Eagles’ winning streak broken in double overtime


Eagle Point’s varsity boys basketball team suffered the end of their recent seven game winning streak at the hands of Grants Pass High School on Thursday, Feb. 9. After double overtime, the final score was 66 – 70. This was only the second time they have seen overtime this season, but the Eagles kept it…

EP city recorder honored by council



Eagle Point places time capsule to be opened in 2037


The sun was shining on Feb. 11, 2012 just as it was on Feb. 11, 2011 when Eagle Point began its Centennial celebration. And as some 50 to 75 community members watched the Time Capsule was lowered into the ground only to be opened again in 2037.   Mayor Bob Russell introduced Eagle Point native,…

D9 sup’t receives top evaluation


The District 9 Board of Directors concluded their annual evaluation of Superintendent Cynda Rickert’s performance for the past year. As part of their evaluation process, each board member was given an administrator or supervisor to interview. There were four major categories: •Effective Leadership •Quality Teaching and Learning •Support for systemwide Improvement •Clear and Collaborative Relationships…

Preparing animals for county fair is well underway


It’s that time of year again. While most of us are curled up near the wood stove with a cup of hot chocolate, there are young people all over the Rogue Valley out tending to animal projects that will be shown at the Jackson County Fair in July.  Animals were either purchased at the Club…

SC honors two as Volunteers of Year


  The Feb. 2 Shady Cove City Council meetings exemplified beyond doubt that the city’s citizens are very active and involved. The afternoon session began with three folks stepping up to help the city by applying for positions on the budget committee. Applicants Lena Richardson and Tom Anderson applied to continue their committee duties while…

Eagles win their own invitational


Eagle wrestling hosted 13 other varsity teams from around Southern Oregon and Northern California at the Eagle Point Invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21. After the finals, Eagle Point stood in first place in the team scores, with the closest school behind them by fifty points.   Team scores were as follows: Eagle Point- 218,…

Education for EPHS senior Katie Deupree goes well beyond a 4.0.gpa


  Social networking, of all things, has turned out to play an unique roll in the life of an Eagle Point High School senior.  Tom and Cara Ayres of Stevensville, Montana, were looking for someone to fit, clip and prep several beef animals at the Denver National Western Stock Show beginning January 6.  Through a…

Reserve Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion


EXAR Envious Blackbird 1760 won reserve early spring heifer calf champion at the 2012 National Western Stock Show Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Jan. 11-13 in Denver, Colo. Ashley Cox, Eagle Point, Ore., owns the winning heifer. Photo by Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association.  

Snowslide on Santiam Pass


Snowslide Jan. 19 on Hwy. 20 near Santiam Pass caught this tanker. There were no injuries, but digging out kept ODOT busy.  

High water


 Heavy rains in the valley and snow in the mountains is causing the creeks to flow higher than normal with a lot of mud and debris with it.