MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • With the Alaska Board of Game meeting coming up March 15 to 19 in Kenai, the Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee's work is done for that meeting, but the "AC," as it's called, would like to see more interest in Homer's local voice on fish and game issues. "We're a committee to represent the const...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:02pm
  • The trial of an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to March 21....

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:57am
  • It wasn't only that the defendant's lawyer said he wasn't ready to go to trial next week in the case of a man charged with kidnapping. In the trial of Bret Herrick, 52, on kidnapping and other charges, the main witness in the trial, a Homer fisherman, is off fishing in the Bering Sea and might not ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:56am
  • Although Holland America has no scheduled visits to Homer this summer, the cruise ship company announced last week that the S/V Amsterdam will return for four visits in 2014. The 1,380-passenger Amsterdam visits May 26, June 30, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 next year. The Homer stop is part of a 14-day cruise...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:46am
  • Like a lot of Homer history, the origins of the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt are shrouded in mystery. This isn't an organized fundraiser where a bookkeeper holds meticulous accounts and an organizing committee records everything. Actually, said current organizer Cindy Burns, manager of Alice's ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:44am
  • Lies, two-headed boys and hope. Out of the shared experience of Tim O'Brien's Big Read book, "The Things They Carried," Homer readers received those odd gifts from a visit last week by the writer himself. Thursday night, high school and college students and local writers attended a master class by O...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:31am
  • The state medical examiner has ruled out foul play or anything suspicious in the case of a Ninilchik woman found dead in a field in Ninilchik last Wednesday. Alaska State Troopers identified the woman as Kathy L. Kvasnikoff, 40. Next of kin has been notified, and an autopsy with toxicology screening...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:25am
  • The chairperson of the Homer Advisory Planning Commission, Shelly Erickson, resigned last month. In a letter dated Feb. 20, Erickson said she resigned because she has been distracted by the pressure of trying to save her business, HomeRun Oil. In 2000, Erickson and her husband, Jeff, started their h...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 10:29am
  • By coincidence, common themes sometimes happen at new shows opening at Homer galleries. This month, that theme is explorations in natural media like clay, wood and stone. At Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery, local artists Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer collaborate on "Sticks and Stones," using found obj...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 1:50pm
  • It's been almost 17 years since lower Kenai Peninsula residents spoke in informal sessions for the Alaska Communities of Memory Project, but now those recorded interviews have come into the digital age in a new online format.Through Project Jukebox, 11 interviews with more recent and longtime Kachem...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 1:42pm

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