Years Ago

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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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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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