Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Thousands of pounds of powdered sulfur were spilled into the Ninilchik River when a trailer carrying a steel tub of the substance overturned at the Ninilchik River bridge. The truck was taking two trailers of sulfur from a refinery in Nikiski to the Homer Harbor. The driver had lost control while navigating a downhill curve, and the steel tub slid off the trailer and was pierced when it hit the bridge guardrail.

— From the issue of Sept. 18, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

Authorities were investigation the death of a man who was killed by gunshot after an argument over the ownership of a stallion quarterhorse broke out on Ohlson Mountain Road. Two others were injured. Ron Grimshaw, 50, was shot to death near the University of Alaska horse corral. The other two, a father and son, were take to Providence Hospital in Anchorage to be treated.

— From the issue of Sept. 17, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

The city of Homer signed an agreement to help complete an extension of the Homer Airport runway, which was being built under a contract with the state by Central Construction Company out of Seattle. The agreement allowed necessary gravel fill material to be taken from the northwest end of the Homer Boat Harbor. That move was also set to free up more space for mooring facilities.

— From the issue of Sept. 21, 1967