Megan Pacer

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

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

Card Street fire moves east into Skilak area
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, drops approximately 700 gallons of water from a "Bambi Bucket" on to the Stetson Creek Fire near Cooper Landing Wednesday. Two National Guard Black Hawk helicopters flew a total of 200 bucket missions, dumping more than 144,000 gallons of water on the 300-acre Stetson Creek fire. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O'Neal)

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

An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, drops approximately 700 gallons of water from a "Bambi Bucket" on to the Stetson Creek Fire near Cooper Landing Wednesday. Two National Guard Black Hawk helicopters flew a total of 200 bucket missions, dumping more than 144,000 gallons of water on the 300-acre Stetson Creek fire. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O'Neal)

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

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  HEA linemen work on the power lines in the early morning hours as spot fires burn close by near the Kenai Keys subdivision where the Card Street fire has burned thousands of acres and several structures.

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

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  HEA linemen work on the power lines in the early morning hours as spot fires burn close by near the Kenai Keys subdivision where the Card Street fire has burned thousands of acres and several structures.

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

Those displaced by the Card Street Fire can bring their animals to the Sterling Community Center, where volunteers had kennels, food and water for them on Tuesday. Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion

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

Those displaced by the Card Street Fire can bring their animals to the Sterling Community Center, where volunteers had kennels, food and water for them on Tuesday. Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Willow King, of Soldotna, serves local and organic goods at her food truck, Where It's At, on Wednesday in Soldotna.

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

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Willow King, of Soldotna, serves local and organic goods at her food truck, Where It's At, on Wednesday in Soldotna.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion M. Scott Moon photographs the "MoonCheyEttes" after the final leg of their race on Sunda yJune 14, 2015 at the Tri the Kenai triathlon in Soldotna, Alaska.

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

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion M. Scott Moon photographs the "MoonCheyEttes" after the final leg of their race on Sunda yJune 14, 2015 at the Tri the Kenai triathlon in Soldotna, Alaska.

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