Megan Pacer

Man charged with sexual abuse of minor released on bail

A Kenai man charged with sexual abuse of a minor has been released on bail until his next hearing at the Kenai Courthouse.Riley Edwards, 20,… Continue reading

Bird experts investigate chickadee beak deformity

Researchers in Anchorage are working to crack a tough nut in the form of a beak deformity affecting a large portion of black-capped chickadees and… Continue reading

VA moves forward with Choice fixes, veterans cite continuing issues

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Alaska is working on the second phase of a plan to fix bugs with the program set up by… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited highlights differences, similarities of sport, commercial fishing

Members of the Kenai Peninsula’s chapter of Trout Unlimited talked sport fishing, commercial fishing, and the common ground between them at their most recent meeting.… Continue reading

Climbing the ladder: Firefighters prepare for next step in their careers

  Frosty air that dipped below zero degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday froze a Central Emergency Services hydrant shut, but it couldn’t keep firefighters from their… Continue reading

CASA program connects volunteers to children in need

A local branch of the national Court Appointed Special Advocates program is seeking new volunteers to pair with children who are in the midst of… Continue reading

Kenai man arrested on sexual abuse charges

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the charges against Riley Edwards to those relating to sexual abuse. A Kenai man was arrested… Continue reading

CES douses Funny River fire; blaze likely started in chimney

Central Emergency Services put out a house fire that caused thousands of dollars of damage early Sunday morning. CES Chief Roy Browning said the department’s… Continue reading

Woman leaves assisted living facility, found within hour

A resident who went missing from Charis Place Assisted Living in Kenai on Saturday was found within the hour. Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl said… Continue reading

Stop N Go on

When Nikiski resident Bill Bliss bought the building for the Stop N Go Cafe on Miller Loop Road, it was what he described as an… Continue reading

Out of the fire and into retirement

Craig Ralston’s coworkers and friends describe the soon-to-be retired Nikiski firefighter as dedicated, loyal, tenacious and experienced.After two years as a volunteer and 32 years… Continue reading

Homer area murder sentencing moved again

The sentencing for an Anchorage man guilty of murder has been postponed and moved to Homer after a communication mishap.Demarqus Green, 23, was found guilty… Continue reading

Troopers seek missing Kenai teen

Alaska State Troopers are searching for a Kenai girl who was reported as a runaway earlier this month.Breana Leah Parmer, 15, was reported as a… Continue reading

Missing Nikiski woman found dead near home

A Nikiski woman missing since Monday evening has been found dead near her home.Sharon Eileen Berghone was last seen in Nikiski on Monday, and her… Continue reading

Old, new traditions celebrate veterans

Cecilia and Keltner Farris married twice, once in Vietnam where the two served in the Army and again in New York six months later. “From… Continue reading

Nikiski woman seeks missing mother

A Nikiski woman is asking for help finding her mother, who she says has been missing since Monday evening.Patsie Blakely said her mother, Sharon Eileen… Continue reading

Nikiski woman in search of her missing mother

8 p.m.:Troopers have initiated a Silver Alert for Sharon Eileen Berghone, a disabled Nikiski woman who has been missing since Monday evening. Berghone, who lives… Continue reading

Kenai Fire extinguishes shed, talks safety

Members of the Kenai Fire Department responded to a small structure fire Sunday night just off of Bridge Access Road.Five firefighters were called out to… Continue reading

Local loved ones remembered, celebrated

Local residents and health care staff remembered lost loved ones during this year’s Time of Remembrance at Central Peninsula Hospital on Sunday.Organized by a spiritual… Continue reading

Soldotna man pleads guilty in dog beating death

A Soldotna man charged with animal cruelty changed his plea to guilty and accepted a lesser charge from the state on Friday. During a hearing… Continue reading