Senator Doug Whitsett Newsletter

Oregon voters will be asked to decide nearly a dozen Ballot Measures in the November elections. In my opinion, these Measures contain a number of very bad ideas. Among the worst is Ballot Measure 86, sponsored by State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Measure proposes to amend Article XI of the Oregon Constitution to authorize the…

What About Glasses? Part 2

What About Glasses? Part 2 In our last column we discussed spectacle lens materials options and also discussed the pros and cons of photochromic lenses. This article will discuss several other common lens options.

Area sports schedules

Date Opponent location game time EAGLES VARSITY FOOTBALL 3-Oct Springfield springfield 7pm 10-Oct Marist Home 7pm 17-Oct Crater Crater 7pm 24-Oct Churchill Home 7pm 31-Oct Ashland Ashland 7pm BUTTE FALLS LOGGERS FOOTBALL 4-Oct Glendale Home 1pm 11-Oct Camas Valley Camas Valley 1pm 19-Oct Days Creek Home 1pm 25-Oct Elkton Home 1pm Playoffs BUTTE FALLS LOGGERS…

Shady Cove Water meeting

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             There was a packed house town hall type meeting at the Shady Cove Fire Station on September 25–and with good reason. Water is finally coming to this town of about 2600 individuals, and from an unexpected source.

Real estate values continue to rise

      Real estate values continue to rise By Jackson County Assessor, Josh Gibson for the Independent For the 2nd straight year the majority of properties in the URI area experienced an increase in value. Some areas are increasing by over 20 percent. These increases are from the time period of January 1st, 2013…

POLICE 9-30-14

POLICE 9-30-14 9/8 Sarah Kathleen Tobiasson, 28 yr old, EP. Arrested for assault IV and physical harassment. Lodged JCJ. 9/8 Crystal Shanti Bourn, 25 yr old, Medford. Arrested on Grants Pass Circuit Court Warrant ( fail to appear/theft II) Lodged JCJ. 9/16 Heather Monique Duvall, 39 yr old, Medford. Arrested for theft III and criminal…

Pacificorp foundation donates to Weed relief

The fast-moving wildfire that swept through the northeast corner of Weed last week destroyed more than 100 buildings and altered thousands of lives. But the hardy community near Mount Shasta has vowed to rebuild the structures and mend the gaps in its social fabric created by the Boles Fire. “This was a terrible tragedy for…

Oregon Caves National Monument 092314

Oregon Caves

Oregon Caves National Monument 092314 By Christy Pitto For The Independent If you like: geology, bats, insects and other animals, beautiful scenery, photography, hiking, history and/or excellent food – then quick! Visit Oregon Caves National Monument before the end of October!          

OOTFA Celebrating 50th Anniversary.

OOTFA Celebrating 50th Anniversary. By F. C. Blake For the Independent Ron Bolstad, Publicity Chair of Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association District 4, recently made the interesting observation. Oregon’s State Chapter of this nation-wide organization will now be celebrating fifty years in existence.


  Sig “Siggy” Joseph Milkowski Born June 27th 1947, died September 22nd 2014. Sig was a loving, kind, and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and great grandfather. He was a true patriarch. He passed down his Native American knowledge to his children and grandchildren. Teaching them how to fish and hunt, shoot guns and shoot…

OBITUARY 9-30-14

OBITUARY 9-30-14   Robert F. Fry Mr. Fry 80, Eagle Point, died SATURDAY September 20, 2014 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel. 541-664-3361.