Years Ago

20 years ago

Searchers found missing Tustumena 200 musher Rod Boyce alive and in good condition after he had been lost for six days. Snomads volunteer Ron Poston found Boyce on a ridge near Eagle Lake a few miles north of East End Road. Boyce had taken a wrong turn in the race. About 25 volunteers on snowmachines and in planes looked for him. The city editor at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, when Boyce returned to work his friends marked the path from his parking space to his office with survey stakes so he wouldn’t get lost.

— From the issue of Feb. 10, 2000

30 years ago

A tiff between U.S. and Canadian representatives on the International Pacific Halibut Commission resulted in the IPHC member nations refusing to approve the season’s regulations in each other’s waters. At issue is halibut bycatch from bottomfish trawlers. In 1989, trawlers caught 14 million pounds — too much, the Canadians said. Canada wants the U.S. to do more to reduce bycatch.

— From the issue of Feb.8 , 1990

50 years ago

After three years on the job, Homer City Manager Bill Curtis resigned effective March 10. New to city government, Curtis said he had “reached the limit of my capabilities until my knowledge is broadened by further experience or additional education.” He planned to take a job as Palmer City Manager where he could attend night school at Alaska Methodist University of Anchorage Community College.

— From the issue of Jan. 30, 1970