Years Ago

20 years ago

The Kachemak Bay Coalation held a forum on personal watercraft, or Jet Skis. The group advocates for a ban on personal watercraft in the Kachemak Bay and Fox River Flat Critical Habitat Areas. A member of the Earth Island Institute said personal watercraft can disrupt wildlife habitat, injuring fish, birds and sea mammals. One PWC owner, Mickey Todd, said a 1-foot chop in the bay will keep jet skis from going faster than 20 mph.

— From the issue of Dec. 9, 1999

30 years ago

Applications rolled in for the position of Homer City Manager. Then manager Phil Shealy resigned effective June of 1990. City Clerk Patti Whalin said 48 resumes had been received as well as 11 requests for more information. The salary offered ranges from $65,000 to $70,000.

— From the issue of Dec. 14, 1989

50 years ago

Homer Chief of Police Clarence Fry spoke to the Homer City Council about drug abuse. The council authorized the formation of a citizens committee to study drug abuse and to work with the Homer Board of Health and Public Safety. Homer officer Jim Hilton coordinated the committee.

— From the issue of Dec. 11, 1969