Butte Falls Fire Truck hit

Butte Falls Fire Department is looking for a new truck after this first responder vehicle took a tree across the cab just as Jeff Gorman was preparing to respond to a call.

Wind, rain and snow give southern Oregonians something to talk about and alot to clean up

This house in Butte Falls was fortunately emp;ty when it received this final blow. The house in woned by Dennis and Roni Burg. This and many other homes were damaged in the Butte Falls area. The storm that hit the valley starting Friday, Jan. 4 continued to leave its mark a week later.  An avalanche…

Eagle Point economic beautification project

This is an example of the massive petunia baskets that will grace Eagle Point this summer. Eagle Point will be the only community in the area with such a display. At their Jan. 8 meeting, the Eagle Point City Council acted on a recommendation presented by the Economic Development Commission. This is the second time…

Alice Marie White

Alice Marie White, 85, died on Jan. 10, 2008 at Providence Medford Medical Center after a brief illness. She and her husband, Edward, spent their early years in many countries while he was in the Air Force. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1975. She loved the life she lead here and she made…

Luther James Smith

Luther James "Smitty" Smith, 80, of Eagle Point died Jan. 4, 2008 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born July 9, 1927 in Frederick, Maryland,  to Marion and Pearl Wolf Smith. He served at West Point Academy while in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Laura Mae Hepner, whom he…

Patrick E. Owens

Patrick "Pat" E. Owens, 59, died Dec. 30, 2007 at his home.      Mr. Owens was born Feb. 11, 1948, in Medford, to Leonard Verl and Ellen Mae (Patterson) Owens. He served in the U.S. Marines in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Medford Eagle’s Lodge.     Survivors…

James Richardson

James Richardson, 57, of Eagle Point, died Jan. 5, 2008 at his home. Arrangements by Abbey Funeral.

OSP asks public for help with wire theft

Following several wire theft incidents along interstates and highways, area agencies are reaching out to the public for their help to catch thieves whose actions impact Oregonians not only in the pocket book but also with their personal safety.     ODOT has reported numerous wire thefts along Interstate 84, Interstate 205, and Interstate 5 as…

Eagle Point hears park improvement plan

The Eagle Point Parks and Recreation Commission heard a presentation from Greg Covey, landscape architect, for Covey Pardee Landscape Architects, Ashland, on expansion and improvement of Little Butte Creek Park.      Covey Pardee has completed a variety of park projects including Turtle Bay Park and Parkview Trail in Redding, parks in Ashland, Central Point,…

White City to consider incorporation boundaries Feb. 16

At a recent meeting at White City, Kelly Madding, Jackson County Development, ex- plained a mini feasibility study of White City focused on White City becoming incorporated.      In July, a steering committee made up of White City residents and people who want to see White City become incorporated met and selected three possible…