Senate Democrats Pass Bill Increasing Transportation Costs

Senate Democrats Pass Bill Increasing Transportation Costs SB 411 Lines the Pockets of Trial Lawyers at the Expense of Oregon Families   Salem, OR – Today, the Oregon Senate passed SB 411 in a partisan vote, sending a $110 bill to Oregon families for higher auto insurance premiums. SB 411, part of a Portland-centric anti-transportation…

February 24, 2015

February 24 , 2015

All about Herbs and Wild Edibles – February 2015 article

All about Herbs and Wild Edibles – February 2015 article By Dennis Ellingson The Winter Herbs? February is often called the cruelest month with winter storms, cold temperatures and a forlorn garden. So what do we do? Get out, way out, past the garden and into the woods and look around! As you are discovering,…

Whitsett weekly newsletter

Rural Oregonians have become all too familiar with the devastating effects of catastrophic wildfires. Those of us in Southern Oregon have witnessed the incredible destruction of the 2002 Biscuit Fire and the 2012 Barry Point Fire, as well as the Bryant Mountain and Oregon Gulch fires in 2014. All of these wildfires caused severe damage…

Needed–uniformity in initials

Needed–uniformity in initials By F. C. Blake For the Independent I can’t be the only one who notices this. Intelligent Americans have learned how to conserve effort and maximize efficiency in speaking. Yet, when we consider our written alphabet, how many have ever observed that, with one exception, the spoken name of each letter requires…

Tops helps folks losing weight

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent TOPS leader Rosalie Gaither of Shady Cove has been helping folks achieve their weight goals for nearly 30 years. This leader of the Shady Cove group, one of many in the Rogue Valley, has obligated herself to others to help them achieve their goals. She and others do this…

Neilsens Oregon Trail adventure

Carole Neilsen

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Those who have missed the lecture series of Dan and Carole Neilsen have simply missed a very special treat. This pair of travelers visit exotic places and are willing to bring back treasures to share with the community. And what a wonderful delight that is. Their February 17 lecture,…

The Annual Financial Check-Up

The Annual Financial Check-Up Don’t ignore it. Here’s why. Presented by David C. Smith, CFP® Here’s the scenario … you get a card in the mail, one of those little reminders that tells you it’s time for your annual financial checkup. Your reaction: I’ll take care of that later. Here’s why you should look forward…

Let’s do lunch

gluten free treat

Let’s do lunch By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent We’ve looked into many causes of digestive problems over the past few weeks, but here is one that is often overlooked: water. Despite all the contrary evidence I can find in the recipes and the diet plans, there is one thing that stands alone and unchallenged….

SHERIFF 2/24/15

SHERIFF 2/24/15   2/13 John Wade Nance, 52, Crater Lake HW, WC. DUII drugs. ROR-released own recognizance. Jeremy John Bremerman, Dodge Rd, EP. 28, Fail to appear trespass, fail to appear harassment,, fail to appear interfere report. RISK-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 2/15 Brandie Ann Mendoza, Falcon St, WC. Fail to appear possession…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 021915

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 021915 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     The bulk of the February 19 Shady Cove City Council Meeting was the Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG) annual review, presented by Michael Cavallaro. With 23 members and finances in the black, RVCOG has several services which can help cities…