Story last updated at 3:47 PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

30 years ago in the Homer News

Roger Lewis, 31, and Denise Harris, 20 were plucked from the rocky bluff and the deep snows of Sun Point on Jan. 9. The couple's romantic dream of mining for Alaskan gold became a three-week nightmarish struggle for survival in the wilderness without food, without fire and without adequate clothing. "We contemplated suicide many times," Roger said from his bed at the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital.

— From the issue of Jan. 17, 1980


  • 3482 Landings St.
  • (907) 235-7767
  •  Fax: (907) 235-6571
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback