Megan Pacer

Indian Education Advisory Committee sets goals

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that ANSEP offers high school academies, but that middle school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Glacial dam release raises river levels

Kenai Peninsula residents along the Kenai River could notice higher-than-normal water levels this weekend as a glacial dam releases above Skilak Lake.The Skilak Glacier Dammed… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Flowers are beginning to die and colors change in the field of flowers, pictured Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Lawton Avenue in Kenai as temperatures dip lower and lower. The Parks and Recreation Department is throwing a first ever Fall Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 15 to give residents a fun way to transition into colder weather.

Fall pumpkin patch comes to Kenai

Kenai’s field of flowers will become a multipurpose piece of property with the inception of the city’s first ever Fall Pumpkin Festival later this month.… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Flowers are beginning to die and colors change in the field of flowers, pictured Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Lawton Avenue in Kenai as temperatures dip lower and lower. The Parks and Recreation Department is throwing a first ever Fall Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 15 to give residents a fun way to transition into colder weather.

State to process portion of backlogged rape kits

The state of Alaska will soon process and analyze more than 1,000 sexual assault kits currently in the possession of Alaska State Troopers thanks to… Continue reading

Nikiski incorporation petition submitted

A group of Nikiski residents spearheading an effort to incorporate the area into a home-rule city have reached another benchmark in the process. Nikiski Incorporation… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission member Tom Janz casts his vote during the municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. The city's proposed home-rule charter passed, and four unopposed city council candidates were elected.

Soldotna home-rule charter passes

Soldotna will be a home-rule city under its own charter as soon as Tuesday’s municipal election is certified. Proposition 2 in the City of Soldotna,… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission member Tom Janz casts his vote during the municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. The city's proposed home-rule charter passed, and four unopposed city council candidates were elected.

State alcohol law rewrite continues

Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) is taking another stab at a sweeping rewrite of Alaska’s alcohol laws. Senate Bill 99, which was introduced last April by… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Protective fencing holds back recently-planted vegetation along the river bank on the south side of the Kenai River and Russian River confluence Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. Light-penetrating staircases and vegetation planted along the banks are part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stabalize erosion and protect habitat.

Work progresses on Kenai, Russian riverbank restoration

Work to restore the riverbank along a section of the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers is in full swing. The Kenai National Wildlife… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Protective fencing holds back recently-planted vegetation along the river bank on the south side of the Kenai River and Russian River confluence Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. Light-penetrating staircases and vegetation planted along the banks are part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stabalize erosion and protect habitat.

Unopposed Soldotna council candidates look forward to terms

Soldotna voters have at least four easy decisions to make during the Tuesday, Oct. 4 regular municipal election — candidates running for the open seats… Continue reading

Spay, neuter clinic comes to Kenai

Two area animal lovers are continuing their work to reduce the number of stray cats on the Kenai Peninsula by hosting a spay and neuter… Continue reading

None hurt in four-plex fire

Residents of a four-plex apartment building near Kenai got a rude awakening Friday when one of the apartments caught fire.No one was injured in the… Continue reading

HEA tackles peninsula-wide outages

Members of Homer Electric Association had their work cut out for them this week as high winds sweeping across the Kenai Peninsula caused several power… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Doug Vandergraft, author of 'A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska,' speaks about his research, favorite bars and more Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Bow Bar in Kenai, Alaska. Vandergraft researched for the book for 14 year in Alaska and Washington D.C.

Author of Alaska bars book makes stop in Kenai

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of author Doug Vandegraft's last name. If you ask Doug Vandegraft, it’s impossible to… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Doug Vandergraft, author of 'A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska,' speaks about his research, favorite bars and more Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Bow Bar in Kenai, Alaska. Vandergraft researched for the book for 14 year in Alaska and Washington D.C.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Irving Roth, an 87-year-old survivor of the Holocaust who speaks around the world, tells his story to a crowd of people Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the New Life Assembly of God in Kenai, Alaska.

Speaking from experience: Holocaust survivor shares story

Speaker, writer and Holocaust survivor Irving Roth shared his story of survival with a large crowd Tuesday to emphasize the importance of not letting history… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Irving Roth, an 87-year-old survivor of the Holocaust who speaks around the world, tells his story to a crowd of people Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the New Life Assembly of God in Kenai, Alaska.

High winds, water hit Seward area

Residents of Seward, and to a lesser extent the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, will be pummeled with high winds and rain through Wednesday night.The… Continue reading

Fire protection workshop preps peninsula residents

While it might not seem like a lot can be done in the face of raging wildlife like last summer’s Card Street Fire, Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Bags of basic necessities line the wall during a workshop to address area homelessness Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai, Alaska. Agencies, church groups and community members gathered to brainstorm ways to help reduce homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula over the course of two nights.

Anyone can experience homelessness

Though it may not be overly visible or accurately recorded, homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula is a pervasive issue. Kenai Peninsula Journey Home, an organization… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Bags of basic necessities line the wall during a workshop to address area homelessness Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai, Alaska. Agencies, church groups and community members gathered to brainstorm ways to help reduce homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula over the course of two nights.

Kendall Auto Group takes over Stanley dealerships

Kendall Auto Group has bought two central Kenai Peninsula dealerships and will take over their operations.The auto group, which operates dealerships in Alaska, Idaho and… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Ducks cruise across Engineer Lake on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Refuge hosts outdoor activities challenge for anniversary

Those who enjoy the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge have limited time left to complete an outdoors activities challenge created by refuge staff to celebrate the… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Ducks cruise across Engineer Lake on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
This photo taken from Facebook with permission from the Troost family shows 22-year-old Garyn Troost, who when missing after taking a walk in the Sterling area the evening of Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Troopers searched for him until Wednesday, and family members and volunteers are continuing that search.

Missing Sterling man found dead

Searches have come to an end after 22-year-old Garyn Troost, missing in Sterling since Sunday, was found dead.Volunteer searchers found him around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday… Continue reading

This photo taken from Facebook with permission from the Troost family shows 22-year-old Garyn Troost, who when missing after taking a walk in the Sterling area the evening of Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Troopers searched for him until Wednesday, and family members and volunteers are continuing that search.