Megan Pacer

Peninsula agencies to commemorate Sept. 11

Area emergency responders and a local sports team will remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with commemorative activities Friday. The Nikiski Fire Department… Continue reading

Statewide suicide prevention week well-received

This month, Governor Bill Walker recognized the fact that Alaska’s suicide rate is dangerously high by instituting a statewide Suicide Prevention Week, and local schools… Continue reading

Hundreds gather to celebrate local workforce

Even under ominous clouds threatening rain, Kenai Peninsula community members enjoyed the fifth annual Labor Day Picnic with friends and family. Sponsored by the United… Continue reading

Kenaitze tribe allows DNA testing on Dena’ina remains

Members of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe could uncover valuable information about the population’s health and other historical trends through the study of ancestral remains returned… Continue reading

Rising water causes flood advisory, takes dock down Kenai River

Rising water in the Kenai River caused a small dock to break loose from the Russian River Ferry service and led to the issuance of… Continue reading

Local centenarian celebrates birthday

Surrounded by old family photos and birthday cards in her room at Soldotna’s continuing care facility Heritage Place, Fern Elam reflected on how much things… Continue reading

Authorities issue fewer citations this dipnet season

The combined efforts of Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel resulted in fewer citations being handed out during this year’s… Continue reading

Flood watch issued for Kenai River

A flood watch has been announced for a portion of the Kenai River after water from a glacial dam release set off a chain reaction… Continue reading

Glacial dam release affects peninsula rivers

The release of a glacial dam at Snow Glacier Dammed Lake is causing water levels to rise in connecting rivers.Snow Glacier Dammed Lake is located… Continue reading

Oral arguments heard in Muskox murder case

Attorneys in the case of a Cooper Landing man charged with murder worked through oral arguments and motions during an evidentiary hearing on Monday at… Continue reading

Two injured during Soldotna car chase

Two men were injured in the process of fleeing Alaska State Troopers through Soldotna early Monday morning. Trapper Creek resident Lucas Lester, 23, and his… Continue reading

Presidential visit clearing airspace

With President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska only days away, local aircraft operators are preparing to adjust to temporary flight restrictions set by the Federal… Continue reading

Tackling the ‘No Choice’ Program

Dozens of residents filled the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center conference room Monday for the chance to voice their opinions about the Veterans… Continue reading

Investigation of fatal Kasilof plane crash underway

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed an initial investigation of a plane crash that killed two on Saturday in Kasilof.Air Safety Investigator Shaun Williams… Continue reading

Car crash slows traffic on Kenai Spur Highway

A two-vehicle collision has left at least one car disabled and slowed traffic at the Kenai Spur Highway and Airport Way intersection. The Kenai Police… Continue reading

Planning for progress

Organizers of this year’s Project Homeless Connect began recruiting volunteers with the first ever kickoff meeting for the event, held Thursday evening at the Soldotna… Continue reading

Lightning strikes Soldotna business

The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council building was struck by lightning late Friday afternoon in the midst of a storm that passed over the Central… Continue reading

Annual food bank auction to fill bowls, involve community

Local organizers are gearing up to make sure this year’s Soup Supper Auction fills as many stomachs as possible, both at the annual event and… Continue reading

Seward man arrested for biting off portion of another’s finger

A Seward man has been arrested and arraigned on an assault charge after troopers say he bit the tip of another man’s finger off.The Soldotna… Continue reading

Florida woman involved in fatal crash finds missing cat

Robin Wiesneth, 50, spent Tuesday arranging a flight back home to Florida and coming to terms with the fact that she hadn’t found her cat,… Continue reading