EP City Council

The Eagle Point City Council heard from several different parties at their May 8 meeting. The first being Ron Fox with SOREDI who was speaking about Enterprise Zones. Fox reported that Jackson County is looking for new areas to include in these zones. When an area is included a business that qualifies can then apply…

The latest from the EPEA on bargaining

After nearly 27 hours straight at the negotiating table, the Eagle Point Education Association (EPEA) and the Eagle Point School District have ended bargaining for today and are scheduled to resume bargaining Thursday, May 10, 2012. The state mediator set the meeting time for 10:00 a.m., however, the district has said that they are unavailable…

Questions & Answers About The School Strike

  Questions & Answers About The School Strike May 8, 2012 All schools in Jackson County School District 9 are closed until Monday, May 14. Here are answers to important questions about the situation. Additional information is available on our website, www.eaglepnt.k12.or.us.   When will schools reopen?     Starting on Monday, May 14, we…

MAY 8, 2012: DISTRICT WILL REOPEN SCHOOLS WITHOUT STRIKING EMPLOYEES

Jackson County School District 9 will reopen its schools without striking employees. A short while ago, the employee union confirmed its decision to go on strike at 6 a.m. today. The decision came after teams from the district and union met in an effort to reach a contract agreement. The union decided to strike despite…

Betty June Luney

Betty June Luney, 88, of Eagle Point died May 2, 2012, at her home.Arrangements by Memory Gardens Mortuary.

Earl A. George

Earl A. George, 79, of Eagle Point died Saturday, April 28, 2012.A memorial service will be held by the family on May 5, 10 a.m. at Conger-Morris, 800 S. Front St, Central Point.

Old-Time-Fiddlers

The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers will be performing at the Eagle Point Vintage Fair on Saturday, May 12,, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Butte Creek Mill, located at 402 N. Royal Ave, Eagle Point. This is an outdoor jam with acoustic musicians playing waltzes, hoedowns, rags and other traditional tunes, interspersed with vocals.  No…

Eagles Baseball Wins One Against Crater

By Michael StephensThe varsity baseball team for Crater High School began their season with a nine game winning streak and are currently ranked 2nd in the 6A division. But, the Eagles were unaffected by such numbers during their double-header with Crater on Saturday, Apr. 28th. Both games were closely fought. Eagle Point won the first…

Upcoming Library events

Eagle PointOn Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. the Eagle Point Library is presenting Oregon Humanities presenter Mark Cunningham who will be conducting a conversation about “From Print to Pixels.  He will discuss the unclear consequences of the electronic age of e books. Will e books serve or change the act of reading? As reading…

Who comes first, the Union or the students and teachers

By State Rep. Dennis RichardsonFor the Independent I cannot remain silent when surrogates for a teachers’ union encourage 100 Eagle Point High School (EPHS) students to break school rules, march off campus and stage a protest to “respect the teachers.” Such a stunt, implicitly intended to pressure the school district to accept the union’s final…

EP horticulture students work hard

FFA

The Eagle Point Horticulture Program has been busy planting and organizing the greenhouse at Eagle Point High School. Their hard work is paying off and the greenhouses are looking amazing just in time for the Eagle Point FFA Plant Sale. Mr. Curtis North, Eagle Point FFA advisor and Horticulture teacher says that this is some…