Megan Pacer

City briefed on Soldotna Creek treatment

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is preparing to move forward in the next phase of eradicating northern pike in Kenai Peninsula waters, as… Continue reading

Kenai Fire Marshal Tommy Carver explains the ins and outs of a prop aircraft used to train first responders on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Beacon Ocupational Health and Safety Services Training Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Behind the scenes

When first responders like the members of the Kenai Fire Department need to keep up on their training, they practice battling blazes and executing rescues… Continue reading

Kenai Fire Marshal Tommy Carver explains the ins and outs of a prop aircraft used to train first responders on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Beacon Ocupational Health and Safety Services Training Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Burn permits required soon

Anyone wishing to burn debris in a pile or barrel will be required to have a permit beforehand starting April 1.The Alaska Division of Forestry… Continue reading

Dressed as a polyp, or an abnormal tissue growth, Wellness Assistant Bessie Phillip explains the ins and outs of colon cancer to Alvena Pete during a heath fair Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Dena'ina Wellness Center in Kenai, Alaska. The center hosted the fair for the second year in conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Health fair highlights colorectal cancer dangers

It took the death of his uncle to colon cancer to convince Dr. John Molina, director of Kenaitze Indian Tribe Health Systems, to get himself… Continue reading

Dressed as a polyp, or an abnormal tissue growth, Wellness Assistant Bessie Phillip explains the ins and outs of colon cancer to Alvena Pete during a heath fair Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Dena'ina Wellness Center in Kenai, Alaska. The center hosted the fair for the second year in conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Green Rush Events reopens

Green Rush Events, a marijuana clubhouse that temporarily closed its doors after opening this past summer in Kenai, is operating once again with a few… Continue reading

Girdwood loses law enforcement

As the closing of the Girdwood trooper post looms nearer, the central Kenai Peninsula stands to gain some positions while Girdwood residents will have to… Continue reading

Lt. Dane Gilmore of the Alaska State Troopers accepts 26 hand-made quilts from a group of crafters on Thursday, March 11, 2016 at Northwood Apartments in Soldotna, Alaska. Through several cooperating agencies, the blankets are given out to children in need or involved in investigations.

Crafters make quilts for kids in need

Soldotna-based Alaska State Troopers and the agencies they work with will be able to provide children involved in legal issues or cases with blankets to… Continue reading

Lt. Dane Gilmore of the Alaska State Troopers accepts 26 hand-made quilts from a group of crafters on Thursday, March 11, 2016 at Northwood Apartments in Soldotna, Alaska. Through several cooperating agencies, the blankets are given out to children in need or involved in investigations.

VA moves forward on Choice Program fixes

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Alaska is moving forward on a plan to fix bugs in the program set up by the Veterans Access,… Continue reading

Election funding allocation voted down by Soldotna council

Soldotna will have to search in its budget for funds to cover its upcoming special election. The election was set for May 10 at the… Continue reading

Statewide survey shows fewer women reporting violence

The number of Alaskan women who have experienced violence has decreased over the last five years, according to a report from the University of Alaska… Continue reading

Sterling woman arrested for violating release conditions

Update, Wednesday: The arraignment for Laurel Lee at the Kenai Courthouse was continued from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to Courtview.   Original Story: A Sterling… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Dr. Sarah Spencer, a primary care doctor at the Ninilchik Clinic in Ninilchik, Alaska, demonstrates how Naloxone would be administered. Naloxone, which can temporarily stop the effects of a drug overdose to allow an overdose patient time to get medical treatment, will be able to obtain the medication directly from pharmacists if a bill passes the Alaska Senate and is signed by the governor.

Overdose meds bill passes house

Those seeking to provide drugs that counteract opioid overdoses are a step closer to being able to do so without liability. The Alaska House of… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Dr. Sarah Spencer, a primary care doctor at the Ninilchik Clinic in Ninilchik, Alaska, demonstrates how Naloxone would be administered. Naloxone, which can temporarily stop the effects of a drug overdose to allow an overdose patient time to get medical treatment, will be able to obtain the medication directly from pharmacists if a bill passes the Alaska Senate and is signed by the governor.

Getting fired up

April is shaping up to be an abnormally hot month for the Kenai Peninsula, and area agencies are already gearing up for the looming fire… Continue reading

Patching the peninsula’s safety net

During an emergency, a call to 911 is forwarded from a dispatch center to a responding agency like the Kenai Fire Department or Central Emergency… Continue reading

Borough assembly approves funds for CES

First responders at Central Emergency Services are a step closer to replacing some of their outdated vehicles.The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance at… Continue reading

A preliminary design by the City of Soldotna shows what three highway gaeway signs will look like from the front and side when they are erected in summer 2016. The project to build the signs will go out to bid in the next week or two.

Soldotna to update highway, park signage

Motorists and park-goers will soon be greeted by new signs as they make their way around Soldotna. As part of the Downtown Improvement Plan, the… Continue reading

A preliminary design by the City of Soldotna shows what three highway gaeway signs will look like from the front and side when they are erected in summer 2016. The project to build the signs will go out to bid in the next week or two.
CES Captain Lesley Quelland and other first responders prepare a patient to be transported from the sight of a motor vehcile collision on the Sterling Highway.

CES’s first female captain retires

After a more than 30 year career as Central Emergency Services’ first woman to move up the ranks to become a captain, Lesley Quelland has… Continue reading

CES Captain Lesley Quelland and other first responders prepare a patient to be transported from the sight of a motor vehcile collision on the Sterling Highway.

Heiman sentenced in both assault cases

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that, in the April 30, 2015 conviction, Shane Heiman was found guilty of assault in the… Continue reading

Soldotna special election set for May

Voters will decide whether to form a charter commission during a special election this May.The Soldotna City Council approved a resolution with a 5-2 vote… Continue reading

Members of the Kenai Performers run through one of the first numbers in "The Music Man" during a rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 16 2015 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

‘The Music Man’ comes to Kenai

Justin Ruffridge would not be starring as the title character in this weekend’s production of “The Music Man” if not for a dare back in… Continue reading

Members of the Kenai Performers run through one of the first numbers in "The Music Man" during a rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 16 2015 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.