White City theft


Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a theft of equipment from Schnitzer Steel, 2625 Avenue G.

O & C counties receive payment

The Association of O&C Counties today announced a breakthrough in discussions with the Department of the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding $1.39 million in timber payments withheld by the federal government earlier this year.

Siskiyou Singers present Alleluia!

            Siskiyou Singers present Alleluia!—with special guests Siskiyou Violins—in a joyous and inspirational musical odyssey celebrating the wonder and hope of the holiday season.  

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   11/22 Billy Joe Forrester, 54, Onyx St, EP.  DUII/alcohol.  Released on own recognizance. Christina Lynn Kelton, 35, WC.  Possession of a controlled substance/hydrocodone.  Released on own recognizance. Steven Allen Pearson, 51, Avenue A, WC.  Disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance/meth, harassment, and failure to appear for resisting arrest.  Does not meet lodging…

Senior of the Month for December 2017

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    This December we celebrate Harry Garber.  He is a regular with us at the Eagle Point Senior Center.  He joins us for lunch and plays Bingo on Monday and games on Thursday.   Harry was born in 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA, on May 8, which, Harry mentions, is also Truman’s birthday.  He is…

Police report

POLICE   11/14 Ethan Miller, EP.  Cited for expired registration and no valid operator’s license and warned for operation without required lighting equipment. 11/16 Carle Aden Keith Bryning, 43, EP.  Arrested for contempt of a restraining order.  Lodged JCJ. Terrance James Smith, 20, Medford.  Arrested on Main St, EP for assault on a peace officer…


Albert Franklin: Mr. Franklin of Medford passed away November 23 in Medford.  Arrangements by Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel.  541 664-3361. www.congrmorris.com


By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There is a young man in Eagle Point who has a dream.  This dream began 10 or more years ago when he was playing Pop Warner football on a team with his brother.  


Around the House

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More Family By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Take one family, add the beach, and you have a recipe for an excellent Thanksgiving getaway. The Portland crew headed south, I north, to Lincoln City. Our five-bedroom Airbnb housed us comfortably, and picture windows offered stunning ocean views. Eleven of us gathered—two grandmothers, three sons and…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake


The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Interview with Frank and Maude – Part Five Dennis Ellingson This is the continuation of an interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt with Frank and Maude Ditsworth. The Building of the Laurelhurst Road: Here Wallace and Frank discussed the process of the road building in the lower section….

Senator Linthicum newsletter

Just before leaving Oregon for Bonn, Germany and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Governor Kate Brown issued a couple of Executive Orders which she claimed would, “drive the state’s efforts forward in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The governor’s first executive order, would require new homes built after September 2020 be equipped and…