Years ago in Homer

20 years ago in the Homer News:


Native-born Australian Steven Page crossed the Spit Run’s finish line first, though he only decided to run the race the night before. Page, 24, was backpacking around Alaska and arrived in Homer the day before the event. “I was walking around the docks the night vefore and overheard a couple of blokes talking about the race,” Page said. He raced in several triathlons in Australia, however, which prepared him for the makeshift course of the Spit Run.

– From the issue of July 4, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:


After the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to ban the use and sale of fireworks in all areas of the borough, outside cities, in the winter of 1995, Kachemak City became the only place to legally buy fireworks on the peninsula. Long before the borough ban, most cities had already banned fireworks within their limits. A June 4 attempt to do so in Kachemak City failed, meaning that Bev Jones’ Kachemak City fireworks stand could operate in plain view along East End Road without worrying about legal issues.


– From the issue of July 3, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:


Fisherman of the Homer area and Kenai voted to strike after a Saturday, July 2 meeting with packers did not reach a settlement on price. Kenai Peninsula Fisherman asked the canneries for the same settlement that was received by the Cordova fishermen. Though negotiations continued throughout the week, no agreements were made with either Daubenspeck or Fidalgo Island Packing Company, though negotiations were made with Columbia Ward. Previous to 1966, fisherman had been paid by the fish, but this year they were paid by the pound.


– From the issue of July 7, 1966