MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • 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
  • As people sit back today and reflect on the past year, 2015 turns out to have been one strange trip. Even the legalization of marijuana in February couldn’t explain some happenings. At times it seemed as if Kachemak Bay had slipped into an alternate universe. Among the events: • For the second y...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:32am
  • Homer Police continue to investigate an armed robbery Monday morning of the Fat Olive’s Espresso. Police also seek any information potential witnesses might have on the crime. According to a press release, about 10:05 a.m. Dec. 28, a white man entered the espresso shop in the same building as Fat ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:21am
  • Finding a need for community condemnation and to isolate him from society, Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran on Monday sentenced Demarqus Green to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder.  Last May, a Homer jury found Green, 23, of Anchorage, guilty in the shooting death of Demian Sager...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:18am

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