Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Kenai Borough Assembly member Patrick O’Brien pulled an animal-control ordinance that would have allowed cities with animal control officers to respond to reports of dog bites or rabid dogs outside city limits. The borough would have paid cities $25,000 for those services. Voters in October struck down an advisory referendum asking if the borough should assume animal control powers outside of cities. Voters did approve a question asking if the borough should do something about dangerous dogs.

— From the issue of Jan. 7, 1999

30 years ago in the Homer News

The Allen family’s winter adventure at Port Chatham didn’t work out as expected. Robin and Duane Allen planned to live at the remote bay, and had plenty of supplies and provisions. When their skiff’s propeller broke, they weren’t able to fish or crab. Alaska State Troopers checked them out when they got a report they were living off mussels. They weren’t, but they were down to oatmeal and dried milk and ready to call it quits. When rough seas kept a boat charter from picking them up, a helicopter brought them home.

— From the issue of Jan. 5, 1989

50 years ago in the Homer News

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