Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The Seldovia police force, at the time made up of only Chief Any Anderson, was set to double to two members. Anderson had served on the force for 28 years at that point and was the sole officer, clerical worker, interviewer, researcher, traffic cop and investigator. The force had had two officers in the past, but the city was unable to afford another one during the time Anderson worked solo. Seldovia was offered funding under a federal program for another officer.

— From the issue of Sept. 11, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

New instruments called “tiltmeters” were installed on Mt. Augustine to help better predict the volcano’s activity and protect local residents. Seismographs were also placed on the island, but they could only discern movements, not determine whether magma was moving up or down in the volcano. The titlmeters were to measure changes in the volcano’s surface, thus being able to announce a major eruption if need be.

— From the issue of Sept. 10, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department bought a new “RED WAGON” ambulance from a company in Anchorage. “Stinky” Jones picked it up and drove it down to Homer. The ambulance was to replace a Dodge 4 by 4 the department had been using for a rescue unit since about 1957. The new ambulance was to have cabinets built inside by Al Greer and Ray Weiber.

— From the issue of Sept. 14, 1967