Megan Pacer

Containment on Cooper Landing fires improves

Containment continues to improve on the Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires.Public Information Officer Jean Goad, with the incident command team, said the Stetson Lake… Continue reading

Campgrounds reopen in wake of Card Street fire

The Card Street fire is still reported at 30 percent containment, and crews continued with mop-up and securing fire lines on Thursday.Public Information Officer Sarah… Continue reading

Search for Anchorage man brought to end by credit card fraud

After allegedly fleeing Alaska State Troopers and members of the Soldotna Police Department for several hours early Wednesday morning, an Anchorage man was finally caught… Continue reading

Seward man to be tried for sexual assault

A Seward man will be tried in Kenai for the sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend last June. Daniel VanNess, 35, was indicted by a grand… Continue reading

Earthquake felt on Kenai Peninsula

There have been no reports of damage near the epicenter of an Alaska earthquake that registered at 5.8 on the Richter scale, said Ian Dickson,… Continue reading

Nikiski plant goes offline, causes power outage

About 22,000 homes and businesses lost power on Wednesday after a Nikiski generation plant operated by Homer Electric Association went offline. The outage happened at… Continue reading

Earthquake felt on Kenai Peninsula

Wednesday, 6 p.m.:   There have been no reports of damage near the epicenter of an Alaska earthquake that registered at 5.8 on the Richter… Continue reading

Jury still out in sexual assault case

The jury is still out in the case of a Palmer man accused of sexually assaulting one of his coworkers in Kenai.Rosendo Pallones, 40, has… Continue reading

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