20 years ago in the Homer News:
Two hundred people marched in a snowstorm on Monday, Dec. 2 to protest the Cook Inlet Lease Sale 85A, hoping to send an unmistakable message to Gov. Tony Knowles. Lease Sale 85A included roughly 1.1 million acres onshore and offshore from Turnagain Arm to the lower Kenai Peninsula. Homer-area residents were especially concerned about the 190,000 acres on the Lower Peninsula. Almost the same acreage was removed from Lease Sale 78 several years prior when there was less natural gas interest.
– From the issue of Dec. 5, 1996