Years Ago

20 years ago

Raven Transit started offering bus service in the summer of 1999 with a 90-minute round trip route from the Down East Saloon to Land’s End Resort. Bus fares were $3 for anywhere on the route or $10 for an all-day pass.

“We have to show people it’s out there and it’s going to stay,” said company manager Ray Ferrenbach.

— From the issue of July 29, 1999

30 years ago

More than 100 people signed a petition asking the Kenai Peninsula School Board to reconsider making a controversial health curriculum a mandatory high school graduation requirement. The curriculum “forced” students to learn about birth control and abortion, they said. One signer, Rev. Ray Arno of Homer Christian Community Church, said public schools have “no business reaching into the morals and religious beliefs of the citizens of America.” School Board Member Milli Martin said the sex education component of the curriculum has been exaggerated.

— From the issue of Aug. 3, 1989

50 years ago

No injuries were reported in a one-car accident on July 29, 1969 on the Sterling Highway near Deep Creek when the driver of a Dodge pickup with a camper swerved to avoid a dog, a group of children and a child on a pony who were in the traffic lane. The truck became unbalanced when it swerved and overturned.

— From the issue of July 31, 1969

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