of the underworld, and he refused entrance to living humans, though the mythic hero Orpheus gained passage by charming him with music.”

  6. What a crock! Stop wasting time and get to work doing something relevant… like working to end governmental corruption, stopping inflation and the border invasion. This is overtly obscene and out of touch. Let’s get some term limits legislation instead and who came up with the notion a representative deserved this recognition. Leave our street names, Airports and Mountains alone. Just name a star after him but don’t tell us which one.

  7. The Demos blew 3.6 million tax payer dollars on a ‘hiking trail’ less than 4 miles long. The most hilarious part is they named it the Michelle Obama Trail. A most appropriate name. ???

  8. What an absolute waste of tax payer time and money frankly i dont expect any more from them then this crap the government is no longer accountable to the people they answer to the special intrest that pay for there elections and the banks they borrow from

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