MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Live security video and social media last week led to the arrest of a man suspected to have stolen from the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, the 12,000-square-foot indoor multi-use sports facility under construction near Homer Middle School. On Jan. 6, Homer Police charged Johnney Boy...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • The Homer City Council had 22 items on the agenda for its regular meeting on Monday night, but one item, Resolution 17-002, “supporting sustainable fisheries in Kachemak Bay through fisheries enhancement and habitat rehabilitation,” led to more than an hour of public testimony, all of it during ...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • After voters last fall defeated a $12 million bond proposition for a new Homer Police station and a 0.65 percent seasonal sales tax to pay for it, Homer City Manager Katie Koester said, “The need for a new police station has not gone away, but the next steps are in city council’s hands and I wil...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • As Homer’s legislators get ready to head to Juneau for the start on Jan. 17 of the 30th Alaska Legislature, one big issue looms ahead: how to keep funding state government and services. “The biggest thing is certainly going to be the budget and the revenue,” said Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, D...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
  • Now that Homer starts its fourth time exploring literature through the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, organizers have come up with a system that works. Pick a book. Invite the town to read it together. Bring together scholars, writers and book lovers to explore the work. Stir. Rep...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • In a case that dates back to 2008, a Homer man pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography. At a hearing held Nov. 28 at the Homer Courthouse, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet sentenced Corey Rosano, 39, to 15 years in jail with five years s...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:21pm
  • Although President-elect Donald Trump has said he considers it a priority to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barrack Obama’s signature policy achievement remains in place — for now. A key component of that plan, the health insurance marketplace, continues during the annual sign-up peri...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:26pm
  • From a building smaller than a lot of Homer dry cabins to a modern, heated animal shelter, Animal Control Officer Sherry Bess has seen the city’s pet-care facility grow. This Saturday, Bess, 66, retires after 22 years as the city animal control officer and 27 years working for or volunteering at t...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:24pm
  • In homes and businesses throughout Homer and Alaska — and even the Lower 48 — almost everyone has at least one work of art by R.W. “Toby” Tyler. Whether a wildflower painted on a driftwood barrel stave, a scene of Kachemak Bay or a California Victorian home, Tyler’s work is as familiar a s...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:50pm
  • Homer will get a Christmas morning treat when CBS broadcasts a holiday special with the Kilcher family. “Holiday Homecoming with Jewel” features Homer’s famous musical star, Jewel Kilcher, her aunt Mossy Kilcher, and some of the stars of the Discovery Channel reality TV show, “Alaska: The La...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm

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