SUPPORTERS OF EXTENSION SERVICES LIKE "FOUR-H" AND THE "MASTER GARDENERS" PROGRAM ARE GEARING UP FOR A BIG ELECTION.
THEY'RE ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT A SERVICE DISTRICT ON THE MAY BALLOT. FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS.. JACKSON COUNTY HAS FUNDED THE O-S-U EXTENSION SERVICE.. BUT DWINDLING TIMBER PAYMENTS MEAN THAT MONEY ISN'T CUTTING IT. A SERVICE DISTRICT WOULD INITIALLY COST TAX PAYERS THREE-POINT-THREE CENTS PER THOUSAND DOLLARS PROPERTY VALUE... AND AT MOST.. THAT COULD COULD RISE TO FIVE CENTS.
A PROJECT THAT WOULD INCREASE ASHLAND'S EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY... IS HITTING A FINANCIAL SNAG. THE CITY WANTS TO TAP INTO PHOENIX AND TALENT'S WATER THROUGH A NEW PIPELINE...
BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE CITY FIRST ANTICIPATED. IN MARCH...THE ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR OF SPEEDING UP THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER PIPELINE....AND THE CITY SAYS THEY CAN AFFORD THE PROJECT... AS LONG AS A PLAN TO RAISE WATER RATES BY 10% GOES THROUGH. BUT THE ORIGINAL COST OF 2.3 MILLION DOLLARS...HAS NOW BEEN RAISED TO 4.3 MILLION DOLLAR ESTIMATE. THE ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE AT TONIGHT'S COUNCIL MEETING.
THIS WEEK, SEVERAL LOCAL SCHOOLS WILL BE MAKING IT FUN TO EAT RIGHT... BY HOLDING HEALTHY FOOD FAIRS.
ROOSEVELT, TALENT, AND MOUNTAINVIEW ELEMENTARY ARE COMBATING CHILDHOOD OBESITY... BY TURNING THEIR CAFETERIAS INTO CARNIVALS OF HEALTHY EATS. ONE THIRD OF THE PRODUCE FROM THE EVENTS COME FROM LOCAL GROWERS.
A 21-YEAR OLD GRANTS PASS MAN IS ACCUSED OF HUFFING AND DRIVING!
OREGON STATE POLICE ARRESTED CHRISTOPHER ROBERT SARVER MONDAY MORNING. TROOPERS SAY HE WAS DRIVING SOUTH ON I-5 IN CENTRAL POINT WHEN HEREAR-ENDED A TRUCK... HIT THE CENTER DIVIDER, AND ROLLED HIS HONDA CIVIC IN A DITCH. NO ONE WAS HURT. WITNESSES SAY HE WAS DRIVING RECKLESSLY BEFORE THE CRASH. TROOPER SAY HE WAS IMPAIRED BY THE INHALENT.
THE ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER BANNING PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS DURING ITS MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT...
THE ORDINANCE WOULD BAN THE DISTRIBUTION OF PLASTIC BAGS BY RETAIL BUSINESSES IN TOWN...
AND WOULD BE REPLACED BY PAPER BAGS...AS LONG AS THEY CONTAIN AT LEAST 40% OF RECYCLED CONTENT. THERE WOULD ALSO BE A MINIMUM OF A 25 CENT CHARGE FOR THAT PAPER BAG. IF THE ORDINANCE BECOMES LAW...IT WOULD NOT BE ENFORCED FOR SIX MONTHS... GIVING BUSINESSES TIME TO USE THE REST OF THEIR PLASTIC BAGS AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO PROVIDE THE PERMITTED PAPER BAGS.
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On his show Monday, Beck decries the taunting which BLM employees took at the Bundy Ranch siege from the protestors. They (BLM) were just "doing their job".
However, history has not been kind to mindless robots just "following orders" from a corrupt central authority. If Beck is going to hang with a "Getting Right With God" stance regarding the standoff protests, then "Getting Right With Who You Take a Paycheck From" should also be part of the plan.
Cliven Bundy is no saint. However, his "sin" of not paying the grazing fees is far outweighed by the greater federal government sin of the coveting, hoarding, and tyrannical control over massive tracts of public lands, lands which should have been disposed of and returned to the states decades ago.
For the record, I have a lot of respect for Glenn Beck and how he's helped us be more informed. I just have a serious difference of opinion regarding the Bundy Ranch situation.
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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 04-14-2014
7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks Bundy and other issues.
7:35 Corey Falls, candidate for Jackson County Sheriff, Deputy Chief at Ashland PD.
8:10 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, on the vote in Cave Junction punting on medical marijuana dispensaries.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.