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…

Opportunity to help URCc for business or individual who needs tax credit

Because the Upper Rogue Community Center’s senior and disabled transportation program is considered a form of mass transit which in theory reduces the amount of carbon emission released in the atmosphere, it has been qualified through the Oregon Department of Energy, as a Business Energy Tax Credit conservation project. For a period of 2-3 years…

D9-EPEA negotiations progress, but 3rd mediation is March 16

District 9 labor  negotiations continued Feb. 23 when bargaining teams met with the state mediator again. Issues remained after an 11- hour session and another session is set for Mar. 26.  According to a summary of the session from the district, four new agreements and a no-layoff suggestion marked progress in talks. The agreements cover…

Crowd at D9 budget review on transportation

{gallery}11_15_11/occupy{/gallery}On Wednesday, Nov. 9, a group of people, estimated at approximately 100, answered the call of the Eagle Point Education Association to gather at the District- 9 school board workshop and meeting.  Outside the meeting, representatives of the association distributed stickers and pamphlets opposing contracting transportation services.  The large numbers filled the room with standing…

District 9 to continue intra-mural sports

The date for the July District 9 Board of Directors meeting was moved from its normal 2nd Wednesday to the 2nd Monday after learning not all board members could attend on the normal meeting date. Primary items in the workshop included middle school sports, bus depreciation, technology and how a school should be named. Superintendent…

D9 budget members learn role, some patrons want 4-day week

The District 9 Budget Committee held their first meeting Apr. 6. Supt. Cynda Rickert said her message was intended as an overview of the district’s financial position for the 2011-12 school year and for the second year of the biennium, which is 2012-13.Rickert reviewed data as follows: • Savings by careful planning and execution by…

Eagle Point planning and council hearing on transportation

Following 18 months of work involving a citizens advisory committee and technical advisory committee as well as members of the planning commission, the revised Transportation System Plan (TSP) came before city leaders in a formal public hearing last week. The Eagle Point Planning Commission and the Eagle Point City Council were both seated for the…

Route 199 is closed at Patrick’s Creek

Wednesday, Jan. 27- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that Route 199is now open in both directions at Patrick’s Creek in Del Norte County. For the most current information, call 1-800-427-7623 (1-800-GAS-ROAD) or log on to http://www.dot.ca.gov.

Bad weather calls

The ice on the roads in Jackson and Josephine counties Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 swamped Oregon department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon State Police. On Friday, they answered 87 incidents and 48 crashes. The total number of incidents on Saturday numbered 94 with 65 crashes. Compare that to 18 incidents on Sunday…

Shady Cove debates re-zoning of 68 acres

To zone or not to zone? This was the issue at the Apr. 23 Shady Cove Planning Commission meeting, which was a continuation of the request to annex 68 acres. Attendance was lower than in past hearings.      City Planner Dick Converse presented a staff report which included commentary and concerns regarding the re-zoning…

D9 continues to work at reducing costs for new school

Dr. Dan Zaklan, interim director of business services for School District 9, reported he was meeting with the project manager for Willamette ESD to look at potential timelines and budget reductions for a new school. Dr. Zaklan said a meeting was going to be set up to meet with the city regarding the fee structure…