Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Tired of moose hunters trespassing on their property, landowners in the Skyline Drive area have organized to let hunters know where they’re not welcome. Several residents spoke of coming home to find gut piles in their driveways, even though they’d put up “no trespassing” signs. Hunters say it’s hard to know the boundaries of property closed to hunting.

— From the issue of Aug. 13, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Tanner crab fishermen may not get to fish in January 1989 because stocks are the lowest recorded by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Summer surveys done in Kachemak Bay and Kamishak Bay showed fewer crab than ever before. It would be the first time that the tanner crab fishery was cancelled. In 1987, crabbers caught 1.2 million pounds worth $2.5 million.

— From the issue of Aug. 11, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ironwood, now based in Honolulu, will be reassigned to Cook Inlet, with Homer as its home port, Sen. Ernet Gruening, D-Alaska, announced. The 180-foot buoy tender has a crew of six officers and 47 enlisted men. USCG Admiral W.J. Smith said the Ironwood will do law enforcement and search and rescue.

— From the issue of Aug. 15, 1968

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