Years Ago

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

 

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

 

Years Ago

20 years ago The Homer Public Health Center announced that the annual influenza vaccine might not be available until mid-November due to a nation-wide shortage.… Continue reading

 

Years Ago

A look into Homer’s years pas

Years Ago

20 years ago New Homer resident Kathleen Balsemo (now Gustafson) smoked the Anchorage competition in a contest of statewide poets at a Poetry Slam held… Continue reading

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20 years ago At the start of the new school year, Kenai Peninsula schools geared up for lean times, with more than $2 million in… Continue reading

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20 years ago The first Homer Farmers Market was held on Aug. 5, 2000 in a vacant lot on Ocean Drive. Organizers said it was… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Personal Watercraft Club of Alaska mobilized its members to oppose a decision that had been made in July to ban personal… Continue reading

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20 years ago Effective Aug. 1, 2000, then-Alaska State Parks Director Jim Stratton ordered Kachemak Bay State Park closed to personal watercraft, also known as… Continue reading

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20 years ago Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Drew Scalzi told supporters of the proposed Greater Kachemak Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area it must… Continue reading

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20 years ago The Kenai Peninsula Borough launched several federally-funded programs to reduce the fire danger caused by the spruce-bark beetle epidemic. One program focused… Continue reading

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20 years ago The late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, visited Homer for groundbreaking ceremonies of the $10 million Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center,… Continue reading

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20 years ago Someone vandalized or stole works at the Pratt Museum’s “Facing the Elements” show before the exhibit formally opened. Carla Klinker’s sculpture, “Skin,”… Continue reading

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20 years ago Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, announced that transportation appropriations approved by the U.S. Senate included $5.8 million for upgrading and expanding the Main… Continue reading

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20 years ago Opponents of Homer’s annexation proposal raised serious issues they wanted the City of Homer to address before the Local Boundary Commission could… Continue reading

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20 years ago Megan Corazza borrowed almost $200,000 to invest in the net — the seine net, not the Internet. At 21-years-old, she’s one of… Continue reading

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20 years ago A floatplane flipped in Beluga Lake after a sightseeing trip, forcing local business owner John Faulkner of Land’s End Resort and his… Continue reading

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20 years ago Music teacher Mark Robinson was named Educator of the Year by the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Robinson taught music to seventh-12th graders… Continue reading

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20 years ago The final state capital budget approved the week prior to this issue by the Alaska Legislatures cut money from proposed school maintenance… Continue reading

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20 years ago A petition to have a Greater Kachemak Fire & Emergency Service Area was signed by 216 voters and was certified. The effort… Continue reading

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