Prospect looking at Elk Trail building

The evening was somewhat less controversial and confrontational at the Prospect School board meeting March 12.  There were just two items that seemed even remotely controversial, that of a female student wanting to play baseball and a slip of protocol when the Board president failed to dismiss himself for a conflict of interest.  The board…

End the game

This week’s District 9 Board of Directors meeting will find the board having to make some tough decisions. One does not volunteer to be on the board (or at least should not) to be popular. A director’s position should be to look our for the best interest of the children. Unfortunately that also involves looking…

Crisis in Oregon budget

By Rep. Dennis RichardsonThe rumors in the State Capitol and news media this week were that the Governor had torpedoed the Legislature’s Budget Rebalance Plan and the fragile agreement between the Democrat and Republican Co-Chairs of the Ways & Means Committee was in jeopardy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Legislature has the…

EP adopts new brand, “Positively Eagle Point”

“Positively Eagle Point” is now officially the marketing slogan for Eagle Point. The city council approved it and also directed the Economic Development Commission to pursue livability as their focus for 2012. It was also agreed to have legal counsel pursue making  “Positively Eagle Point” the official trademark for Eagle Point. Banners and  buttons featruring…

Eagle Point buys land with several contingencies for future park

Have you noticed a change in the traffic light at Linn and Hwy 62? It now has a green turn light for those wishing to turn left off Linn road onto Hwy. 62. ODOT acted quickly after the council heard a request from a citizen and wrote a letter to ODOT. This should help with…

Karl Scronce to run for Senate District 28

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Karl Scronce, a Republican from Klamath Falls, has filed for the position of Senator District 28. He attended Oregon State University where he majored in agriculture business management. Scronce farmed in the Merrill, Klamath Falls area from 1981 until 2010. He has been on the board of the Oregon Wheat Growers League, a member of…

Beth Heckert seeks District Attorney office

{gallery}09_20_11/heckert{/gallery} Retiring incumbent Mark Huddleston mingled with a lunchtime crowd of Beth Heckert’s well-wishers at the Jackson County Justice Building’s plaza on September 14. His stated purpose–to bestow his blessings and endorsement upon his choice for the candidate to succeed him.  After the brief meet-and-greet, he took the mic to introduce her. “Jackson County’s next…

EPID board opening

Eagle Point Irrigation District announced during their Sept. 13 meeting that an election for one board position will be held  Nov. 8. Each year, one board position is open for election for a three year term.  The board position open this year is held by incumbent, Stan Deupree, a member for several years.  It is…

Rodney E. Hascall

Our father, brother, uncle,  grandfather and great-grandfather, Rodney E. Hascall, 82, went to be in a better place on Aug. 9, 2011, in Grants Pass. He was formerly of Shady Cove. He was born to Glen and Ruth Hascall on Dec. 11, 1928, in Norfolk, Neb. Rodney was an educator working in small schools in…

EP councilor move creates council vacancy

City councilor Mike Parker was honored at last week’s city council meeting. Parker, who  has been a member of the Eagle Point City Council since 2007,  is moving out of Eagle Point and therefore had to resign his seat.  Parker served on the planning commission from 2003 to 2007 and served as its chair in…

New EPHS girls basketball coach

Eagle Point High School girls basketball will have a new coach come this season. Paul Bell, of Kilgore, Texas,  has accepted the position. Bell and his wife have been looking for an opportunity in Oregon, preferably southern Oregon. Bell’s wife is from Gold Hill and they have made numerous trips to the area, hoping one…