MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • The Homer City Council at its 6 p.m. Monday meeting holds a public hearing and could act on proposed changes to zoning regulations and maps for the Homer Spit. Citizens can speak on two ordinances, 13-11(s) and 13-12, during the public hearing portion of the agenda. The ordinance adds these activiti...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:28pm
  • In a photo on her Facebook page, Marissa Paul, a 2011 Homer High School graduate, holds a shiny curved bone. It looks like the kind of bone beachcombers might find along Kachemak Bay from a moose or bear.  Paul, however, got the bone from a place closer to her heart — about six inches up towa...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:09pm
  • “The birds are always out there waiting for us to notice them,” said Jeffrey Gordon, this year’s keynote speaker at the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.  Gordon, 48, is the president of the American Birding Association based in Colorado Springs, Colo. He will be welcomed to Ho...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 4:58pm
  • An Anchor Point man arrested last week for a shooting incident faces a new charge after he allegedly tried to escape from the Homer Jail two days later. A Kenai grand jury last week indicted Niko Mogar, 22, for attempted second-degree escape. It also indicted him and his co-defendant, Christopher Mu...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:30pm
  • Some nations celebrate the start of May with Beltane, the Celtic festival marking the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstices. Other countries consider May Day as labor day, the day to honor workers. In Homer, we get down and dirty the first Saturday of May with our annual ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:28pm
  • With a month to the June 3 deadline for turning in petitions, a citizen initiative to repeal Homer’s plastic bag ban as of this week has collected more than half the 230 signatures needed to get the initiative on the October ballot.  Organizers need 25 percent of the ballots cast last October...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:17pm
  • If the print edition of today’s Homer News had scratch ’n’ sniff ink, an eau de Homer this spring would have a recipe like this: • Start with a generous dose of wet dog; • Add a sprinkle of sewage sludge; • Toss in a dead sea otter; • Throw in that yucky black stuff at the bottom of an...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:13pm
  • As hundreds of geese, dozens of cranes and a few shorebirds descended on Homer last weekend, and with the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival happening next week, it seems natural that this Friday’s art openings should feature art of birds and wildlife. Festival artist and naturalist MaryBee Kaufman h...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:19pm
  • In the grand arc of Mark Robinson’s teaching and musical career, Johannes Brahms’ “Requiem” serves as a personal touchstone from singing it at age 15 in high school choir to conducting it in a new performance this week. “It’s a long history for me personally,” Robinson said of the chor...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:12pm
  • A huge flock of greater white-fronted geese flew in this weekend over Kachemak Bay, drawing a steady stream of bird watchers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. At Beluga Slough, hundreds of geese fed in the slough, some within yards of the Lake Street path. Along with the greater white-fronted ...

    Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:20am

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