MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • From 5 to 7 p.m. today, the Pratt Museum holds an event celebrating a $900,000 grant it received in the state capital budget. The money will give a major boost to the museum’s capital funding campaign for a new museum building. ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:39pm
  • The city of Homer has settled with two of three property owners who filed claims in a sewer line backup that pushed raw sewage into three homes on the north shore of Beluga Lake in January 2013. Homeowner Steve Bambakidis accepted a $45,000 settlement and homeowner Ken Halpin accepted a $250,000 set...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Less than a week after one of his primary opponents, Joe Miller, spoke in Homer for Father’s Day, last Thursday Dan Sullivan visited town for two public meetings and some boots-on-the ground campaigning. Sullivan, 49, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, is running against Mille...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Now that it’s summer and the roads and trails have been swept, walkers and bicyclists have become more common. The completion of the Homer Spit trail from Kachemak Drive to Land’s End has brought more traffic to the new trail winding along the harbor. With more users has come conflict, and a pus...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:11pm
  • In “Close to Home,” Anchorage artist James Behlke’s exhibit this month at Bunnell Street Arts Center, large charcoal paintings dominate the show. As big as 60-by-74 inches, the works show landscapes of upper Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm and Knik Arm. Somber and subdued, the black-and-white painti...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:50pm
  • White Eagle Medicine Woman conducts a Grandmother Drum “prayerformance” from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Homer United Methodist Church. The 7-foot, Alaska built, crystal inlaid drum is the centerpiece of an afternoon of song, dance, drum meditation, ceremony and community celebration. The prayerform...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm
  • Four years after he won the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate only to lose in a historic general election write-in campaign to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowksi, Joe Miller once again is stumping for his party’s nomination to run for the U.S Senate, this time for the seat held by Sen. Mark B...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:52pm
  • The State Medical Examiner has not yet positively identified the adult killed in a house fire last Friday. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl on Wednesday said an autopsy was done Tuesday, but a comparison of dental records still needs to be done to verify the victim’s identity.  Robl said the fami...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:50pm
  • For her keynote address at the start of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, writer Alice Sebold titled her talk, “Guts, Glory and Absolute Confusion: Embracing the Chaos of the Creative Process.” She just as easily could have called it, “Godzilla, Nerds and Trauma,” for that wa...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:47pm
  • On June 6 for Mary Epperson Day, artists Judy Wynn and Laura and Jennifer Norton once again transformed Epperson’s Etude Studio. A swirling keyboard and other designs decorate it. Etude hasn’t always been a music studio, and since its start as a small trailer in the 1950s, has been a house and s...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:40pm

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