MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Forty-five years ago humans first walked on the moon. By 1979, it’s hard to believe that with advances in science and technology, including satellite broadcasts, Homer didn’t have a radio station. A live broadcast on Aug. 4, 1979, changed all that when Beverly Munro, one of the founding members ...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:14pm
  • With three Republican Party candidates fighting to oppose him in the general election, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, visited Homer and Seldovia last weekend as part of a grassroots campaign laying the groundwork for the November election.  The Alaska Democratic Party soon plans to open a Homer of...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:01pm
  • A Nikolaevsk man died from injuries in a single-car crash on the North Fork Road last Friday.  Ivola Usoltseff, 59, was pronounced dead at South Peninsula Hospital after being treated and transported there by Anchor Point Emergency Services medics. According to an Alaska State Trooper press rel...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:44pm
  • An East End Road man arrested for second-degree terroristic threatening has had the felony charge dismissed and was released on June 20.  Homer Judge Margaret Murphy ordered the charge against Joe Kuzmin, 38, dismissed because there was not a preliminary hearing held for him within 10 days of h...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:42pm
  • The State Medical Examiner positively identified Paul Baylink, 46, as the person killed in a Rainbow Court house fire on June 13, Homer Police announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy was done on June 17, but police have not received the report and do not know the cause of death, s...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:41pm
  • With First Friday in July falling on Independence Day, some Homer galleries have chosen to hold art openings on Saturday so as not to conflict with the Pioneer Avenue parade, making it a First Weekend full of art. Art lovers can split their weekend. Bunnell Street Arts Center in Old Town and the Hom...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:12pm
  • The Cool Juicy Bus, a smoothie and juice drink stand located in a 1960s school bus, reopened Monday at a slightly new location on Pioneer Avenue next to Alaska Wild Berry Products. The bus was closed a week when the city enforced a section of city code prohibiting food stands from being located “i...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:19am
  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man for stalking after a woman reported the man had started to become aggressive and controlling, vandalized her bicycle and sent her threatening text messages.  Police arrested William O. Daugherty, 49, on Pioneer Avenue at about 12:05 a.m. June 22 short...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:44pm
  • From 5 to 7 p.m. today, the Pratt Museum holds an event celebrating a $900,000 grant it received in the state capital budget. The money will give a major boost to the museum’s capital funding campaign for a new museum building. ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:39pm
  • The city of Homer has settled with two of three property owners who filed claims in a sewer line backup that pushed raw sewage into three homes on the north shore of Beluga Lake in January 2013. Homeowner Steve Bambakidis accepted a $45,000 settlement and homeowner Ken Halpin accepted a $250,000 set...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:39pm

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