Editorial

Half Jokingly, I referred to Shady Cove as a ghost town last week, over concern that there were so many businesses and organizations closing.  The statement was in reference to the closing of the Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce and other businesses that have lost traction over the past couple of years.  Mayor Sanderson,…

Editorial

For far too long, we, here in Jackson County, have heard the woes of the Board of Commissioners about the financial state of the Jackson County Fair.  

Methane Regulation: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Methane Regulation: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish By Robert L. Bradley, Jr.   Last month, the U.S. Senate narrowly voted against repealing a punitive, last-minute Obama era regulation. The Interior Department’s so-called Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, while advertised as economically prudent, would eliminate consumer-driven jobs, curtail energy production, and otherwise harm the nation’s economy. The…

Taking our rights to self determination

Just a few hours ago, the Senate passed SB 229 C, with lightning speed. It passed in the House early in the afternoon and a couple hours later was concurred within the Senate. This bill fundamentally changes the people’s referendum process in a preemptive attempt to rig the outcome of a potential referendum of the provider tax passed by the…

Editorial Amnesia Lane

There are a lot of things going through my brain this week.  Some good, some not so good. First, let’s take a walk down Amnesia Lane, as Robin Williams called it.  Amnesia Lane is when older folks get together and talk about the old days.  Well, that was what last weekend was for me, times…

Editorial

There is no denying that the old west was a special place in history.  But it was more dramatized by movies than it was in actual life.  Sure, there were those who carried guns and yes, there were shoot-outs because of arguments, but for the most part, members of the public did not carry as…

Remember saving our forests?

Remember back not too many years ago, the computer was touted as the great saver of our forests?  The idea was that everything was going to be electronic, so there would be no need to cut trees.  Paper mills would be disappearing, log trucks would be off the highway, the landscape would be green and…

editorial–in two worlds

In two worlds by RM The recent powwow held at the VA SORCC was certainly an eye-opener for me, as I’m sure it was for many folks who attended as guests, participants and curious onlookers. The powwow was held to honor fallen warriors which include American Soldiers, but also as a means of passing along…

Revolving door policy at EPHS

Last week we learned that Jenn Whitehead, Principal at Eagle Point High School resigned effective at the end of the year.  David Whitehead, head of the Tech department also resigned effective the same date.  

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday rooted in tradition. Every year, thousands of Oregonians participate in ceremonies, parades and other solemn events. But long before the first Memorial Day processions wound their way down city streets, long before dignitaries across the country took to podiums to honor service and sacrifice, the holiday started, informally, with a…

Editorial

“lack of Filters” as you have stated here, and elsewhere, is an absolute lie and an irresponsible attempt to feed inaccurate information to the parents of the district that are a lot smarter and better equipped to raise their children than you, technology, or the school district.  I know for a fact that D9 uses…