MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough health-care system should adopt a regional alignment strategy and embrace the future as national health care moves from a fee-for-service to a population-based payment model.  That’s the recommendation of a report released Tuesday afternoon in a briefing by Eric Sh...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:25pm
  • Parking lots, storm drains, the cop shop, a remodel of the fire station and community recreation. At its Monday night regular meeting, the Homer City Council dealt with a lot of the details of running “the city that works,” Homer’s official government motto, but also postponed or sent back to ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:23pm
  • At a distance of 220 miles and a 40-minute flight from South Peninsula Hospital to Anchorage, the time and distance can present challenges for getting intensive care at the lower Kenai Peninsula’s only rural hospital. If the weather is bad, LifeMed and other medevac services can’t fly. Patients ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:42am
  • In April 2013, starting from their Seldovia home, Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman and their two children, Katmai, now 7, and Lituya, now 5, set off to circumnavigate Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet by foot and pack raft. About a week out a storm stopped them at Aurora Lagoon on the south side of the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:05am
  • Members of the Alaska Democratic Party get their chance to vote for their party’s presidential candidate when the party holds meetings statewide on Saturday morning. Unlike the Republican Party’s presidential preference poll, held on March 1 in which party members voted on a ballot, Democrats se...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 7:26am
  • Following the filing earlier this month of an application for an initiative petition that would ban commercial cannabis, Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson last Thursday granted permission for the initiative backers to begin collecting signatures....

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 7:24am
  • With a citizen group seeking an initiative to ban by vote commercial cannabis in the city of Homer, Kachemak City, the government to the north and east of Homer, won’t put a similar question to the voters. In a 5-2 vote, the Kachemak City Council rejected an ordinance that would have called an ele...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 7:23am
  • Barnabas Firth provided the idea and his father, Ben Firth, perfected the technique. Earlier this month the Anchor Point team wowed the judges of the 2016 BP World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks and took first place in the single-block, abstract art category for their work, “Nature of Conflict....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:00am
  • As people near death, there can be a forced intimacy, said Pastor Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church. For the elderly or those with terminal illness where death is expected, the last conversations with the dying can help ease the passing. It’s the time for healing and resolution to say ...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 7:33am
  • A Homer woman who died on March 12 is suspected to have died of a drug overdose, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. Audra Lamson, 26, died at South Peninsula Hospital after troopers and medics from Kachemak Emergency Services and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department went about 12:15 a.m. ...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 7:29am

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