MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • 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 - 2:19pm
  • 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 - 8:42am
  • 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 - 4:09pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2015, and Ballot Measure 4...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Traditional gallery exhibits usually feature work that has been done in advance, but as people who know the Homer art scene, exhibits here often aren’t traditional. Two shows opening Friday feature artists who have spent the past month working on art at local galleries....

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Legalized marijuana, a raise in the minimum wage and protection of Bristol Bay fisheries all appear to have won in unofficial results for the three ballot measures in Tuesday’s election. Yes votes for Ballot Measure 3, raising the minimum wage to $9.75 an hour, and Ballot Measure 4, providing for ...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:38pm
  • A prosecutor with the Anchorage office of the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division, has taken over review of a September 2012 sexual assault of a teenage boy at an East End Road drinking party. Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 20, had been charged with second-degree assault in t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:04pm
  • A Midwestern city of 700,000 and a coastal Alaska town of 5,300 might not seem to have much in common, but through a series of artists residencies held at Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio, and Bunnell Street Arts Center, the geographically distinct communities have forged an artistic connection. Visiti...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:01pm
  • A 17-year-old girl suffered head and facial injuries in a Tuesday afternoon two-car crash at Main Street and the Sterling Highway. Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns said the girl, the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer heading north on Main Street, did not appear to wear her seatbelt and hit her head on a wind...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:57pm
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:51pm

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