MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • As the season changes, so too do First Friday openings. Some galleries go on hiatus, with no new openings. The good news for art lovers is that two venues have seized the opportunity to offer art shows....

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:54am
  • Illegal camping, late-night partying, reckless driving, drug dealing and trash on Bishop’s Beach: It all adds up to a trend that worries Old Town business and home owners. With the growing popularity of Bishop’s Beach has come some abuse that could change the character of the beach....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:09pm
  • An Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist has been charged with two violations related to a moose hunt last August. Jason Herreman, 33, was charged with taking moose using illegal methods or means and unlawful possession of game, both minor offenses. Herreman is the Kenai assistant area biolog...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:04pm
  • Wanted: Chief administrative officer to manage a large lower Kenai Peninsula corporation with an $18 million budget. Supervisory details include directing heads of several departments, enforcing corporate rules and overseeing major properties, including a waterfront enterprise. Must have bachelor’...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03pm
  • Following Homer City Manager Walt Wrede’s announcement last week that he will not seek renewal of his employment contract, the Homer City Council and Mayor Beth Wythe have started the process to find a new manager. Monday, the council appointed a three-member committee to review applications. In a...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Homer City Manager Walt Wrede will not seek renewal of his employment contract. In a letter sent to Mayor Beth Wythe and Homer City Council members on Thursday, Wrede gave his three-month notice saying he did not intend to work past the end of his contract on Dec. 31....

    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:44am
  • A founding member of the Homer Cycling Club, Catriona Lowe has a gimmick not seen in previous Homer elections: She rides her bicycle around town with a campaign sign on the back.Lowe, 47, decided to run for Homer City Council a few days before a recent life change. On Aug. 9, she married Derek Reyno...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:03am
  • In his three campaigns for Homer City Council, incumbent and two-term council member David Lewis has seen the field grow progressively larger. He first ran for office in 2008, a two-person field with council member Barbara Howard.“I wouldn’t say I ran. I walked,” Lewis said.In 2011, he and How...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:59am
  • In the 2013 city election, city council candidate Justin Arnold emerged 1-1 in his campaign. While he lost for council, finishing fourth in a field of four, a petition he organized to repeal a single-use plastic bag ban won 661 to 518 votes. Arnold also called for a recount when third-place candidat...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:55am
  • In the 2013 Homer City Council election, lifelong Homer resident Corbin Arno had a moment of glory on election night, seeming to have won by four votes over incumbent Bryan Zak. After absentee ballots were counted and a recount held, Zak pulled ahead by a squeaker, a 10-vote margin. Arno again is ru...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:52am

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