Years Ago

20 years ago

At a weekend meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, halibut charter operators came away with no better options than before on bridging the gulf between their industry and commercial longliners. In February the council was to consider ways to manage the growing Alaska charter fleet. The council could impose a moratorium on new operators.

— From the issue of Dec. 16, 1999

30 years ago

Pumping pumice, ash and hot gas, Mount Redoubt erupted on Dec. 14, but Homer so far was spared from the effects. Redoubt last blew in 1969. Only a trace of ash was recorded in Homer. Prevailing winds pushed the ash north to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna river valleys. Ash-covered insulators on some Homer Electric Association power lines shorted out.

— From the issue of Dec. 21, 1989

50 years ago

KENI television applied for a license to operate a TV channel in the Homer area. The Anchorage station would install a translator to bring the signal to the Kachemak Bay area at a cost of $4,500 for the translator and $450 for annual maintenance. The Kachemak TV Committee said users would pay a donation of $30 to get the translator. When installed, reception would be fair to good, and possibly excellent.

— From the issue of Dec. 18, 1969