MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A Homer man who grew an estimated $1.5 million worth of cannabis at an indoor grow operation off East End Road pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, possessing more than 25 cannabis plants.  Homer District Court Ju...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:04am
  • In map making, artists depict the landscape with lines and shading. A city map can be all streets, but in the wilderness, cartographers add rivers and lakes, forests and grasslands, and ridges and valleys. The result can seem static, a map that comes alive only in the imagination of the reader. That...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:25am
  • A proposal by Homer Mayor Beth Wythe to fund at $600,000 a community recreation center that died at the March 29 Homer City Council meeting came back in a different form on the agenda Monday night. Wythe had proposed a grant that would come out of city reserves, but council member David Lewis upped ...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:29am
  • “If you had to summarize the arts in Homer, two words: Mary Epperson,” retired Homer High School teacher Mark Robinson said on Mary Epperson Day, a big celebration of her life at the Homer Council on the Arts In June 2014. Called the “creative heart of Homer,” Epperson, 93, died after a shor...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:28am
  • A Homer man found dead on the Spit last Saturday, Jeff Wraley, should be remembered for his intelligence, kindness and contributions to the community, said his close friend, Nina Faust. “I want him to be remembered as an incredibly generous, wonderful human being,” she said in a phone interview ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:46am
  • A preliminary hearing for a Homer man charged with illegally growing marijuana was continued at the Homer District Courthouse on Tuesday. Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy, set a new date for Joseph Gabryszak, 32, to 3:30 p.m. April 19, also at the Homer Courthouse. The hearing will be for ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:43am
  • A bill that would remove a state mandatory property-tax exemption for Alaska seniors failed to advance out of the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee and is unlikely to pass in its current form in the Alaska Legislature this session. Under legislative rules, as the Legislature is within t...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:38am
  • Update: Homer Police on Tuesday identifed the man found dead on the Homer Spit last Saturday. He is Jeff Wraley, 56, of Homer. Next of kin has been identified. No foul play is suspected.    Homer Police have enlisted the help of the Alaska Medical Examiner’s office in identifying a man f...

    Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:45pm
  • So much happens with arts events this weekend, the monthly preview of First Friday should be called First Weekend. Not only are there art openings, but performances on Friday and Saturday night. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Artist in Residence Gwendolyn Chatfield starts off her residency with a co...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:54pm
  • Charges that they used a helicopter to hunt for black bear have been dismissed against Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher, a Homer couple who star in the reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Alaska Wildlife Troopers alleged that the Kilchers had been transported by helicopter to Bradley Lake in Se...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:29pm

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