MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • With only four Homer City Council members attending Monday’s special and regular meetings, it took unanimity to pass anything. Under council rules, to meet there must be a quorum of four members, but four votes also are needed to pass resolutions and ordinances. That meant the council postponed ac...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:36am
  • It took until last Thursday, but after endless days where most legislators waited for majority and minority leaders to reach a compromise, the Alaska Legislature finished its one big job: passing a budget. On Monday in separate phone interviews, Homer’s legislators, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, an...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:28am
  • Updated 10:40 a.m. June 18 to add that campfires are now prohibited. Lessening winds and higher humidity caused the National Weather Service to lift a red flag warning for the Kenai Peninsula, but the fire danger remained at extreme on the upper peninsula and very high on the lower peninsula....

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:18am
  • Construction started this month with dirt work at the Cosmopolitan oil development project near Mile 151 Sterling Highway north of Anchor Point. At meetings in Anchor Point, Homer and Ninilchik held last week, BlueCrest energy officials briefed lower Kenai Peninsula residents on a project that may b...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:37pm
  • In honor of the late Tommie CarlinSchauer, his family holds a Tribute to Coach Tommie with soccer games from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Middle School soccer field. Born April 21, 1957, CarlinSchauer, 57, died Dec. 18, 2014, in Green Bay, Wisc., after a brief battle with cancer....

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:42am
  • After issuing a wanted poster on Monday for a Homer man charged in a June 4 Ninilchik Beach robbery, Alaska State Troopers have not yet caught Clarence S. Hock, 23. Troopers have arrested another man wanted in the robbery, Sean Carpenter, 25. Troopers apprehended Carpenter on Saturday at his Homer h...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:44am
  • About 100 people on land and sea last Friday afternoon protested the upcoming Northern Edge 2015, a joint military exercise running June 15-26 in the Gulf of Alaska. A flotilla of about a dozen boats from big seiners to a man in a kayak cruised off the Homer Spit while an enthusiastic group on shore...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:42am
  • “Would you tell me please which way I ought to go from here?” Alice asks the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” to which the Cheshire Cat replied, “That depends a good deal on where you want to go.”  That’s the question the Homer Advisory Planning Commission ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:20am
  • A formal ceremony that celebrated the end of an era also served as a bon voyage party for the 17 crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island.  She set sail Wednesday morning on a 7,000-nautical mile journey from Homer to Baltimore, Md., to the Coast Guard yard where she will be decommiss...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:16am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has hired Jan Knutson as its new visitor center manager and events coordinator. Knutson, 72, has been visiting and consulting in Alaska since the 1970s. ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:53am

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