Years Ago

20 years ago

Homer City Manager Ron Drathman submitted a draft budget that would cut spending about 10% or more and begin restoring city reserves. The 2000 draft budget was $5.08 million for the general fund, about less $700,000 than the 1999 budget. Drathman also proposed not funding nonprofit agencies.

— From the issue of Oct. 28, 1999

30 years ago

Acting on a tip from a Homer High School counselor, Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers arrested an Anchor Point couple and an Anchor Point man for dealing marijuana and cocaine. Police said the couple supplied pot to a 15-year-old boy. They also were charged with delivering cocaine. The couple told officers they got the cocaine from an Anchor Point man. Officers served a warrant on that man’s home and seized cash, drugs, a pistol and record books.

— From the issue of Nov. 2, 1989

50 years ago

In a unanimous vote, the Homer City Council approved plans for the construction of the new Homer Fire Hall. Associated Divers Inc. will construct the new $218,000 building (worth $1.5 million in 2019 dollars) on a lease-purchase plan.

— From the issue of Oct. 30, 1969