Senator Whitsett Newsletter

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) was created by the Legislative Assembly to ensure that “safe and reliable utility services are provided to customers at just and reasonable rates, while fostering the use of competitive markets to achieve these objectives.” That body is charged with regulating only the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) that are owned by…

White City Family Receives FREE Residential Fire Sprinkler System

White City Family Receives FREE Residential Fire Sprinkler System It is our pleasure to announce that Mike and Judy Hall from White City are the recipients of the 2016 Residential Fire Sprinkler System Giveaway! Fire District 3 in partnership with Claudio Alvarez Construction, Pacific Fire Protection and The Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition have been working…

AROUND THE HOUSE

AROUND THE HOUSE Tomorrow’s Another Day By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Some wise soul in the mid-eighteenth century said, “Procrastination is the thief of time.” If that’s true, and it is, and if folks were arrested for such larceny, I’d be languishing under a life sentence in some federal prison. If you have doubts,…

SHERIFF 2-9-16

SHERIFF 2-9-16   1/29 Steven Jacob Eddy, 23, Woodcrest Cr, EP. Possession of a controlled substance/heroin. Released on own recognizance. Gregory James Lawrence, 25, S Shasta Ave, EP. Failure to appear for burglary 2 and theft 2. Released due to overcrowding. 1/30 Benjamin Richard Spence, 30, S Shasta Ave, EP. Interference with a peace officer…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 020416

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 020416 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The February 4 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Riparian Area Protection Ordinance was continued by Council  

POLICE 2-9-16

POLICE 2-9-16   1/4 Amanda L Kirkpatrick-Riley, 32, EP. Arrested for assault 3 and harassment. Lodged JCJ. 1/8 Daniel Guy Mallory,36, EP. Arrested on a Jackson County Circuit warrant for failure to appear/theft 3. Lodged JCJ. 1/10 Michael Mark Taylor, 34, EP. Arrested on a Medford Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear/theft 3. Lodged…

Pesticide disposal

Several entities, including Southern Oregon Sanitation, Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, DEQ, Oregon department of Agriculture and others throughout southern Oregon are sponsoring a pesticide collection to be held at the Redwood Transfer station in Grants Pass on March 4 and 5. The collection will include those chemicals that have been around the home…

Claude “Gordon” Owsley Jr.   Claude “Gordon” Owsley Jr., 77, of Eagle Point, Oregon, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016. Gordon was born October 13, 1938 in Arcadia, California, to Claude Sr. and Cecile (White) Owsley. Gordon enjoyed watching and playing many sports but was an especially good bowler. Gordon loved cutting wood and did…

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My summer hike (Part 23)

Pine Grove furnace

My summer hike (Part 23)   By David Christian For the Independent At about 8am, after a great breakfast in town, I hiked out of Duncannon, PA. The trail heads out of town and across the 11/15 bridge past a mini-mart and gas station and back up into the Appalachian Mountains. I stopped at the…

Let’s do lunch

Curry Tuna Omelet

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Every now and again, you stumble onto something that you might have passed by in the past and find yourself saying, “Hey, that’s good.” So it is this week with both a breakfast and lunch I had looked at in the past and decided it was too much trouble…

George Fox University Announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List

George Fox University Announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List NEWBERG, Ore. (Feb. 1, 2016) –  More than 850 traditional undergraduate students earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University in the fall of 2015. Students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a spot…