The City is trying to handle numerous streets with potholes due to the rainy season and freezing temps followed by warmer weather.
Please remember there is only 1 (one) Public Works person in the City. Thank you to Spencer and also one of our Citizens of the Year Bob Wade for volunteering to do some very hard work.
Most other agencies are also as busy such as Jackson County and ODOT as we have tried to contract with them.
We will be doing more roadwork as it gets warmer.
Had a blast at the Harvest Carnival! The entire school gym was decked out with fun carnival games (harvest themed of course), with excited costumed kids EVERYWHERE. The energy level was off the charts. Thanks to the Shady Cove School for hosting this fun event. And THANK YOU to the residents and business that participated in the City’s Scarecrow and Gourd Carving contests. Your creativity was amazing.Read More
The BDay Celebration was AWESOME! We served ~185 plates of tacos, 160 bags of popcorn, and too many cupcakes to count. The place was packed with kids who were crazy excited about everything (which made us old folks happy just to be around so much energy).
The DJ rocked it; the food was fantastic (never have I had a taco so good); Boy Scouts said their booth was successful. The City raised $240 for Pack 62. They said this money will pay for all the awards they hand out this year. Games played: Kid craft; Sidewalk drawing; Sack racing; Freeze Dancing and axe throwing which was jammed with people throughout.Read More
JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. – Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District says its 2023 wildfire season officially is done today.
It says after 134 days of fire season, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) declared an end to the 2023 fire season in Jackson and Josephine Counties as of 9:00 a.m. today October 13.Read More
Shady Cove Volunteers kicked into full swing in May, helping Jackson County Parks to address some latent maintenance issues at the Upper Rogue Regional Park. With tools, paint supplies and muscle, the group swept thru the park rebuilding the rotted picnic tables, weed whacking, trash pickup and bbq pit cleanout. When the crew was done, the park looked loved. Note: Due to a lack of supplies, there are 2 tables still to be rebuilt. These will be restored once the supplies arrive.
As Mayor Jon Ball stated, “the hard work of volunteers is very much what Shady Cove brings to everything”. So cheers to the great volunteers of Shady Cove!
If you would like to be part of this great team helping to beautify Shady Cove (weeding, sweeping, painting, handyman services, coordinating volunteers, etc, etc), please sign up via the City Website (under the Commissions & Committees; Volunteering tabs). Together we can make Shady Cove a City we are all very proud of.
Special thanks to our volunteers on this project –
Oregon will delay release of a controversial wildfire risk map for the second time as the state Legislature takes up the issue.
A number of bills have been introduced this session that could impact how the map, meant to classify wildfire danger statewide, comes together, leading the Oregon Department of Forestry to postpone release.
“We want to avoid expending resources on work that may not align with new direction that may come from the Legislature this session,” said Cal Mukumoto, director of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
The original map was released last June after passage of Senate Bill 762, which came in the wake of the 2020 Labor Day fires that burned over 1 million acres and destroyed regions of the state seemingly unprepared for the scale of the calamity.