Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Despite objections from many lower Kenai Penisula residents, the controversial onshore tracts just north of Homer remained a part of a proposed Cook Inlet state oil and gas lease sale scheduled for December. Most of the tracts are offshore in Cook Inlet, but some 192,000 acres are located on the lower peninsula north of Homer. Opponents said they hoped Gov. Tony Knowles would pull the onshore tracts from the sale.

– From the issue of Sept. 26, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

Two people suffered broken legs Sunday when a load of steel piling on a barge broke loose and rolled off the deck into Homer Harbor. A few hours earlier, the 290-foot barge ran aground after being towed into the harbor where its cargo was to be unloaded. During attempts to pull the barge loose, safety lines snapped and more than half the load of pilings, each weighing 3,000 pounds or more, rolled off the deck.

– From the issue of Sept. 25, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

The mystery of missing long-distance pilot Frank Hern of Seldovia was solved when wreckage of a Cessna 150 plane with his body still strapped to the seat was found on a mountain about 24 miles west of Aishihik, Yukon Territory. Hern had been missing since April 28 when he left Fairbanks to try a record long-distance flight in his small plane to Tallahassee, Fla.

– From the issue of Sept. 29, 1966