MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • The city has added many facilities over the past few years at the Homer Harbor: a new load-launch ramp, a new harbor office, more bathrooms, an expanded Homer Spit and harbor trail with bright pennant flags, paved parking lots at some harbor ramps and even a new covered ramp.  Despite all the p...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:11am
  • This story has been updated to add information about a memorial reading at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Like a tsunami that sucks sea beyond shore, most in Alaska’s tightly knit literary community knew the wave of cancer holding Eva Saulitis in its grip would eventually pull her u...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:07am
  • Monday morning, Bruce Turkington slept in late. After almost 41 years working at Spenard Builders Supply, including 34 years as general manager, Turkington, 64, put in his last day Friday at Homer’s local building supply store. That included handing over operations to the new general manager, long...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:20am
  • The city of Homer faces a problem similar to a business owner with a leaky roof. Does the business fix the roof or, anticipating future growth, build a larger building and take out a bigger loan to pay for it?...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:18am
  • Homer Police continue to investigate an armed robbery last week of a Baycrest Hill gas station. In the second armed robbery in two weeks, a man held up at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro gas station on Jan. 6.  According to a Homer Police press release, at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 6, a white man wa...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:16am
  • With legislators and their staff packing their bags and heading to Juneau this weekend, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, expect a challenging second regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:14am
  • Editor's note: The story has been updated on Jan. 11 to add new information about video images police released on Monday. Those images have been added to this story. In the second armed robbery in two weeks, a man held up at gunpoint the Short Stop Tesoro gas station late Wednesday night. According ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:32pm
  • The city on Jan. 1 shut down a winter camping site next to the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit, but as of Tuesday some motorhomes, trailers and truck campers remained at the parking lot across from Fish Dock Road. The Homer Police on Dec. 15 issued eviction notices to the small compound of camp...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:27am
  • Anyone who has walked Homer’s beaches the past few weeks has seen a horrid event. Every few yards along the tidal wrack line, the white chests of dead birds stand out among kelp and driftwood.  Some of the seabirds have been scavenged, a new food source that’s caused an influx of bald eagle...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:25am
  • A storm with winds up to 100 mph roared through the Kenai Peninsula, knocking out power for Homer Electric Association customers from Seldovia to Soldotna, causing flooding on the Anchor River, tearing off a trailer roof and delaying the M/V Tustumena run to Kodiak. The National Weather Service issu...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:48am

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