Megan Pacer

Arnold Nick, Pilot Station, Alaska.

Faces from the fire

Name: Trevor Kauffman From: Soldotna, Alaska Crew: Soldotna Forestry Job: Wild Land Fire and Resource Technician Days on the Card Street fire: 11 (as of… Continue reading

Arnold Nick, Pilot Station, Alaska.

Cooper Landing crew sent home, injured firefighter released

The Juneau Lake fire near Cooper Landing is now estimated at 580 acres, while the Stetson Creek fire has held steady.Public Information Officer Meg Cicciarella… Continue reading

Anchorage man arraigned in Kenai on array of charges

An Anchorage man who initiated a car chase involving the Soldotna Police Department and Alaska State Troopers was arraigned in Kenai on Friday.Bryson McEneaney, 28,… Continue reading

Firefighter bitten by bear to be released

The firefighter injured by a bear while working on the Juneau Lake fire on Monday is in good health, according to a press release from… Continue reading

Card Street fire moves into rehabilitation phase

Crews working on the Card Street fire moved into a new stage of firefighting over the weekend.Public Information Officer Sarah Foster said the fire is… Continue reading

Pallones not guilty on two counts, jury hung on third charge

Rosendo Pallones, 40, of Palmer, has been found not guilty of two counts of sexual assault in the first degree. After roughly four days of… Continue reading

In this June 17, 2015 photo from the Alaska Army National Guard, trees erupt in flames in the Stetson Creek Fire near Cooper Landing, Alaska. Crews have wrangled two large wildfires north and south of Anchorage as dozens of blazes burn over 100 square miles in Alaska. One fire forced the evacuation of campsites on the Kenai Peninsula and destroyed at least eight structures since Monday. (Sgt. Balinda O'Neal/U.S. Army National Guard via AP)

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

In this June 17, 2015 photo from the Alaska Army National Guard, trees erupt in flames in the Stetson Creek Fire near Cooper Landing, Alaska. Crews have wrangled two large wildfires north and south of Anchorage as dozens of blazes burn over 100 square miles in Alaska. One fire forced the evacuation of campsites on the Kenai Peninsula and destroyed at least eight structures since Monday. (Sgt. Balinda O'Neal/U.S. Army National Guard via AP)

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

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Alaska State Troopers, Central Emergency Services firefighters and paramedics and Soldotna police responded to a high speed chase that ended on Funny River Road early Wednesday June 25, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.

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

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Alaska State Troopers, Central Emergency Services firefighters and paramedics and Soldotna police responded to a high speed chase that ended on Funny River Road early Wednesday June 25, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.

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

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, Alaska, June 17. Two AKARNG 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 on the Kenai Peninsula. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O'Neal)

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

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, Alaska, June 17. Two AKARNG 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 on the Kenai Peninsula. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O'Neal)

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

Nikiski Fire Department personnel work on a fire on Arness Road in nikiski Monday.

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

Nikiski Fire Department personnel work on a fire on Arness Road in nikiski Monday.

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