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

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