STANDING GUARD The Old Legionaire This month we’ll touch on our nation’s most patriotic holiday, the Fourth of July. This harkins back over two hundred years ago to when we declared our independence from England and the bullets started flying.


SHERIFF   5/30 Samantha Paige Gairson, 22, E. Antelope Rd, EP.  Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/meth and failure to appear for theft 3. 6/9 Donald Raymond Wilson, 43, Chevney Wy, SC.  Theft 1.  Released on own recognizance. Dustin MacKenzie St. Clair, 32, Elm Wy, EP.  Failure to appear for theft 3. …

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 061517

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 061517 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The June 15 Shady Cove City Council meeting began with a Public Hearing on the proposed 17/18 Budget. No one had any comments and the hearing was closed almost immediately after it was opened.  

Senator Linthicum Newsletter

Prairie Schooners and Paradigm Shifts In our Senate Education Committee this week, Steve Buckstein of the Cascade Policy Institute shared a humorous video from a student who is currently being educated in a home school setting. The video emphasized that one size doesn’t fit all and different tools serve different purposes. You can see the video here: Shoes…


POLICE   6/5 Joshua Wayne Rosecrans, 36, WC.  Arrested for possession of a controlled substance/meth, giving false information to the police, trespassing 2, and parole violation for possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Lodged in JCJ. Arthur Stanley, EP.  Cited for driving while suspended and speed violation, 38/25. 6/7 Richard Anthony Wright Jr, 31, EP.  Cited…

The Farm at Southern Oregon University

Our forests and fisheries are at the mercy of the climate we create as we rush headlong towards a global warming that will cross the tipping point.  Though farmers are familiar with variability in weather, agriculture is among the most climate-sensitive of human activities especially in terms of temperatures and water availability. Sensible living in…


OBITUARIES   Larry Wilbert Cranford, 72, of Shady Cove, Oregon passes away June 9, 2017 in Trail, Oregon.  Arrangements are in care of Perl Funeral Home.

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

rogue roost ranch cover photo

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The “Headquarters” Ranch and “Rogue’s Roost” Part One Dennis Ellingson We continue our journey on, traveling up old Hwy. 62. Up from or near the Carlton Ranches and the Grange another house has been remembered.      

chicken salad

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Here’s one you’re going to love.  Most salads are just plain boring, but not this one.  It is titled Grilled Chicken BLT Salad. It is considered Paleo, which is supposed to mean healthy and it is plenty good tasting.

GVLL going to state toruney

gold valley little league

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Gold Valley Little League Rebel Rogues manager, Casey Hudlow, will be taking her Major girls team to the state tournament in Portland.  The tournament is scheduled for July 8-13.  

Oregon Democrats Push Tax Hikes On Businesses AGAIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Contact: ORP Communications Director – (503) 902-4671 “Lobbyist-In-Chief” Kate Brown and Oregon Democrats Push Tax Hikes On Businesses AGAIN Wilsonville, OR – To address the so-called $1.4 billion budget shortfall caused by their own disastrous, out-of-control spending policies, weakened Governor Kate Brown and her Democrat allies are…