Years Ago

20 years ago

A planning team from the Department of Fish and Game, Department of Natural Resources and Alaska State Parks took three hours of testimony on the issue of if Jet Skis should be banned from the Kachemak Bay and Fox River Flats Critical Habitat Areas. About 100 people packed Homer City Hall.

— From the issue of Dec. 23, 1999

30 years ago

With an eruption of Mt. Redoubt raising concerns about flooding at the Drift River oil storage facility downstream of the volcano, an Alaska Department of Conservation official said rapid glacial melt caused by an eruption could sweep 32 million gallons of oil into the inlet. That’s unlikely, though, said Bob Flint of the DEC. Cook Inlet Pipeline Company officials said they believe a system of dikes would contain a flood.

— From the issue of Dec. 29, 1989

50 years ago

The Kenai Peninsula School Board discussed providing transportation for children from Nikolaevsk to the Anchor Point school, but took no action because the $20,000 to do so had not been appropriated. The board also approved a contract for Dave Paremeter to provide school bus transportation. Bob Turkington agreed to sell his Homer buses to Paremeter and the board released Turkington from his contract.

— From the issue of Dec. 26, 1969