MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • As the summer tourist season winds down after Labor Day on Monday, First Friday goes out with a bang. Along with the usual gallery openings and another Paint In at the Homer Elks Lodge, openings this weekend include two ocean-themed art shows....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:58am
  • Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska this week didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent of Homer when local flower grower Alaska Perfect Peony was picked to provide the official presidential bouquet at his Anchorage hotel, the Captain Cook. “It was pre...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:38am
  • A Homer man survived a night about 200 feet up a 300-foot tall bluff near the Baycrest Hill turnout before being rescued last Thursday. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:28am
  • Starting at the Sept. 14 Homer City Council meeting, the city’s 2016 budget will dominate its discussions. The biggest question will be how to fill a probable $1 million budget gap in a general-fund budget of about $12 million.  “That’s the shortfall I’m looking at,” said City Manager...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:27am
  • As its own sponsors recommended, the Homer City Council on Monday in a unanimous vote defeated a controversial ordinance that would have severely restricted motorized vehicle use on city beaches. “I think there is a solution that can better serve Homer,” council member Catriona Reynolds said in ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:43am
  • A series of unusual ocean events in Kachemak Bay, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has scientists wondering if warming oceans are causing everything from harmful algal blooms to seabird die-offs. So far, though, marine biologists have not yet made a direct connection between all these incidents: •...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:18am
  • For 22 years, Homer’s annual Run for Women, later the Breast Cancer Run, has raised awareness of breast cancer. Sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, this year the annual August run supports another of its programs, youth services, with a new name, the Resiliency Run and Ride. The venu...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:43am
  • A last-day filing by three candidates on Monday boosted the Homer City Council election from four candidates last Friday to seven as of 5 p.m. Aug. 17.  In Kenai Peninsula Borough elections, Anchor Point resident Dawson Slaughter made the election for the District 9 borough assembly seat a cont...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:24am
  • Citizens riled up about a proposed city of Homer ordinance that would ban year-round driving on Bishop’s Beach and summer driving on the Homer Spit can save their energy in opposing it.  Council member Catriona Reynolds, who sponsored Ordinance 15-29 with council member David Lewis, said this...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:23am
  • Holding signs that said things like "It's time to give your Mrs. her kisses," "Keep Calm: You're Home," "I'd wait for your forever, but four months is long enough" and simply "Finally," a group of U.S. Coast Guard wives and children and one brother waited on the Pioneer Dock Thursday for the U.S. Co...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:17pm

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