Michael Armstrong

Kachemak Bay Research Reserve gets new partner

More than a year ago, things looked bleak for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had cut annual funding.… Continue reading

Watermark: Art show about inspiration, collaboration

When two artists join lives together, it’s inevitable that their art also will merge. For Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh, a couple who met through… Continue reading

Norwegian king scheduled to visit Homer next week

His Royal Highness King Harald V of Norway visits Anchorage and Homer next week for the first visit by the king to Alaska. King Harald… Continue reading

Green found guilty of second-degree murder

After three days of deliberation, a Homer jury on Thursday afternoon found Demarqus Green, 23, of Anchorage, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of… Continue reading

Homer writer starts new romance series

As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie — even though she has published six novels, three novellas… Continue reading

Game camera murder trial continues

After using up the April juror pool and dipping into May jurors, a jury was finally seated last week in the Demarqus Green murder trial.… Continue reading

Flight lands with wheels up at Homer airport

An Alaska Air Transit charter flight with one pilot and seven passengers landed with wheels up late Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the… Continue reading

WWII, Korean War vets feted in honor flight

HOMER (AP) — Sixteen million men and women served in World War II. Of those, 2 million remain alive. As that generation ages, organizations around… Continue reading

Resetarits brothers plead guilty, sentenced to harassment

In an emotional change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at the Homer Courthouse on Thursday, a 2.5-year-old case involving a teenage drinking party incident that shocked Homer… Continue reading

Homer man dies trekking in Patagonia

A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina.According to reports… Continue reading

New charges filed in 2012 teen drinking party case

The Alaska Department of Law last week filed new charges against two brothers suspected to be involved in the assault of a teenage boy at… Continue reading

NOAA gives Kachemak Bay special designation

Scientific research in Kachemak Bay could get more federal funding thanks to its recent designation as a Habitat Focus Area by the National Oceanic and… Continue reading

Kenai man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2010 crash

HOMER — More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded… Continue reading

State Expert: Peninsula population older than rest of Alaska

Go to a play, shopping, an art opening or any public gathering, and you might notice something about south Kenai Peninsula residents: many of them… Continue reading

Homer neighbors look to stop beach abuse

HOMER (AP) — Illegal camping, late-night partying, reckless driving, drug dealing and trash on Bishop’s Beach: It all adds up to a trend that worries… Continue reading

ADF&G biologist charged with moose hunting violations

An Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist has been charged with two violations related to a moose hunt last August. Jason Herreman, 33, was… Continue reading

Adventurer completes Pacific crossing

She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. Aug. 14, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up… Continue reading

Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary, crew rescue boaters off Homer

The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook… Continue reading

Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

In a decision that clarifies the rights of Alaska citizens to change law by initiative and referendum, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday said the… Continue reading

Sitting on the dock of the bay: Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies gets new access

Since the early days when the Peterson Bay Field Station opened in 1983, visitors to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies environmental education center started… Continue reading