Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer Fish and Game Advsiory Committee voted to approve a proposed moratorium on new halibut charter businesses, but it also voted not to support a winter king season limit. The committee gave its recommendations on the proposals going to the annual Board of Fisheries meetings to be held in Homer in November. The three-year moratorium was proposed by the Homer Charter Association in light of a pending cap on sport-caught halibut handed down in 1997 by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

— From the issue of Oct. 15, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

City officials were expected to call off a planned two-day retreat at Tutka Bay Lodge with Homer officials and the Homer City Council. Homer News editor Shelley Gill questioned the legality of the meeting, saying it could violate Alaska’s Open Meetings Act. Because of the remote location, the public would be denied access to meetings. Gill cited an attorney general’s opinion that the council may not hold meetings outside the jurisdiction of the city. The meeting would have cost $2,475.

— From the issue of Oct. 13, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Oct. 10, 1968, issue of the Homer News is missing from the archives.

— From the issue of Oct. 10, 1968