MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Some good old-fashioned police work, including an attentive dispatcher, lead to the arrest this week of four people Homer Police said were involved in the Nov. 7 burglary of a downtown dentist’s office and home on Grubstake Avenue just south of Homer City Hall. Burglars took more than $10,000 in i...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:46pm
  • A former Wagon Wheel employee who took $716 from the Ocean Drive store in September after falsely claiming he had been robbed has pleaded guilty to third-degree theft. On Nov. 10 at the Homer Courthouse before Judge Margaret Murphy, Tommy L. Neal, 20, also pleaded guilty to new charges of fourth-deg...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:31pm
  • A Homer man said he is fine after being bitten by a shark last Thursday off the west coast of Maui, Hawaii. Andrew Haas, 53, suffered a cut to his leg while snorkeling. A friend took Haas to a medical clinic and then the clinic called an ambulance to take him to Maui Memorial Medical Center....

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:30pm
  • As an Anchorage consulting firm continues working on the city’s Park, Art, Recreation and Culture, or PARC, assessment, last Thursday members of the firm held a community workshop at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center to brief citizens and PARC group representatives of its progress. Agnew...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:29pm
  • In a delicate operation about as slow as watching the tide come in, on Monday the 765-foot heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15 loaded the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in preparation for its transit to South Africa. Workers with Spartan Offshore Drilling and Kenai Offshore Ventures, the rig...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:13pm
  • Attending the First Friday reception of “Women Who Run With the Tides” last week at the Pratt Museum didn’t feel like an art opening. On a rainy fall night, with visitors and artists jamming the foyer, entering the main hall meant running a gauntlet of hugs — a lot of hugs. Subtitled “New ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:03pm
  • If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way.  Once again, the Lions  Club starts the holiday giving season off with its program to pr...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:31pm
  • At Karen West’s new store on Ocean Drive, Sustainable Wares, the very building itself embodies the spirit of her product line. With a fresh coat of paint, a sign crafted from repurposed wood and fixtures like light shades made from Bundt cake pans, West has put new life into the venerable half-cen...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:19pm
  • More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded guilty to manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of Kathleen Benz, then 25. At a hearing Oct. 30 at Kenai Superior Court, Alfred Jones, 51, entered guilty pleas for...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:42am
  • A Homer man injured in a Diamond Ridge house fire on Oct. 29 has been released from a Seattle hospital and is recovering at the home of his son in Kansas. According to Melinda Taylor, a neighbor and friend of Keith Kohler, the man who lost his home at the corner of Diamond Ridge Road and Stratus Roa...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:09pm

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