Earthquake awareness

– The shaking starts. It’s an earthquake! What do you do? Many people sit there wondering, “Is this ‘The Big One’?” On October 19 at 10:19 a.m., join millions who will practice what you should REALLY do during an earthquake: Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Find out how and register to participate at www.ShakeOut.org/Oregon. Oregon’s…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   9/26 Troy Anthony Jones, 47, Mill Creek Dr, Prospect.  Failure to appear:  Attempt to elude/vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, and possession of a controlled substance/meth. 10/5 Matthew Wes Holt, 24, Avenue A, WC.  Disorderly conduct and criminal mischief 3.  Released due to overcrowding. Justin Troy Farris, 26, S. Shasta…

SCMS Wolverines Win Tournament

SCMS Wolverines Win Tournament By Michelle Sweem For the Independent The Shady Cove Middle School Wolverines competed in a Varsity Volleyball Tournament last weekend at Central Medford High School. The SOMSAC Small Schools Tournament, hosted by Ruch, was attended by Ruch, Applegate, Cascade Christian, Hanby, and Shady Cove middle schools. The Wolverines split pool play…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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 The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Ranches at the End of the Road – Part One Dennis Ellingson We are at the top of the grade in our journey, but you can look for the Laurelhurst sign if you travel up Highway 62. At the north end of the lake you will see…

POLICE   10/1 Teresa Sheperd, 52, EP.  Arrested and cited for theft 3. 10/2 Grace Kelly, WC. Cited for driving uninsured and driving while suspended. Kenneth Mazzuola, EP.  Cited for failure to carry proof of insurance and driving while suspended. 10/4 Victor Gutierrez, Trail.  Cited for speed violation, 35/25 and speed violation, 53/20. 10/5 Kacey…

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October 11, 2017 D9 Meeting and Work Session

October 11, 2017 D9 Meeting and Work Session   By Bill Fierke For the Independent The October 11 meeting was held at the District Office beginning with a work session prior to the meeting.        

Letters

To the Editor: It’s great that some Republicans are accepting science.  Federally, the 50-member House Climate Solutions Caucus, half of whom are Republicans, proposes legislation.  But in Oregon, our Republican representatives still sit on their hands.   Many of them claim to accept the science, but talking the talk is totally inadequate; they must walk the…

LEt’s do lunch

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent I spent one year of my life in Thailand, the menu there always included rice and veggies along with some meat.  That of course, was when we ate off the air base, which we tried to do as often as possible because the food was better than what we…

EP City council report

How Does a City Grow? By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The major topic of discussion at the October 10 Eagle Point City Council meeting centered on the city’s growth.

Area graduation rates

Oregon’s graduation rate overall average is 74.8%. Here are Southern Oregon school districts broken down by this category during the 2015 – 2016 school year: Medford – 77.2% Ashland – 88.2% Central Point – 77.1% Eagle Point – 64.8% Klamath County – 76.4% Grants Pass – 71.5% Three Rivers/Josephine County – 67.7% Rogue River –…

Herbs and Wild Edibles

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Herbs and Wild Edibles “Good Gourd!”   Dennis Ellingson Fact is at this time of year we tend to think of pumpkin in three ways; those fake pumpkin spice lattes that seem so popular, Jack-o-lanterns or pumpkin pie for the holidays. But there is so much more