Years Ago

A look into Homer’s years pas

20 years ago

The worst Cook Inlet fishing season on record prompted Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley to declare a disaster emergency. Revenue from upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries was 20% of the 20-year average. The sockeye return was about half the 20-year average. However, there was no biological disaster, with most species achieving escapement goals.

— From the issue of Aug. 31, 2000

30 years ago

Volunteers with the Center for Alaskan Coastal studies removed four dump truck loads of trash from local beaches, including an abandoned automobile, a car frame, a pickup truck bed, several engine blocks and about 300 pounds of scrap metal. Private landowners gave permission to remove the junk. Volunteers also collected 11 bags of debris.

— From the issue of Aug. 30, 1990

50 years ago

The Aug. 27, 1970, issue is missing from the archives.