Years Ago

20 years ago

Kenai Superior Court Judge Harold Brown ruled that snowmachiners and others could continue to use an old seismic trail that runs through Tom Price’s East End Road homestead. Snowmachiners had used the trail without incident, but when it increased and interfered with Price’s enjoyment of his land, he posted “no trespassing” signs.

In a lawsuit filed by snowmachiners, Brown ruled that a former federal law, Revised Statute 2477, applied because people had used the trail before it was repealed in 1976.

— From the issue of Feb. 17 , 2000

30 years ago

In its search for a new city manager, the Homer City Council narrowed the list to six applicants, all with Alaska roots. The list includes four people who have prior or current city manager experience. Also on the list was Rep. C.E. Swackhammer. Council member Harry Gregoire questioned hiring Swackhammer, saying he best serves Homer by being in the Legislature.

“What are we doing trying to steal him out of there?” Gregoire asked.

Council member Dennis Hanoski said Swackhammer’s personality would benefit the city.

— From the issue of Feb. 15, 1990

50 years ago

The Sewer Bond election was postponed from Feb. 10 to March 10, 1970, to make sure proper legal notice was made. The law states that a Notice of Existing Bonded Indebtedness should be published 20 days prior to an election. That notice was published on Feb. 5. City Manager Bill Curtis said he wanted to avoid anything that could put a cloud over the legality of the election.

— From the issue of Feb. 5, 1970

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