Years Ago

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

20 years ago

Local Boundary Commission Chairman Kevin Wang said the commission did not have time to send to the Alaska Legislature a City of Homer 2001 petition to annex 25 square miles. The earliest the LBC could send the annexation proposal to the Legislature was January 2002.

— From the issue of Sept. 21, 2000

30 years ago

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities sent out notices to landowners that political signs on their property are illegal. Alaska law back then prohibited signs in the state right-of-way and within 660 feet of state roads.

— From the issue of Sept. 13, 1990

50 years ago

Construction of the last tower to provide television service to Homer and Seldovia was almost done while relay towers at Clam Gulch, Ninilchik and Stariski had been completed. Service to the lower Kenai Peninsula was to come once the Seldovia tower was finished.

— From the issue of Sept. 10, 1970

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