MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Up on Fireweed Avenue, a gravel road about 4 miles out of town off East Hill Road, varied thrushes can be heard singing, a spring call that sounds like old-style telephones. That’s early for this year, but Homer’s wacky weather also has led to the sound of ringing phones — the real kind — at...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:29pm
  • Saying they liked his eloquence, communication skills and perspective on the Homer economy, the Homer City Council on Tuesday selected Jeffrey Trinker as city manager over Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer. In a 5-1 tally, with Council member Bryan Zak voting no, the council voted to extend th...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:28pm
  • It doesn’t get anymore in our backyard than Woodard Creek. For 541 Homer lots, Woodard Creek not only is in the backyard, in some instances the city’s only year-round flowing creek might go right through a lot — or under it. That’s the case for the Pratt Museum and the Homer Council on the A...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:34pm
  • Often the art of photography doesn’t get as much attention for gallery shows, but this month two exhibits demonstrate a wide variety of equipment and subjects. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Fairbanks photographer Adam Ottavi returns with a technology that duplicates 19th century methods. Last spr...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:31pm
  • On the day Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet imposed a deadline for the city to respond to an order to show why it’s not in contempt of court regarding its assessment of condominiums in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting made clear it wi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:05pm
  • With Chris Johnson of Anacortes, Wash., withdrawing from the pool of applicants for Homer city manager, the list has been narrowed to Carey Meyer, Homer public works director, and Jeffrey Trinker, executive director of support services, city of Rosenberg, Texas, the city announced in a press release...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:46pm
  • A Homer condominium owner last week got a judge’s order to serve city officials and ask them to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. Ken Castner, who owns one of three business condos in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, served papers on the city Feb. 13....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:41pm
  • As the city closes in on approving a final assessment roll for the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, the Homer City Council at a work session on Monday debated an idea that could lower property owner assessments. Should the people who helped fund the gas line get a rebate in the future ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:09pm
  • A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chaltén Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking on the...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:08pm
  • After meeting in executive session for almost an hour and then in public for about half that time, the Homer City Council on Monday night narrowed its list of city manager applicants from four to three: Carey Meyer, Homer Public Works Director; Chris Johnson, former deputy executive director of the ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:05pm

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