Megan Pacer

Work continues on East Fork fire break

The East Fork wildland fire burning near Sterling in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is shrinking in size as fire managers prepare to clear fuels… Continue reading

Plan for East Fork fire includes clearing black spruce stand

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct inaccurate statements of the width of the 30-foot cleared area above the Enstar pipeline and of the amount… Continue reading

Summer Lazenby to direct Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

Summer Lazenby, formerly the director of educational operations at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, will now lead the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council as… Continue reading

Progress made on East Fork fire

Firefighters are making progress on keeping the East Fork wildfire, burning near Sterling, from moving toward people or the Sterling Highway. Alaska Division of Forestry… Continue reading

Soldotna passes budget, mill rate; talks capital projects

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Mayor Pete Sprague's name. The Soldotna City Council passed the town’s operating budget… Continue reading

Firefighters respond to wildland fire near Sterling

1 p.m. Friday update: The cause of the East Fork fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling has been confirmed as dry… Continue reading

Soldotna passes budget; mill rate unchanged

The Soldotna City Council passed the city’s operating budget for fiscal year 2018 in 15 minutes. With no public or council comments and not much… Continue reading

Multiple assaults at Spring Creek reported to troopers

Inmates at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward were assaulted in two separate incidents a day apart last week. The first happened on June… Continue reading

Soldotna area woman plans to open businesses in railroad cars

When Soldotna area resident Mary Krull began her journey toward filling a niche in the business community, she wasn’t actually thinking about what kind of… Continue reading

Summer fun on the Kenai

By MEGAN PACER Peninsula Clarion… Continue reading

Out of the office: A case for hiking alone

Not working Mondays is the bee’s knees. No start-of-the-work-week blues and no lines at the grocery store or other places most people frequent on a… Continue reading

Kasilof woman charged with manslaughter in driving accident that killed Sterling teen

The driver of a vehicle that crashed last year, resulting in the death of a teen from Sterling, has been charged with manslaughter and negligent… Continue reading

Kenai River Fest continues rich traditions, creates new ones

Coming into its 27th year, the annual Kenai River Festival in Soldotna has more than come into its own. Set to take place Friday through… Continue reading

Assembly passes budget with minor adjustments, shoots down tax measures

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that the $49.7 million funding amount proposed for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District was included… Continue reading

Assembly passes budget, no new taxes

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed its approximately $83 million general fund budget Tuesday after several amendments and lengthy testimony. The assembly amended the budget… Continue reading

Funny River residents discuss pros, cons of a boat launch

A group of Funny River residents committed to seeing additional public access to the Kenai River along its south side is resurrecting the topic after… Continue reading

Soldotna keeps capital projects in mind during budget process

The Soldotna City Council discussed future planning for capital improvement projects within the city as part of this year’s budget process, even as the likelihood… Continue reading

Kenai man arrested after alleged shooting

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct details about the victim, who declined treatment by the Kenai Fire Department. A Kenai man has… Continue reading

On call: CES welcomes four new full-time members

Meet the newest friendly neighborhood firefighters: Becca Satathite, Holly Behrens, Luke Michael and Gunnar Romatz all rose from volunteers to full-time employees together and are… Continue reading

Soldotna teacher takes first place at Mrs. Alaska America

A Soldotna woman has been crowned this year’s Mrs. Alaska America, establishing a recent tradition of victory on the central Kenai Peninsula. Kersten Gomez, a… Continue reading