D9 board ok’s Elk Trail, RIF, sup’t contract

Standing room only and controversial issues aplenty were present at the  School District 9 work session and board of director’s meeting on March 14. Issues ranged from the meeting  agenda to the superintendent evaluation procedure, a reduction in force, the fate of Elk Trail School, the superintendent’s contract extension and maintaining a full school year…

Town halls

Rep. Mike McLane and Sen. Doug Whitsett will be in Shady Cove and Eagle Point to hold Town Hall get-togethers. They will be at the Shady Cove City Council Thursday, Mar. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The regular council meeting is going to be short and they will follow it with their discussion. Then on Friday…

SC reviewing sheriff’s 8% increase request

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens. March 1st was one of those in between days and the Shady Cove City Council found themselves cleaning up some winter issues in preparation…

Stockmen honor Mel Morris, name new officers

Jackson County Stockmen’s Association held their annual meeting January 14, at the Jackson County Expo.   According to Association Secretary Jeremy Kennedy, 28 members and two guests attended the afternoon business session where committee heads gave reports. Treasurer Mel Morris, giving his final report,  stated that the general account had a balance of $10,703, and two…

Stockmen honor Mel Morris, name new officers

Jackson County Stockmen’s Association held their annual meeting January 14, at the Jackson County Expo.   According to Association Secretary Jeremy Kennedy, 28 members and two guests attended the afternoon business session where committee heads gave reports. Treasurer Mel Morris, giving his final report,  stated that the general account had a balance of $10,703, and two…

Public meeting on plans for Shady Cove youth at URCC, Jan. 25

Upper Rogue residents are urged to attend a meeting on January 25 at 6 p.m. at the Upper Rogue Community Center to hear the plans that are being made for Shady Cove-Trail-Prospect youth activities. Youth are definitely encouraged to come hear and participate in the discussion. While this is called a replacement for the Boys…

Shady Cove closer to agreement on administrator’s contract

“Politics is a numbers game. I hate it, but it is. It doesn’t matter how good your argument is if you aren’t in the majority,” said Senator Doug Whitsett at the Dec. 1 Shady Cove City Council meeting. The senator’s quote seemed appropriate as the council continued their discussion on Administrator Danise Brakeman’s contract during…

Crowd at D9 budget review on transportation

{gallery}11_15_11/occupy{/gallery}On Wednesday, Nov. 9, a group of people, estimated at approximately 100, answered the call of the Eagle Point Education Association to gather at the District- 9 school board workshop and meeting.  Outside the meeting, representatives of the association distributed stickers and pamphlets opposing contracting transportation services.  The large numbers filled the room with standing…

Eagle Point and Medford Water settle 5 year contract

After months and months of discussion with the Medford Water Commission, a five year agreement was finally reached and approved by the Eagle Point City Council. One of the issues of concern for Eagle Point was Medford Water’s ability to sell surplus water, which could leave Eagle Point (and other communities with no water.) Medford…

Residents put forth ideas for EP Parks Commission

The Eagle Point Parks and Recreation Commission Sept. 8 meeting included  several members of the audience who presented items they wanted the commission to consider. Julie Thompson, host at Harnish Wayside and the Eagle Point Museum reported on the Mystery Clue Game that was a summer activity for youth in Eagle Point.  A total of…

SOHS to visit Lake Creek, discuss history and changes

SOHS invites you to participate in a Community Forum during the Community Potluck at the Lake Creek Historical Society on Tuesday, Sept. 20,  at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Creek Historical Society, 1739 So .Fork Little Butte Creek Road. What do you feel are the most pressing and preoccupying changes that Lake Creek faces today? …