Years Ago.

20 years ago in the Homer News

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly shot down amendments that would have changed its gravel pit law, only a year old at the time. The proposed amendments would have granted exemptions to small operators, but they were defeated by a margin of one vote. The assembly was reportedly waiting on recommendations from a task force before moving forward.

— From the issue of Sept. 4, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

Homer area teachers were angered by what the Homer News reported as a “unilateral decision” by the Board of Education to adopt arbitration that cut their salaries by 5 percent. They called it “a slap in the face.” Union leaders had not ruled out the possibility of a lawsuit at that point. “You’re getting a pat on the back for what you’re already doing, but getting something taken away,” said Homer Junior High School teacher Deb Lowney.

— From the issue of Sept. 3, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

The first Russian Old Believer families to settle the Kenai Peninsula arrived and were building cabins on a section of land in Anchor Point they had purchased for $14,100. They also bought grazing leases on 1,500 acres next to the original 640 acres they settled. Mrs. Harold Pomeroy, wife of the former Kenai Peninsula Borough chairman, acted as a translator during one of their earlier visits to the peninsula.

— From the issue of Sept. 7, 1967