MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Homer City Manager Walt Wrede will not seek renewal of his employment contract. In a letter sent to Mayor Beth Wythe and Homer City Council members on Thursday, Wrede gave his three-month notice saying he did not intend to work past the end of his contract on Dec. 31....

    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:44am
  • A founding member of the Homer Cycling Club, Catriona Lowe has a gimmick not seen in previous Homer elections: She rides her bicycle around town with a campaign sign on the back.Lowe, 47, decided to run for Homer City Council a few days before a recent life change. On Aug. 9, she married Derek Reyno...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:03am
  • In his three campaigns for Homer City Council, incumbent and two-term council member David Lewis has seen the field grow progressively larger. He first ran for office in 2008, a two-person field with council member Barbara Howard.“I wouldn’t say I ran. I walked,” Lewis said.In 2011, he and How...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:59am
  • In the 2013 city election, city council candidate Justin Arnold emerged 1-1 in his campaign. While he lost for council, finishing fourth in a field of four, a petition he organized to repeal a single-use plastic bag ban won 661 to 518 votes. Arnold also called for a recount when third-place candidat...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:55am
  • In the 2013 Homer City Council election, lifelong Homer resident Corbin Arno had a moment of glory on election night, seeming to have won by four votes over incumbent Bryan Zak. After absentee ballots were counted and a recount held, Zak pulled ahead by a squeaker, a 10-vote margin. Arno again is ru...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:52am
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:59pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:56pm
  • For the past summer, residents and visitors driving East End Road past Kachemak Drive have had to endure waits from 15 to 30 minutes — and sometimes longer — as flaggers restrict traffic to one way. Tempers have flared and people haven’t been shy about complaining.“My chair rumbled under my ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:13pm
  • What’s become a fall tradition as sure as the migration of sandhill cranes continues this weekend with the 11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. “Celebrating over a decade of the best documentaries in our fishing village with a documentary film problem,” is the bumper-sticker slogan Mac...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:19pm
  • Lower Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will consider a ballot question, Proposition C, that will expand the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area.  While the intent is clear, the actual expansion may confuse voters since it shifts the service area boundary into the ocean — an area with no...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:16pm

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