Years Ago

20 years ago

At the start of the new school year, Kenai Peninsula schools geared up for lean times, with more than $2 million in budget cuts for the 2000-01 year. Homer High School did get 100 new “lightning-fast” Dell computers and a faster Internet connection. Then-Homer High Principal Ron Keffer said the technology would be an asset to students. Despite the budget cuts, Keffer said he was positive about the school.

— From the issue of Aug. 17, 2000

30 years ago

After the Legislature failed to raise a gas tax to pay for road maintenance, Gov. Steve Cowper vetoed $8 million from the state transportation budget. That meant maintenance could be cut for state roads like Diamond Ridge Road, Skyline Drive, the North Fork Road and Kachemak Drive.

— From the issue of Aug. 16, 1990

50 years ago

Nelda and Red Calhoun opened the Clean In, a coin-operated laundry, on Main Street just south of Pioneer Avenue. The Clean In also offered spacious showers for $1.25 each with soap and towels furnished. A grand opening was planned for when Red Calhoun returned from fishing.

— From the issue of Aug. 13, 1970