MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • The Homer Council on the Arts today announced the winners of the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest. Awards will be presented by writer Tom Kizzia starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Selected winners will do short readings. Following the ceremony at 8 p.m. is a pres...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:29am
  • After centuries of emigration, the Celtic diaspora has fetched up on distant lands, but many still look back to their ancestral countries. It’s common for people of Irish, Scottish and other Celtic cultures to reassert their roots through traditional music. But when the members of an Irish band di...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:20am
  • An Anchor Point woman stopped with a mobile phone in her lap was charged with driving a motor vehicle with screen device operating — the official charge for the offense of driving while texting or driving while looking at a computer screen.  Ruth Rodriquez, 23, was arrested on the charge and ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:33am
  • Homer Police are investigating two Pioneer Avenue break-ins that happened sometime between last Friday evening and Saturday morning. The break-ins happened at the Salvation Army store and J & B Smokehouse. Both businesses are within a block of each other, with the Salvation Army just west of Pio...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Does a police officer have a duty to confirm there is sufficient probable cause to stop a driver? That’s the question raised in a motion filed by an assistant public defender on behalf of a Homer woman charged with driving under the influence. However, because the Kenai District Attorney’s offic...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the prospect of declining budgets for the Division of Sport Fish, its current home, does not mean the reserve will close or move. “That’s not th...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:39pm
  • At first glance, a natural gas transmission line to serve about 700 Funny River Road area properties looks like a small-scale version of the Anchor Point-Homer gas transmission line.  Like the lower Kenai Peninsula project, the Funny River project on the central peninsula near the Kenai River h...

    Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:30pm
  • Homer junkyards can be notorious for the odd stuff one might find buried under blue tarps — vintage Subaru parts, wringer washing machines or a world’s collection of buoys. Dig around in an artist’s yard, though, and there’s no telling what you can find....

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:19am
  • Cleanup of drilling cuttings, hydraulic fluids and other potentially hazardous waste continues at the site of a truck crash last week near Mile 9.5 East End Road that killed a  Soldotna truck driver hauling drilling cuttings. Trevor Cunningham, 29, was ejected from his truck in the crash on Jan...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:11am
  • With the second year of the 28th Alaska Legislature having started last week, Homer’s legislators are looking at a session missing some of the controversy of last year, particularly with the passage of Senate Bill 21, a bill changing Alaska’s oil tax structure.  The session started Jan. 21,...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:09am

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