20 years ago in the Homer News:

A 46-year-old homeless man living in a tent on the Spit wound up at South Peninsula Hospital with frostbite and pneumonia after temperatures dipped to 0 degrees. “I’ve never been — honest to God — so scared as I am right now,” said John Steffens. Share the Spirit and the Homer Community Food Pantry have been working to get a homeless shelter, “but the attitude of this town ... a lot of people say, ‘It’s great, but please not next door to me,’” said Norma Foust of Share the Spirit.

– From the issue of Jan. 9, 1997

30 years ago in the Homer News:

The federal government will pay for most of the repairs for $50,000 in damages to the Tutka Hatchery caused by heavy rains in October. Rain swollen Tutka Creek washed tons of gravel downstream, blocking the mouth of the creek. About 27 million pink and chum salmon eggs at the hatchery survived, but the entire natural production of salmon eggs in Tutka Creek got washed downstream.

– From the issue of Jan. 8, 1987

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Test wells for the new city water system showed promise for a stable water supply. Iron tested out at 1 part per million. Final tests are in progress for the storage tank at the top of Main Street. Once the main water system is finished and hook ups are completed, Homer will have a complete water system.

– From the issue of Jan. 12, 1967


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