Years Ago

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20 years ago The Homer City Council passed a resolution to preserve wildlife habitat in the Mariner Park Lagoon without attracting more birds to the… Continue reading

 

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20 years ago Eight Pioneer Avenue businesses were burglarized on Jan. 9 and 10. Someone took tip jars from the Duncan House containing donations to… Continue reading

 

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20 years ago A $4,000 fireworks display on Beluga Lake brought in the new year and the new millennium. Certified pyrotechnician Jon Faulkner organized the… Continue reading

 

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20 years ago A planning team from the Department of Fish and Game, Department of Natural Resources and Alaska State Parks took three hours of… Continue reading

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20 years ago At a weekend meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, halibut charter operators came away with no better options than before… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Kachemak Bay Coalation held a forum on personal watercraft, or Jet Skis. The group advocates for a ban on personal watercraft… Continue reading

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20 years ago President Bill Clinton signed a federal appropriations bill that included $10.4 million to build a new Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge visitor… Continue reading

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20 years ago At a Homer High School Parent Teacher and Student Organization meeting, parent Scott Ulmer suggested random drug testing for students. A juvenile… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a six-month lease for the new Homer Boys & Girls Club in the old Homer Intermediate… Continue reading

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20 years ago Circle DE Pacific Corp. defaulted on a $5.4 million loan from National Bank of Alaska. The timber company ran the chip operation… Continue reading

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20 years ago Thursday noon lunches for teenagers at Homer United Methodist Church have increased in popularity over the past three years. Organized by nine… Continue reading

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20 years ago Homer City Manager Ron Drathman submitted a draft budget that would cut spending about 10% or more and begin restoring city reserves.… Continue reading

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20 years ago Heavy rains triggered a sand-and-clay landslide at South Peninsula Hospital, demolishing wood-and-steel forms built for the concrete foundation for the new West… Continue reading

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20 years ago A proposed logging operation near the Bridge Creek Reservoir watershed raised concerns at a Homer City Council meeting and prompted city officials… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Romp family of Vermont finished their 4,450-mile journey on a bicycle-built-for-four from Shoreham, Vermont, to Homer. After dipping the front tire… Continue reading

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20 years ago Five teenagers organized and were to soon open a new teen center on Lake Street in a space they called The Inside… Continue reading

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20 years ago Dave Barker, the founder of Homer’s first Internet service, xyz.net, sold his company to Internet Alaska. Barker, then 20, founded xyz.net in… Continue reading

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20 years ago Led by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Wallace “Wally” Burgess, a grew in a rigid-hull inflatable freed a humpback whale entangled in… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Kenai Boys and Girls Club hired Callen Bentley to be the director of the new Homer Boys and Girls Club. The… Continue reading

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20 years ago Delegates at a joint meeting of the Alaska Municipal League and the Alaska Conference of Mayors voted to support a “yes” vote… Continue reading

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