Years Ago

20 years ago

A proposed logging operation near the Bridge Creek Reservoir watershed raised concerns at a Homer City Council meeting and prompted city officials to look at using newly acquired extraterrortial zoning powers to protect the city water supply. North Pacific Industries Inc. submitted a plan of operations to the Kenai Peninsula Borough to log 160 acres just north of Skyline Drive and south of Bridge Creek. The borough wants a 100-foot buffer between logging and the creek. Council member Kurt Marquardt said he was concerned about fuel storage plans at the logging site.

— From the issue of Oct. 14, 1999

30 years ago

Population in the Kenai Peninsula Borough grew 58% from 1980-88, adding 14,700 more people, according to figures released by the Alaska Department of Labor. The Homer population almost doubled in size, growing from 2,200 to 4,350. Kenai went from 4,300 to 6,550 and Soldotna from 2,300 to 3,700. Alaska grew from 402,000 to 531,000.

— From the issue of Oct. 17, 1989

50 years ago

High winds along Turnagain Arm caused power outages on the Kenai Peninsula. Electricity went out for about an hour early in the morning on Oct. 6, followed by short outages later in the day. Another wind-caused outage happened on Oct. 13. Tree falls also knocked out power in the Soldotna-Sterling area. The outages were traced to faults in the power line between Kenai Lake and Anchorage.

— From the issue of Oct. 16, 1969

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