MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A gift of a bronze bust of Brother Asaiah Bates was withdrawn by donor John Nazarian on March 14, but a resolution remained on the Homer City Council agenda to accept it. As a formality, the council at its Monday regular meeting voted 6-0 to reject the offer. Nazarian, 76, of Los Angeles, was a frie...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:59pm
  • It’s been a dozen years since Homer annexed the upper hillside in the Skyline Drive area, but finally the area got one of the things the city promised new residents when it expanded city limits: better fire protection.  In an ordinance that passed without objection, the Homer City Council at ...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:58pm
  • In a normal news week in 1964, the announcement that the city of Homer’s incorporation vote had been certified would have been huge news. Something happened to shove that story of Homer’s birthday to the lower corner....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Falling in love, connecting communities and creating communities. That all sounds like serious stuff, until you get to the part about playing games — men vs. women — and, oh yeah, becoming a caribou. In Allison Warden’s “Come on Caribou!” workshops this week, and her performance, “Let Gl...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
  • In two separate cases and in the same week last month, two lower Kenai Peninsula men have been charged with felony assault under a “three strikes” provision of Alaska’s assault law.  Jamie L. Mosquito, 24, Port Graham, and Kenneth W. Kvasnikoff, 43, Ninilchik, both were charged with third...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:50pm
  • Hearing on Monday that the city took in $400,000 more in revenues than it spent in 2013, the Homer City Council got back to basic services and passed two actions to support the Homer Volunteer Fire Department, including adding funds to build a heated, four-bay fire station on Skyline Drive at the no...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:42pm
  • Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, delivered some promising news regarding funding for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve to a standing-room crowd last Friday at the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. “I think we’ll get that funding back,” he said. “I’m going to shoot for getting it all back...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:27pm
  • A stranded adult male sea otter found on the Homer Spit last Thursday had valvular endocarditis, a heart condition caused by a bacterial infection that has plagued Kachemak Bay sea otters since 1998. A beach walker reported the sick otter, and officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ka...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:52pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday postponed action until no later than August on a resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement with Kachemak City regarding wastewater services.  Before the regular meeting, at the request of Mayor Beth Wythe, the council met in executive session to consid...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:50pm
  • For centuries, traveling across snow on skis has been a common way to travel in Alaska. Given that history, it’s not surprising that one of Homer’s oldest and still active recreational clubs is the Kachemak Ski Club, the organization that has operated a succession of rope tows on Diamond Ridge a...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:56pm

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