Years Ago

20 years ago

After lower Kenai Peninsula residents signed and submitted a petition to create a recreation service area, the borough assembly considered the petition by hearing a report on the process at its Aug. 17 meeting. The next step in the process was to hold a public hearing.

— From the issue of Aug. 19, 1999

30 years ago

All but 12 sea otters rescued after the Exxon Valdez oil spill were released. In Homer, 83 otters being held and rehabilitated at Little Jakolof Bay were flown to locations around the state and sent back into the wild. Three otters in Little Jakolof Bay were set free in the bay.

— From the issue of Aug. 24, 1989

50 years ago

Alice Cochrane bought the Club Bar from previous owners Sam and Goldie Gasparac. Cochrane returned to Homer after several years living in Portland, Oregon. The Club Bar is now known as Alice’s Champagne Palace.

“(Cochrane) states she is happy to be back in Alaska and intends to stay this time, the Homer News reported.

— From the issue of Aug. 21, 1969