Years Ago

Years Ago

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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20 years ago The new Homer Spit Trail has expanded recreational opportunities for walkers, bikers and rollerbladers. Stretching from the Kachemak Drive end of the… Continue reading

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20 years ago After lower Kenai Peninsula residents signed and submitted a petition to create a recreation service area, the borough assembly considered the petition… Continue reading

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20 years ago A consortium of five oil and gas companies agreed to pay Cook Inletkeeper $27,500 in copyright fees and to buy 100 copies… Continue reading

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20 years ago A couple who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary might have to live towns apart because South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care facility… Continue reading

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20 years ago Raven Transit started offering bus service in the summer of 1999 with a 90-minute round trip route from the Down East Saloon… Continue reading

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20 years ago Alaskans should expect big changes in the way the state provides services in the new millennium, Rep. Gail Phillips told a gathering… Continue reading

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20 years ago Homer Children’s Services received a a state Mental Health Trust Authority grant of $27,000 to improve and make more accessible its facilities.… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Kachemak Bay Coalition, a group of people, tourist-related businesses and environmental organizations formed to advocate for a moratorium on personal watercraft… Continue reading

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20 years ago Pratt Museum volunteers cut up a dead gray whale that had been found floating in Halibut Cove Lagoon. The crew spent about… Continue reading

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20 years ago in the Homer News The Alaska Legislature appropriated $3.6 million to the city as part of a transfer-of-ownership agreement to move the… Continue reading

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20 years ago in the Homer News The lower Kenai Peninsula fared well in state capital projects despite cuts in the budget. Areas in Anchor… Continue reading

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20 years ago in the Homer News Wildland firefighters kept a 75-acre fire from destroying homes and cabins in the Hutler Road and Mansfield Road… Continue reading

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20 years ago in the Homer News An intentional fire and a hoax bomb threat put a damper on the last day of school at… Continue reading