Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a six-month lease for the new Homer Boys & Girls Club in the old Homer Intermediate School — now called the Homer Education and Recreational Complex. The club leased the lower level and gym while Kachemak Bay Campus leased the upper floor.

— From the issue of Nov. 18, 1999

30 years ago

A planned three-day trip for the crew of the F/V Gypsy turned into a 17-day adventure. Skipper Jerry Sparrow, crewman Bill Sullivan and guest Kate Bell left Oct. 30 to longline for red snapper, hunt mountain goats and do a clean-up in Port Dick. Bad weather forced them to hole up at a cabin in Port Dick. The adventure got worse when the Gypsy broke loose. Sullivan started walking to Seldovia and got picked up by a passing helicopter. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter later rescued the other two.

— From the issue of Nov. 22, 1989

50 years ago

A contract dispute between Alaska crab fishermen and processors shifted to Alaskans versus Outside fishermen and processors. Seattle based processors made arrangements with non-Alaska fishermen to crab outside the area where negotiations were going on.

— From the issue of Nov. 20, 1969

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