Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

20 years ago

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a $1 lease allowing the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club to put in ski trails and a possible parking lot on borough land on the Sterling Highway near Baycrest Hill. The new trailhead provides alternate access to the Roger’s Loop trailhead that could be corked off by a new 160-acre subdivision. The Baycrest trailhead also would provide an alternate location closer to parking for the start of ski races.

— From the issue of Nov. 23, 2000

30 years ago

The Homer City Council voted unanimously not to recognize the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in its attempt to organize city employees. The employees had voted to organize with the IBEW, but the council cited a 1973 resolution rejecting any recognition of a union by city employees. The 1973 resolution was based on an option granted by the Alaska Legislature which permitted municipalities to exempt themselves from the Public Employment Relations Act. Homer City Manager C.E. Swackhammer said the city would file an objection to the IBEW’s organizing petition. The IBEW warned it might sue the city.

— From the issue of Nov. 22, 1990

50 years ago

The issue from Nov. 19, 1970, is missing from the Homer News archives.

More in Community

The cover of Larry Baxter's novel, "Abandoned." (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
New book looks at legend of Alaska’s ‘Nantiinaq,’ or ‘giant hairy thing’

“Abandoned, the History and Horror of Port Chatham, Alaska,” by Larry Baxter… Continue reading

An African violet was started from seed about four years ago provides some spring cheer on April 4, 2021, at the home of the Kachemak Gardener in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Kachemak Gardener: Oops: Getting complacent at latitude 59.5 degrees N

I’m in a pickle. I’ve allowed myself to become complacent here at… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)
Mateo James Holub

Mateo James Holub was born at 2:23 p.m. April 4, 2021, at… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s upcoming Board of Directors meeting… Continue reading

Crews work on a boat on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the large-vessel haul out beach on the Homer Spit near the Pier 1 Theatre in Homer, Alaska. In the off season boats are hauled onshore for repair at the beach near the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Best Bets

As part of the Betster’s annual expedition to document signs of spring,… Continue reading

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Pet of the Week: Jack
Pets of the week: Jack

Jack is a a 1-year-old male cat with the world ahead of… Continue reading

Town Crier

Editor’s note: The Town Crier has been updated to correct the place… Continue reading

Most Read