What About Eye Injuries?

What About Eye Injuries? Unfortunately, eye injuries are a common occurrence in this country, with the total number being over 2.5 million per year. Sadly, about 50,000 of those injuries result in some degree of permanent vision loss. Nearly half of these injuries occur in the 18 to 45 year old age group and 73%…

Shady Cove town hall

Representative Mike McLane and Sen. Doug Whitsitt held a town hall meeting in Shady Cove on February 21. According to McLane he likes to hold town hall meetings especially at the beginning of a new legislative session. Accompanying the pair was Whitsitt’s wife Gail who is also a state representative representing southern Klamath and Lake…

That hour loss looms again

That hour loss looms again C. Blake For the Independent People who’ve lived long enough can probably relate some amusing tales concerning complications of failing to turn their clocks ahead when they should.                                            …

Sheriff report

SHERIFF 3/3/15 2/20 Sergio Alfredo Serafin, 24, Hale Way, WC. Theft 1, attempt to commit crime-theft 1 , theft 3. ROR-released own recognizance. Branden Tonatoeu Mercado, 18, Kestrl Way, WC. Possession controlled substance-meth. ROR- released own recognizance. Dylan Michael Amasa Waldon, 21, E. Antelope Rd, EP. Theft 1 x 2, conspiracy/theft 1. RISK-doesn’t meet the…

Doug Whitsett newsletter

Oregon’s March economic and revenue forecast was released last week. The forecast predicts that the state will receive enough revenue, during the remainder of this budget cycle, to trigger the personal income tax “kicker.” The “kicker” is a refund of excess income taxes paid by Oregon taxpayers. State economists estimate the refund will total $349…

BF debate results

By Marcia Stewart-Warren For the Independent On February 20-22, 2015, the Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team attended the Robert D. Clark Invitational at the University of Oregon in Eugene, as well as the University of Oregon junior high school tournament also on the U of O campus. Coach Marcia Stewart-Warren announced that five Butte…

‘Why even have a Congress?’

Net regs adopted, ALG asks ‘Why even have a Congress?’ By Robert Romano “Why even have a Congress?” That was Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning’s question on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called “net neutrality” regulations. The final rulemaking, the text of which has not been released…

Net regs adopted, ALG asks ‘Why even have a Congress?’ By Robert Romano “Why even have a Congress?” That was Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning’s question on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called “net neutrality” regulations. The final rulemaking, the text of which has not been released…

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Meet the brooms

scotch broom

Meet the Brooms   March and April are the months when Scotch (Scot’s) Broom shows off its brilliant colors. The vibrant yellow blooms against the dark green foliage are hard to miss, and one can’t argue that it’s a lovely plant overall.   However, as bright and showy as it is, it has a dark…

AROUND THE HOUSE

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AROUND THE HOUSE Lids and Other Lost Things By Lynn Leissler For the Independent I’ve mentioned George, the impish being who taunted our family by creating mischief. When each of my three youngsters proclaimed, “I didn’t do it,” we blamed George. Only his invisibility kept him from time out. You’d think that once the kids…

Independent office to move

For the past 20 years or so, the office of the Upper Rogue Independent ahs been located in the strip mall adjacent to Ray’s Market in Eagle Point. But, within the next two weeks, that is going to change. Pizza Schmiza will occupy the space now occupied by the Independent. The Restaurant had already planned…