Hussell retires positively believing in staff and community

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Dave Hussell’s first two days as city administrator for Eagle Point in 1998 were true eye openers for him. First, contractor Eldon Smith welcomed Hussell and invited him to what would be the new city hall. They entered the former Eagle Thrift Market, and peered at was then just a shell of a structure. “What…

Little Butte Irrigation ends agreement with county

What started several years ago as a gentlemen’s agreement has ended in disagreement. In their annual meeting, the Little Butte Irrigation Company has ended a relationship with Jackson County Roads department.  The original agreement was that the Jackson County Roads Department would occasionally dip a tanker of water from Little Butte Irrigation ditch in exchange…

Little Butte Irrigation ends agreement with county

What started several years ago as a gentlemen’s agreement has ended in disagreement. In their annual meeting, the Little Butte Irrigation Company has ended a relationship with Jackson County Roads department.  The original agreement was that the Jackson County Roads Department would occasionally dip a tanker of water from Little Butte Irrigation ditch in exchange…

EP adopts new brand, “Positively Eagle Point”

“Positively Eagle Point” is now officially the marketing slogan for Eagle Point. The city council approved it and also directed the Economic Development Commission to pursue livability as their focus for 2012. It was also agreed to have legal counsel pursue making  “Positively Eagle Point” the official trademark for Eagle Point. Banners and  buttons featruring…

JCFD #3 fills two key positions

{gallery}12_20_11/fd3{/gallery} Jackson County Fire District No. 3 will soon have two new employees filling two key vacancies. Already on board is John Patterson. He has been hired as Deputy Fire Marshal. Don Hickman retired as Deputy Fire Marshal earlier this year. He is now doing some public relations  work for the department on a part-time…

Which came first, chickens or an ordinance for White City?

Jackson County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Nov. 30 to read proposed changes to ordinances within the boundaries of White City concerning livestock.  Residents have kept chickens there continuously though the practice was outlawed in 2004 during the urban renewal process. At that time, language preventing residents from keeping livestock was approved.  While…

District 9 approves health center

EPHS was the school honored at last week’s board meeting. Principal Allen Barber introduced two students: Gabriela Hernandez and Jeremy Burke. Gabriela has a 3.78 g.p.a. She currently has 25 ½ high school credits and 53 SOU/RCC credits and by the end of the year, she expects to have 73 college credits. She is interested…

Three Rivers Hospital offers free COPD test, Nov. 17

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is often undetected, according to the World Health Organization. The pulmonary rehabilitation department at Three Rivers Community Hospital encourages all adults to know their lung health and come in for a free lung test on Nov. 17, which is World COPD Day. Known as a spirometry, the lung health test…

Opinions on county commissioner race

The residents of Jackson County are very fortunate this election to have four well qualified men interested in serving as a county commissioner. Some years the decision on who to support comes easy. That has not been the case this year. Jeff Golden and Don Skunrick seek Position1, currently held by Dr. Gilmour . Jeff…

EP City Hall ballot drop site

Ballots began being delivered Saturday Oct. 16. If you do not receive a ballot by Thursday, Oct. 21, and you are a registered voter, contact the elections department at 541-774-6148,. Ballots must be received at the Jackson County elections office or in an official drop site box, no later than 8 p.m., Nov. 2 in…

Eagle Point cracking down on illegal fireworks, violators could face $500 fine

Eagle Point has made an adjustment in how they deal with fireworks. While it has always been against the law and a misdemeanor to use illegal fireworks, it has been very difficult to police. An officer has to have “probable cause” which means an officer has to determine who used the fireworks “beyond a reasonable…