Years Ago

20 years ago

Dispute over easement use in the Seldovia River Valley had the Seldovia Native Association threatening to close motorized access to the area and federal officials arriving in town to investigate the situation. Bureau of Land Management Realty Manager Stuart Hirsh attended a Seldovia Council Meeting, and said the trail easements that were at issue had been in place for more than 20 years.

— From the issue of April 27, 2000

30 years ago

The Homer City Council “refused to take a stand” on whether or not to ban disposable plastic foam food packaging, like foam coffee cups, in the city despite residents who spoke in support of the issue.

“I see no reason for us to get involved in this,” said then council member Mary Henry.

At her suggestion, the council decided to pass the proposal to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

— From the issue of April 26, 1990

50 years ago

The City of Homer found a new manager in Jack L. Greene, who accepted the position after having served as the city manager in Dunsmuir, California, for the previous three years. He was reported to bring to Homer “valuable experience in the construction and maintenance of public utility systems.” As reported in this issue of the paper, the announcement was made by “Mayor Heath.”

— From the issue of April 23, 1970