Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer Parks and Recreation Commission recommended that the old Homer Intermediate School — now known as the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex — not be leased beyond the fall of 2001 to the Kachemak Bay Campus. That would give the college time to find a new site for the west campus. The Parks and Recreation Commission also recommended working with user groups to find funding for renovating the building as well as form a task force to evaluate the expenses of operating the gymnasium.

— From the issue of Jan. 14, 1999

30 years ago in the Homer News

After hours of public testimony, the Homer City Council unanimously approved a six-month trial lease for Klukwan Forest Products Inc. to store logs on the Homer Spit and ship them from the Main Dock. Klukwan proposed using 3 acres of Spit land to store logs cut on Ninilchik Native Association land. Klukwan officials said that once the operation gets going, two logging trucks per would go through town per hour, 12 hours a day and five days a week. Many people testifying spoke about the potential negative impact of log truck traffic.

— From the issue of Jan. 12, 1989

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Jan. 16, 1969, issue of the Home News is missing from the archives.