MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Since November of 1984, volunteers have been walking Kachemak Bay beaches, trash bags and clipboards in hand, with two goals in mind: clean up the beaches and monitor shore life and human activities. Now in its 30th year, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ CoastWalk has become a fall ritual f...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:34pm
  • Homer Police are seeking suspects in the armed robbery on Thursday of the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive. According to a police press release, a man at about 1:40 p.m. Sept. 4 entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the register. The man left the store with an undisclosed amount ...

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The word on the street at the end of Homer’s traditional summer tourist season is “incredible” — incredible business and incredible weather. “Everybody I’ve talked to — this is not like pie in the sky — charter operators, accommodations, Safeway, retail outlets, Ulmer’s, they all s...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:34pm
  • Homer’s diverse artist community builds on a tradition of longtime artists that has been enhanced by newer arrivals equally entranced by Kachemak Bay’s scenery and setting....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:18pm
  • How does the poet react to war, displacement, imprisonment and even genocide? What words will they use — even if the language of oppressors — in trying to understand that experience?  Poet Carolyn Forché calls that the “poetry of witness,” and it has been the subject of anthologies she...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Homer artist Rika Mouw has had a work of art selected for the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s office in Washington, D.C. The building also features murals from the Works Progress Administration era and art representing National Wildlife Refuges and National Parks. ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:04pm
  • Cleaning windows and hauling trash might not seem to be businesses that go hand in hand. For 33-year Homer resident Bev Vosburgh, Clear View Window Washing and RRR Trash & Recycling have both proven to be successful small businesses. This year, Clear View celebrates 30 years and RRR celebrates 2...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:21pm
  • An error made during maintenance of the National Weather Service, Anchorage, alert system caused a false tsunami alarm this morning. At about 10:20 a.m., tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:03pm
  • If anyone ever gets around to writing a history of Pacific Northwest popular music, a little town on Kachemak Bay will get critics wondering, “What the heck is in the Homer water?”  From a generation of millennials who grew up here in the mid-2010s has emerged a handful of bands and musicia...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:08am

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