Crater Lake Shutdown Hits Small Business

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Barricades block the entrance to Crater Lake National park and the impact is felt by nearby businesses who depend on tourism and have taken a hit since the government shutdown began. Thursday afternoon, Lynda Chapman flipped through the reservation book for the month of October at the Union Creek Resort and … Continue reading »

Shut Down Not Impacting Local Cemetery

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — About 37,000 people are buried at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, including the three people laid to rest Wednesday. Burials will continue as scheduled during the government shut down because their positions have been considered essential. In addition to burials, the “Raise and Realign” project will also continue. For several months … Continue reading »

U.S.D.A. Inspections Not Impacted

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — While the government remains shut down in Washington D.C, Taylor’s Sausage Inc. in Cave Junction is still up and running. Owner Terry Taylor said initially he thought the inspectors would be impacted by the federal shut down, but the position is deemed essential. “They are actually working on kind of an … Continue reading »

Shut Down Could Impact Social Security

MEDFORD, Ore. — Meri Walker is one of an estimated 58 million Americans collecting social security benefits this year. Walker said she recently learned how vital those checks are when she visited the social security office for the first time this week. “Lots of difficulty in their lives. Not people that are slackers, not people … Continue reading »