MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Like a lot of other building owners, the city of Homer has been looking at the natural gas line expansion with an eye on utility costs. How much would it cost to convert city buildings to natural gas? How much would the city save? And is it worth it?...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:20pm
  • Although it held a second reading and a public hearing on proposed changes to the city water and sewer rate schedule, the Homer City Council in a 4-1 vote on Monday postponed action until its June 24 meeting. The council said little during the regular meeting about why it postponed action, but at a ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:16pm
  • Because of low king salmon runs, an emergency order issued Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closes all sport fishing for any species of fish in the lower portions of the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The closure is i...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:54pm
  • A hunters organization has put up a $500 reward leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person who killed a cow moose on East Skyline Drive on May 31. The death orphaned a male calf. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game rescued the calf, and it is now at the Alaska Zoo waiting transportation ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:05pm
  • On May 25, my marimba band Shamwari played for the opening day of the Homer Farmers’ Market. One of the tunes I play is Warigamukono, a traditional Zimbabwean song. The title means “pulling the bull to the ground” and is about overcoming adversity. As I played, I thought of my mother, who had ...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:45pm
  • Following a tip that an Anchorage man on parole for drug charges might be in the Homer area trying to sell drugs, Homer Police on May 29 arrested the man, Michael Delpriore Jr., 32, after stopping him near his rental condominium on the Homer Spit. They also arrested his traveling companion, Regina J...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:30pm
  • Lt. Randy Rosencrans has retired after serving with the Homer Police Department for more than 20 years and in law enforcement for 25 years. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl praised him for his service. “He’s done a great job,” Robl said. “He’s been very progressive in keeping the department up...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:11pm
  • In five years the annual Homer Relay for Life has become one of the town’s bigger cancer fundraisers. The overnight event starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the Homer High School parking lot with a survivor and caregiver reception. While raising money for the American Cancer Society is the big goal, Relay...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:31pm
  • The Alaska Aviation Centennial Celebration arrived at the Homer Airport the evening of May 24 to an appreciative crowd of about 150. Spectators marveled at the 1943 T-6 Texan trainer, the 1933 Stinson L-13 Grasshopper, and the 1938 AT-6 Texan “Harvard.” The planes were all used during World War ...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:02pm
  • With the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Attu being honored this month, there’s a bit of poignancy that a World War II era Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero is among the historic planes visiting Homer this weekend.  The Zero, one of only five flying remaining such aircraft, is part of a squadron...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:38pm

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