MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • A week after the discovery of a suspicious bomb-like device that caused Homer High School to be evacuated, Homer Police are still investigating the incident and looking to work with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials on how to better respond in similar situations. “That’s definite...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 5:20pm
  • How do you find a home when you find yourself away from the land you’ve grown up in?For Native Alaskans who have left the village for the big city, for young Alaskans who have moved to the Lower 48 to find careers and for new Alaskans who have left homes Outside, that can be a common theme. It’s...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:29pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center board reached within its ranks for a new executive director and has named board member Jim Lavrakas to succeed current director Monte Davis after Davis leaves Homer in mid-August.  Lavrakas, 60, has been a chamber board member for three years....

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:48pm
  • Kenai Magistrate Jennifer Wells on Friday morning released on bail a Homer High School teenager charged with terroristic threatening for placing a fake bomb in a stairwell at the high school. Wells set a $1,000 performance bond for Zachary T. Fraley, 18, a graduating senior. Wells said $1,000 — th...

    Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:52am
  • One of Homer’s more obscure art organizations doesn’t have an office, doesn’t have a gallery and only a staff of two. Thanks to a $265,000 Rasmuson Foundation Arts Acquisition grant, though, Homer-based Museums Alaska will make a big dent in sustaining working Alaska artists....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:20pm
  • Alaska State Troopers charged a man last week in relation to a burglary and theft of an Anchor Point cabin and two trucks. Trevor K. Latimer, 45, faces charges of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree vehicle theft and third-degree weapons misconduct, all felonies. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:09pm
  • A revised Homer Spit rezoning ordinance almost died on a 3-3 tie vote at Monday’s Homer City Council meeting after the council got hung up on the issue of allowing heliports as a conditional use. An amendment also died in a 3-3 tie vote to eliminate heliports from the rezoning ordinance.  Wit...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:04pm
  • A Homer City Council work session Monday afternoon started with a simple question: Should the city lease a 10,000-square-foot lot at the Pier One Theatre campground lot — officially, Tract A, the Fishin’ Hole Subdivision — to the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society? The topic, however, morphed in...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:01pm
  • If visitors to the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival thought they might have been skunked last Thursday with relatively few western sandpipers showing up, all they had to do was wait a day....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:27pm
  • From upscale white tablecloth restaurants to take-out sandwich shops, Homer’s creative chefs have been crafting a cuisine that, for lack of a better term, could simply be called Homer Style. It’s a food culture distinguished by an emphasis on wild seafood and locally grown vegetables, many from ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:09am

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