MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Homer got its first look at most of the Homer City Council candidates last Friday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library debate. Moderator Michael Hawfield, a Kachemak Bay Campus history professor, asked each candidate a set of questions. Audience members also submitted written questions. Issue...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:10pm
  • Although the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week shut down a Halibut Cove oyster farm because of increased paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) levels, oysters sold by the Kachemak Bay Shellfish Growers Cooperative remain safe to eat, Marie Bader, the president of the Kachemak Shel...

    Tue, 09/22/2015 - 10:01am
  • In a long career that includes photography and natural gas sales, food has been the start and the most recent aspect of Homer City Council candidate Tom Stroozas’ life. The son of a grocer and butcher, and the grandson of a Greek immigrant, Stroozas, 63, grew up in the family grocery store, Strooz...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:13am
  • Lifelong Alaskan Heath Smith, 50, comes with a multigenerational political pedigree. Though Smith is running for political office for the first time, his grandfather, George Sharrock, was known as “the earthquake mayor,” or mayor of Anchorage in 1964 during the Great Alaska Earthquake. His fathe...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:12am
  • If Beauregard Burgess, 30, represents the Millennial generation of Homer City Council candidates, Robert “Bob” Howard, 73, anchors the cusp of the Baby Boomer end. Born in 1944 in Turlock, Calif., he went through one of the quintessential experiences of his generation, the University of Californ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:11am
  • With Homer City Council member Francie Roberts not running for re-election, council member Beauregard Burgess is the only incumbent in the two-seat race. Appointed in April 2012 and then elected that fall to a 3-year term, he’s also the only candidate who has run for political office....

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:09am
  • Editor's note: The names of Donna Aderhold's two stepchildren have been corrected. The daughter of a civil engineer who moved his family around the United States from project to project, Donna Aderhold, 53, said her diverse geographic background exposed her to a lot of different points of view and c...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:08am
  • Despite an attempted torching on Friday night and destruction of the Burning Basket early Sunday at Mariner Park, volunteers rallied Sunday afternoon to rebuild “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening.” The 12th annual event happened as scheduled, with about 150 people visiting the repai...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:03am
  • People who have been watching the Homer City Council for the past five years might have seen a shift in the council’s make-up. With the election of Catriona Reynolds in 2014 and Beauregard Burgess in 2012, the council has changed from middle-aged and senior members to people under 50, some with ch...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:33am
  • Homer property owners who missed the Sept. 1 deadline to make Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District payments got a 35-day grace period. At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council passed on the consent agenda a memorandum setting a new deadline without penalties for property owners...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:29am

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