Years ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Homerites reacted from reconciled to irate at Gov. Tony Knowles’ announcement that he would proceed with a Cook Inlet-region oil and gas lease sale but impose a 90-day moratorium on drilling permits near the Kenai River and on the lower Kenai Peninsula. Knowles said the public process leading up to Lease Sale 85A was legal but flawed, but that he was not willing to toss out two years of work preparing the sale.

– From the issue of Dec. 19, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

When a taxicab lost its brakes and ran into the window of Trailside General Store on Dec. 12, the passenger was arrested. On a routine check of witnesses’ names, passenger Anthony Verone was found by the Homer Police to have a warrant for his arrest from New York for second degree grand larceny. Verone stayed the weekend in jail until New York decided not to extradite him and he was released.

– From the issue of Dec. 18, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

The consideration of TV for the Homer-Seldovia Area was discussed at the Board of Directors Regular Meeting of the Homer Electric Association on Dec. 13. A decision to investigate the ways, means and costs of providing the service was made so that an investigation of feasibility, practicability and possibilites of providing TV by translator facilities could happen.

– From the issue of Dec. 22, 1966