MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Longtime Homer artist R.W. “Toby” Tyler’s new show at Ptarmigan Arts lives up to its name, “Surprises from Toby’s Attic.”  The retrospective show does exactly that: displays works found in Tyler’s attic, from pen-and-ink and watercolor drawings of San Francisco Victorian houses to...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:03pm
  • A preliminary hearing was held and continued last Friday for Dellan Vanbuskirk, 28, charged with an armed robbery of the Short Stop Tesoro Gas Station. Seward Magistrate George Peck, filling in for Judge Margaret Murphy, continued the hearing for Vanbuskirk to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Homer Courthous...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:23am
  • All humans share at least two experiences: birth and death. What comes after birth marks our time on earth. What happens after death is more a mystery — even though we face it daily.  In obituaries posted at the Homer Post Office and printed in the Homer News, we read of revered elders, disti...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:14am
  • A preliminary hearing for a Homer man charged with illegally growing marijuana was held and continued at the Homer District Courthouse last Friday. Seward Magistrate George Peck, filling in for Judge Margaret Murphy, set a new date for Joseph Gabryszak, 32, to 3:30 p.m. April 5, also at the Homer Co...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:13am
  • One of Homer’s most revered elder artists, R.W. “Toby” Tyler, gets some special attention in a show opening Friday at Ptarmigan Arts. “Surprises from Toby’s Attic” features treasures from a career dating back to 1961 in Homer, when Tyler opened the 8x10 Studio in a historic log building ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:52am
  • Republican Party members on the lower Kenai Peninsula joined a record turnout statewide in the party’s Alaska version of caucuses, the Presidential Preference Poll.  Voters in House District 31, which includes Homer, echoed statewide results, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz winning by 1.8 percent ov...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:23am
  • A bill introduced Feb. 24 by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, would allow local governments to choose whether they wanted to grant a property tax exemption for resident seniors age 65 and older.  House Bill 338 would amend a current state law that mandates a $150,000 exemption on property assessments...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:18am
  • When the Homer Council on the Arts put out a call for this month’s show, “Work = Art,” director Peggy Paver said at first she thought the art that came in might represent the craft side of creation. “When the idea first started being bandied about, it was the logical choice of where you migh...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:02am
  • A new beach policy passed at the Feb. 8 Homer City Council meeting came back for reconsideration at Monday’s meeting. On a move for a do-over by council member David Lewis, the council made one change — allowing vehicle use for seasonal coal picking at the Mariner Park Beach — but otherwise le...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:17am
  • Editor's note: The article has been changed to correct the name of Walter Swearingen and to clarify his medical situation regarding pain medication. Had Irwin Ravin been alive Monday to see the Homer City Council debate commercial cannabis in the city, he might have been amazed to hear the ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:09am

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