SC water cost study to save city $30,000

Shady Cove City Council tackled numerous agenda items during their Feb. 16 study session and meeting. Yet for the variety of topics there were two pervading themes; money and efficiency. The first mark of efficiency: most topics discussed during the study session were subsequently voted on during the evening meeting. One topic concluded during the…

Eagle Point Centennial

{gallery}12_06_11/city{/gallery} Eagle Point representatives accepted a copy of House Concurrent Resolution 13, a resolution marking Eagle Point’s Centennial.

SC Water District turns off spigot

Going…going…gone! Like it or hate it, the Shady Cove Water District is officially no more. In a special meeting on Nov. 23, the board met and passed two resolutions; the first declaring the voters approved the dissolution, the second enacting same. Now the former board members are officially the trustees of the district and will…

C can’t see light, nor can they decide on a “giving” policy

If you want the Shady Cove City Council to support you in a “we like your idea” sort of way, ask now. If you want them to support you in a “we will give you money” sort of way, ask later. If you want to join the Council, sign up by Oct. 21st – more…

Eagle Point cracking down on illegal fireworks, violators could face $500 fine

Eagle Point has made an adjustment in how they deal with fireworks. While it has always been against the law and a misdemeanor to use illegal fireworks, it has been very difficult to police. An officer has to have “probable cause” which means an officer has to determine who used the fireworks “beyond a reasonable…

FD 3 gives 2 Heroic Action awards

Fire District 3 presented two Heroic Action awards for what was described as life-saving effort. On the afternoon of Oct. 1 in the 100 block of Onyx in Egle oint, Mark Keson and Mark Culp rescued a man from his burning truck. The driver crashed into a light pole. Keson swas near by, saw the…

New policy orders EPHS to get colors in compliance

School District 9 has a history of making national headlines: they had the longest school closure in the nation’s history and created news inquiries from around the world on what erroneously was called “the kissing law.” Last week, they once again made history as, according to Oregon School Boards Association, they became the first school…

Eagle Point resident, Joan Jensen, to be honored as a Peacemaker

{gallery}09_08_09/joan{/gallery}Eagle Point resident, Joan Jensen, to be honored as a PeacemakerMediation Works, Jackson County’s Community Dispute Resolution Center, has announced the recipients of the 2009 Imagine Awards for Community Peacemaking.      Eagle Point community volunteer Joan Jensen and Phoenix High School teacher John Cornet, have been named Honored Peacemakers. Musical director Dave Marston (posthumously), will be…

Lengthy discussion by Shady Cove council on applying for COPS grant

The Shady Cove City Council meeting began on a light note, as all stood – they thought – to say the Pledge of Allegiance, but were pleasantly surprised to instead be asked by Mayor Ron Holthusen to sing "Happy Birthday" to Councilor Margaret Bradburn.   Bradburn passed around some very flattering photos of Councilor Leith…

Pipeline gets rejections from LUBA and county

On July 15, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) rejected Coos County’s approval of the proposed liquified natural gas line that is proposed to run from Coos Bay to Malin, cutting through properties in Trail and going under the Rogue River. In a press release, David Lohman, a Medford attorney representing the Southern…