Megan Pacer

Soldotna man charged with animal cruelty

A Soldotna man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after troopers say he beat a dog Wednesday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers say they… Continue reading

Prop 1 fails in Kenai, council races unchanged

A proposition that would have allowed Kenai City Council candidates to run for designated seats failed with the inclusion of absentee votes, so council races… Continue reading

Man sentenced in Kenai graffiti case eager to move on

After months of legal proceedings and a public apology to the City of Kenai, Mark Maserra has been sentenced for a charge relating to graffiti… Continue reading

Kasilof man dies from accidental gunshot

A Kasilof man was accidentally shot and killed with his own gun while working on a vehicle Tuesday morning, according to troopers.Alaska State Troopers responded… Continue reading

Trial pushed back for woman accused of sexual assault

The trial for a Sterling woman accused of sexually assaulting a minor has been delayed to accommodate attorney schedules and the sharing of information.Laurel Lee… Continue reading

Troopers take a closer look

Time spent investigating criminal cases and highway fatalities stands to be significantly reduced in Alaska thanks to improved scene documenting technology used by troopers. The… Continue reading

Absentee votes clinch Kenai, Soldotna council races

Absentee ballots confirmed the leads two Kenai and Soldotna City Council candidates had following the Oct. 6 election, and solidified wins for others. Soldotna City… Continue reading

Two-car accident slows traffic on Kenai Spur

No one was injured in a two-vehicle collision on the Kenai Spur Highway Sunday afternoon.Two Kenai Police Department officers responded to the accident at about… Continue reading

Beer in Alaska: a love-hate history

About a dozen people took a journey through Alaska’s rich chronicle of breweries and beer Thursday with Kenai Peninsula College adjunct instructor Bill Howell.Howell presented… Continue reading

VA tackles Choice Act issues with pilot program

The Alaska Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a pilot program aimed at fixing the bugs in the Veteran’s Choice Program.The Choice Program, which was… Continue reading

Playing the Classics: Kenai Peninsula Orchestra prepares for concert

Talent, classics and humor awaits those who attend this year’s Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Evening of Classics on Friday. An annual fundraiser for the group, the… Continue reading

Local entities shift focus to domestic violence

Local government officials and community organizations are getting on board to help spread the word about Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. October is Domestic… Continue reading

Whitney, Murphy lead in Soldotna City Council races

Soldotna residents voted to stick to what they know during Tuesday’s regular election. For seat A on the Soldotna City Council, long-time community member Fred… Continue reading

Nikiski voters shoot down law enforcement service area

Nikiski area residents shot down a law enforcement service area in Tuesday’s municipal election. Barring any changes after absentee ballots are counted, Proposition 2 failed… Continue reading

None injured in two-vehicle wreck

  A collision between two pickup trucks slowed traffic on Bridge Access Road Tuesday afternoon when one driver failed to yield to another. Neither of… Continue reading

Service area board candidates talk Nikiski law enforcement

If Nikiski voters pass Proposition 2 during Tuesday’s election, a service area board will be created along with a Nikiski Law Enforcement Service Area. The… Continue reading

Phone scam makes appearance in Soldotna

A Soldotna woman helped her neighbor avoid being the victim of a phone scam this week. Heidi Haberman said her older neighbor, Lorna Bunch, contacted… Continue reading

Nikiski residents discuss law enforcement service area

Close to 100 Nikiski residents aired their concerns at a public hearing to address a measure on the Oct. 6 ballot that, if enacted, would… Continue reading

Walk this way

About 150 Kenai Peninsula School District students braved the cold to walk to their respective Soldotna schools Thursday morning, their breath forming little clouds of… Continue reading

Voters to decide future of CES equipment replacement

Proposition 4 on the Oct. 6 ballot will ask voters to allow the Kenai Peninsula Borough to issue $4.4 million in general obligation bonds. Central… Continue reading