Megan Pacer

Weather aids Cooper Landing progress, firefighter injured by bear

Both fires in the Cooper Landing area are better contained than they were on Monday.A press release from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest… Continue reading

Update: Cooper Landing fires hold steady

Monday, 1 p.m.:The Stetson Creek fire is estimated at 212 acres, and the Juneau Lake fire is estimated at 573 acres, according to an announcement… Continue reading

Fire burns Nikiski home

The Nikiski Fire Department responded to a house fire in Nikiski on Monday evening. Deputy Chief Trent Burnett said about 15 firefighters responded to a… Continue reading

Jury deliberates sexual assault case

A jury was in deliberations Monday in the case of a cannery worker accused of sexually assaulting his female coworker. Rosendo Pallones, 40, of Palmer,… Continue reading

Refuge weighs impacts of Card Street fire

As the 7,657-acre Card Street fire continues to burn in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge this week, refuge personnel have accepted the damage as a… Continue reading

Sexual assault case nears conclusion

A verdict should soon be reached in the case of a cannery worker charged with sexually assaulting a coworker last summer.Rosendo Pallones, 40, of Palmer,… Continue reading

Card Street fire moves east into Skilak area

The Card Street fire continued on its east-bound path through the Kenai Peninsula Thursday, burning through the black spruce of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading

Cooper Landing fires slow

Two fires in the Cooper Landing showed minimal growth from Wednesday through Thursday, and additional crews have arrived to increase support. In a press release,… Continue reading

Man charged with sexual assault goes to trial

A trial has started in Kenai for a cannery worker charged with first-degree sexual assault following a Kenai-area incident last July. Rosendo Pallones, 39, of… Continue reading

Burn bans issued as government, utility providers respond to fire risk

The Card Street fire has been raging through Sterling since Monday, and is now estimated to be more than 2,500 acres. As it threatens the… Continue reading

Driver ejected, killed in Sterling Highway wreck

A single-vehicle crash at mile 147 of the Sterling Highway on Wednesday killed the vehicle’s driver, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers were notified of… Continue reading

Kenai woman found dead in mini mart

Lenora A. Meehan, 53, of Kenai, was found unconscious on the floor of Vaughn’s Mini Mart on Kalifornsky Beach Road by Soldotna Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Community rallies in wake of fire

As the Card Street fire threatens more structures with each acre it expands, the Kenai Peninsula community has begun to rally around its own. Last… Continue reading

New businesses to foster local art appreciation

Artistic talent, good food and community networking are the goals of three recently-opened businesses on the Sterling Highway in downtown Soldotna. A clothing store called… Continue reading

Local triathlon raises donations, community support

Athletes were cheered on by family members and fellow triathlon enthusiasts as they traversed the sixth annual Tri-The-Kenai Triathlon in Soldotna on Sunday. Created by… Continue reading

Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

The Kenai Public Health Center will introduce the first in a series of immunization clinics this Saturday in an attempt to fill medical treatment gaps… Continue reading

Additional custodian granted to man charged with murder

A Cooper Landing man accused of murder was granted an additional third-party custodian and an extended curfew during a status hearing at the Kenai Courthouse… Continue reading

New look, original charm

Veronica’s Coffee House in Old Town Kenai will unveil a slightly new look to pair with its same endearing charm this Wednesday.Longtime musician at Veronica’s,… Continue reading