MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • In the latest version of a Homer City Council attempt to repeal a seasonal holiday on sales taxes for nonprepared food, the council on Monday night came one vote short of putting on the ballot the question of if voters wanted to repeal that holiday. The motion got three votes, with council members B...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:14pm
  • Teacher, principal, woodworker, musician and consummate volunteer: Peter Larson, a man everyone called a natural-born leader, died Monday afternoon at his Homer home. Surrounded by family and music, Larson, 73, died Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, of neuroendocrine carcinoid, a rare form of can...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:04pm
  • In a 4-2 vote against, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission last week did not pass a motion to reconsider the Quiet Creek subdivision preliminary plat. Commissioner Larry Slone, who voted to recommend approval of the plat, had moved for reconsideration after the planning commission recommended app...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:02pm
  • A Soldotna truck driver hauling drilling mud was killed Wednesday in a crash near Mile 9.5 East End Road.  Trevor Cunningham, 29, was ejected from his truck. Kachemak Emergency Services medics took him to South Peninsula Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin have been notified, Al...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:00pm
  • What would Brother Asaiah do? That question is at the heart of a dilemma many small cities would love to face. Where’s the best place to put a donation of an $18,500 work of art by one of Homer’s finest sculptors?  The issue will be on the agenda of the Homer City Council Monday night when ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:55pm
  • Even if you’ve never taken a Community Recreation class or played in a Community Rec sport like Pickle Ball, if you see the MountainFilm on Tour festival today and Saturday, director Mike Illg will count you as a recreation program user. “I always like to look at it as one of our biggest communi...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Criminals who forged fraudulent checks appearing to be from Homer Senior Citizens Inc. pushed through $10,000 in checks before the nonprofit corporation closed its account. Six checks went through, and the senior center knows of at least 25 fraudulent checks people tried to cash or use to buy items ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:54pm
  • An open house last Friday offered visitors a chance to tour the new Independent Living Center offices and take a peek inside the remodeled building that most recently was the Pioneer Building Pizzeria. Building owners Harmon and Polly Hall purchased the building at 265 E. Pioneer Ave. in 2012 from S...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:10pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One activity that has been part of Homer winters for more than 50 years is car races on Beluga Lake. As Homer history goes, there might be a few i...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:33pm
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle Jan. 8 following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, was at the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, but was released Jan. 12, a medical center spokesperson said.  Adams is getting outpatient care fr...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:22pm

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