Handling of speed limit an issue in Shady Cove

In Greek Mythology the mortal Atlanta was a swift runner and huntress raised by a she-bear. This month’s Shady Cove students of the month Kristen Pariani and Sondra Smith are surely both Atlantean in nature. Each are literal huntresses and are fleet of foot and mind. Pariani excels in maturity, her studies and in three…

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…

EQC water ruling signals disaster for future of Oregon

By Sen.Doug Whitsett, (Distr. 28) Thursday, June 16, in Pendleton, TAPS were played for the future of Oregon’s natural resources based economy, and the private sector jobs they sustain. The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) adopted, by Administrative Rule, new Oregon water quality standards for human toxics that are ten times more stringent than anywhere…

Email scam plays to emotions

No matter how much warning circulates about email scammers, still more continues to surface. On July 30, one of our staff members received what purported to be a urgent plea from a brother who lives in Tucson, AZ. Using his correct name and email address, it claimed he was visiting Spain, where he’d misplaced his…

Artists in action June 12

Come watch artist’s in action, Saturday, June 12 on the lawn area adjacent to the Butte Creek Mill. Artists will begin showing up at 9 a.m. to begin warming up for the Butte Creek Mill’s 2nd Annual Plein Air Invitational and Art Competition. And, while you are at the Mill enjoying the artwork, be sure…

Shady cove planning expects ordinances to be followed

The May 27th Shady Cove Planning Commission meeting definitely had a feeling of the Old West about it.  In part because the property which was the main topic of discussion for the evening contains a log cabin – you know the one – “that” cabin on Hwy. 62. However the western feel went deeper than…

New Shady Cove Water Board deals with legal issues

The theme of the Aug. 31 Shady Cove Water District meeting moved from Shakespearean to courtroom drama. Several issues were discussed, all with a decidedly legal bent. There was the firing and potential hiring of attorneys: Mr. Kellington out, Mr. Franell possibly in. When discussing the hiring of Franell President Phillip Keith noted that for…

Beginning of a new era for the Shady Cove Water District

Every good drama has a denouement (series of events following the apex of the drama). In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar there are two full acts following the “ousting” of Caesar. It seems Shady Cove’s version of this play will have a similarly lengthy “winding up period” as was evident at Monday’s Shady Cove Water District Board…

Firm sanitizes garbage cans

Can you think of anything more unpleasant than opening up your green garbage container to an odor that almost makes you forget about dumping the garbage? Or to get close to the container only to see it "alive" with ants and who knows what else?      Well, there is a solution and it is…