Doug Whitsett: Open the forests

Natural systems endure an ever evolving cycle of growth and decline. The deterioration accumulates and dominates the landscape when we fail to put the growth to productive use. Too often, failure to manage and utilize the productive growth results in catastrophic destruction through disease and wildfire.  

PUBLIC NOTICE June 24, 2014 Due to unfortunate circumstances the URCC will not be able to provide transportation effective June 27th, 2014. RVTD as well as the URCC are working hard to find alternative transportation for the Upper Rogue clients.

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WC shooting ranges closed

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  The shooting ranges at White City have been closed until further notice.

Eagle Point-area Students Honored at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce

Eagle Point-area Students Honored at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce     Students from Eagle Point-area high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

POLICE 7/8/14   6/23 Samantha Renee Normand, 35 yr old, Medford. Arrested for Trespass 1 and criminal mischief. Lodged JCJ. 6/23 Samantha Renee Normand, 35 yr old, Medford. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court Warrants ( fail to appear/theft 1, theft 3, trespass 1 and theft 2) . Lodged JCJ. 6/23 Kimberly Joy Heater, 39…

http://www.urindependent.com/2014/07/177729/

Crater Lake Charter Academy Coming to Eagle Point

Crater Lake Charter Academy Coming to Eagle Point By Lynn Leissler For the Independent In a special meeting of the D9 school board on May 28, Human Resources Director Allen Barber presented a proposal for the Crater Lake Charter Academy, which the board later passed unanimously. With that approval, “the real work begins,” said Barber….

Let’s open the forests

I enjoyed reading Doug Whitsett’s newsletter this week, he is right on point. It never took a genius to figure out that the spotted owl game was a hoax. The barred owl, which the feds have now declared open season on, have been the culprit as much as any single factor. And while it is…

Preventing Heqt Stroke

Landscaping, construction, and agriculture are some of the outdoor jobs that can expose workers to dangerous high heat. Labor-intensive activities in hot weather can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer…

For no reason. By F. C. Blake For the Independent When people first arrive at retirement age, often more than their appearance changes. Suddenly their circle of friends seems to have dwindled like Dr. Phil’s hair.  

http://www.urindependent.com/2014/07/177721/

EVENTS 7/8/14

EVENTS 7/8/14

Skundrick continues town hall meetings

Commissioner Don Skundrick continues his second series of Town Hall meetings with the next event being held in Central Point. Everyone is welcome to attend, and the meeting will be at the Central Point Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014. “We have been getting lots of questions about the Library and Extension…