Shady Cove council discusses sign issues

Many epic feuds throughout history have begun over minor issues; for example it is said Hatfields vs. McCoys began with bickering over a pig. Similarly, the current dust up between E.M. Design vs. the City of Shady Cove began over a deer. Specifically over a sign about speed and deer mortality within city limits and…

DEQ tries to blame EPID for landslide

Eagle Point Irrigation District Board of Directors took care of some routine business during their meeting of Jan. 5.  The meeting was held nearly a week early because one member has to be out of town for business on the regular date.  Even at that, one member had to communicate through speaker phone due to…

Early sign up for Medicare coverage changes

Oregonians with Medicare will be preparing earlier than usual this year for the annual enrollment period when they can change health or prescription drug coverage. People can make coverage changes starting Oct. 15, a month earlier than usual. This change ensures Medicare has enough time to process any changes so that coverage begins without interruption…

Refusal to honor Guard contracts needs investigation

The Oregon congressional delegation has asked the Inspector General of the National Guard Bureau to investigate the Guard’s refusal to honor bonus contracts signed by members of the Oregon National Guard. Six members of the Oregon National Guard have contacted Oregon’s congressional offices seeking help after the Guard failed to honor the second half of…

Eagle Point will have a drug drop box available starting Aug. 1.

{gallery}/07_26_11/box{/gallery} On June 1, Eagle Point Police Chief Vern Thompson received a letter from Pamela Olsen, DVM, Jackson County Medical Alliance, saying the Alliance would like to place a drug drop box in Eagle Point. She said the Alliance had raised enough money over the last two years to place two boxes. They had previously…

Invitation accepted to Oprah’s final show

{gallery}/05_17_11/lori{/gallery}Lori Mayfield and her mother, Joan, were invited to be guests at the final taping of the Oprah Show. They left Lori’s home in Arizona Monday, May 16. The taping is expected to last five hours and will be viewed May 24-25. All of this is also happening as Joan celebrates a birthday. Lori, a…

Oregon heritage runs deep in this native family

{gallery}/09_28_10/grandma{/gallery} Many of us take pride in being native Oregonians. But there are native Oregonians and then there are NATIVE Oregonians.  They are the ones that have lived here as long as the creeks have flowed. They are the ones the creeks are named after. One of these such Oregonians was recently honored by Governor…

Ours or theirs, who cares

We join others in expressing our concern and dismay over the issue of a fine against Mercy Flights. A department of the U.S. Department of Transportation recently advised Mercy Flights they would fine them $40,000.  For what, they surely must have asked—because they used the three letter word “our” in marketing material regarding the helicopter…

Mannenbach asked by D9 board to resign

For the second time in less than four months, the majority of the School District 9 Board of Directors voted to censure board member Jim Mannenbach. Beyond censuring a majority of the directors voted to ask Mannenbach to resign his position effective immediately. Mannenbach was a no-show for the 5 p.m. special meeting held Wednesday,…

Many honored Barry (Bear) Hoffman for 34 years of fire service

{gallery}/07_06_10/barry{/gallery}“When one celebrates, we all celebrate,” said Interim District 3 (and former) Fire Chief Randy Iverson as he opened an evening that honored Barry “The Bear” Hoffman  for the only career he has ever known–that of fire service. The celebration was attended by some 150 representing not only family, friends, past and current firefighters, but…

Beware bogus sweepstakes letters

Attorney General John Kroger is warning Oregonians not to respond to an unsolicited “sweepstakes” letter claiming that the recipient has “won” money and only needs to pay a small fee to obtain it. The Department of Justice Consumer Hotline has received calls inquiring about a letter from the “Data Release Division” based in Jericho, New…