Years Ago

20 years ago

Those opposed to a proposed plan to annex land around Homer were gearing up for a fight, including seeking funds to help oppose the move.

An ad hoc group, Citizens Against Annexation, surveyed 100 people in Homer and found, at the time, that 65% of those people opposed the annexation of 25 square miles of land surrounding Homer, which is what the Homer City Council was proposing.

— From the issue of April 6, 2000

30 years ago

In a 4-2 vote, the Homer City Council selected then-Rep. C.E. Swackhammer (D-Soldotna) as the city’s new city manager. Swackhammer had interviewed for the position along with Bethel Native Corp. General Manager Bill Bivin and Nome City Manager Polly Prchal.

— From the issue of April 5, 1990

50 years ago

At a special meeting of the Homer City Council, the council met in executive session and then after reconvening in public, voted unanimously to fire City Manager Harry N. Dodds “because his work was not satisfactory.”

Don Stewart was appointed the Cook Inlet Area Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He replaced Jim Rearden, who resigned to become outdoor editor for Alaska Magazine.

— From the issue of April 2, 1970