MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Homer’s diverse artist community builds on a tradition of longtime artists that has been enhanced by newer arrivals equally entranced by Kachemak Bay’s scenery and setting....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:18pm
  • How does the poet react to war, displacement, imprisonment and even genocide? What words will they use — even if the language of oppressors — in trying to understand that experience?  Poet Carolyn Forché calls that the “poetry of witness,” and it has been the subject of anthologies she...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Homer artist Rika Mouw has had a work of art selected for the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s office in Washington, D.C. The building also features murals from the Works Progress Administration era and art representing National Wildlife Refuges and National Parks. ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:04pm
  • Cleaning windows and hauling trash might not seem to be businesses that go hand in hand. For 33-year Homer resident Bev Vosburgh, Clear View Window Washing and RRR Trash & Recycling have both proven to be successful small businesses. This year, Clear View celebrates 30 years and RRR celebrates 2...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:21pm
  • An error made during maintenance of the National Weather Service, Anchorage, alert system caused a false tsunami alarm this morning. At about 10:20 a.m., tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:03pm
  • If anyone ever gets around to writing a history of Pacific Northwest popular music, a little town on Kachemak Bay will get critics wondering, “What the heck is in the Homer water?”  From a generation of millennials who grew up here in the mid-2010s has emerged a handful of bands and musicia...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:08am
  • An Anchorage man and reality TV star has pleaded not guilty to first-degree auto theft and driving under the influence in an Aug. 4 incident in which Alaska State Troopers found the man pinned under a crashed car that turned out to have been stolen from Homer. ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:28am
  • At a big party on Aug. 14, three civic entities that form the backbone of the Kenai Peninsula celebrated 50 years: the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Kenai Peninsula College.  Held at KPC’s Kenai River Campus, the event included a barbecue, release of...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:11pm
  • For hunters heading out at the start of the fall moose hunting season this week, as in 2013, the odds of getting a moose should be better compared to 2012. Moose hunting opened on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and continues through Sept. 20. After restrictions limiting the take of younger bulls, the bull-cow ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:25pm
  • The State Fire Marshal has ruled as accidental the June 13 fire that killed Paul Baylink, 46, at his Rainbow Court home. In a press release on Aug. 7, Homer Police said the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials. ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30am

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