Michael Armstrong

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

Editor’s note: The spelling of Vera Choate Langsdale was incorrect and has been corrected here. Also, for clarification, the Patrons of the Pratt Society paid… Continue reading

Stevens briefs Homer on PFD, oil taxes, other issues

On a recent visit to Homer, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, spoke to a group of about 15 area residents on Nov. 9 at Captain’s Coffee.… Continue reading

Police, FBI did aerial search for missing Homer woman

Homer Police and family and friends of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane have not let up the search for the 38-year-old woman who went missing in downtown… Continue reading

Cooper files for House District 31 race

With the 2020 general election a year away, the race for House District 31 Representative has already started. On Thursday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President… Continue reading

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, oh my!

Homer trick-or-treaters got to experience Halloween just like kids Outside when balmy temperatures allowed them to hit the streets in their costumes and not bundled… Continue reading

Quilters honor those who served on Veterans Day

Veterans Day ceremonies in Homer began with a parade in downtown Homer, continued with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and… Continue reading

Family, friends, police keep up search for missing woman

Friends, family and police have kept up the search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, the Homer women who went missing from downtown Homer on Oct. 17.… Continue reading

The art of the small: Bunnell, HCOA shows explore tiny-format forms

In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. That’s also another magic quantity: the… Continue reading

Arts briefs

‘Human Beatbox’ performs Saturday RupLoops, “The human beatbox,” performs 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Homer Multipurpose Room. On an Alaska tour that includes visits… Continue reading

Reward offered in search for missing Homer woman

Three weeks after she went missing on Oct. 17, Homer Police remain actively searching for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane. Murnane’s family has started a Facebook page,… Continue reading

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

In traditional college classes, students might quietly slip an assignment onto their professor’s desk — or, in the modern age, email it. In artist Asia… Continue reading

Fair Share Campaign opens Homer office to collect signatures

A week after the Homer office of Alaska’s Fair Share campaign opened, volunteers have gathered close to 600 signatures of the 692 needed to put… Continue reading

Man, dogs survive bear attack on Diamond Ridge

A local man is recovering after surviving a bear attack Monday afternoon that happened when he was out walking his dogs on trails below Diamond… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)

First Friday art exhibit openings

As Homer enters the season of coming darkness and more subtle daylight, it’s a time to celebrate the art of painting with light — photography.… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)

Editorial: In times of change, community endures

As Homer eases from fall into winter, we expect transformation: the shortening of daylight hours, falling temperatures, the migration of birds south, and the final… Continue reading

Police actively searching for missing Homer woman

Nearly two weeks after she went missing on Oct. 17, Homer Police remain actively searching for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane. Murnane, 38, disappeared after leaving her… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

City seeks permit for expanded Spit parking lot

In the context of the continual friction between serving the needs of harbor and Homer Spit users while protecting some of the environmental values that… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer woman remains missing after search shifts statewide

In the ongoing effort to find missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, Homer Police on Wednesday released a security camera image showing her leaving her… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kathy Smith’s “Glacier Banner 3,” a painting in her exhibit, “Rivers of Ice,” showing at the Pratt Museum through Dec. 28. 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Rivers of Ice’ takes intimate and expansive look at glaciers

As part of the Pratt Museum’s mission to strengthen relationships between people and place, art exhibits there often make some connection to the land or… Continue reading

Kathy Smith’s “Glacier Banner 3,” a painting in her exhibit, “Rivers of Ice,” showing at the Pratt Museum through Dec. 28. 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer High grad to run Boston Marathon with Team Papi

Next spring in Boston, a Homer High School graduate will join the team of legendary Red Sox hitter David Ortiz — that’s right, Big Papi… Continue reading