MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Even if you’ve never taken a Community Recreation class or played in a Community Rec sport like Pickle Ball, if you see the MountainFilm on Tour festival today and Saturday, director Mike Illg will count you as a recreation program user. “I always like to look at it as one of our biggest communi...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Criminals who forged fraudulent checks appearing to be from Homer Senior Citizens Inc. pushed through $10,000 in checks before the nonprofit corporation closed its account. Six checks went through, and the senior center knows of at least 25 fraudulent checks people tried to cash or use to buy items ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:54pm
  • An open house last Friday offered visitors a chance to tour the new Independent Living Center offices and take a peek inside the remodeled building that most recently was the Pioneer Building Pizzeria. Building owners Harmon and Polly Hall purchased the building at 265 E. Pioneer Ave. in 2012 from S...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:10pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One activity that has been part of Homer winters for more than 50 years is car races on Beluga Lake. As Homer history goes, there might be a few i...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:33pm
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle Jan. 8 following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, was at the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, but was released Jan. 12, a medical center spokesperson said.  Adams is getting outpatient care fr...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police about 8 p.m. on Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:19pm
  • Empty desks at school and work, people hacking and coughing at medical clinics, and a run on cough syrup, tissues and pain relievers are all signs of the season — the flu season, that is. Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Epidemiology, released its latest ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:15pm
  • The annual Homer Council on the Arts variety shows have mixed it up over the years. From simple talent shows they became “Out of the Woodwork,” the incarnation the last two years, where performers who might not have been on the stage were challenged to show their talent. This year, musician and ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon drift gillnet fleet to do so. In a unanimous vote, the council passed a resolution urging — “strongly” urging after an amendment — the Board of Fish t...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:37pm
  • Whether it’s looking at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the impact of climate change or living with the tides, Homer artists have long used a variety of media to explore social and environmental issues. It’s no surprise then that when the Homer Prevention Project developed strategies to address unde...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:02pm

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