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TUESDAY 08-19-2014

Aug 19, 2014 -- 3:24pm

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Re MILITARIZED POLICE

Lars was questioning some caller's concerns about the militarization of police today. I differ with him on this, and figure you need to think through the purpose of uniforms. We wear them to send a message, otherwise the military would dress in jeans and Carhartt shirts.

Uniforms are important symbols, and they need to be carefully designed. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why the Nazis in WWII went with a "badass black" uniform, arguably one of the sharper wardrobes in military history. It implied mystery, power, exclusivity, and of course, a "mess with us and we'll kill you" vibe.

When your local law enforcement dresses like military, there is the danger they will act more like military, rather than civilians. (which they are) Function and behavior follow form. When you dress like a hammer, you go looking for nails to pound.

The "Protect and Serve" men and women should always strive to project a moderate, helpful image

 

 

MONDAY 08-18-2014

Aug 18, 2014 -- 2:31pm

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MORE #FERGUSON

Over the weekend, yet another Ferguson "teachable moment": State of emergency declared, and the police did nothing to stop the mayhem, while shopkeepers guard their stores with their own guns. Pastor Robert White told a tv station: "I think the first message is to remind all law enforcement that they are hired to serve and protect and if they’re going to sit back and watch looting, they're not serving us; they’re not protecting us,"

What's the teachable moment, you ask? Police have no legal requirement to protect you, or your property. Wide discretion can also mean the discretion to do nothing. Government police are first and foremost really there to protect the government first. This is another reason why gun control advocates promote evil policy by disarming good people. Don't be a victim, always have a way to defend you and your property from civil unrest, as 911 doesn't always work, nor does it always matter.

Now the National Guard is patrolling the streeets, meanwhile the New American reports that a witness is corroborating the police officer's story. READ IT HERE


BILL'S GUESTS for 08-18-2014

7:10 Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, Library issue, GMO law questions, and more.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present". Today, the Applegate!

The Applegate

By Dennis Powers

Named for one of the pioneering Applegate brothers, the Applegate River winds its way northward from its forested headwaters in Siskiyou County, California, into Jackson County and then through Josephine County to where it spills into the Rogue River downstream from Grants Pass. Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley (named for the river) extends from Wonder and Wilderville to the north, the Rogue River National Forest to the south, Ruch to the east, and Williams to the west. The small unincorporated town of Applegate is about fifteen miles from Jacksonville along Highway 238 is this valley.

The 1850’s area discovery of gold brought a rush of miners into the Applegate River and its watershed, followed by merchants and settlers motivated by the donation land and homestead acts. With a strong market for supplying the miners and settlers, the completed Crescent City to Jacksonville wagon road in 1858 allowed wagon trains to bring needed goods from the port. The town of Applegate was originally named Bridge Point, as those on this trail--heading to and from the Pacific Ocean--crossed the Applegate River there by an 1860-built wooden bridge.

Close to this crossing was a dance and events hall built by a local farmer by the name of Orlando Rose. The Pernoll family built a store at the crossing later which housed the post office and other structures followed. As the mining activity declined, other economic activities took its place, including logging, farming, and ranching. Sheep, cattle, and cows grazed by fields of wheat, corn, and barley, as fruits and vegetables were also grown.

In the decades of the 1950s and ‘60s, farming and ranching declined, and folks moved into the valley in their search for a simpler, rural life. Land once used for farming was subdivided into small lots and houses were constructed. More residents commuted away to work and larger, expensive homes were built on acreage, especially in the Upper Applegate Valley.  

To protect the region from flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers began construction in 1976 on the Applegate Dam, which was completed four years later. The dam created Applegate Lake, which is a 988-acre reservoir located nearly 25 miles from Jacksonville along Upper Applegate Road. The fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, and recreational activities added to the region’s allure.

In 1977, a few hippies, who were recent converts to Christianity, asked the Reverend Jon Courson to come to the Applegate. They needed someone to teach them to “grow in the ways of God.” He came. The charismatic Courson built the bible-study group in Ruch over time into Southern Oregon’s largest church, the Applegate Christian Fellowship. Under his leadership, the congregation grew by the 1990s into a high of 7,000 weekly worshipers. Starting from nothing, the Ruch campus now covers several acres with a large church; a huge, open-air amphitheater; and even a mountain retreat with a main lodge and cabins.

Courson established the Applegate Ministry’s own radio station, KAPL Radio at 1300 AM, with live coverage of services, in-house programs, bible teaching, and worship music. As other satellite churches sprung up in Grants Pass and Medford, attendance is now some 3,000 weekly worshippers; but the Applegate Fellowship is still drawing large crowds on Sundays that pack the roads and parking in this rural setting.

Wineries and vineyards also sprouted up to where the Applegate Valley was designated as an American Viticultural area back in 2000, joining the Napa and Rogue Valleys (all part of the designated Southern Oregon Viticultural Area). One of this state’s first wineries began here and re-opened as the Valley View Winery, and a total of eighteen vineyards and wineries are now present.

This bucolic area is now a place where retirees live with younger, working people, one that successfully changed with the times.

Sources: “Rural and Suburban Lands Element: Applegate Rural Service Center,” Jackson County, Ore., at Applegate History; Dennis M. Powers, “Applegate Valley Population Changes Character Over Time,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, July 30, 2010, at Changing Character; “Oregon City Link: Applegate,” at Demographics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 08-15-2014

Aug 15, 2014 -- 1:47pm

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VIDEO FROM THE JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY MEETING

(You, as a taxpayer, shall be beaten a bit less...from .60, down to $.52 per $1000 of valuation)

Hat Tip to Kevin Gee For this video coverage


#FERGUSON

I watched the press conferences today from #Ferguson Missouri, and the story is now that Michael Brown, the dead 18-year old, did a strong arm robbery at a convenience store (punched a clerk) to steal some cigars. I would caution against a reflexive "law and order, the kid had it coming" reaction just the same as I would dismiss the "racial" aspect that the hustlers promote.

