The Strike from the Student’s Perspective

By Jacob English-Dalbec, Senior, EPHS As a student caught among the struggle of the strike, I can attest to the dismal state that the schools sit in, an uneasy air roaming through the halls followed by hired-hand security guards and picket sign-carrying union members. All throughout School District 9, students are forced between the opposing…

D9 schools to open while bargaining continues

Bargaining teams were unable to reach an agreement on Thursday to end the strike in our school district. The teams will return to bargaining with the help of a state mediator on Tuesday, May 15. Schools will remain closed again on Friday as we continue preparations for reopening on Monday. On Friday, substitute teachers will…

The latest from the EPEA on bargaining

After nearly 27 hours straight at the negotiating table, the Eagle Point Education Association (EPEA) and the Eagle Point School District have ended bargaining for today and are scheduled to resume bargaining Thursday, May 10, 2012. The state mediator set the meeting time for 10:00 a.m., however, the district has said that they are unavailable…

Trenton Scott Douglas, Sr.

Col. Trenton Scott Douglas, 69, of Eagle Point, died Mar, 17, 2012, at Oregon Health Science University as a result of his battle with leukemia. He was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Harold and Mary Douglas. He graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1960, and attended Sacramento City College and …

Eagles had a taste of state competition last weekend

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In Bryan Wood’s first year as head coach at EPHS, the Fighting Eagles basketball team went to the state playoffs for the first time in over three decades. But, coach Wood did not claim responsibility for his team’s success this season. “Our kids deserve a lot of credit. We came a long ways in six…

Local and state candidates for May 15 primary

The deadline for candidates to file for the May 15 primary ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 6. According to an article in The Oregonian, Jason Atkinson, Republican 2nd District Senator from Central Point, has decided not to seek another term. Atkinson ran for governor in 2006. He was badly injured in 2008 in an…

Sue Kupillas honored as woman of achievement

March of Dimes announced this year’s honorees for the White Rose Award; which includes Sue Kupillas of Medford.  These women of achievement will receive the award during a luncheon in their honor on May 21. A special addition to the five honorees is a remarkable young woman contributing to her community. The 2012 White Rose…

Eagles place four at state tourney

At 285 lb. Eagle Point’s heavyweight  Manny Valdovinos battled his way to the championship round at the state wrestling tournament only to lose in a last minute hard fought match, 2-1, to Will Dawson of Churchill. The Eagles came home with 3rd, 4th and 6th placers in addition to Valdovinos’ 2nd place. Out of 34…

Hailicka introduces “Top Secret” to Education Investment Board

Butte Falls resident Joyce Hailicka was among those at last week’s Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) meeting. She has been developing a package for use by high school students to not only assist them in getting their high school diploma, but in learning the numerous ins and outs of getting a college education or a…

Hailicka introduces “Top Secret” to Education Investment Board

Butte Falls resident Joyce Hailicka was among those at last week’s Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) meeting. She has been developing a package for use by high school students to not only assist them in getting their high school diploma, but in learning the numerous ins and outs of getting a college education or a…

Medford hearing on parks grant program changes

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is conducting public hearings across the state on proposed rule changes to local government grant programs. The proposed wording changes are necessary to implement Senate Bill 342, passed by the 2011 Oregon Legislature. That legislation enacts Measure 76, a constitutional provision that sets aside 7.5 percent of net Lottery…