MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Homer bans pets in back of pickups

HOMER - Homer has made amendments to the city's animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. Read more

Marijuana grower sentenced to 60 days for $1.5M operation

HOMER — A Homer man who grew an estimated $1.5 million worth of cannabis at an indoor grow operation off East End Road pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for possessing more than 25 cannabis plants. Read more

More otters washing up; cause remains unknown

The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer beaches remains unexplained, but preliminary results suggest toxins from harmful algal blooms and stress from bacterial infections might be contributing to the deaths. Read more

Homer peonies grace Obama hotel suite

HOMER — Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent... Read more

Homer peonies graced Obama hotel

HOMER — Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent... Read more

Kachemak Bay tour: Science, sights

HOMER - 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 ocean exploring boat, the Calypso. OK, at 28-feet long, Capt. Read more

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