Megan Pacer

Residents weigh in on Sterling Highway safety corridor options

Area residents weighed in on a proposed alternative to a stretch of the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Sterling during a Thursday open house. The… Continue reading

Local homeless treated to services for a day

Editor's note: This article has been changed to correct the title of Lisa Roberts, the chairperson of Project Homeless Connect. More than 130 homeless or… Continue reading

From shaken to sheltered

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct discrepencies between eyewitness accounts of events at 1213 Lilac Lane after an earthquake on Sunday, Jan.… Continue reading

Cooper Landing murder trial delayed again

The trial of a man accused of murder for the 2013 death of Genghis Muskox has been pushed back to April. Paul Vermillion, 32, of… Continue reading

An unconventional evening

It’s common to hear a song featuring a guitar or two. But four guitars? That makes for an uncommon evening of music.Formed in 2014, the… Continue reading

Strength in numbers

Though she describes herself as “organized chaos,” Megan Nathe’s bedroom looks ready to pass the most thorough of inspections, with not a pen out of… Continue reading

Heat, power, residents return after quake

Nearly all residents evacuated from the Lilac Lane area after Sunday’s earthquake have returned home. The 7.1 magnitude tremor caused two gas explosions that burnt… Continue reading

Nikiski man arrested following Kenai drug bust

A fifth man has been arrested in relation to a meth bust in the Kenai area.Sgt. Robert Hunter, who supervises the Soldotna section of the… Continue reading

Comfort in company

One by one, area residents tossed handfuls of lavender, sweetgrass and sage onto crackling flames outside the Dena’ina Wellness Center as they remembered their loved… Continue reading

How to beat a grizzly bear

In a fight between a 47-year old hunter and an approximately 500-pound brown bear, Greg Matthews of Plano, Texas came out the unlikely winner this… Continue reading

Rolling out the dough

Kenai residents found out they can create the taste of authentic, fresh corn tortillas in their own kitchens through a class at the local library.… Continue reading

Soldotna Downtown Improvement Plan approved

Downtown Soldotna is poised to be home to new signage, in addition to other changes.The Soldotna City Council voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to… Continue reading

Sterling woman’s sexual assault case delayed again

The trial for a Sterling woman accused of sexually assaulting a minor more than a year ago has been postponed again.Laurel Lee, 52, was charged… Continue reading

Soldotna man arraigned following Spice bust

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that William Dooley was present at Tobacco Distress in October when Alaska State Troopers originally investigated… Continue reading

Soldotna Planning and Zoning seeks to alter landscaping requirements

This story been updated to clarify that the Planning and Zoning Commission started looking at landscaping regulations in January 2015, deciding to amend city code… Continue reading

Community rallies in wake of recent deaths

The deaths of three women over the course of one week has spurred some residents of the central Kenai Peninsula to reach out to support… Continue reading

Wind leaves Sterling home, business roofless

A severe windstorm on the Kenai Peninsula this week stole the roofs right off of a Sterling business and a house on its way through… Continue reading

Soldotna couple arrested following Spice bust

Three people were arrested and more than 6,000 packets of synthetic cannabis, or Spice, have been seized from a local tobacco shop and its operators… Continue reading

Missing Kenai woman’s body found near trail

The body of Iva “Mitzi” Berninger, who had been missing since Dec. 11, was found near a trail by two people riding ATVs on Friday.The… Continue reading

More than 100 at memorial of man killed during fight with trooper

Those who knew Sterling resident Jon Ployhar remember his passion for used cars and conspiracy theories being surpassed by his strong sense of faith gained… Continue reading