MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A false carbon monoxide alert at a Homer residence earlier this month has prompted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department to remind home and business owners to install and check CO detectors. At about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, firefighters went to a report of a CO detector alarm in a house. The homeowner&nb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:21am
  • At his home 8 miles northwest of Homer, weather observer Allan Crawford makes daily records of maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation.  “Weather is what happens every day,” he said in comparing climate to weather, but Crawford, 73, also could be talking about his dedication as a ...

    Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:53pm
  • A report to Homer Police of suspicious activity at the NAPA parking lot on Main Street about 7:20 p.m. Nov. 5 turned out to be a church youth game.  Homer Police Lt. Will Hutt said a man passing by called 911 when he saw young people sitting on the sidewalk wearing hoods and with their hands be...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Following a rash of citizen complaints last week of suspicious salesmen going door-to-door pitching magazine subscriptions, Homer Police on Nov. 12 eventually caught up with one of the men and warned him of selling without an itinerant merchant’s license. That warning apparently stopped the salesm...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:47pm
  • 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 - 3:46pm
  • 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 - 3:31pm
  • 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 - 3:30pm
  • 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 - 3:29pm
  • 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 - 3:13pm
  • 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 - 3:03pm

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