Megan Pacer

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

Man charged in Anchor Point shooting

An Anchor Point man has been arrested and charged following a shooting.Troopers were told a man at South Peninsula Hospital had gunshot wounds around 4:20… Continue reading

Watch your step

The Kenai Peninsula has been plagued this winter by a constant pattern of freezing and thawing. While the icy roads this produces may be a… Continue reading

Frozen Riverfest returns to Soldotna

Soldotna will take a second swing at the winter version of one of its most popular summer celebrations when the Frozen River Fest returns this… Continue reading

Cause of gas explosions investigated

Last month, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the peninsula and created a hole in a 1 1/4-inch gas line in a residential area of Kenai.… Continue reading

Arraignment stalled for Soldotna man accused of abuse

The arraignment for a former Soldotna karate teacher accused of the sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor was pushed back to next week.The hearing… Continue reading


Dozens of young muggles flocked to the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library Thursday for the chance to be witches and wizards for a day during… Continue reading

Tsalteshi revamps women’s race

When the weather got tough, the Tsalteshi Trails Association got creative with their annual women’s ski event on Sunday, adapting it into a hybrid race… Continue reading

New postmaster gets stamp of approval

Increased use and reconnecting to the community are some of John Tuttle’s goals as Soldotna’s new postmaster. Sworn in at the Soldotna Post Office on… Continue reading

Fly-tying workshops fill niche, find footing

Beyond the pulses of music at the Main Street Tap and Grill Tuesday, local fishermen sat hunched over fishing flies in various states of completion,… Continue reading

Cooper Landing man missing after trip to Anchorage

The Alaska State Troopers are looking for a Cooper Landing man said to have gone missing after he went to Anchorage to run errands.Doug Korman,… Continue reading

CES douses Funny River fire

Firefighters spent Wednesday tackling a house fire in the Funny River area.The home on River Bend Drive is believed to be a total loss, said… Continue reading

Bail reassessed in 2014 sexual assault case

Bail conditions are being reviewed for a Sterling woman accused of sexually assaulting a minor in 2014. Laurel Lee, 52, was charged with first-degree sexual… Continue reading

Local agencies brief governor on quake

After hearing how Kenai Peninsula agencies handled the aftermath of last Sunday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake, Gov. Bill Walker concluded that their training and communication played a… Continue reading