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Crawlies with Cri 022218 By Christy Pitto For The Independent This week’s Crawlies starts with a phrase familiar to some of you from past columns, “Don’t panic!” Yes, this week’s Crawly is a weevil, but it’s not a detrimental one. Most folks are familiar with granary weevils, the type which damage (and can sometimes be…

North to Alaska

By Maynard Flohaug For the Independent Plane to Dawson City – Day 14 We traveled by plane from Fairbanks to Dawson City on a 747 landing on a gravel runway at the airport.  Yes a gravel runway.  I was really surprised that a big plane could land and take off on such a runway.  In…

Local FFA earn state degrees

On February 5th, Eagle Point FFA had eight State Degree Candidates complete their final step in applying. It is very exciting to report that all eight were approved! I’d like to congratulate Maddie Cox, Hunter Foulon, Kaity Kelsey, Ashley Myers, Brianna Millard, Rachel Newton, Ashley Schauffler, and Alyson Scheffler! All eight of our candidates will…

Sheriff Report

SHERIFF   2/3 Ricardo Daniel Batres-Escobar, 24, Falcon St, WC.  Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, trespassing 2, and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. 2/8 Ana Faith Castorena, 24, Avenue H, WC.  DUII/alcohol, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.  Does not meet lodging criteria tostay. Travis Lee VanWinkle, 35, Riley Rd, EP.  Driving while revoked. …

Shady Cove city council meeting February 22

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The flu season has struck Shady Cove city hall in a big way, as evidenced by the Council meeting of February 15.  Two members of the Council had to sit this one out; one vital member of the planning commission and even office staff could not make the meeting…

Senate Democrats move to pass $1.3 billion tax increases on Oregon small businesses

Senate Democrats move to pass $1.3 billion tax increases on Oregon small businesses   SALEM, OR – Earlier this morning, the Democrat controlled Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue voted along party lines to pass SB 1528-a sweeping $1.3 billion tax increase for local small businesses. The measure increases local small business taxes, including for sole…

Rogue Disposal Rethinks Recycling

Rogue Disposal Rethinks Recycling Changes coming soon for Rogue Disposal & Recycling customers     As of Monday, March 5th, Rogue Disposal will be hitting the reset button on their popular curbside recycling program.  The company is making changes in response to the global recycling crisis brought on by China’s recent crackdown on imported recyclable…

Robbery suspect

On February 12, 2018 Medford Police detectives arrested 43 year old Mark Dahlin, in connection with two recent Medford area Burglaries.