The fact is, the stealing of cigars doesn't justify what some term a field execution. There are credible eyewitnesses insisting Brown had been running away, and was shot with his hands up. This wouldn't make it a "good shoot".

Consider a scenario you could find yourself in - Say that a dirtbag breaks into your house, scares you, whatever, and you go after him...Let's say he even "went after your gun", but he breaks off and is running away from your home, and you blast him during the flight. (The threat is gone) What happens? - YOU GO TO JAIL.

Cool heads need to prevail. Unarmed doesn't mean Un-Dangerous, but "robbery suspect" doesn't mean "blast him", either. And the militarized camo-clad response from government agents bring shame upon what We The People have let our civilian police forces become.

Finally, the rioting, and soiling of innocent property owners, and resident's own neighborhoods, in reaction to frustration over government policy, makes me question whether we've lost the ability to self-govern. When people lose this, the police state will be there to fill the vacuum.


JFK Assasination interview...

Saw this on LewRockwell.Com, and thought it was worth of sharing with you. Especially given my Tuesday interview with Roger Stone, author of Nixon's Secrets. In my Tuesday Podcast, Roger discussed how Nixon got his pardon by threatening to bring down all the people who falsified evidence in the Warren Commission report. Gerald Ford had altered the autopsy records to indicate a wound pattern differing from reality, in order to fit with the government's "Single Bullet Theory", and that JFK had been shot from behind, only.

Douglas P. Horne served on the staff of the Assassination Records Review Board and is the author of the five volume Inside the Assassination Records Review Board.


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THURSDAY 08-14-2014

Aug 14, 2014 -- 5:11pm

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JFK Assasination interview...

Saw this on LewRockwell.Com, and thought it was worth of sharing with you. Especially given my Tuesday interview with Roger Stone, author of Nixon's Secrets. In my Tuesday Podcast, Roger discussed how Nixon got his pardon by threatening to bring down all the people who falsified evidence in the Warren Commission report. Gerald Ford had altered the autopsy records to indicate a wound pattern differing from reality, in order to fit with the government's "Single Bullet Theory", and that JFK had been shot from behind, only.

Douglas P. Horne served on the staff of the Assassination Records Review Board and is the author of the five volume Inside the Assassination Records Review Board.


BILL'S GUESTS for 08-14-2014

7:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation. Militarization of police, and Gov. Kitzhaber's war on gun owners.

8:10 James Hirsen, Media Critic and attorney, visit his website. We discuss Robin William's talent, and passing.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 08-13-2014

Aug 13, 2014 -- 11:35am

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RIP Lauren Bacall, dies of a stroke at the age of 89. She was a true original...

Can you imagine a modern starlet saying THIS? "I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all."


BILL'S GUESTS on 08-13-2014

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 GOP gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson. (GO TO HIS WEBSITE)

8:35 BUSINESS SEGMENT: Steve Johnson of the Goldsmiths Diamonds and Design, 606 Crater Lake Avenue. Steve is returning to Medford soon, and his "old school" method of lost wax carvings to create custom jewelry for you, will once again be front and center at the Goldsmith's. Call 541-776-3331 to make an appointment.

 

TUESDAY 08-12-2014

Aug 12, 2014 -- 1:01pm

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DO YOU THINK JERRY BROWN COULD HAVE SAID THIS...IF HE WERE A REPUBLICAN?

I don't think so, either!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-12-2014

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel discussing legislation to fight abuse of the ESA.

7:35 Roger Stone, famed political consultant and strategist, author of "Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fal, and Untold Truths about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon.

(Stone KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK with this book)

8:10 Dale Matthews, BADCOUNTY.COM and a new video series on the website detailing the battles going on in the JoCo Commission, but not being reported.

8:35 Hanna Sarganis, Southern Oregon's Got Talent.com finalist, along with Bob Gervais and Denise Lupton from ReMax Ideal Brokers (sponsors of SOGT) Head to the website, check out the contestants, pay a dollar a vote, and the procedes help CASA of Jackson and Josephine Counties, and Community Works!

8:45 BUSINESS SEGMENT with Richard Rogers of American Hearing Aid Systems, Today we talk about how much better your hearing can be with a CUSTOM FIT hearing aid. Amazingly small. Call Richard for a free hearing test. Address and phone number is below.

American Hearing Aid Systems
3512 Excel Dr. Suite 111
Medford, Oregon 97504

541-772-4365

 

MONDAY 08-11-2014

Aug 11, 2014 -- 1:05pm

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FRIDAY 08-08-2014

Aug 08, 2014 -- 5:41am

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-08-2014

7:10 Steve Buckstein at the Cascade Policy Institute - Here's his latest "Quick Point"

"Sustainability is Fine, Unless There's Nothing Left to Sustain"

The University of Oregon may hire four new “hot shot” sustainability professors whose mission will be to “change the world by figuring out how to rebuild and reorganize cities…to account for climate change, population growth and environmental damage.”

Worthy goals, no doubt. But remember what the blind longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer had to say about the role of cities in civilization:*

“I’ve found that everything creative comes from the city. All men’s theories and great achievements―they were not realized in the bracing atmosphere of forests and steppes and mountaintops, but in the crowded, stinking cities! NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE HAS EVER COME FROM THE VILLAGE—how could anything be invented in places where strangers are not welcome?Man becomes human in the city; without the city, man would have been nothing…And, of course, it’s in the cities that man decays, too. America will die if we don’t know how to run viable cities.”

