MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Ninilchik neighbors have rallied to help a friend recover from a house fire on Saturday afternoon that completely destroyed the log home of Helena Toretta-Imlah. Toretta-Imlah, 69, escaped barefoot with her dog, Ola, and was able to save her car and purse. She singed her hair and eyebrows, but was o...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm
  • In a vote of 70 percent opposed, Homer Electric Association members soundly defeated a proposal to deregulate the member-owned electric cooperative. With 6,896 total votes, 4,854 voted no and 2,042 voted yes. That means HEA will remain under Regulatory Commission of Alaska oversight. The total votes...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm
  • Among cultural institutions in Homer, the Pratt Museum has pioneered a unique spot. As a museum of natural history, history, culture and art, its exhibits often connect those aspects of the Pratt’s collections. “Inspired by Diaries,” on exhibit through Dec. 29, asked artists to create works in...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm
  • As President-elect Donald Trump makes his department secretary appointments, potential candidates have to wend their way through the gantlet of the press in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York and head upstairs for a meeting with Trump. Anyone thinking of being VA Secretary — as Alaska Public Rad...

    Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:32pm
  • If you like to take long walks on the beach in the blowing snow, enjoy finding exotic new creatures and counting them, join one of the more interesting holiday traditions: the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. Held throughout the United States, Canada and other countries in the western he...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:25pm
  • The Alaska Republican Party Central Committee last Saturday sanctioned three Republican Party representatives — including District 31 Rep. Paul Seaton — for their role in forming a Democratic, Republican and independent majority coalition in the Alaska House. Also sanctioned were District 15 Rep...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:25pm
  • A change of plea hearing for Stephen Boyle set for Dec. 13 has been continued to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6, 2017, at the Homer Courthouse. Boyle had been scheduled to enter a plea, but his lawyer, Andy Pevehouse, said he has not been able to discuss a possible plea agreement with Kenai assistant district at...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:13pm
  • A Homer man found a friend dead in her bed at their Kachemak Drive home, Homer Police said in a press release on Dec. 13. About 7:30 a.m. Tuesday a 44-year-old man made a 911 call reporting he found his friend, Lisa Tinnin, not breathing and unresponsive. Homer Police and Homer Volunteer Fire Depart...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:13pm
  • In a meeting that ran to 10:30 Monday night, the Homer City Council at its regular meeting defeated several contentious last-minute budget amendments. About 60 people filled the Cowles Council Chambers to voice fierce opposition to several proposals, including: • A proposal by council member Tom S...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:04pm
  • The Pratt Museum has hired a Kenai Peninsula-raised woman as its new executive director. Laurie Morrow, 45, comes to Homer from Seward after nine years working as education director at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Born in Colorado, Morrow moved to Alaska at age 1, living with her family in North Pole ...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:01pm

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