SC debates speed and sewer issues

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” Joseph Joubert Taking this quote to heart, Shady Cove City Council debated nearly everything during their May 3 meeting, settled most issues and left some for another day. The single issue no one had need to debate…

Leaking water tank a concern

tank

The Eagle Point City Council met in a special workshop to discuss the leaking of one of the tanks that provide the city with water. The 3.6 million gallon tank was built in late 1996 and has been leaking ever since.  Now that the city has the new 4 million gallon tank online it is…

Continuous rain brings high water to the Rogue

flood

Probably no one had any doubt that the Rogue River was going to rise.Anyone that woke during the night last Thursday would have heard the rain beating on the roof.And for those that are wakeful, it was an all-night symphony. As of 4 p. m. Friday afternoon, the Rogue River at Eagle Point stood at…

Galpins mean great deal to Eagle Point

We have been aware for a period of time some of the financial  issues surrounding Cris Galpin. Unfortunately, they are not unlike those facing other developers although perhaps not to the same extent. Homeowners who find themselves under water and at edge of foreclosure certainly face issues of debts that yesterday seemed inconceivable. While again…

Little Butte Irrigation ends agreement with county

What started several years ago as a gentlemen’s agreement has ended in disagreement. In their annual meeting, the Little Butte Irrigation Company has ended a relationship with Jackson County Roads department.  The original agreement was that the Jackson County Roads Department would occasionally dip a tanker of water from Little Butte Irrigation ditch in exchange…

Little Butte Irrigation ends agreement with county

What started several years ago as a gentlemen’s agreement has ended in disagreement. In their annual meeting, the Little Butte Irrigation Company has ended a relationship with Jackson County Roads department.  The original agreement was that the Jackson County Roads Department would occasionally dip a tanker of water from Little Butte Irrigation ditch in exchange…

High water

creek

 Heavy rains in the valley and snow in the mountains is causing the creeks to flow higher than normal with a lot of mud and debris with it.  

SC water meeting

Shady Cove water issues will be presented Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Two Pines Restaurant. This is a public meeting and interested residents are urged to attend.

New SC deputy, water workshop Jan. 12

Though there’s been little rain in the area lately January is still a very wet month for Shady Cove, as they start the new year by diving into an ongoing issue. The Jan. 5 Shady Cove Council study session centered on a presentation given by Larry Menteer and Ivan Gall from the Oregon Water Resources…

Joint effort will make Buchanan ditch a point of pride in EP

{gallery}12_20_11/loons{/gallery}The Buchanan Ditch/Creek bisecting the City of Eagle Point has, over the years, carried more than water from its beginnings near the Willamette Egg Farm.  It has also carried controversy in the nature of its ownership, enough flood water to inundate the city and is now the subject of a restoration project. Perhaps restoration is…

Fatality in Shady Cove fire

A frantic call to 9-1-1 at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, by Michelle McCullough said  she smoke coming from the garage as she was returning home. She said her husband was disabled  in the nearby master bedroom, unable to get out of the house on his own. Fire District 4 and Fire District 3 responded…