But, Hoffer wouldn’t trust “hot shot” professors to solve our city’s problems. Here’s what he had to say about such men:

“I AM AFRAID OF SCHOOLTEACHERS AND INTELLECTUALS—I THINK THEY MAKE THE WORST TYRANTS IN THE WORLD, AND THEY NEVER HAVE ANY UNDERSTANDING OF THE MASSES.”

Hoffer saw business as “the sphere that most of the energy and ambition and talent in America gravitated toward.” But, then he saw the “social landscape in America…started to tilt away from business, and the rewards offered to intellectuals…loomed higher and higher.”

“Hot shot” professors may be smart; but they won’t create the goods and services we need to truly sustain our lives, liberty, and happiness. For that, we need a vibrant business climate, and I see nothing in the “hot shot’s” job description that allows for that.
* All Eric Hoffer quotes are from Eric Hoffer: An American Odyssey, by Calvin Tomkins, EP Dutton, 1968


Steve Buckstein is founder and Senior Policy Analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization

8:10 Dr. Ted Broer, we discuss the Ebola health issue.

THURSDAY 08-07-2014

Aug 07, 2014 -- 6:30pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-07-2014

6:10 Jesse Fink, his new book (amazing, btw) is "The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC"   The best book I've read on the world's best "Working Man's" Blues/Boogie band. If you're a rocker, get this book.

7:10 Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum and researcher Ed, "Mr. X". We talk of the "Consensus Octopus", this combination of Gang Green, the Governor, The State University system, and how it's stripping you of liberty and property rights. Tuesday at 6:30, join us at the Medford Library, as Dennis and Ed put on a presentation to fight this This presentation is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, and Citizens for Transparent Government.

See more about this event: Death of America By Consensus: Dennis Linthicum and "Mr. X"


YOUR TAX DOLLARS WASTED?

Here's an interesting video from the designer of the F16, who explains why the F35 is a huge waste of your money.

WEDNESDAY 08-06-2014

Aug 06, 2014 -- 6:20pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 08-05-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, Culture and Media Institute at MRC.org. Anti-Semitism returns to 1938 levels, Networks Don't Notice.

7:35 Rutch Broadman, Jackson County Republican Women, we talk of the upcoming Reagan BBQ, September 6th. Can't wait to see you there!

8:10 John Rogers, author of "The Girl Behind the Door": A Father's Journey Into the Mystery of Attachment. John's adopted daughter commited suicide at the age of 17, and he shares a very compelling story of loss, and is trying to warn other parents of children who may be suffering from attachment disorder.

MONDAY 08-04-2014

Aug 04, 2014 -- 12:35pm

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MONDAY'S DUMB FUN VID OF THE DAY!


BILL'S GUESTS 08-04-2014

6:35 Clay W. Biles, former Air Marshall, and discusses how we're less safe than BEFORE 9/11 in his tell-all book "Unsecure Skies".  

7:35 Mark Seligman, Libertarian candidate for the state house 3rd district in Josephine County.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present".

Shady Cove

By Dennis Powers

Dating back to the mid-1800s, passersby described the shady cove--from which the town derived its name--as a shelter where weary travelers could rest from the hot sun. This river bend is located 300 yards upstream from the present Highway 62 bridge in town, and the name then was descriptive, not an official name. It isn’t known precisely when folks started referring to the bend as the “cove” or “shady cove.”

The place was also where people stayed while waiting for the ferry at a nearby river crossing. Before bridges were built, folks crossed the Rogue this way, whether it was to commute between the gold camps at Jacksonville and John Day in Eastern Oregon, or to travel between Trail and Eagle Point. 

In the early 1900s, two developers built a home and vacation cabins at the cove, and they were the first to officially use the name in their recorded map. Area residents came to spend their summertime while enjoying the river and away from the summer heat. Over time, however, the cabins were abandoned, pathways washed away, and vegetation overtook the beach.  

As with most Rogue Valley communities, the economy depended on the timber industry. With it being on a main access to Crater Lake--which is 60 miles away--tourists naturally passed by or stayed at the town. As timbering moneys diminished, the town became more of a tourist and retiree destination. The town grew as newcomers replaced the loggers and suppliers to the industry.

In 1964, however, the disastrous Rogue River flood nearly destroyed it. After five days of heavy rains and snowmelt, the swollen river rose over its banks on the night of December 22nd. The raging waters hit Shady Cove almost the hardest. The flood and mudslides destroyed numerous homes, stately pine trees, the original bridge crossing, the saw mill adjacent to the bridge, and other structures, as tons of heavy mill-logs and rooftops surged past to crush downstream houses. The town was totally dark as power was out, but everyone could hear the river’s roar. The town rebuilt, but this took time.   

Shady Cove incorporated in 1972, taking the name for the cove that was a natural shelter for those passing through. Led by Faye Thompson, the city then embarked on a beautification project to make the town “shady with trees.” The U.S. Forest Service donated Evergreen seedlings that were planted throughout in returning the place to its pre-1964 flood days. Owing to this, people now see forty-year-old Pine trees that stand tall.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control in 1977 completed construction of the William Jess Dam and Lost Creek Lake, a reservoir nine miles north of Shady Cove with the Rogue River continuing downstream. The U.S. Army Corps also built the Cole M. River Fish Hatchery, one of the largest in the Western states just downstream of the dam. With the recreational draws of the lake and adjacent parks, the town had another attraction for residents and newcomers alike.

