Years Ago

20 years ago

The Kenai Peninsula Borough launched several federally-funded programs to reduce the fire danger caused by the spruce-bark beetle epidemic. One program focused on clearing dead spruce and spruce slash within 150 feet of borough roads. Another project, Firewise, helped put in defensible space around homes.

— From the issue of July 13, 2000

30 years ago

Salmon runs were dismal and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game looked at closing the upper Cook Inlet driftnet fishery and the east-side setnet fishery. A million pink salmon had been projected to return to Tutka Bay, but only 4,700 had returned.

— From the issue of July 12, 1990

50 years ago

Fishing and civic groups discussed new requirements of the Federal Water Quality Control Administration which will prohibit waste from seafood processing plants to enter public waters after 1972.

— From the issue of July 9, 1970