Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

One of two Homer Police officers accused of excessive force by a woman they arrested submitted his resignation after three months on the force. Officer Gaylon Fuller said media coverage of the arrest and accusation was sensationalistic and had damaged his image. The incident was a factor in his resignation, but not the prime cause, he said.

— From the issue of July 24, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

Commercial fishermen in Upper Cook Inlet were projected to experience a record salmon run for the summer. Both drift and setnet fishermen were given extra fishing time the week of July 23 because so many fish poured into the inlet. The big surprise that year was that the 125,000 gallon Glacier Bay oil spill caused little more than annoyance during the season.

— From the issue of July 23, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

Poor escapement of red salmon into the Kenai and Kailof Rivers prompted an emergency closure of a major part of the gillnet fishery in Cook Inlet. A 500-boat drift fleet along with setnet beaches from Ninilchik to Boulder Point were not allowed to fish for a 24-hour period.

— From the issue of July 27, 1967