MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • In the genre of war novels, the best books often come from soldier-authors, the men and women who have stared at bullets and mortar rounds and come back to write about war. These writers face a dilemma, though. They write not necessarily for other soldiers, but for civilians. As one Vietnam veteran ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:42am
  • Homer photographer Scott Dickerson has been selected one of 50 finalists in the third Red Bull Ilume international sports photography contest. Dickerson’s photograph of three people surfing the bore tide on Turnagain Arm made the final cut in the “Playground” category.  The top 50 photogr...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:41am
  • Considering how spread out are the facilities of Homer Senior Citizens Inc., when you talk about something being in our backyard, that means many backyards. The main campus between Herndon Drive and Svedlund Street includes independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, the main center a...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:05am
  • An Alaska State Troopers encounter last week with two armed men in Anchor Point ended peacefully when both suspects surrendered their weapons. Troopers David Chaffin and Luke Kumfer both carried AR-15 semiautomatic military-style assault rifles during the incident. Chaffin held his fire when trooper...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:25pm
  • If you need an example of how the Homer Council on the Arts’ Emerging Artists show helps new artists, consider Jesse Smith. Smith, who also uses the name Moonkloud, came to the First Friday opening and saw on one of his paintings, “The Fire Within,” the little red dot that brings joy to artist...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:48pm
  • A break in a cast-iron water main line disrupted city water service in the Homer downtown area on Monday and Tuesday. City crews have repaired the line, and service should be back to normal, said Public Works Director Carey Meyer. “By the end of today we should have mains flushed and pressure rest...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:12pm
  • In response to the Tech Connect burglary and other recent crimes involving drugs, a citizen crime prevention organization, Kenai Peninsula Crime Group, has formed. It holds a meeting to discuss how people can work to address crime from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fr...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:05pm
  • Homer Police last Wednesday charged another person in relation to the Oct. 21 Tech Connect burglary. Elizabeth DeArmoun, 49, faces charges of third-degree theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said DeArmoun received a set of stolen Dr. Dre wireless headphones worth $280, allow...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:04pm
  • Signs have been taken down, furniture moved out and the doors shut on Alaska Ferry Adventures and Tours. As of Oct. 31, the 27-year-old business has closed for good.  General manager Pat Merrill, 60, said she’s retired, but of the other seven employees, “They all went to the unemployment li...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:04pm
  • Ski trail or fire station?  Going into a meeting earlier this month with the Kachemak Emergency Services Area Board, Diamond Ridge residents and skiers who use the popular Sunset Loop Trail said they worried future construction of the Diamond Ridge Fire Station would cut off part of the trail w...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:46am

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