Michael Armstrong

Political novices competing for assembly District 9 seat

Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub… Continue reading

Homer police find burning basket vandal; charges yet to be filed

Tire tracks and a tip lead police last week to the man who burned and then destroyed the Burning Basket. An 18-year-old high school student… Continue reading

Becca Miathias looks through a refractometer to measure salinity in an ocean water sample taken.

Kachemak Bay tour offers science, sightseeing

All we needed were red knit caps.On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau’s famous… Continue reading

Becca Miathias looks through a refractometer to measure salinity in an ocean water sample taken.

Buccaneer bankruptcy demand hits businesses, agencies

In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a… Continue reading

A self portrait shows Josh Mumm hiking on a ridge near the Yentan River. (Photo courtesy Josh Mumm via the Homer News)

Homer man wins Wilderness Classic

In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when… Continue reading

A self portrait shows Josh Mumm hiking on a ridge near the Yentan River. (Photo courtesy Josh Mumm via the Homer News)

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

Asia Freeman's "Big Blue Bog."

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

Asia Freeman's "Big Blue Bog."
Norwegian king scheduled to visit Homer next week

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

Norwegian king scheduled to visit Homer next week
Demarqus Green, 23, is lead out of the Homer Courtroom by a corrections officer after being convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Demain Sagerser on July 7, 2012, at Sagerser's Stariski Creek home.

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

Demarqus Green, 23, is lead out of the Homer Courtroom by a corrections officer after being convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Demain Sagerser on July 7, 2012, at Sagerser's Stariski Creek home.

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

A crane moves into position to life up an Alaska Air Transit plane that landed with wheels up at the Homer Airport on Saturday afternoon.

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

A crane moves into position to life up an Alaska Air Transit plane that landed with wheels up at the Homer Airport on Saturday afternoon.

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