The town also puts on different festivals, of which the most publicized is its Spam Festival, held on the last Saturday in June. Owing to Spam’s ability to last without refrigeration, it became a standard K-ration for U.S. soldiers. Although it isn’t as commercially used as in years before, Shady Cove has this festival where one can buy Spam hamburgers, hot dogs, and even Teriyaki Kabobs, while listening to bands, checking out vendor booths, and enjoying a kid’s carnival. First started in 2000, this nonprofit affair donates its proceeds to community youth groups. 

With RV parks, close-by camping facilities, motels, and different parks, Shady Cove has found its niche as a tourist destination. With the magnificent Rogue River running through the city limits, it has found its place.

Sources: Mail Tribune, “Where is the ‘shady cove’ in Shady Cove?,” April 22, 2007, at Shady Cove Name and History; Alma Spicer, “The Story of Shady Cove,” at More History; See “Shady Cove Spam Festival,” at Spam Festival.

WEDNESDAY 07-30-2014

Jul 30, 2014 -- 9:22pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-30-2014

7:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate

7:35 Crimestoppers w/Lt. Budreau

7:45 Sara Cole and Teddy Abrams, conductor of the Britt Orchestra

8:10 Greg Roberts at RogueWeather.com, and Dr. Matt Johnson, clinical psychologist and Bigfoot researcher. Interesting talk on their experiences and research in the southern Oregon woods. Visit Matt's sight at Team Squatchin U.S.A.


THANKS TO KIRK FROM THE EXCELLENT DEFEND RURAL AMERICA for this.
 
Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
 
Ian Rutherford Plimeris an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.

Born    12 February 1946 (age 67)     
Residence    Australia     
Nationality    Australian     
Fields    Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering     
Institutions    University of New England,University of Newcastle,University of Melbourne,University of Adelaide     
Alma mater    University of New South Wales,Macquarie University     
Thesis    The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia (1976)     
Notable awards    Eureka Prize (1995, 2002),Centenary Medal (2003), Clarke Medal (2004)     

 

Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
Professor Ian Plimeris could not have said it better!


PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland . Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you.

Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life. I know....it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs.....well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time - EVERY DAY.  

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year - think about it.

Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.  And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change scenario.  Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention 'Global Warming' Anymore, but just 'Climate Change' - you know why?  It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.

And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax - imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.

It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.
But, hey, relax......give the world a hug and have a nice day!  
 

 

TUESDAY 07-29-2014

Jul 29, 2014 -- 11:29am

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AMAZING..."HE LIVED"
 

To quote that car ad: "He Lived". Here's the Chevy Tahoe that 45-year old Robert Piland of White City was driving last night, NB I-5 at Milepost 30. It crossed over the median, hit a commercial truck head-on.

Here's the Semi - Driver was unhurt.

Robert Piland was pulled from the wreck. He'll be okay, but OSP has charged him with DUII.

(Photos courtesy of Oregon State Police)


 

 

 

MONDAY 07-28-2014

Jul 28, 2014 -- 5:47am

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AN INTERESTING IMMIGRATION VISUAL DISPLAY FROM ROY BECK


DR. DENNIS POWERS 'VISITING PAST AND PRESENT" POST FOR THE DAY:

Southern Oregon’s Bigfoot

By Dennis Powers

From Grants Pass and Ashland to Cave Junction and Prospect, the sightings of Bigfoot, otherwise known as Sasquatch, have been numerous over the years; state and federal parks are also noteworthy as to these encounters, such as around Crater Lake or the Oregon Caves. Given the widespread, thick forests and remote areas in Southern Oregon, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see that our area has more than its share of these sightings.

Bigfoot is defined in most dictionaries, as a “very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially in the Pacific Northwest.” These human-like beings are believed to be 8-foot-plus in height, primate-like, and the surviving descendants of a species named Gigantapithicus, a tall, ape-like creature from the Pleistocene epoch (a long period that ended 11,700 years ago.)

With the numerous sightings in Jackson and Josephine counties, it is difficult to pick the best ones, as all are interesting and certainly important to whoever’s making the report. Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves are the site of well-evidenced ones. In 1976, the Chief Park Naturalist observed a Sasquatch-like creature, for example, that was crossing the South Road at dusk. Two years later, two park rangers reported seeing “something large in the forest with a foul odor” that threw a pinecone at them.

If having reports from rangers is doubtful, then the experiences of a Grants Pass clinical psychologist in 2000 at the Oregon Caves is worthy. Matthew Johnson was on a summer walk on the Big Tree Loop Trail, when he left his wife and children to “answer nature’s call.” He previously had heard strange “whoa, whoaa, whoaa” sounds and smelled a skunk-like stench.

While off the trail, the 6-foot/9-inch, 300-pound man had the scare of his life. Seeing movement to one side, Johnson turned to watch a Bigfoot--8-foot-tall, hairy, huge, and quite real to him--who then disappeared back into the brush. The psychologist ran to his family and quickly herded them back to the caves. A long-time park ranger at the Oregon Caves accompanied Johnson the next day to investigate the site. Although the ranger didn’t believe in Sasquatch, he said that without any question, Johnson had not made up the story.

Matthew Johnson was so taken by his experience, he told about his experience on television and through newspapers around the country. He established the Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society (“SOBS”) so that others could join him in finding the creature. This organization put together different expeditions into the forests near Grants Pass. The SOHS has reported discovering hair samples, hand prints, footprints, and teeth imprints with a 3-1/2 inch gap between them. The group states they have come across boulders tossed in a road’s middle that were too heavy for a man to lift, along with trees broken off ten-feet high with limbs that were 1/2-foot in diameter.

