Years Ago

20 years ago

The Kachemak Bay Coalition, a group of people, tourist-related businesses and environmental organizations formed to advocate for a moratorium on personal watercraft in Kachemak Bay. The coalition sent a letter and a petition with 1,000 signatures to Gov. Tony Knowles calling for the ban.

— From the issue of July 8, 1999

30 years ago

Nearly 20,000 trees cut from the Kenai Peninsula left the Homer Harbor on the 587-foot Maritime Joy bound for Inchon, South Korea in the first such large shipment by logging company Klukwan Forest Products.

— From the issue of July 13, 1989

50 years ago

In Fourth of July events, in a softball game between the Homer All-Stars and a team from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ironwood, the Ironwood won 7-6. David Fry was the winner in the Youngsters Trout Derby with a 17-pound trout. Kenneth Dietz won Best Over All in the Driftwood Contest. The Northern Knights Sky Divers Club gave an exhibition with a 1-mile freefall jump.

— From the issue of July 8, 1969