MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • 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
  • While the theme of Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day to Be Well,” it also could be “Take a Minute to Save a Life.”  At a new booth this year, Dr. Carl Seger, a board certified emergency physician, and South Peninsula Hospital will be offering emergency ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:36am
  • “Take a day to be well” has been the ongoing theme of the Rotary Health Fair. Now in its 30th year, the annual day of booths and presentations gives people the knowledge they need to be healthy. “We’ve got a model with this Health Fair that works so well,” said Sharon Minsch, coordinator o...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:33am
  • For November’s First Friday exhibits, a wide variety of artists creating in diverse media dominate exhibits from East End Road to Black Water Bend. Except for Melissa Daubert’s “String Calendar” installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, all shows this month feature groups of artists. Two s...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:04am

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