Megan Pacer

Kenai man arrested for Safeway arson

A Kenai man has been arrested and charged with arson after an early-morning incident at Kenai’s Safeway store. Kenai Police responded to the store around… Continue reading

Soldotna campgrounds to open, accept credit cards for first time

It’s time break out the tent poles and hot dog skewers — Soldotna’s campgrounds will open for business on Monday. City Manager Mark Dixson said… Continue reading

Three Friends Dog Park on track for summer completion

By the end of this summer, Soldotna residents will be able to say that Aspen Park has really gone to the dogs. That’s because the… Continue reading

Sober living home Freedom House nears opening in Soldotna

After months of work leading right up to its open house this weekend, faith-based sober living home Freedom House in Soldotna is largely complete. The… Continue reading

Soldotna residents share Harding Icefield tale with crowd in KDLL program

From a well-planned ski adventure to a mad dash underground, to an eventual rescue, eager peninsula listeners recently got an earful when two Soldotna residents… Continue reading

Shanon Davis to replace Tami Murray as Soldotna Chamber of Commerce director

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Shanon Davis' name. The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will welcome a new leader,… Continue reading

Custodians approved for Kasilof man accused of kidnapping

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the extent of the charges against Katie Wright. A Kasilof man accused of kidnapping has been… Continue reading

State sees progress in opioid fight

Recent data regarding Alaska’s opioid epidemic show that efforts to curb prescription abuse are starting to work, while work to slow the problem’s growth continues.… Continue reading

Sparking an interest: Western Alaska students get schooled in firefighting skills camp

Most people won’t ever see the jaws of life in action during an accident, let alone wield the machine themselves, but that’s exactly what 15… Continue reading

Troopers seek Anchorage man who fled in Sterling

Alaska State Troopers are looking for an Anchorage man on the run in Sterling. Troopers pulled a car over in Sterling on Wednesday when a… Continue reading

Nikiski family welcomes reindeer calf

One Nikiski farm just got a whole lot cuter. The Hansen family welcomed a baby reindeer Tuesday when their pregnant female reindeer, Dancer, gave birth.… Continue reading

Fire season shaping up to have later start

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the list of entities collaborating on a fule break being… Continue reading

Nonprofit seeks grant to house fire crew

An Alaska Native nonprofit wants to improve living conditions for the highly-trained wildland firefighters it supports, who spend their days tucked away on call on… Continue reading

New regulations in effect for dust control in Soldotna

With the snow gone and sand lining the peninsula’s streets and parking lots, new regulations in Soldotna seek to reduce how much of that sand… Continue reading

Travels, treks and trout

For some avid anglers, even the prolific fishing opportunities in the Last Frontier are sometimes not enough. That was true for Soldotna resident Bruce King,… Continue reading

Soldotna council directs administration to draft pot ban legislation

After taking about two years to think it over, the Soldotna City Council has decided commercial marijuana still isn’t right for the city. The council… Continue reading

No trial yet for former teacher accused of sexual abuse

The trial for a former Nikiski teacher accused of sexual abuse involving a student is waiting to move forward pending a decision by the Alaska… Continue reading

Wildwood programs offer better chance at employment after imprisonment

Thaddeus Lewis has figured out the best way to serve his time at the Wildwood Correctional Complex: by hardly being there at all. Lewis, 55,… Continue reading

Bill would expand prisoner employment opportunities

A bill making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives has the potential to revitalize work programs for the state’s incarcerated population and fill… Continue reading