MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • It takes brains, courage and a lot of heart to put together “Stepping Out,” the Homer Council on the Arts annual variety show. Click those ruby Uggs boots together, and you’ll find there’s no place like, uh, Homer for fun, zany musical theater.  “It’s a really-make-you-smile product...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:17am
  • In late January as Homer artist Desiree Hagen worked to finish her installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, she sat surrounded by a tsunami of paper scraps. While many artists add media to create things — paint to canvas or clay to throwing wheel — Hagen, 31, is like the sculptor who looks at...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:14am
  • Even though the Homer City Council in December passed a balanced budget, for the virtuous as well as the wicked there can be no rest. When voters passed a ballot measure suspending for three years the .75-percent of sales taxes to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, the council said it woul...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:25am
  • Several controversial cannabis ordinances on the agenda of Monday’s Homer City Council meeting have led officials to set up overflow seating at City Hall for the Feb. 22 meeting. Participants can listen in a back-up meeting hall in the Planning Department, but to testify must speak in the Cowles c...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:24am
  • A lucky break and a nose to the wind lead Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from the State Drug Enforcement Unit-Soldotna, police served a warrant on a 4,400-square-foot warehouse on Collie Street off East End Road and found about 1,000 marijuana plants,...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:19am
  • A lucky break and a nose to the wind lead Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from the Soldotna Drug Enforcement Unit, police served a warrant on a 4,400-square-foot warehouse on Collie Street off East End Road and found about 1,000 marijuana plants, many ...

    Tue, 02/16/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information clarifying how a commercial cannabis ban in Homer would affect the area outside of Homer in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. A ban would not affect those areas....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:04pm
  •  The Anchor Point man accused of robbing the Short Stop Gas Station on Jan. 6 claimed innocence in a court hearing on Monday. “I’m not guilty,” Dellan Vanbuskirk, 28, said at a preliminary hearing held at the Homer Courthouse....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:35pm
  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man alleged to have broken into a local cannabis club and stolen pot and other property. Gregory S. Kalmakoff, 29, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, both felonies, and fifth-degree criminal mischief....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:30pm
  • In a new beach policy action most everyone called a compromise, at its regular meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would restrict driving on Bishop’s Beach. Ordinance 16-05(s), introduced by council member Catriona Reynolds, made these changes: • Define...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:33pm

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