These searches are not isolated occurrences. In the 1970s, three men built a Bigfoot trap west of Applegate Lake. Led by reports that an old miner had found 18-inch human-like tracks (indicating a 6-foot stride) in his garden near the upper reaches of the Applegate River, Ron Olson and two others decided to build a trap near the location. The constructed wooden box was 10-feet by 10-feet and built of 2-inch thick planks. A metal grate was the trap door and to be triggered by a Bigfoot reaching for a deer or rabbit carcass that hung at the rear.

Built by special forestry permit, this cage is most likely the only official Bigfoot trap in the world. Located 1/2 mile west of Applegate Lakeon the Collings Mountain Trail, telephone poles anchor it to the ground. Although the structure is in disrepair owing to the elements, it is a testimonial to the belief that these creatures do exist.

Although the arguments continue as to whether Sasquatch is a fact or only a myth, even some academics and anthropologists have written books and articles in the reality. Even so, your belief might depend on whether you are reading this article in a home study or camping out at night in the wilderness.

Sources: See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Jackson County, Oregon,” at Jackson County Bigfoot Sightings; See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Josephine County, Oregon,” at Josephine County Bigfoot Sightings; Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society at Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society; Jeff Duewel, “Encounter at the Caves,” Daily Courier, Story Plus Video; Paul Fattig, “I’ve always believed there is a Bigfoot,” Mail Tribune, September 3, 2006, at More on Bigfoot; see also, “YouTube: Bigfoot Trap, Applegate Lake, Southern Oregon, June 2009,” at Big Foot Trap.   


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-28-14

6:35 Tax Attorney Gayle Trotter. Want to get more jobs in the U.S.? Check her latest Op-Ed, Fix The Tax Code To Stop The Offshore Exodus of U.S. Companies.

7:10 Jackson County GOP commissioner candidate Colleen Roberts, discussing county fees, county employee's health centers, other issues w/your tax dollars.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers (post above)

8:35 Dr. John Lott Jr., Crime Prevention Research Center, breaksdown the story from D.C. that a judge rules you have a 2nd amendment right to carry firearms outside your house.

 

 

FRIDAY 07-25-2014

Jul 25, 2014 -- 6:30pm

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This footage taken from a closed Planned Parenthood Clinic near Portlant. (Video not for kids)

$500,000,000 a year in your tax bucks go to PP.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-25-2014

6:35 Daniel Halper, author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine. Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons’ return to political prominence.

7:10 Steve Buckstein, Cascade Policy Institute - Prescription Only Cold medicine Law Needs a Second Look.

7:35 State Senator Alan Bates talks yesterday's town hall meeting on the jobs and economy.

 

THURSDAY 07-24-2014

Jul 24, 2014 -- 2:40pm

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DON'T CALL IT SOCIALISM.....

(it might hurt an American's feelings)

You could be forgiven for wanting to renounce your citizenship last night after watching Bill O'Reily's Talking Points. (thinking the country's freakin' ignorant and doomed) You see, Bill O'Reilly says "Obamacare is socialism", while former Prez drone Austan Goolsbee counters with "well you must believe Social Security and Medicare are socialism, too". Then Bill O replies with "Naw, they're not socialism, cuz' we all pay into the system".

C'mon...IT'S ALL SOCIALISM!!!

Just because you're required to "pay into the system" doesn't make it some free market plan. It's ALL been about income redistribution. Social Security, Medicare, all of it. Your payout isn't directly connected with how much you paid, there are no property rights in them, and there is no real capitalistic "there" there. (Not to mention that Congress, can, and does, change the rules whenever it wants)

Just because we've all been forced on the socialist dole, doesn't make it not socialism. I know we'd like to think it isn't the case, in order to "feel better" about it, but that's the truth of the matter.

For example: Older white women directly benefit more from the socialism security system. They live longer, and collect benefits for a much longer time, at the expense of those who don't live long enough to collect all they paid in. (quite often African American men)

You can say all the entitlements aren't perfect, or even that they've been a good thing, but don't kid yourself that we're "on the way to socialism". We're already there, and are merely arguing semantics.

The first step of fixing our "socialism problem" is to admit we already have one!


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WEDNESDAY 07-23-2014

Jul 23, 2014 -- 5:44am

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FORMER BORDER PATROL, ZACH TAYLOR, WORTH YOUR TIME TO WATCH

Video courtesy of Little Bonanza Productions. For more information, please contact: lisa@littlebonanzaproductions.com.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-23-2014

7:10 Bob Drysdale - Rogue Valley Shooting Sports Association - Public range to reopen! A few rule changes, for sure, so here's your sign!

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Oregon Department of Transportation planner Ian Horlacher discusses the Hwy 99 plan and this week's open house.

 

FRIDAY 07-18-2014

Jul 18, 2014 -- 12:05pm

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DENNIS RICHARDSON and JOHN KITZHABER DEBATE

...Was closed to the public, but download the audio podcast here.

I think Dennis Richardson did well in today's debate. The differences between the two couldn't have been more stark. John Kitzhaber said in effect "We'll never get control of Federal lands, so why try", while Richardson made it clear that he's going to the mat to wrestle control of these federal lands and have them under Oregon management. Richardson was against sales taxes, Kitz waffled. Richardson was "no" on the illegal drivers card, Kitz fully supportive of them. Richardson basically tarred the governor as wasteful and out of touch. Also, if Kitz has all these great plans, why weren't they implemented in all the years he's been in office.

About the only point where I disagreed with Richardson was he and Kitz support the open primary. I totally disagree with this. You want to choose a party's candidate, then join the party, otherwise sucks to be unaffiliated. But if that's the worse thing I can say about Richardson's positions, I'll be fine with that.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-18-2014

6:35 Tim Graham, NewsBusters.org, and we're talking about what's NOT being reported on the border crisis.

