Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago

Eight Pioneer Avenue businesses were burglarized on Jan. 9 and 10. Someone took tip jars from the Duncan House containing donations to Share the Spirit and for a man who’d recently lost a leg. Also burglarized were the Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Tan-it-All, Espresso Express, Timeless Toys, Northwind Home Collection, the Internet Cafe and Cafe Cups. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the businesses lost petty cash and small items. An anonymous donor offered to match any new donations up to $750.

— From the issue of Jan. 13, 2000

30 years ago

Mount Redoubt erupted again on Jan. 8, but an ash cloud missed Homer. At the Drift River oil terminal downstream from the volcano, Cook Inlet Pipeline Co. agreed to drain most of the oil from the tanks, cease pumping new oil into them and shut down the facility temporarily in the threat of possible flash flooding from continued eruptions.

— From the issue of Jan. 11, 1990

50 years ago

While servicing aids to navigation in Seldovia, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ironwood was directed by the Kodiak Search and Rescue to aid the F/V Arctic Fox. The Ironwood found the Arctic Fox adrift near McArthur Cove. When Ironwood crew couldn’t repair the vessel, the Arctic Fox was lifted out of the water using the Ironwood’s boom and secured on the buoy deck. The Ironwood took the disabled boat to Seward.

— From the issue of Jan. 8, 1970

More in Community

Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
Brie and caramel apple voulevant is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
On the strawberry patch: A celebration of food

Make first gatherings special with this simple but sophisticated brie and caramel apple voulevant.

Gail Priday's paintings are on view starting Friday, May 7, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Bunnell Street Arts Center)
First Friday art exhibit openings

As more Alaskans get vaccinated for COVID-19, local galleries are reopening cautiously.… Continue reading

Members of the Motivity Dance Collective rehearse at the Kachemak Shellfish Growers Association deck in Homer, Alaska. From left to right, Emily Rogers, Emilie Springer, Bridget Doran, Rhoslyn Anderson, Breezy Berryman. Not pictured is Kammi Matson. (Photo by Kammi Matson)
Arts in brief

Motivity Dance Collective performs Saturday After a winter of practicing during the… Continue reading

Robert Linwood Durr
Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr Feb. 23, 1941-Nov. 2, 2020 There will be a… Continue reading

Wesley David Gaffney

Wesley David Gaffney was born at 1:46 a.m. April 28, 2021, at… Continue reading

Theodore Arthur Puckett

Theodore Arthur Puckett was born at 8:56 a.m. April 29, 2021, at… Continue reading

A poster for National Pet Month. (Courtesy photo by Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pet of the week: National Pet Month

It’s National Pet Month, so call the Homer Animal Shelter to start… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

Most Read