MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chaltén Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking on the...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:08pm
  • After meeting in executive session for almost an hour and then in public for about half that time, the Homer City Council on Monday night narrowed its list of city manager applicants from four to three: Carey Meyer, Homer Public Works Director; Chris Johnson, former deputy executive director of the ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:05pm
  • If there’s a poster child for a city street that needs work, that would be Waddell Way. At Lake Street, Waddell Way starts as a rough pothole-filled road that looks like the Ho Chi Minh Trail after a Vietnam War B-52 bomb run. A sign at the east end warns away drivers: “Not city maintained; trav...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:02pm
  • For Canadian percussion group TorQ, its name has a double meaning. “Tor” stands for “Toronto,” the Ontario city where the group lives, and “Q” for quartet. TorQ member Richard Burrows intended another meaning. Said like the word “torque,” it also means “the ability to overcome resi...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:58pm
  • In an almost unheard of action on Monday night, the Homer City Council voted not to go into executive session. Routinely, the council votes to go into executive session without discussion.  With council members Catriona Reynolds, Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak voting no, and David Lewis and Francie ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:06pm
  • Following a meeting on Jan. 28 in which the City Manager Selection Committee chose four finalists for the position of Homer City Manager, the Homer City Council on Monday interviewed the applicants by phone. Next Monday, the council discusses the finalists and works toward narrowing its list. The to...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:47pm
  • As Alaska faces declining revenues from dropping oil prices, the loss in state funding also will affect municipalities like the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said last Thursday in a talk with the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Navarre estimated the borough could see an 8 perce...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:51pm
  • With some galleries on winter hiatus, only three of the regular art galleries have first Friday openings. Fireweed Gallery remains closed until Feb. 13, but a new venue picks up the slack: the Homer Public Library. In a reception, new Homer photographer Susan Johnson shows photographs from a residen...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:48pm
  • At Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Jazzline dance performance, choreographer and director Jocelyn Shiro puts together a show that challenges the abilities of dancers ages 9 to adults.  Shiro has been teaching and directing dance long enough that students who danced as children have now re...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:40pm
  • In an executive session, the City Manager Selection Committee on Wednesday chose four finalists for Homer City Manager. All the finalists will be interviewed telephonically by the Homer City Council in a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. The finalis...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:21pm

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