Megan Pacer

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First responders at Central Emergency Services are a step closer to replacing some of their outdated vehicles.The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance at… Continue reading

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

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

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

‘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

Soldotna special election moves forward

A special election to revisit the idea of making Soldotna a home-rule city has been set.The Soldotna City Council adopted a resolution at its Wednesday… Continue reading

Magician, comedian come to Kenai Peninsula

Little did comedian Jamie Lissow know that when he came to Alaska for a gig 12 years ago, it would become such a permanent part… Continue reading

Minor flood advisory issued for western Kenai Peninsula

Update, 3:30 p.m.:The small stream flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service for the western Kenai Peninsula has been extended to Thursday.The advisory is… Continue reading

Five years later

Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission members got a first look at what the city has accomplished since it rolled out the Envision Soldotna 2030 Comprehensive… Continue reading

Careful what you wish for

After waiting through a lengthy winter dry spell, the Kenai Peninsula was hit with wet, heavy snow over the weekend and the hazards that come… Continue reading

Soldotna man accused of abuse arraigned

In a hearing continued from last week, a former karate teacher from Soldotna was arraigned Thursday on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and… Continue reading

Soldotna Planning and Zoning talks signs

City signage and how it fits into the overall vision of Soldotna’s future was identified as a priority by the Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission.The… Continue reading

Trial delayed for man accused of abuse

The trial for an Anchor Point man accused of sexual abuse of two children has been pushed back to April.Daniel Lee Hinsberger, 56, was arrested… Continue reading

Soldotna residents arrested for string of burglaries

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the vehicle driven by Cunningham, Self and Woodruff belonged to a family member of Cunningham's.… Continue reading

Charges added to area theft case

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the vehicle driven by Cunningham, Self and Woodruff belonged to a family member of Cunningham's.… Continue reading

Beating the heat

After getting the signal to start over the radio, Kenai Fire Marshal Tommy Carver swung a 3,000 gallon fire engine around to face a mass… Continue reading

Soldotna voters to decide home rule again

Voters in Soldotna will once again be tasked with deciding whether they want to live in a home-rule city.The Soldotna City Council voted at its… Continue reading