20 years ago in the Homer News:

Biologists with Fish and Game charted a helicopter to conduct an aerial survey of several creeks and rivers on the Lower Kenai Peninsula, including Anchor River and Deep Creek. The group observed scarely inhabited rivers and streams, an unexpected find which left them looking for answers. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said Dave Athons, fisheries biolist with the Soldotna office of Fish and Game. “Frankly I’m a little perplexed as to why more fish weren’t seen.”


– From the issue of Aug. 8, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:


The Homer Volunteer Fire Department ignited a fire in a house off Pioneer Avenue for a drill. The exercise took place after an accidental blaze gutted the structure on May 29 that year and owner Mike Robertson donated the shell as a practice site for training the city’s firefighters. Homer station manager Robert Purcell videotaped the fire and the combustion that occurs when a house burns, such as flashovers – when the heat in a room builds sufficiently to ignite at once all the gas and carbon particles only partialy burned during the first few minutes of a fire.


– From the issue of Aug. 7, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:


Senator Edward Lewis “Bob” Bartlett visited Homer and was honored with a dinner held at the Elks Hall in Homer on Monday, August 8. Many community members and politicians were present at the event to greet the Democratic senator. Homer Thompson was in charge of preparing the dinner and he served Crab Louie, a salad made with crab, lettuce, tomato, hardboiled egg, and dressed with mayonnaise flavored with Worcestershire sauce and other spices. Several young ladies from Homer helped serve the food. Senator Bartlett’s visit came after a trip to Kodiak and he planned to visit other Peninsula communities after Homer.


– From the issue of Aug. 11, 1966