Years Ago

20 years ago

A floatplane flipped in Beluga Lake after a sightseeing trip, forcing local business owner John Faulkner of Land’s End Resort and his three guests from Colorado to scramble onto the floats of the aircraft. Things went awry while the group was taxiing on the edge of the lake. A strong crosswind caused the downwind float of Faulkner’s Cessna 185 to fill.

— From the issue of June 1, 2000

30 years ago

It was announced that Homer would be getting a permanent district court judge, hired by the Alaska Supreme Court. Acting Judge Monte Engel and visiting judges from Anchorage had been filling in since the departure of former Judge James Hornaday the previous June.

— From the issue of May 31, 1990

50 years ago

A 23-year-old man, James Meitch, died in a lumber accident. A loader operator for South Central Timber Company, Meitch lived in Seldovia with his family. Also, the opening of the Porpoise Room was scheduled for Friday of that week. The restaurant was to have a Hawaiian theme, and the opening night was to boast a buffet-style meal with Alaska seafood and fruits flown in from Hawaii.

— From the issue of May 28, 1970