MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer rooting out the living dead, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting put a stake in the heart of the idea of consolidating 911 dispatch service. In two separate actions Monday night, Mayor Bryan Zak broke 3-3 tie votes to stop for now consideration of moving 911 di...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:47pm
  • A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an Anchor Point man and three other people last Friday after their boat capsized off Knight Island in Prince William Sound. Crew in a Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak found and hoisted to safety Roy Whiteside, 45, of Anchor Point, Uria...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:34pm
  • A barge en route to Alaska from Washington that broke down this week caused a temporary turkey shortage at the Homer Safeway grocery store on Wednesday and Thursday. A check of the store on Thursday afternoon showed chickens, ribs and hams, but not the main dish for the traditional Thanksgiving meal...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:38pm
  • “Windows,” this month’s solo exhibit by Felicity Jones at the Homer Council on the Arts, expands on the idea of a traditional art show. While many exhibits feature art carefully hung on walls, Jones, 17, presents her art as if you’d walked into a living room. A large window stands at the fro...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:12pm
  • A change of plea hearing for Stephen Boyle set for Nov. 9 has been continued to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Homer Courthouse. Boyle had been scheduled to enter a plea, but his lawyer, Andy Pevehouse, said they had just that day received a plea agreement and offer from the state. Boyle, 43, was charged ...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:11pm
  • Fishermen this week remembered the contributions to the Alaska fishing community of veteran Homer commercial fisherman Kenneth Jones. Jones, 72, died sometime Sunday or early Monday in a kayak accident. A memorial service for him is at 6:30 p.m. today at Land’s End Resort. “He was really, reall...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:08pm
  • The day after he was elected to an eighth term representing District 31 in the Alaska House, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, joined two other Republicans, 17 Democrats and two independents to form a new House majority caucus. Seaton will be co-chair of Finance for the operating budget — his only commit...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:01pm
  • A longtime Homer fisherman reported overdue from a kayaking trip on Sunday was found dead by a fellow fisherman early Monday morning. The body of Ken Jones, 72, was found in the water off the Anchor Point bluff about 2:30 a.m. Monday, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl. Six fishing boats had gone out...

    Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:49pm
  • Homer celebrates Veterans Day...

    Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:54pm
  • As people begin making their Thanksgiving plans and maybe even get an early start on gift shopping, Homer also opens its wallets — and hearts — to give to those more in need. Last Friday, the Homer Community Food Pantry held its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Local restaurants donated soup and p...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:17pm

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