Megan Pacer

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion This Wednesday, June 8, 2016 photo shows two tanks for outhouses installed in the ground at the Wolverine trailhead, part of the Tsalteshi Trails system, on just off Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. The outhouses themselves will be finished by mid September.

Outhouses coming to Tsalteshi Trails

Those going to the Wolverine trailhead at Tsalteshi Trails will now have a place to go. Two outhouses are being installed at the trail’s entrance… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion This Wednesday, June 8, 2016 photo shows two tanks for outhouses installed in the ground at the Wolverine trailhead, part of the Tsalteshi Trails system, on just off Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. The outhouses themselves will be finished by mid September.

Sofa slasher strikes again

Furniture in the Kenai Community Library has been damaged for the second time since mid-May. Library staff were made aware of a couch and a… Continue reading

Soldotna City Council passes budget

Soldotna City Council members debated the best remedies to the city’s dip in revenue before passing a $12.2 million budget at their Wednesday meeting.The city… Continue reading

Kids set up stands for 2016 Lemonade Day

The chance for children to try their hand at salesmanship and running their own business has returned in the form of this year’s Lemonade Day.… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Laurel Johnson, 8, and her brother, Leif Johnson, 6, help their mother line the outdoor track with decorated luminaria bags during the 19th annual Relay for Life of Central Peninsula on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Walk for a cause

In its 19th year, the Relay for Life of Central Peninsula saw clear skies, whipped cream pies and plenty of people happy to be out… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Laurel Johnson, 8, and her brother, Leif Johnson, 6, help their mother line the outdoor track with decorated luminaria bags during the 19th annual Relay for Life of Central Peninsula on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Culvert work to slow Spur traffic

Kenai residents and those passing through will experience some slower traffic on the Kenai Spur Highway near Walmart for the next 10 days.Beginning Saturday morning,… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management Director Scott Walden presents advice for businesses to remain safe and during and recover after natural disasters and emergencies during a Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center business luncheon Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Residents, businesses alike can prepare for disasters

Having an emergency plan might be common in households, but local businesses can benefit from emergency planning as well.Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management Director Scott Walden presents advice for businesses to remain safe and during and recover after natural disasters and emergencies during a Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center business luncheon Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Porcupine Island fire contained

A small fire on Porcupine Island in Kenai Lake is contained and being monitored.The fire on the island, between Seward and Cooper Landing in the… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Karen McGahan, a member of the Nikiski Citizens Incorporation Study, addresses a crowd during a town hall meeting to discuss plans to incorporate Nikiski on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska. The study group has been researching the possibility of incorporation for about two years.

Nikiski study group presents plan to incorporate

The unincorporated community of Nikiski may soon be headed down the path to becoming its own city. Several Nikiski residents have been looking into the… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Karen McGahan, a member of the Nikiski Citizens Incorporation Study, addresses a crowd during a town hall meeting to discuss plans to incorporate Nikiski on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska. The study group has been researching the possibility of incorporation for about two years.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Attendees at a swearing in ceremony for Kenai's new police chief, David Ross, enjoyed a cake made in his honor Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Kenai City Hall in Kenai, Alaska. Ross takes over for former Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl, who announced his retirement from law enforcement in early May.

A family affair: David Ross sworn in as new KPD chief

More than 20 years after Richard Ross ended his career as Kenai’s police chief, his son is following in his footsteps. David Ross was sworn… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Attendees at a swearing in ceremony for Kenai's new police chief, David Ross, enjoyed a cake made in his honor Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Kenai City Hall in Kenai, Alaska. Ross takes over for former Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl, who announced his retirement from law enforcement in early May.

Memorial Day presents multiple event options

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the word "sailors." Those looking to celebrate members of the military on Memorial… Continue reading

Soldotna charter commission to begin meeting

Members of Soldotna’s charter commission will begin meeting to delve into making the city a home-rule community.Soldotna residents voted to form the commission during a… Continue reading

Steve Manley begins service on Soldotna City Council

Seat B on the Soldotna City Council has a new occupant in resident Steve Manley after former member Meggean Bos—Marquez left it empty. Manley was… Continue reading

A.J Smith plays a minotaur during the Frozen Coast live-action role play group's weekly battle game on Sunday, May 22 in the Kenai Municipal Park.

Kenai LARPing group comes out swinging

In the world of monarchs, battle games and quests, Kenai live action role players are moving up. The group of live-action role players, commonly called… Continue reading

A.J Smith plays a minotaur during the Frozen Coast live-action role play group's weekly battle game on Sunday, May 22 in the Kenai Municipal Park.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Red tape prevents people from sitting on several pieces of vandalized furniture Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska. Several chairs and a stool were destroyed with a paint-like substance, and a couch was slashed with a knife at the library last week.

Library vandalism costs thousands in damage

When a patron of the Kenai Community Library prepared to sit down on one of the building’s chairs last week, he luckily noticed it was… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Red tape prevents people from sitting on several pieces of vandalized furniture Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska. Several chairs and a stool were destroyed with a paint-like substance, and a couch was slashed with a knife at the library last week.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion  In this Tuesday, May 24 photo, Laural Lee, 52, listens to closing arugments during the sixth day of trial at the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska. Lee was charged with kidnapping, sexual assualt and sexual abuse of a minor in 2014 after being accused of attacking a then-14-year-old boy near the Sterling Highway.

Lee found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor

  Sterling resident Laurel Lee has been found guilty of one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. After more than a day of… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion  In this Tuesday, May 24 photo, Laural Lee, 52, listens to closing arugments during the sixth day of trial at the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska. Lee was charged with kidnapping, sexual assualt and sexual abuse of a minor in 2014 after being accused of attacking a then-14-year-old boy near the Sterling Highway.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion  Laural Lee, 52, listens to closing arugments during the sixth day of trial Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska. Lee was charged with kidnapping, sexual assualt and sexual abuse of a minor in 2014 after being accused of attacking a then-14-year-old boy near the Sterling Highway.

State, defense rest in Laurel Lee case

After three and a half days of listening to testimony, a jury was sent Tuesday to deliberate on whether Sterling resident Laurel Lee is guilty… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion  Laural Lee, 52, listens to closing arugments during the sixth day of trial Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska. Lee was charged with kidnapping, sexual assualt and sexual abuse of a minor in 2014 after being accused of attacking a then-14-year-old boy near the Sterling Highway.

End of Sterling sex assault case draws near

In the case of a Sterling woman accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 2014, the state called its last witness for the prosecution… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Residents of Heritage Place enjoy a meal duirng the annual Return of the Salmon event Friday, May 20, 2016, at Heritage Place in Soldotna, Alaska.

Heritage Place serves salmon to celebrate salmon

The line for fresh barbecued salmon snaked out the cafeteria door and down the brightly decorated hallway of Heritage Place in Soldotna on Friday.The assisted… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Residents of Heritage Place enjoy a meal duirng the annual Return of the Salmon event Friday, May 20, 2016, at Heritage Place in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion  Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital, addresses a crowd of around 170 community members during a town hall meeting to go over issues with area heroin abuse Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai, Alaska.

Town hall examines heroin issue

Everyone crammed into a room at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska on Thursday agreed that heroin abuse is a real, growing problem on the… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion  Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health at Central Peninsula Hospital, addresses a crowd of around 170 community members during a town hall meeting to go over issues with area heroin abuse Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai, Alaska.