MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • An early morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a live power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate ...

    Mon, 08/29/2016 - 4:58pm
  • At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. As of Tuesday when the law took effect, pet ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • A proposed purchase of $30,000 in light-emitting diode lights for one harbor mast light pole could save the city up to $6,200 per light pole annually. At Monday’s regular Homer City Council, the council introduced on first reading Ordinance 16-45, a sole-source contract to Puffin Electric to purch...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:22pm
  • There were no brass bands and no city officials with big scissors cutting a ribbon, but at the end of the work day on Aug. 15, the city opened a new stretch of Grubstake Avenue connecting Heath Street and Lake Street. Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer had said earlier that though paving had be...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:46am
  • With the closing of the city of Homer election filing period at noon Monday, five candidates have filed for three seats. In the Oct. 4 city election, and with no incumbents running for their current seats, voters will choose two new Homer City Council members and a new mayor. Council members Gus Van...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:07pm
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add that David Lewis has filed to run for Homer Mayor. Erickson files for city council; Lewis files for mayor...

    Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:27pm
  • In a Homer City Council meeting that covered everything from opposition to U.S. Navy war games in the spring to whether cannabis workers should have criminal background checks, the council returned to a perennial topic: the budget. The council also postponed action on an ordinance to allow further p...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:51pm
  • In two debates last Friday and Tuesday, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative answered questions on everything from books to marijuana to support for seniors. But it was another “b” word — the budget — that dominated discussions at debates sponsored by the Friends ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:49pm
  • At a debate last Friday at the Homer Public Library, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative took some easy questions like “What is your favorite book?” or “What foreign languages do you know?”, but the discussion centered on issues key to Alaska’s future. What is ...

    Mon, 08/08/2016 - 2:56pm
  • Beth Wythe In running for House District 31 Representative, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe follows a time-tested approach: earn experience and name recognition in local politics and take the jump to the state level. Hers is a voice heard twice a month for the past 12 years on KBBI AM 890’s broadcasts of H...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:14pm

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