MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man alleged to have broken into a local cannabis club and stolen pot and other property. Gregory S. Kalmakoff, 29, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, both felonies, and fifth-degree criminal mischief....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:30pm
  • In a new beach policy action most everyone called a compromise, at its regular meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would restrict driving on Bishop’s Beach. Ordinance 16-05(s), introduced by council member Catriona Reynolds, made these changes: • Define...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:33pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information clarifying how a commercial cannabis ban in Homer would affect the area outside of Homer in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. A ban would not affect those areas. Should Homer regulate commercial cannabis activities by zoning distric...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:32pm
  • A new ordinance to completely ban commercial cannabis in the city of Homer has been introduced by council member Heath Smith. The council has been considering and introduced another ordinance regulating cannabis activities by zoning district. Smith’s ordinance, 16-06, would not allow any commercia...

    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:37pm
  • Some of Homer’s galleries take January off to remodel or take a break. For First Friday in February, galleries start to reopen. Only a few shows premiere this month, but the exhibits look to be awesome....

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:07am
  • Alaskans who have had the bodies of loved ones cremated often look to the wilderness to scatter ashes. People take remains out to favorite fishing spots or scatter them along hiking or ski trails. A Sadie Cove couple has expanded their lodge operations to offer a new way of interring cremated remain...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:16am
  • Late last month when Homer Police put out a BOLO — be on the lookout — for Dellan Vanbuskirk, 30, as a person of interest in several recent Homer crimes, Chief Mark Robl was coy about the crimes police suspected the Anchor Point man had done. On Jan. 28, police laid out the case against Vanbuski...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:43am
  • When the 7.1 magnitude Iniskin earthquake hit at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 24, it didn’t wake one Homer-grown seismologist — but that’s because Kasey Aderhold, a 2006 Homer High School graduate, now lives in Washington, D.C. Aderhold had an app set up on her smart phone to alert her in the event of...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:18am
  • Homer Police on Thursday charged Dellan Vanbuskirk, 30, with the Jan. 6 armed robbery of the Short Stop Tesoro Gas Station on Baycrest Hill. Alaska State Troopers on Jan. 22 had earlier arrested Vanbuskirk at an Anchor Point home on a warrant for driving while license revoked. Vanbuskirk will be arr...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:51pm
  • From a 16-year-old new artist to a 90-year-old outdoors and history writer, the 11th annual Homer Council on the Arts Arts Awards shine a light on leaders in the Homer arts community who have distinguished themselves as creators, teachers and arts advocates.  The HCOA Board of Directors decides...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:36am

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