Recall attempt on D9 board members falls short

This sign placed along Hwy 62 near Eagle Point shows three members names but only two were actually petitioned for recall.

An effort to recall the chairman and vice-chairman of the School District 9 Board of Directors ended in failure, according to the statistical report from the Jackson County Election Department. The deadline for obtaining 1,316 valid signatures was July 2. Petitions were originally dated April 2. The election department reported 1,555 signatures were turned in…

Inkley wins numerous scholarships thanks to FFA and 4H programs

Sam and Diana Inkley with their son, Christian. Christain received a $1,000 CenturyLink Children's Scholarship as a child of a CenturyLink employee. Christian was not aware that he had won the scholarship and thought his father was being honored for his 39 years with CenturyLink.

CenturyLink recently awarded Christian Inkley, son of CenturyLink’s Network Technician, Sam Inkley and his wife, Diana, a 2012 Century Link Employees’ Children Scholarship. CenturyLink received more than 400 applications from the company’s 37-state operating territory. Of those 400 applications, 80 scholarships were awarded. “Each of the winners were selected for exemplary academic accomplishments, along with…

Historic ice house may get renovation soon

The ice house is located on North Royal Ave across from the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point.

One of the more intriguing structures in Eagle Point is one few have been inside. The “rock house or ice house”, which resides across from Butte Creek Mill is all that remains of the original George Brown & Sons Cash Store. Several years ago there was conversation with the city about preserving the structure, but…

Portable rural satellite link coming soon

Mobile satellite trailer will keep communications open during any sort of disaster

Fires, high water, or electrical outages are known to cause a  lack of communication  in rural areas such as Butte Falls and Prospect. Thanks to an Oregon company the hazards associated with no communication will soon be greatly diminished. Butte Falls, Prospect and Jackson County will soon each receive a small self-contained mobile satellite trailer,…

Firefighting has been cpt. Dennis Jordan’s calking for 40+ years

Dennis and mike

Fire District #3 has said goodbye to seven of their employees, a total of 194 years of service. Those retirees include: Deputy Fire Marshal Don Hickman, 26 years of service; Captain Jon Brite and Fire Engineer Bill Ward, 30 years each; Captain Mark Minor and Fire Engineer Steve Waterman, each 25 years of service, Fire…

District 9 opens Hillside School, A decAde after fire destroyed EPJHS


It was late August 2002 about 4:30 a.m., when the blare of sirens, the smell of smoke and the sight of flames shooting into the sky woke not just Eagle Point residents, but much of the Rogue Valley. Eagle Point Junior High school was ablaze. The large empty space on E. Main behind the Eagle…

Local couple earn highest Scouting award


“We  couldn’t have gotten what Scouting has offered us as a family anyplace else,” said Randy Sell, who along with wife, Kathy, received Boy Scouts of America’s  highest volunteer award last week. They each received the Silver Beaver Award. The award is given for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by a registered leader….