New proposal has upper Rogue residents upset

A report in a local newspaper has some upper Rogue residents upset. A new proposal by Senator Alan Bates would establish several paths along the upper stretches of the Rogue River and also create public areas along the stream to provide bathrooms and places for trash. The proposal is not limited to the Rogue, but…

Phone Service is Down for Some People in Jackson County

On Monday, March 19, 2012, just after 8:35 AM, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4355 Highway 227, in Trail for reports of a home fully engulfed with flames. Shortly after the home started to burn, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon became aware that the fire interrupted phone…

Skundrick holding SC Town Hall

Jackson County Commissioner Board Chairman  Don Skundrick will hold a  town hall-style meeting  Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shady Cove Branch Library, 22477 Highway 62. The intent of the public meetings is for residents to discuss issues important to them. Skundrick encourages people to come out and discuss all topics, including “their…

Skundrick holding SC Town Hall

Jackson County Commissioner Board Chairman  Don Skundrick will hold a  town hall-style meeting  Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shady Cove Branch Library, 22477 Highway 62. The intent of the public meetings is for residents to discuss issues important to them. Skundrick encourages people to come out and discuss all topics, including “their…

Hwy. 62 thought EP to be 45 mph

Good things can come to those who wait and Eagle Point businesses have waited a long time to get the 55-mph speed limit changed on Highway 62. When major changes were made on Hwy. 62 a number of years ago, the city and residents tried to get ODOT to keep  the 45-mph speed limit north…

Hwy. 62 thought EP to be 45 mph

Good things can come to those who wait and Eagle Point businesses have waited a long time to get the 55-mph speed limit changed on Highway 62. When major changes were made on Hwy. 62 a number of years ago, the city and residents tried to get ODOT to keep  the 45-mph speed limit north…

Finally, serious ideas to extend Hwy.140

{gallery}11_22_11/140{/gallery} Same venue; different address; alternate means of  access. These seemingly insignificant modifications may have explained the sparse turnout Nov. 16, for the 5-7 p.m. open house presented by Oregon’s Department of Transportation. The location, Jackson County Parks Auditorium, no longer provides the once-familiar, though circuitous entry via Antelope Road. The structure’s address of choice…

Head on near Eagle Point

One driver was taken to an area hospital after two cars collided on Highway 62 Wednesday, Aug. 10,  morning. Oregon State Police say a driver heading north attempted to pass a flatbed truck near Willamette Egg Farm outside of Eagle Point. The driver did not see a car coming in the other direction. As the…

Health adviory lifted from Diamond Lake

A health advisory prompted by high algae levels found in Diamond Lake, located seven miles north of Crater Lake National Park on Highway 138, was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division and Douglas County Health Department officials. The advisory went into effect July 29, 2011. Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels…

ODOT holds open house on future of Hwy 140

Giving local residents a chance to offer input on a one-year study of the Highway 140 Corridor the Oregon Department of Transportation kicked off the proposed project with the first open house on July 27at the White City County Auditorium. Most of those in attendance were there because of serious concerns for safety and possible…

Gas pump museum

Saturday, June 18, only,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Gas Pump Museum will be open to the public. A large sign on Highway 62 at Cedar St. will direct the way to the museum. Cost $3 to benefit Upper Rogue Community Center.