Megan Pacer

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

Soldotna approves funds to gather input on annexation

Soldotna now has $50,000 to spend on gathering public input on the potential annexation of some land directly surrounding the city. The Soldotna City Council… Continue reading

Sterling home lost in fire

No people were hurt when a cabin was burned to the ground by a fire Wednesday afternoon in Sterling.Central Emergency Services firefighters responded to the… Continue reading

2 nominated for Kenai judge seat

The Alaska Judicial Council has nominated a local magistrate judge and a former Kenai District Attorney for a soon-to-be-empty Kenai Superior Court Judge seat.Judge Carl… Continue reading

Joint therapeutic court launches in Kenai

The Henu’ Community Wellness Court is on the brink of admitting its first participant after more than a year of work to get off the… Continue reading

Defense working through evidence in Homer murder case

Public defenders are working through discovery in the case of a Homer man accused of murder for the 2013 death of Mark Matthews, then 61,… Continue reading

Man shot by troopers still being treated for injuries

Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the man shot by troopers Wednesday in Nikiski.Troopers and Kenai Police Department officers went to a home… Continue reading

1 dead in two-vehicle collision

  Update 5:30 p.m.: The Soldotna Police Department has identified the two drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision Thursday in Soldotna, in which one of… Continue reading

As the story unfolds

Ninilchik resident Mike Chihuly has lived enough lives to write several books since moving to Alaska more than 60 years ago. Instead, he packed them… Continue reading

Troopers involved in shooting in Nikiski

A branch of the Alaska State Troopers is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon in Nikiski Troopers at the Soldotna post got a… Continue reading