Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Although Enstar Natural Gas Co. received approval in 1997 by the Alaska Public Utilities Commission to bring natural gas to Homer, it has been moving slowly on the plan. Enstar is negotiating with two gas suppliers, Gas-Pro Alaska and Union Texas Petroleum, recently acquired by ARCO Alaska. Another challenge is finding a pipeline route. Enstar competed with Homer Electric Association to get APUC approval.

— From the issue of Nov. 5, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Homer Police Officer Mark Robl got caught in a crossfire of eggs when he went to break up a fight between irate adult motorists and egg-throwing teens on Halloween night. From 8-11 p.m. police got 10 calls of hooligans throwing eggs. One motorist’s car window got broken when some youths began throwing rocks.

Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for throwing an egg at a police car and a 15-year-old boy for writing obscenities on a police car while cops chased egg throwers. Checkers at Proctor’s Grocery refused to sell eggs to a costumed boy despite his protests that he was making a really big omelet.

— From the issue of Nov. 3, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Nov. 6, 1968, issue of the Homer News is missing from the archives.