Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Nanwalek residents were about to hold a special election on Dec. 10 to decide whether to ban the sale, importation and possession of alcholic beverages in the Native community. Secretary/treasurer of the Nanwalek village council Sally Ash predicted the measure would pass in the village of 200.

­— From the issue of Nov. 21, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

City manager Phil Shealy reported that falling state revenues might force the city to slice another $160,000 from the 1987 budget. The new budget already had cuts of about 10 percent, but Shealy’s news portended another 4-5 percent in reductions.

— From the issue of Nov. 20, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

As of the last weeks of October 1966, 275 accidental deaths were reported to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Alaska, an increase of 33.7 percent over the average of the last four years. If the accidental death records continue coming in at the same rate for the rest of 1966, the rate per 100,000 population will be three times the United States rate in recent years, said Francis Kester, registrar of the Bureau, Dept. of Health and Welfare. Deaths related to fires were up by 185.7 percent and motor vehicle deaths up by 71.4.

— From the issue of Nov. 24, 1966