Michael Armstrong

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

One of the yurts at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station.

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

One of the yurts at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station.

Changes in the works for Kachemak reserve

HOMER — Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,… Continue reading

In this photo from Jan. 23, 2014, Jazzline director Jocelyn Shiro, right, rehears a duet with Wil Roedl in Homer, Alaska. The annual Jazzline comes out of an ensemble that could be called a mini-Nutcracker Ballet. It's the same idea. (AP Photo/Homer News, Michael Armstrong)

Jazzline encourages young Homer dancers to learn

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — Homer junkyards can be notorious for the odd stuff one might find buried under blue tarps — vintage Subaru parts, wringer… Continue reading

In this photo from Jan. 23, 2014, Jazzline director Jocelyn Shiro, right, rehears a duet with Wil Roedl in Homer, Alaska. The annual Jazzline comes out of an ensemble that could be called a mini-Nutcracker Ballet. It's the same idea. (AP Photo/Homer News, Michael Armstrong)