8:10 Ben Brunson, author, student of history, has a great take on the shoot-down of the Malaysian airliner. His latest novel, Esther's Sling, details the Israel/Iran conflict.


THE REAL BILL AYERS, and RE-Education

A listener and I discussed what Obama's crony, Bill Ayers (Weather Underground) had really planned for us. Here's the interview I referenced.

THURSDAY 07-17-2014

Jul 17, 2014 -- 7:50pm

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295 DEAD IN EAST UKRAINE

The initial moments after the Malaysian Airliner Crash

Rebels first claim it was Russians doing the deed, now a rebel site indicates it may have been shot down by mistake. The story is still a work in progress. Tomorrow, I hope to have some analysis as we learn more.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-17-2014

6:35 Wayne Allyn Root, uber capitalist, and author of "The Murder of the Middle Class".

7:10 Julian Cordle, super high tech guy, and gearhead - We talk about the Google driverless cars vs. the Tesla Motors vision of future transportation.

8:10 Will Reishman, Strategic Financial in Medford. The trouble with spying on Germany and other "friends".

 

 

WEDNESDAY 07-16-2014

Jul 16, 2014 -- 2:21pm

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SUCH FIREARMS FUN...A SCAR, FROM FPS RUSSIA


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-16-2014

7:10 Dr. Lee Vliet, former director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Aapsonline.org, TB, Swine Flu Assaulting Border agents...What's next?

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Mike Budreau

8:10 Gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson. Tomorrow, it's the first in a series of debates between Dennis and Mr. Kitzhaber. It'll be streamed on the Salem Statesmen-Journal website starting at 10 tomorrow morning.

8:45 Business Segment with Robert Holland, owner of Southern Oregon Fine Meats. (Ribeyes for EVERYONE, STAT! ;-)

 

 

FRIDAY 07-11-2014

Jul 11, 2014 -- 4:03pm

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#IMPEACH

The most disgusting meme pounded by the media this week is the "We Can't Impeach for ANYTHING". I'm not convinced this sorry excuse for the nation's chief executive could be impeached if he ate a baby, on camera, in the Rose Garden.

Of course, it didn't help that the only person calling for impeachment was Sarah Palin, not exactly the most credible political thinker. Still, I'm about ready to VOMIT over the parade of political quislings so willing to eliminate any consideration of the ONLY constitutional remedy for Obama's, or ANY bad president's behavior.

Oh, the excuses... from "It'll stop the GOP from taking over in November" to "There aren't enough votes in the Senate to remove him from office".  You don't impeach the President only when you think there are enough votes to convict and remove him; You impeach because his actions rise to impeachable offenses. Obama would be forced to defend his actions, which would in effect stop much of his bad behavior in its tracks.

(And for the record, the Dems were right to have considered impeaching George W. over Iraq, too.)

Unfortunately, the average level of sheeple's constitutional education guarantees the current government we have and deserve. God help this country, because the people apparently aren't smart enough and demanding enough to help themselves out of this crisis.


BILL'S GUESTS for 07-11-2014

6:35 Jim Ludwick, Oregonians for Immigration Reform. Jim discusses the border crisis, and his citizen referendum on the ballot in November. Read more at ProtectOregonDL.org.

7:35 Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson talks the challenges facing law enforcement, resignation of Curry County's Sheriff.

 

Tags: impeach

THURSDAY 07-10-2014

Jul 10, 2014 -- 3:30pm

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HATS OFF TO LAW ENFORCEMENT!

Kudos to area law enforcement regarding  the recent "Operation Rap It Up", as JCSO reports more than 40 arrested on drugs, gun, and other criminal charges.

Who could've known the tragic death of Alysa Bobbitt, the Grants Pass 5 year-old girl shot and killed by Jon Meyer when he fired a full auto rifle in his apartment, would have led to the arrest of all these people?

I always wondered how Meyer got the rifle. It ends up that he was involved in "straw" gun purchases, and that investigation led to gangs, drugs, prostitution, murder conspiracies, more straw purchase gangs, It was a huge operation. Law enforcement from JCSO to KCSO, to JoCo SO, MPD, CPPD, OSP, GPDPS and others putting in a lot of leg work. Good job!



I look forward to seeing THIS over the weekend, maybe you've already seen it?
 


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WEDNESDAY 07-09-2014

Jul 09, 2014 -- 12:38pm

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HATS OFF TO LAW ENFORCEMENT!

Kudos to area law enforcement today regarding  "Operation Rap It Up", as JCSO reports more than 40 arrested on drugs, gun, and other criminal charges.

Who could've known the tragic death of Alysa Bobbitt, the Grants Pass 5 year-old girl shot and killed by Jon Meyer when he fired a full auto rifle in his apartment, would have led to the arrest of all these people?

I always wondered how Meyer got the rifle. It ends up that he was involved in "straw" gun purchases, and that investigation led to gangs, drugs, prostitution, murder conspiracies, more straw purchase gangs, It was a huge operation. Law enforcement from JCSO to KCSO, to JoCo SO, MPD, CPPD, OSP, GPDPS and others putting in a lot of leg work. Good job!


CONTROVERSY over JULY 4th PARADE

Blogger Karen DeCoster notes that the racism claim falls flat, when you see the same idea floated for George W. Bush.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-09-2014

6:35 Filmaker Dennis Michael Lynch, maker of "They Come to America" and "They Come To America II". He's been at the border, and has many stories to tell. Follow Him on Facebook, and here's his website

 

7:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation. More craziness with gun checks, and how Target, really IS one. .

7:35 Crimestoppers w/Lt. Budreau.

