Be Aware of the Changing Air Quality

  Be Aware of the Changing Air Quality Jackson County health officials want to remind residents that it is important for people to be observant of the air quality during the wildfire season, smoke levels can rise and fall depending on weather factors including wind direction. It is predicted, with our current weather system, the…

Winifred Palmer Nichols

winnie for obit

Winifred Palmer Nichols Our dear sister Winnie, born Dec 25, 1941 to the Oglala Lakota nation, passed into the arms of her beloved Lord Jesus Christ on August 19, 2014. Her life and graduation will be remembered by her friends and family at a memorial service to be held Saturday, Sept 27, at 10am in…

Wild coho seasons on many coastal rivers and bays opened Sept. 15

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Students learn about Forest Service mules

Students learn about Forest Service mules By Gaynell Krambeal For the Independent Students at Butte Falls Elementary School were honored with an unusual field trip on Sept 3. They walked four blocks from school to the Butte Falls Ranger Station where they were met by Mitchel Wilkerson of the Forest Service.

Settling arguments before they start

Settling arguments before they start. By F. C. Blake For the Independent It lingered in our attic for decades. Terry had received the metal erector set as a child. For years I recall hearing him tell his son, Greg, “You’ll inherit this time-honored relic of mine some day.” Lincoln logs, followed later on by Legos…

Chimney Safety

Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Coop 541-899-1050 Chimney Safety Most fires involving either masonry or prefabricated metal chimneys occur because of improper installation

Red Cross donor app

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is…

Police 9-16-14

Police 9-16-14 9/1 Adam Eugene Skinner, 22 yr old, Arrested for disorderly conduct. Lodged JCJ. 9/2 Luis Angel Soto, 46 yr old, EP. Arrested for harassment (domestic) Lodged JCJ. 9/5 Rex Allen Stansell, JR, 50 yr old, EP. Arrested on Butte Falles Municipal Court Warrant ( fail to comply-driving while suspended). Lodged JCJ. 9/5 Michael…

Oregon’s new ag mag

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announces the premiere issue of a new magazine, Growing Oregon: A guide to the state’s agriculture, food and markets with the publication targeting potential buyers of the state’s products. The magazine provides a comprehensive look at Oregon farmers, ranchers, and fishermen as well as food processing. The publication also pairs with a website that provides a digital…

League of Oregon Cities workshop

The League of Oregon Cities has had 22 workshops with city leaders around the state, hoping to solidify their legislative program for the foreseeable future. Craig Honeyman, Legislative Director for the League has facilitated these meetings. Honeyman explained that they had polled member cities and grouped issues according to priority. The local meetings were for…

Free Speech

            The following is an editorial comment from Americans for Limited Government. While the content is critical of Senate Democrats that is not the point in our running this. The point is that anytime Congress meets to eliminate the voice of the American People, it is wrong. It is wrong too, that they would attempt…