MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A preliminary hearing was continued on Friday, July 26, in the case of Zachary Fraley, the Homer High School student charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, for allegedly placing a bomb-like device at the high school that caused an evacuation of the school on May 16.  Judge...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:18pm
  • A 9-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Bishop’s Beach last Thursday is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Providence Hospital recovering from his injuries.  According to Homer Police, at about 3:45 p.m. Katie Brock, the mother of the boy, Anthony Brock, 9, reported him missing at Bishop...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:16pm
  • In years past, the late Gaye Wolfe inspired art supporters to make August an “artrageous” month of shows, workshops and musical events. Though Artrageous August is no more, the spirit of the idea lives on in shows opening this month. In technique, form and subject, shows this month are a little ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Salmonstock, the annual three-day music festival celebrating wild Alaska salmon, returns this weekend to the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Today is the last day to buy tickets at the advance rate of $113 for Friday through Sunday or $95 for Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday tickets. Aft...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:34pm
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited this week announced the latest results for its Cosmopolitan well site in lower Cook Inlet off Stariski Creek. According to a July 30 press release, the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence has drilled into two oil zones in the Tyonek formation totaling 86 feet betwee...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Frustrated by what they see as an anti-business attitude on the Homer City Council, a group of about 20 small businesses earlier this month started a new advocacy group, Homer Voice for Business. The organization includes real estate agencies, laundromats, restaurants, hotels and a brewery....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 4:06pm
  • A worker with a subcontractor on the Enstar Natural Gas pipeline project suffered a serious injury last Friday afternoon. The man had an injury to his leg and was taken to an Anchorage hospital for treatment, said Enstar spokesperson John Sims.  While not life threatening, Sims said the injury ...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:33pm
  • A proposed new water-sewer rate schedule is back on the table for the Homer City Council. At its Monday regular meeting, the council agreed to reconsider the new rates after it spiked the resolution last month. The council added two amendments eliminating minor fees and postponed action until its Au...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:29pm
  • In response to requests by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and the Alaska Charter Association, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries announced Wednesday it had extended the comment period on the con...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:18pm
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” works as something of a Rorschach test. What the reader sees in the story of the Pilgrim family’s Bush experience might reflect the reader’s own expectations of Alaska. The book cou...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:35pm

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