MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a Houston, Texas, law firm has now sent them dunning letters asking back money Buccaneer had paid. The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association also have ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:00am
  • In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when you’re not only the first to finish, but the only one of 29 competitors to do so in the scheduled time, the honor gets doubled....

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:39am
  • A huge algal bloom present in the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay, Calif., to Alaska has been seen in Kachemak Bay, but so far has not been in large enough concentrations to cause problems here. Known sometimes as a red tide, the bloom of a plant, or phyto, plankton called pseudo-nitzschia closed ra...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:51am
  • A Soldotna sportfish charter captain bragging about his clients’ catch on Facebook has led to the captain being charged with 43 violations....

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:50am
  • A 22-foot Chris Craft boat burned to the waterline and sank on the Fourth of July off Yukon Island, but all four mariners on board made it off safely in a life raft. A passing mariner rescued them. None of the boaters suffered injuries. “Nobody got wet. They were a little rattled from the fire and...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:27am
  • Homer scofflaws expecting “three hots and a cot” — three meals and a bed — when arrested by Alaska State Troopers will get a bonus under a new jail contract the city of Homer agreed to last month: a ride up the road.  If troopers arrest someone on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Homer are...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:26am
  • All we needed were red knit caps. On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau’s famous ocean exploring boat, the Calypso. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:18am
  • The Fourth of July weekend starts off with an affirmation of one of the basic rights of free people: to create art. As Homer hits the peak summer month, from Old Town to the Homer Spit galleries display exhibits. In her Homer debut at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer-raised artist Hailey Smith p...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:05am
  • This year, the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, which means some good news for celebrants on the lower Kenai Peninsula: • Hey, you might get Friday off, too. City, borough, state and federal offices are closed Friday, as is the Homer Senior Center lunch. • That makes the holiday a three-day wee...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:50am
  • The Homer City Council set an apparent record at its regular Monday night meeting with what may be the largest council packet ever, a two-volume, 1,600-page tome that included 700 pages on beach policy recommendations.  Technically, the June 29 meeting was a special meeting since most council m...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:30am

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