MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Homer Electric Association has seen about 30 damage claims filed by customers affected in a power surge on June 21. The surge happened last Tuesday evening when a polymer-composite insulator broke on a power pole near the Homer Police Station on Heath Street. A 25 kilovolt line fell onto a lower vol...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:08pm
  • A man alleged to be both a victim and an assailant in a May 19 shooting at Karen Hornaday Park will make a plea deal on a collection of charges, including a charge of second-degree assault....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:07pm
  • After time ran out on a court rule requiring either a preliminary hearing to be held or a grand jury make an indictment, three felony charges have been dismissed against Dellna Vanbuskirk, a Homer man Homer Police alleged robbed at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro Gas Station in January, taking cash a...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:46pm
  • A volunteer trained in disentangling whales and a National Oceanic and Atmoshpheric Administration law enforcement officer freed a juvenile humpback whale last week after it got tangled up in line and a buoy. It took about three hours for Josh Tobin, the volunteer, and Kasey Mayhew, the officer, to ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:46pm
  • Editor’s note: The story has been updated to clarify why the citizen group did not turn in signatures. A citizen group seeking to ban by a vote commercial cannabis in Homer failed to deliver petition booklets by the June 23 deadline. On March 25, petitioners seeking to prohibit by local o...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:43pm
  • From police patrol cars to possibly a new station, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday night meeting offered some relief to the Homer Police Department. A low-ticket item was $65,000 for two used Fords, but topping the list was up to $12 million in bonds to build a new police station....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:42pm
  • Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, July openings celebrate a freedom not often noted in art: media, not just subject. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy continues her experimentation with clay art forms. Bellamy has become known for using clay as a sculptural ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:03pm
  • Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy set bail and conditions of release on Wednesday for Stephen R. Boyle, 43, a Homer man charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Boyle is the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services. At his hearing yesterday, Kenai Peninsula ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:18pm
  • A mural project on a Kachemak Center retaining wall by Heath Street stirred up some controversy this month when people noticed a 25-year-old art work had been painted over. “Life Song,” conceived by Homer artist Jean Steele and painted by students in a 1991 Homer Council on the Arts summer art p...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:43pm
  • Downtown Homer will see two big road projects for summer 2018, a rehabilitation and drainage improvements for Lake Street between East End Road and the Sterling Highway, and repaving of Pioneer Avenue from Lake Street to the Sterling Highway. Of the two, Lake Street see the biggest changes, with the...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:14pm

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