Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Homer Police officers doing bicycle patrols on the Spit received a warm reception from business owners, fishermen and tourists. Officer Matt Haney started the patrol over the Memorial Day weekend. “They said some nice things and that they were glad to see officers outside of their cars,” Haney said.

— From the issue of June 5, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

Local business owners at a Homer Chamber of Commerce presentation by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials expressed outrage at new regulations requiring them to document the nationality of everyone they hire. Employers have to file the from I-9 on every employee, even deckhands hired for a day. The new law is intended to remove an incentive of undocumented immigrants to come to the U.S. Borough mayoral candidate Jerry Anderson said, “I’m curious when we’re going to have our papers for the Gestapo when they stop us on the street.”

— From the issue of June 4, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

The North Pacific Fisheries Assocation and Whitney Fidalgo Seafoods reached an agreement on June 3 setting the price per pound and methods of weighing fish for the upcoming Cook Inlet fishing season. The contract addresses a major goal of the association: providing a method by which fishermen are paid as close as possible for the correct poundage of fish sold to the cannery and not some artificial, prearranged weight. Prices per pound are kings, 23 cents; reds, 24 cents; silvers, 16 cents; pinks, 11.5 cents, and chums, 9 cents.

— From the issue of June 8, 1967