Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The Department of Environmental Conservation closed down all commercial shellfish harvesting in Kachemak Bay due to “unprecedented levels” of paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP. Levels of PSP were more than 10 times greater than normal in some species tested by the department. Recreational clammers were warned to stay away from local beaches.

— From the issue of Aug. 21, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News

The Kenai Peninsula Board of Education reinstated funding for hazardous bus routes, like East End Road and East Hill, after $30,000 was cut from the program earlier to accommodate budget reductions. The cut would have affected the program for the first and last eight weeks of the school year. Though the board voted to reinstate the program, it was set to run out of funding that February.

— From the issue of Aug. 20, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Aug. 24, 1967, volume 4, number 35, is missing from the Homer News library and the Homer Public Library archives.

— From the issue of Aug. 24, 1967

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