Megan Pacer

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

Soldotna man accused of distributing, possessing child porn

A Soldotna man is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography in connection with an investigation that began in Louisiana. Remy Spring, 27, was arrested… Continue reading

Soldotna approves demolition of house damaged by fire

The city of Soldotna is moving forward in the demolition of what council members and neighbors describe as a dangerous house after it was destroyed… Continue reading

Sober living home advances toward opening

One nail and screw at a time, a local nonprofit is inching its way toward opening a sober living home in Soldotna now that its… Continue reading

1 hurt in 4-vehicle crash

Update 7:30 p.m. The accident on the David Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge in Soldotna on Wednesday involved four vehicles, according to Soldotna Police Chief Peter… Continue reading

Nikiski battles North Road fires

Nikiski firefighters were kept busy Tuesday and into Wednesday morning with two house fires. First responders from the Nikiski Fire Department were first called out… Continue reading

Sex abuse trial for former teacher postponed

The trial for a former Nikiski teacher accused of having sex with a student has been pushed back to this spring. Jeremy Anderson, 39, was… Continue reading

No place like home

Laurie Severe remembers the exact moment her favorite trumpeter swan — with which she had formed a bond stronger than that of animal and caretaker… Continue reading

Soldotna launches sign code revision

The many banners, marquees and signs, illuminated and otherwise, that direct people moving through Soldotna to the town’s various businesses could see some potential tweaks… Continue reading

Second body found in burned car identified

Alaska State Troopers have identified the second of two bodies found Nov. 27 in a burned Ford Bronco near Soldotna. The Alaska Medical Examiner’s office… Continue reading

Right place, right time: Moose Federation driver aids snowmachiner

Quick thinking and the proper safety equipment helped Kenai Peninsula resident Laurie Speakman come to the aid of a teen whose snowmobile caught fire Tuesday.… Continue reading

Animal feed, health store to replace Charlie’s Pizza at year’s end

When an oven door closes, a greenhouse door opens. At least that’s the case for Steve Chamberlain, owner of Charlie’s Pizza restaurant in Nikiski, which… Continue reading

‘Life more worth living’

After a college career in wrestling and years of teaching the sport to youngsters as a coach in Seward, 55-year-old Ronn Hemstock never expected to… Continue reading

Science in the sky

As young boys growing up in Nikiski, Ben and Nick Kellie spent hours upon hours creating memories together by flying through the Alaska sky. Today,… Continue reading

Sterling woman gets 5 years for sex abuse of minor

Sterling resident Laurel Lee was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in the final hearing of a sexual abuse case more than two years… Continue reading

Photos: Gone but never forgotten

A wreath adorns a stake marking the grave of a veteran while volunteers hang dozens more Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the Kenai Municipal Cemetery… Continue reading