Megan Pacer

Soldotna, business owners talk electric sign regulation

City staff in Soldotna are learning more about how business owners feel about electronic signs — a relatively new way to advertise business in the… Continue reading

A kennel of characters: Dogs get their day with Kasilof musher, writer

One Kasilof family has turned their love of animals into a sled dog kennel where the stories of the dogs take center stage. Those stories… Continue reading

Soldotna man accused of sexually abusing a minor

A Soldotna man is facing a charge of sexual abuse of a minor for an incident alleged to have taken place last month. Thomas Hill,… Continue reading

Alcohol rewrite bill addresses unfinished business

The second half of a sweeping update to Alaska’s alcohol laws is making its way through the Legislature and seeks to streamline the alcohol licensing… Continue reading

Dozens ‘Choose Respect’ in annual awareness march

Dozens of area residents trudged through Kenai’s trademark chilly winds, and even more joined them at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, in… Continue reading

Winner chosen in ‘You know you’re an Alaskan if’ contest

Earlier this year, one Soldotna woman set out to unearth the traits and quirks that make Alaskans, well, Alaskan. Hedy-Jo Huss has been trying to… Continue reading

Kasilof man pleads not guilty to kidnapping, additional charges

A Kasilof man entered not-guilty pleas to kidnapping, assault and other charges during a Kenai Superior Court arraignment Tuesday. Frank Bush, 29, was charged March… Continue reading

Biologists: Avoid grumpy moose during winter’s end

Alaska’s moose are big, beautiful and currently quite cranky — and biologists are warning people to be extra careful around them for the time being.… Continue reading

Biologist shares dos and don’ts of bear encounters

Ever wonder what a grizzly is thinking when it wanders into a back yard, or comes face to face with a hiker somewhere in Alaska’s… Continue reading

Former trooper wins civil suit from 2012 crash

A former Alaska State Trooper who was involved in two major accidents was found not responsible for the harm caused to him by the first… Continue reading

New burn permits required starting next month

As winter rolls reluctantly into spring, residents of the Kenai Peninsula have another item to add to their to do list: get an updated burn… Continue reading

LeeShore unveils remodel thanks to statewide shelter rehab project

The remodel to Kenai's LeeShore Center kitchen and other upgrades at the shelter are thanks to a project that targeted deferred maintenance at 17 shelters… Continue reading

Soldotna moves forward to clear ‘nuisance’ property

Soldotna is taking the next step in clearing off a piece of property in town that neighbors have described as an eyesore and a cause… Continue reading

Lawmakers, law enforcement take another look at criminal justice reform

Debate about how to balance offender reform with the need for public safety continues as legislators shoot to roll back some provisions of a controversial… Continue reading

Attorneys offer new resolution to Soldotna sex abuse case

A former Soldotna-area karate teacher who last year pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor said he needs more time to consider a new… Continue reading

Biologist shares dos and don’ts of bear encounters

Ever wonder what a grizzly is thinking when it wanders into a back yard, or comes face to face with a hiker somewhere in Alaska’s… Continue reading

Soldotna commissioners tackle freestanding signs in code revision

Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commissioners are forging ahead in their revision to the city’s sign ordinance, with hopes of getting more public input during discussion… Continue reading

Sterling man charged with kidnapping

A Sterling man has been charged with kidnapping and several counts of assault after police allege he held a man in the back of his… Continue reading

10 things to know before you go winter adventuring

With this year’s influx of snow and traditional winter weather, Kenai Peninsula residents may be planning more outdoor excursions than in winters past. There are… Continue reading

Soldotna woman hopes to add to local dance community

One area woman is hoping to bring together the Kenai Peninsula’s community of dance lovers into one easy-to-reach place and create more casual, social dance… Continue reading