8:45 BUSINESS GUEST - Long Term Care Planning Specialist Cheryl Baumgarten, and her number is 541-608-5555. We talked about the importance of planning for your care. Here's some of what we talked about:

·      Common Scenario: Husband in denial to consider long term care planning.

It’s a common scenario: a couple meets with their financial advisor, who recommends they consider the purchase of long term care insurance.  Many times, the husband refuses to consider the purchase, saying that either family history indicates care won’t be needed, or that it’s “too expensive,” or “we’ll take care of each other.”  He may be in denial of the possible frailty that may accompany old age.  Or he may be simply unaware of the possible consequences when long term care planning is avoided

·       Sometimes it’s the wife wanting to save money.

Sometimes it's the wife making the case to not insure, wanting to save money, thinking she can take care of him. Unless she has already been a caregiver for someone she will be in for a surprise. Often she will think that she can take care of him now but what about when they're older, will she still be able to help him get in and out of the tub safely when she's old and frail herself?

·       For better or worse.

Just as purchasing life insurance at the birth of a child demonstrates love of a spouse, the purchase of long term care insurance continues a legacy of financially taking care of a spouse for better or worse. Just as we plan for bigger retirement nest eggs to cover increased life-spans, we must also plan for the long term care that is often needed as we potentially face years of needing help because of an accident or illness. 

·       It is a 70% chance people over age 65 will have a long term care event in their lives.

·       Changes in insurance options and prices don’t happen often, sometimes years before a change. July 21 is the next big change, with higher rates and less benefits. You could be grandfathered in but still have months to decide on your plan.

Ask Cheryl for a free consultation!

 

TUESDAY 07-08-2014

Jul 08, 2014 -- 4:31pm

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COSTCO PULLS DINESH D'SOUZA's BOOK, claims it's due to poor sales, not the uber-liberal politics of co-founder. To this, I say BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAA!!

In other news, RVTD wants to almost double its taxes taken from you. I dunno', for 10 million dollars a year, think we could have cabbies haul the riders around?


I WISH I HAD WRITTEN THIS - A MUST READ!

My Fourth Of July Post

Posted on July 3, 2014 by Wirecutter

The Fourth has always been a special day for me. Anybody that knows me knows I’m not big on holidays. Christmas and Thanksgiving are a pain as far as preparations go and having to deal with family that doesn’t want anything to do with me the rest of the year, Easter – I’m surprised they still celebrate Easter seeing as it’s offensive to muslims and liberals, Veteran’s and Memorial day always rubbed me wrong because those are days for memories that should be thought of everyday, Labor Day is just an excuse for a barbecue, but the Fourth to me was always special because of the anniversary it represents.

Not anymore. The Fourth is nothing but a reminder of what a mess our Nation has become. Our Founding Fathers and the Citizens of that period sacrificed everything to ensure Freedom for their descendants and immigrants coming here to seek a better life for themselves and their families. There were provisions in the Constitution to prevent the new government from becoming what they were trying to get out from under. The Bill of Rights came later naming our basic human rights so that future generations wouldn’t pervert the Yellowed Paper in order to grant them powers that weren’t theirs to begin with.

Now I get up in the morning and read what the government wants me to read. If the press isn’t in lockstep with the president then they aren’t allowed in his press corp. If you file for something under the Freedom of Information Act, you see only what the government wants you to see, everything else is blacked out.

My weapons of self defense are government approved but they say if I don’t have a permit for them then they must stay at home, but at the same time the government says the police have no obligation or duty to protect me or mine.

My food has to be approved by the government. I can no longer drink raw milk or eat cheese that hasn’t been homogenized or pasteurized because evidently I don’t know what’s good for me. Even homeopathic medicines have to be government approved if I want to buy them instead of growing and harvesting them myself.

Our children are wards of the State. If they attend a public school, they learn what the government wants them to learn. The government has changed history to suit their views, not what really happened. You are not allowed to discipline your children with your own hand under threat of law. The government determines if your children are eating healthy lunches or not – not lunches from school but what Mom has packed for them.

We’re under constant surveillance. Every time I walk out of my house I have to assume I’m on somebody’s camera. Traffic cams, security cams, dash cams, you name it. My emails are being monitored by the government. My website is being monitored by the government. Every piece of mail – every piece – passing through the post office is photographed and recorded. Every phone call we make, every text we send is monitored by the NSA. Boxes on the side of the roads log in bluetooth information from passing cars to determine who’s in what car traveling down the road, where you got on the road and where you left it. Radar is monitoring our speed.

Our public lands are no longer public. The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service determine what we can and cannot do on our own public lands and reserve the right to charge us fees for their use. If you resist you will be arrested, fined and possibly imprisoned.

Everything has to be registered. Our vehicles are registered, our animals are registered, our firearms are registered, our watercraft is registered. By the way, you can read that as taxed.

Our police have gone from being peace officers to law enforcement officers. They have the right by decree of government to search you simply by stating they believe you may have committed a crime. In some cities they can search you just because they want to. They burst into our homes, kill our dogs and search our personal belongings with only the simplest of causes. SWAT teams – a concept that was designed for hostage situations – conduct an average of 124 raids every day. Now they raid barber shops for unlicensed (read that untaxed) barbers, they’re raiding dairies suspected of selling raw milk and they’re raiding mom and pop marijuana growers.

With the NDAA and “Patriot” Act, we no longer have a right to an attorney or a Right to a speedy trial in front of a jury of our peers, in fact we no longer have a Right to a trial at all. Indefinite detention is the Plan of the Day at the pleasure of the government.

