Years Ago

20 years ago

Music teacher Mark Robinson was named Educator of the Year by the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Robinson taught music to seventh-12th graders in Homer.

“It’s a tremendous honor,” Robinson said. “I stand in awe of this community. There are so many teachers that I work with who are just amazing.”

— From the issue of May 25, 2000

30 years ago

A man who ran the local dump mailed bags of smelly trash back to the people who had dumped them in the recycling bins of the Eagle Quality Center. Lee Post discovered the bags of waste and turned them over to Bob Pollard, who owned the baling facility.

“I’m going to mail the garbage back to them,” Pollard said.

Pollard hadn’t been able to find a phone number for the people who dumped the trash in the recycling bins, and therefore wasn’t able to get an explanation.

— From the issue of May 24, 1990

50 years ago

On May 21, the Homer News reported that the bill establishing Kachemak Bay State Park had been signed. The Division of Lands had not yet received official notice of the signing of the Chugach and Kachemak Bay State Park bills, although local TV stations and newspapers were reporting that they had been signed by the governor. The bill included all “open-to-entry” areas of Tutka Bay, Sadie Cove, Neptune Bay and most of the open land in Halibut Cove.

— From the issue of May 21, 1970