Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Due to an anticipated $1.2 billion state revenue shortfall, cities like Homer can expect to see more cuts in revenue sharing and municipal assistance, Rep. Gail Phillips said. In 1998 Homer got $275,000 in state help.

“I think it’s safe to say the only thing not to be cut will be education,” Phillips said. “Everyone who comes into this office says, ‘We know we have a huge debt and the budget has to be cut,’ but they also say, ‘Not here.’”

— From the issue of April 1, 1999

30 years ago in the Homer News

Oil from the March 24 Exxon Valdez spill may be headed to Kachemak Bay, according to a scientist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game habitat division. As of March 29, the oil slick moved past islands in Prince William Sound and was expected to flow into the Gulf of Alaska. Oil could then be carried around the end of the Kenai Peninsula and up into lower Cook Inlet.

“The question is what condition will (the oil) be in,” said Lance Trasky, ADF&G regional supervisor. “It could be tar balls. It’s hard to say, but we will probably find out.”

— From the issue of March 30, 1989

50 years ago in the Homer News

The April 3, 1969, issue is missing from the Homer News archives.