The tax man takes between 30 and 50% of our paychecks, most of it outright theft. We support, out of our paychecks and from the sweat of our brow, cash and food for those that won’t work, medical and child care for those same deadbeats, organizations through federal and state grants that we don’t morally support or agree with, wars that we may not agree with, and anything else that the government feels is necessary.

Any mention of God has been removed from our schools and government buildings even though this once-great Nation was founded on Christian principles. We can no longer pray before meetings nor can our children while at school. Our churches are regulated as far as mentioning politics. The entire “Separation of Church and State” has been twisted from not allowing the State to force a religion on us to not wanting to offend anybody by asserting our personal beliefs.

Our Nation is presently being overrun with illegal immigrants and our government who swore an oath to obey the Constitution and the Law of the Land is ignoring the law by not defending our borders. In fact, they’re encouraging these illegals to come by rewarding them with promises of a better life and citizenship. If you think this bothers you, think about the immigrants that came here legally and got pushed to the back of the line because of promises that our politicians have made.

Our politicians truly believe they are above us, forgetting that they serve us and not the other way around. We have politicians that carry firearms and surround themselves with bodyguards, yet they deny us the very basic human Right to defend ourselves by outlawing us commoners to own and carry firearms and other weapons. They break laws with impunity, yet imprison us for doing the same. They refuse to listen to the People’s desires and instead enact laws they want. We have a president that says we must conserve energy and cut down on pollutants, yet he and his family fly on Air Force One for their many vacations every year. Our fuel prices have been above $3 a gallon for a record breaking 1200 days because our president refuses to cut our dependency on foreign oil and use our own natural resources which would also provide much needed jobs for us. Our president bows to foreign Heads of State, showing them that he believes we are subservient to them. Our government has done everything it can to make sure that we, as a Nation, serves it instead of the other way around.

This is not the Nation our Founding Fathers wanted for us. I know that if they could see what we’ve turned into, they would be appalled. I know I am, and that’s the reason the Fourth holds no special place in my heart anymore.

-Kenny Lane (Wirecutter) http://www.knuckledraggin.com Ceres, CA.

 

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SMART GRIDS AND HIGHWAYS (for a DUMB PEOPLE)

For YEARS, I've been making the case that self-driving cars, smart highways, mass transit, and the BIG Oregon push for electric cars is ultimately about limiting your freedom. The more you go away from the car controlled by YOU, the more the car goes to being controlled by SOMEONE ELSE, namely, the government. Today I turn on Rush's show, and he's all over this subject. (Nice to be in good company)

You might wonder "How does the electric car limit my freedom"? Simple, by limiting your range. Even our best full electrics are what, 70miles? You can't carry gallons of extra range as you can with the internal combustion engine.

And what has the state so "generously" (with your stolen tax loot) provided Oregon? State Charging Stations. Watch for the day to come when the state authoritarian charging stations smartly "interrogate" your vehicle for "permission" to charge. Is there a license on the car? Is the driver "wanted" for some state-created crime? Insurance? Registration? Child Support payments in order? Does the government want no one traveling for whatever reason? What a PERFECT highway version of "Operation Choke Point".


THIS is why cameras on cops are a good idea. They exonerate good cops, and help us get rid of the bad ones.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 07-07-2014

6:35 Rabbi Aryeh Spero,  author of Push Back: Reclaiming Our American Judeo-Christian Ethos.

7:35 Lars Larson, rejoining the station lineup today at noon, AND evenings at 8.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Palmerton Park

By Dennis Powers

Orin Palmerton was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, who came to the City of Rogue River in the 1920s and purchased five acres of land from the Skevington family. Located off West Evans Creek Road and a five-minute drive from the city’s downtown, Evans Creek runs through the property before emptying into the Rogue River, west of the Depot Street Bridge.

Palmerton conducted a plant and tree nursery at the property for years; during this time he also planted many domestic and exotic trees that were from around the world. Orin sold the pristine acreage to Jackson County in 1960, and the City of Rogue River in 1994 acquired it from the County. It is part of the city’s park system, which maintains the park and continues to expand the diversity of the represented trees.

Palmerton Park is an arboretum--defined as a place for the study and exhibit of trees--with 96 distinct tree specimens found around the world, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest. Numerous trees in Ashland’s Lithia Park are also here: from different maples, monkey puzzle, and sassafras to the ginkgo, tulip tree, and mimosa. Exhibiting also azaleas, rhododendrons, and other plants and shrubs, the park has paved walkways throughout, a duck pond, playground, and picnic area.

Linking the arboretum to the Anna Classick Bicentennial Park, the bridge over Evans Creek washed away in the New Year’s Day flood of 1997. In its place, an impressive suspension foot-bridge (like a miniature Golden Gate Bridge in one sense) was constructed in its place.

Born in 1924 on the property before Orin Palmerton’s purchase, Dick Skevington not only designed the original crossing over Evans Creek in the late 1980s, he nailed in the last plank into the replacement bridge in 2001. Skevington had built bridges for the National Parks Service for 28 years, before returning to Rogue River at retirement and being elected to the city council and then as its mayor.

Palmerton Park and Arboretum is one of those jewels that ties us into the past with a presence today--and is a beautiful setting.

Sources: “Phil Fehrenbacher, “Arboretum guide revised,” Oregon Department of Forestry, at Oregon Arboretums; John Darling, “Shhh! One of the county’s best-kept secrets,” Mail Tribune, November 20, 2005, at Palmerton Park and Arboretum; “Palmerton Park: A Tour through Nature’s Pathways,” Rogue River’s Arboretum: Park Brochure; Sanne Specht, “Rogue River Mayor Dick Skevington dies at 84,” Mail Tribune, September 20, 2008, at Born on Property; see “YouTube: Palmerton Park at Rogue River, Oregon” at Video of Park.    

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