MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Editor’s note: In the last of this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges.   In the 1930s when the Homer Women’s Club wanted a community hall in what’s now called Old Town, women held socials to raise money for supplies and persuaded ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:47pm
  • A rash of Homer burglaries that started with a break-in at the Salvation Army on Sept. 11 have continued with a burglary Oct. 9 at a Skyline Drive lodge and burglaries last week of two downtown Homer businesses. Police have charged two suspects in the lodge burglary, Hannah Hill and Harold Sargeant,...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:28pm
  • When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sedge left Homer in 2002, some thought that after more than 20 years the ghosts that haunted the trusty buoy tender every Halloween would go with them. Perhaps the spirits would bring new frights to the brave Nigerian sailors who received the ship after she was decom...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 8:56am
  • Editor’s note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the history of Old Town and its roots as a cultural and economic center of historic Homer. Next week we’ll look at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges....

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:02pm
  • Five years ago when the Homer News checked in with Mica Thomas, the Homer-grown theater artist, he spoke of the work he’s been doing with Quixotic, a Kansas City, Mo., performance troupe. Thomas, the group’s associate artistic director, said Quixotic had been trying to build up its foundation so...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:21am
  • Although Homer city officials said they hoped the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence would moor at the Deep Water Dock this winter, the rig has moved to English Bay near Port Graham, Dean Gallegos, executive chairman of Buccaneer Energy Limited, said in a press release on Tuesday. The Ende...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:38am
  • A Homer woman had a brief scare late last month when Homer Police said a drunk man tried to get into her van parked at a Pioneer Avenue church. Police arrested David Craig, 21, for fourth-degree assault and attempted second-degree criminal trespass. Police said Craig had a preliminary breath-test re...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:51pm
  • Investigators have not yet determined the cause of a fire last Thursday that killed a 46-year-old man at a Nikolaevsk home. After putting out the fire, firefighters found the remains of the man in the single-story ranch home.  Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Andres “Andy” Afo...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:26pm
  • In a squeaker of an election, incumbent Homer City Council member Bryan Zak made up a four-vote deficit in unofficial election day results to win re-election to a third term.  After the city elections canvass board tallied absentee and other votes last Friday, and after a recount on Tuesday, Za...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:15pm
  • An early morning fire on Thursday killed a 46-year-old man at a Nikolaevsk home. After putting out the fire, firefighters found the remains of the man in the single-story ranch home. On Friday, Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Andres "Andy" Afonasiev of Nikolaevsk. Next of kin has been...

    Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:17am

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