Megan Pacer

New vocational program connects offenders with local employers

Getting a job after incarceration and transitioning back to life outside is looking a little easier for inmates at the Wildwood Correctional Complex thanks to… Continue reading

LeeShore among shelters to get help with maintenance

The LeeShore Center in Kenai has been cooking up some major improvements for the women and children who stay there — namely, its kitchen. The… Continue reading

Community greenhouse opportunity comes to Sterling

Editor's note: This story has been updated to remove incorrect information about the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative System for Crops. The… Continue reading

Kenai Walmart evacuated following bomb threat

The Kenai Walmart was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in to the store. At about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, “the Kenai Walmart… Continue reading

Sentencing for Soldotna man’s sex abuse case postponed

The sentencing for a Soldotna man who pleaded to guilty to sexual abuse of a minor has been pushed back due to a discrepancy over… Continue reading

Man wounds self in accidental gun discharge

Update 4 p.m.: A man injured Wednesday afternoon when his gun accidentally discharged was in the process of trying to secure it, according to Soldotna… Continue reading

Soldotna library basement to get face lift

The Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library in Soldotna will soon have a remodeled basement to match the main floor. Members of the Soldotna City Council… Continue reading

Cim Smyth claims 4th Tustumena 200 win

Big Lake musher Cim Smyth has reclaimed his title as winner of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race as the event returned from a three-year… Continue reading

Off and running: Tustumena 200 back on the trails

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the number of years the Tustumena 200 race was canceled. Twenty-three mushers and their canine teams… Continue reading

It’s happening: Tustumena 200 gets to 30th anniversary after 4 tries

The 30th anniversary of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race has been a long time coming — in fact it’s four years overdue. Where race… Continue reading

Victim of Sunday night shooting identified

Alaska State Troopers have identified the victim of a shooting during a home invasion near Soldotna on Sunday night. Soldotna resident Daniel Arthur Galloway, 49,… Continue reading

Moose-vehicle collisions on track with average for peninsula

One of the Kenai Peninsula’s most iconic animals for hunting and viewing is also the one of the most accident prone. About 250 moose are… Continue reading

Kassik’s takes top prizes at beer, barley wine fest

When Debara and Frank Kassik opened a brewery in North Kenai in 2006, they said some were not shy about sharing their doubts. Frank Kassik,… Continue reading

Solidarity: Women’s March, community gathering bring hundreds out in Soldotna

While hundreds of thousands of people converged on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., on Saturday, a few hundred trudged happily… Continue reading

Survey: 1 in 3 Alaska women are stalked

One third of all women in Alaska have been stalked in their lifetimes. That’s the estimate released by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center… Continue reading

Charge dismissed in child porn case against Soldotna man

A charge has been dismissed in the case against a Soldotna man accused of possessing child pornography. Remy Spring, 27, was arrested Jan. 11 at… Continue reading

Kids gear up for annual Native Youth Olympics

Culture and friendly competition will collide this weekend in the annual Peninsula Winter Games Native Youth Olympics Invitational, during which kids from all over Southcentral… Continue reading

Refuge opens to snowmachining

Snowmachiners of the Kenai Peninaula can rejoice for the first time in three years — the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has opened every area where… Continue reading

New plants appear on peninsula as climate shifts

Are exotic plants still exotic when the climate around them changes so that they fit right in? That’s the question a local biologist posed to… Continue reading

Nikiski family has carbon monoxide scare, fire department installs alarms

As temperatures drop and the heaters kick on in homes across the Kenai Peninsula for longer periods of time, emergency responders warn that the risk… Continue reading