Michael Armstrong

Letters

Scholarship helped with sports camp A few months ago I was honored with the Alice Witte Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Homer foundation for a… Continue reading

Point of View: There can be hope for recovery from addiction — lots of hope

As of Aug. 2, 2018, Megan has been in recovery for five years. We have had our daughter back for 1,821 days. According to our… Continue reading

Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar are booking photos. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police bust two in car thefts

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify the circumstances regarding witnesses who had knowledge of a stolen Dodge truck and were involved in… Continue reading

Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar are booking photos. (Photo provided, Homer Police)
Jenya Anichenko waves as her daughter Tatiana Rogers rows a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival is this weekend

The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society holds its 26th annual festival from Thursday to Sunday in Homer. The highlight of the festival will be the… Continue reading

Jenya Anichenko waves as her daughter Tatiana Rogers rows a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Planning commission holds hearing on new medical clinic

The Homer Advisory Planning Commission holds a public hearing on a conditional use permit application for a new meidcal clinic to be built on Danview… Continue reading

Controversial Anchor Point gravel pit gets permit for smaller operation

A controversial Anchor Point gravel pit earlier denied a conditional land-use permit by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission will proceed with a smaller, 2.5-acre… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit"> File photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                The new building for the business Cycle Logical, shown here on Dec. 20, 2017 at 302 East Pioneer Avenue, has undergone improvements since owners Derek and Catriona Reynolds bought it last year. The bike sales, repair and rental business opened in May, and holds its grand opening at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Cycle Logical holds grand opening on Friday

Cycle Logical bicycle shop holds its grand opening celebration Friday at its new location on Pioneer Avenue. A formal Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit"> File photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                The new building for the business Cycle Logical, shown here on Dec. 20, 2017 at 302 East Pioneer Avenue, has undergone improvements since owners Derek and Catriona Reynolds bought it last year. The bike sales, repair and rental business opened in May, and holds its grand opening at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the center and instead will build a more permanent building.

HCOA scraps yurt idea for Epperson PAC

Over the past few years, the Homer Council on the Arts has been exploring and raising money for a low-tech, seemingly simple way to fulfill… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the center and instead will build a more permanent building.

Letters

What do we tell our kids? When is enough enough? The President lies to us every day. He mocks the disabled. He degrades women. He… Continue reading

Hands of Peace trains offenders in alternatives to violence

Since 1975, a Homer mother and daughter, Karen and Lisa Cauble, have been working in prisons with a simple and hopeful mission: teach some of… Continue reading

Janet Klein, left, holds her grandson, Silas Reising, 4, while she visits with her daughter, Deborah Klein, center, and son-in-law George Reising, right, at Bishop’s Beach, Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 9, 2018. Not shown is Kai Reising, 6. Sylas and Kai were the inspiration for the Klein’s “color and learn” book, “Alaska’s Dinosaurs and Other Cretaceous Creatures.”

Kleins publish new book on Alaska dinosaurs

A new children’s book out this month fulfills a request made by two Seward boys to their mother. Kai, 5, and Sylas Reising, 4, had… Continue reading

Janet Klein, left, holds her grandson, Silas Reising, 4, while she visits with her daughter, Deborah Klein, center, and son-in-law George Reising, right, at Bishop’s Beach, Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 9, 2018. Not shown is Kai Reising, 6. Sylas and Kai were the inspiration for the Klein’s “color and learn” book, “Alaska’s Dinosaurs and Other Cretaceous Creatures.”
Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, center, is joined by supporters waving signs on primary election day, Aug. 21, 2018, at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue in Homer. Seaton ran unapposed as a nonpartisan candidate for the Alaska Democratic Party seat. Also waving signs are supporters of Alyse Galvin, a nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party seat for U.S. Congress. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Vance holds slim lead in GOP District 31 race

Sarah Vance holds a slim lead in the Republican Primary for the District 31 Alaska House of Representatives race, according to preliminary Tuesday night election… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, center, is joined by supporters waving signs on primary election day, Aug. 21, 2018, at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue in Homer. Seaton ran unapposed as a nonpartisan candidate for the Alaska Democratic Party seat. Also waving signs are supporters of Alyse Galvin, a nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party seat for U.S. Congress. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A gate on Aug. 18, 2018, blocks the bridge to the Glanville family homestead near Mile 164 Sterling Highway north of Homer, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers on Aug. 16 found a squatter, Keith Evans, 57, on the property when they went to serve a writ of assistance to evict him. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Troopers charge squatter with trespassing

Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Homer man with second-degree criminal trespassing after finding him at an Anchor River homestead he had been evicted… Continue reading

A gate on Aug. 18, 2018, blocks the bridge to the Glanville family homestead near Mile 164 Sterling Highway north of Homer, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers on Aug. 16 found a squatter, Keith Evans, 57, on the property when they went to serve a writ of assistance to evict him. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
John Wise, left, and Nathan Wise, right, in backhoe, make repairs of the Glacier Drive-In on the Homer Spit, on Aug. 16, 2018, after a series of storms that eroded the beach last week during high tides in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Erosion increases on the Homer Spit

A series of storms and high tides last week sucked tons of sand and gravel out into Kachemak Bay from the middle of the Homer… Continue reading

John Wise, left, and Nathan Wise, right, in backhoe, make repairs of the Glacier Drive-In on the Homer Spit, on Aug. 16, 2018, after a series of storms that eroded the beach last week during high tides in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A sign at the Homer/Baycrest KOA Holiday office on Aug, 18, 2018, announces that the park looking out over Kachemak Bay near Baycrest Hill in Homer, Alaska is now a Kampgrounds of America facility. KOA added the business to its network this summer, KOA announced this month in a press release. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Baycrest RV Park is now a KOA facility

Baycrest RV Park is now a Kampgrounds of America facility, KOA announced in press release earlier this month. Owned by Shelly and Jeff Erickson, the… Continue reading

A sign at the Homer/Baycrest KOA Holiday office on Aug, 18, 2018, announces that the park looking out over Kachemak Bay near Baycrest Hill in Homer, Alaska is now a Kampgrounds of America facility. KOA added the business to its network this summer, KOA announced this month in a press release. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Henry “Hank” Kroll, candidate for the Republican Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Photo provided)

Kroll: Lifelong Alaskan brings sourdough perspective to race

If the mold got broken making a classic Republican Alaska politician like Jay Hammond or Yule Kilcher, picking up the pieces and gluing them together… Continue reading

Henry “Hank” Kroll, candidate for the Republican Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Photo provided)

Cox takes second run for District 31 rep

In a second run at the Republican Party nomination for the Alaska House of Representative District 31 seat, Anchor Point resident John Cox seeks to… Continue reading

Pratt to close this winter for renovations

The Pratt Museum will close to the public for major renovations from Sept. 5, 2018, to May 4, 2019, museum director Laurie Stuart announced in… Continue reading

Trinity White, 10, and Alexa Richards, 12, chase pigs down the track during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Race organizers need volunteer chasers to keep the pigs going in the right direction. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs, sword swallowers and magic, oh my: it’s fair time

Kenai Peninsula Fair The Kenai Peninsula Fair runs Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Events include up-and-coming country-western act 4th + Main, Dan… Continue reading

Trinity White, 10, and Alexa Richards, 12, chase pigs down the track during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Race organizers need volunteer chasers to keep the pigs going in the right direction. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dorothy Drive easement petition pulled

Dorothy Drive landowners pulled their petition to vacate the last 2,000 feet of the East Skyline Drive area subdivision road last week. Though the item… Continue reading