MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A change of plea hearing for Stephen Boyle set for Nov. 9 has been continued to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Homer Courthouse. Boyle had been scheduled to enter a plea, but his lawyer, Andy Pevehouse, said they had just that day received a plea agreement and offer from the state. Boyle, 43, was charged ...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:11pm
  • Fishermen this week remembered the contributions to the Alaska fishing community of veteran Homer commercial fisherman Kenneth Jones. Jones, 72, died sometime Sunday or early Monday in a kayak accident. A memorial service for him is at 6:30 p.m. today at Land’s End Resort. “He was really, reall...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:08pm
  • The day after he was elected to an eighth term representing District 31 in the Alaska House, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, joined two other Republicans, 17 Democrats and two independents to form a new House majority caucus. Seaton will be co-chair of Finance for the operating budget — his only commit...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:01pm
  • A longtime Homer fisherman reported overdue from a kayaking trip on Sunday was found dead by a fellow fisherman early Monday morning. The body of Ken Jones, 72, was found in the water off the Anchor Point bluff about 2:30 a.m. Monday, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl. Six fishing boats had gone out...

    Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:49pm
  • Homer celebrates Veterans Day...

    Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:54pm
  • As people begin making their Thanksgiving plans and maybe even get an early start on gift shopping, Homer also opens its wallets — and hearts — to give to those more in need. Last Friday, the Homer Community Food Pantry held its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Local restaurants donated soup and p...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:17pm
  • Slide into your 50s, and sometimes things you put aside years ago don’t look as bad as you might have thought. That’s the perspective legendary folk singer John Gorka gained recently when he took a look at an album he recorded in 1985 at age 27 with producer Jim Rooney at Cowboy Jack Clements’...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:04pm
  • Editor's note: The name of Louie Gjosund was spelled incorrectly and has been corrected. An early morning fire burned to the deck a 32-foot commercial fishing boat at the Homer Harbor on Nov. 3. In the first use of a new harbor fire-fighting system, Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and H...

    Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:08pm
  • A Soldotna sportfish charter captain charged with fishing violations after he bragged about his clients’ catch on Facebook in May 2015 pleaded guilty last month to two amended charges for taking halibut in violation of National Marine Fisheries Service rules. Erickson pleaded guilty to taking two ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:25pm
  • Doo-dee-doop. That’s the sound lower Kenai Peninsula residents get when they try to call the Alaska State Troopers nonemergency dispatch phone number, 907-235-8239. The three-tone beep is followed by a recorded message saying “We’re sorry. Your call cannot be completed as dialed.”...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:22pm

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