Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Homer sent a proposal to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council asking for an environmental assessment of Mariner Park wetlands to determine the best solution for restoring biological diversity lost there when the Homer Spit was built. The proposal had made it through its first public hearing in Anchorage.

— From the issue of July 17, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

Homer Electric Association was in negotiations with Chugach Electric over the signing of power sales agreements that would allow the Bradley Lake hydroelectric project to go forward. Chugach was insisting it be the dispatcher of Bradley Lake power for Southcentral utility companies.

“I guess I’m a little disappointed that we haven’t gotten more support from the other utilities against Chugach, but they tell me that if you want to get something from Chugach you have to give them something,” said HEA Manager Kent Wick.

— From the issue of July 16, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

Members of communities from all over the Kenai Peninsula were invited to join in a caravan driving the length of the Sterling Highway to the end of the Homer Spit to commemorate the completion of its paving. Communities were encouraged to send contestants dressed up for a Daisy Mae and Li’l Abner — characters from the Al Capp comic strip — costume contest, judged by the Alaska 1967 centennial committee and Alaska Airlines.

— From the issue of July 20, 1967