Megan Pacer

Painting for progress

Dark clouds and scattered rain were not enough to stop members of the Silver Springs Baptist Church from Princeton, West Virginia from giving Kenai’s historic… Continue reading

Holy Cow

One moment, Devin Malutin held his hand high in the air, clinging to a bucking bull while cheers from the stands spurred him on. The… Continue reading

Soldotna man, passenger not injured in plane crash

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash after a Soldotna resident and his passenger hiked out from the… Continue reading

Local landowners apply to name lake

A Kenai family looking to christen a previously unnamed lake near Moose Point has found the process does not come without difficulties. Kenai resident Joan… Continue reading

Sleeping by the fishes

Each year, thousands of eager Alaskans flood the north and south Kenai beaches for the personal-use dipnet season with the same goal in mind: catching… Continue reading

State looks for budget input

Alaska’s path to financial stability will be neither short nor easy, and local residents will have the chance to weigh in on the issue before… Continue reading

Sawfest promotes art appreciation, collaboration

Local talent and friendly competition are the names of the game when it comes to one of the newest Progress Days events. For the third… Continue reading

Annual Progress Days celebrates past, present, future

Music, craft, community and history will be among the many things celebrated at this year’s Soldotna Progress Days.Now in its 56th year, the two-day festival… Continue reading

Peak dipnet weekend keeps law enforcement busy

The historically busy second weekend of Kenai’s personal-use dipnet season kept local and state law enforcement on its toes this year.The Kenai Police Department received… Continue reading

Local entities work to make dipnetting safe, enjoyable

While fishermen and families from around Alaska enjoy Kenai’s month-long personal use dipnet season each year, a myriad of forces are at work to maintain… Continue reading

Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the proper name of Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of narcotics.    Data… Continue reading

Local bikers ride for camaraderie, awareness

Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the Kenai Peninsula raised $1,000 for Southern Peninsula Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education during the group’s first rally since changing… Continue reading

Soldotna shooting victim identified

The victim of a Monday morning shooting in Soldotna has been identified as 24 year-old Russell J. Camp, of Soldotna, according to an email from… Continue reading

Kenai brothers arrested over weekend

Two Kenai residents were arrested on charges relating to a weekend assault. Steven Curry, 37, and his brother Alexander Jensen, 27, were arrested by Kenai… Continue reading

Borough to be reimbursed for fire expenditures

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is hopeful that most, if not all, of the funds it spent responding to the Card Street… Continue reading

Nikiski couple arraigned for theft, burglary

Two Nikiski residents are accused of the theft and burglary of a Soldotna residence in late June. George Larson, 25, and his girlfriend Holli Driver,… Continue reading

Borough provides dumpsters for fire damage relief

Two large dumpsters will be available for those affected by the Card Street fire, courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.The dumpsters will be placed near… Continue reading

CERT training to begin, prepare volunteers

Community members will have the chance to become certified disaster volunteers starting next week through the Community Emergency Response Team training program. This summer, CERT… Continue reading

Area residents arraigned on assault charges

Two local residents were arraigned on charges of assault on Thursday at the Kenai Courthouse. Jeffrey Ackerman, of Soldotna, and Tanya Carter, of Kenai, were… Continue reading