A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Shady Cove, Jackson County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, will be held at the City Hall Council Chamber located at 22451 Highway 62, Shady Cove.  The meeting will take place on April…

Eagle Point Tree City USA, how it began


In 1990 four local residents had a vision for Eagle Point to join the elite Tree City USA family. At that time, the only Cities in Southern Oregon that had the Tree City USA distinction were Rogue River, Grants Pass and Ashland. Phil Frazee, arborist and owner of Arbor West, Steve Dempsey, owner of Dempsey…

Staycation–Prospect Hotel

prospect hotel sign


The mind is a terrible thing to waste

“the Mind is a terrible thing to waste” I loved that article.  Thank you! I don’t know if I told you about my grandson, Tommy, who, when his father accepted a job in Estonia said “No way, I’m not going there.  I love my high school and the baseball.  His parents, however, said firmly “you…

Eagle Point All-School reunion

Eagle Point all school reunion, Saturday, April 5 at the Eagle Point high school cafeteria.  from 11-3.  Lunch is $11 and includes tri tip and chicken.  for information call Doris Grosch 541 826-5797

Americans for Prosperity meeting-GMO

medical marijuana dispensaries in SC?

The primary agenda item under unfinished business will be an Ordinance regarding medical marijuana dispensa-ries. Our original plan was to also hold an open discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of permitting Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO). VRBO is not currently permitted in Shady Cove. That has been rescheduled for the May 1st Council Meeting….

March 11 city council meeting

Eagle Point City Council By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Managing one’s personal life has its times of high activity and times when things just buzz along. So it is with managing a city. The March 11 meeting ran short, and most agenda items, including commission and department reports, related to works in progress. Eagle…

Creepy Crawlies With Christy 032714

Fiestiest hummingbird of all

EPID to hold April meeting at Ashpole

Eagle Point Irrigation District will hold it’s monthly Board meeting at the Ashpole Center at the Eagle Point City Hall on April 8, beginning at 5 p. m.  the District, which normally holds meetings in the Board room at their office on Brophy Road, felt that a large crowd would attend to hear of possible…

Doug Whitsett: Forest Practices Act

Oregon was the first state to adopt a Forest Practices Act. The widely supported 1971 Act was intended to protect forest streams against potential negative timber harvest impacts. It required the maintenance of sufficient undisturbed forest buffers alongside streams to reduce water pollution and soil erosion.