Years Ago

20 years ago

The final state capital budget approved the week prior to this issue by the Alaska Legislatures cut money from proposed school maintenance projects that included work at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. However, a provision was added in which the state was able to pick up $5.2 million worth of work on Kenai Peninsula schools if voters approved a $2.2 million bond package in the next October election.

— From the issue of May 18, 2000

30 years ago

The skatepark in Homer was closed and locked up with little notice given to locals, including the Homer Skateboard Association. According to then Homer High School Principal Dennis Dempsey, borough maintenance workers were instructed to make repairs in the park, but that work hadn’t started yet.

— From the issue of May 17, 1990

50 years ago

The Kachemak T.V. Committee announced it was opening a drive to raise funds needed to purchase equipment necessary to provide television reception on the lower Kenai Peninsula. About $11,000 was needed to be raised for equipment that was going to be installed and maintained by Midnight Sun Broadcasters Inc., also known as Kenai T.V.

— From the issue of May 15, 1970