Whitsett newsletter

The Council of State Governments Committee on River Governance recently met in Yakima, Washington. As last year’s chair of that Committee, I traveled to Washington to join Representatives and Senators from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as a delegation from British Columbia. Our primary purpose was to discuss the impacts of the ongoing…

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate team

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate team, coached by Marcia Stewart-Warren, Jan Pizzo and Lynn Pizzo attended their first tournament of the season-

Shady Cove City Candidates Forum 101414

  By Christy Pitto For The Independent   Despite running unopposed, candidates for Shady Cove City offices held a Candidates Forum on Monday October 14. This gave the two Council candidates; Tom Sanderson and John Burgess and Mayoral candidate Tom Anderson a chance to let folks know their main goals for 2015 and to answer…

Prospect students tour Hydro facility

prospect students touring pacificorp facility

By Renee Brieholz For the Independent   The Environmental Science class from Prospect High School visited several local areas to investigate watershed impacts and water quality. Prior to doing the field work students researched different aspects of the Rogue River watershed and what factors might influence the water quality within a watershed.  The class visited the North Fork Power Plant…

Police October 21

POLICE   10-21-14 10/6/14 Christian Douglas Cochran, 18, EP. Arrested on JC Circuit Court Warrant (fail to comply/burglary II). Lodged JCJ. Anghela Marie Owen, 38, Butte Falls. Arrested for theft 2, resisting arrest x2, assault officer x2 and JC Circuit Court Warrant (restraining order violation). Lodged JCJ. Shelly Tauriainen, 40, SC. Cited/released theft III. 10/8/14 Andrew…

Letters

Thank you for your Support Jackson County Fire District #4 Volunteer Support Group‘s annual pancake breakfast was a success due to the wonderful people who attended and supported our breakfast. We hope everyone enjoyed their breakfast as much as we enjoyed preparing it for them. Our thanks also to Jim Stromberg from Farmer Brothers Coffee…

LEGALS 10-21-14

  LEGALS 10-21-14   Auction Sale of unpaid storage Units will be held at Table Rock Mini Storage 4570 Table Rock Rd Central Point, OR 97502, on Friday October 31, 2014 @11am This is a cash only sale. For the following units: Units 150 10x 5, owner Katelyn Padgett Unit 153 10x 5 Owner –…

Jog your memory classes in Medford.

jog your memory

By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Certified Geriatric Wellness Instructor, Libby Watts travels from Grants pass to teach seven of her self-produced courses per week. “Jog Your Memory,” draws on Watts’ psychology background to help her adult students sharpen their skills at recollection. Sponsored by Care Source, she emphasizes that her training is not…

if you can't stand the heat

If You Can’t Stand the Heat By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent A friend of mine collects cookbooks. His wife thinks he’s strange because he prefers those over the adult reading that some others prefer. He explains: “I just like cookbooks.”

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Record-setting hiker at E.P. Library

hiker

Record-setting hiker at E.P. Library By F. C. Blake For the Independent At age 21, North Carolina resident, Jennifer Pharr Davis had determined she would someday beat the record.      

FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS Fire season ends today on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in southwest Oregon. Rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. Fire season started June 2…