Doug Whitsett newsletter

Legislators are charged with making decisions on behalf of the public. This often involves setting priorities in terms of what best serves the needs of Oregon taxpayers. Many of the decisions we have to make on the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee, of which I am a member, regard the use of bond funds to…

SHERIFF 9-16-14

SHERIFF 9-16-14 9/4 Gerald Andrew Fath, 29 yr old, Prospect Area, Prospect. Burglary 1, aggravated theft 1, theft 1 x2. 9/5 Douglas Alan Stanfield, 53 yr old, White City transient, WC. Probation violation contempt non support x2. 9/9 Keith Erik Schaafsma, 378 yr old, Blacktail Ln,C. DUII alcohol. Released own recognizance. 9/9 Celena Sue Cartr,…

Onion Mountain Fire Update

Onion Mountain Fire Update Winds pushed the Onion Mountain Fire to the northwest, crossing over Forest Road 2509 and threatening the Onion Mountain repeater. The fire is estimated to be over 100 acres in size; an infrared flight has been ordered for this evening to provide more accurate acreage. Six engines, three 20-person crews, four…

Classified Ads

Classified   9/16/14 COMPUTERS BestWay Computers Serving the Valley over 10 yrs. Selling New Custom Built Computers- Starting at $525.00 w/ 3year warranty. Used computers at $75 w/warranty. We specialize in repairs, upgrades & virus removal. $79.95 Factory restore or clean install specials. Backing up files & reinstalling files includes shop rate $35Hr & $20 diagnostics…

CAMPFIRES: Keep them safe for everybody

  CAMPFIRES: Keep them safe for everybody Every year, many camping families feel the painful, expensive and sometimes catastrophic effects of a campfire accident. The unfortunate truth is that almost every incident could be avoided, if proper campfire protocol were followed. The rules of keeping a safe campfire are pretty straightforward and easy. Paying attention…

Bureaucracy at work

Bureaucracy at work By F. C. Blake For the Independent. As a young sailor, Terry spent time stationed at United States Naval Ordinance Missile Test Facility, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. On weekends he’d visit the local leather store, whose manager offered him a part-time job. On the application form, Terry listed the Navy’s…

Access opening enrollment

Through the USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), ACCESS provides supplemental food boxes once a month to seniors whose monthly income is at or below 130% of the poverty line. These boxes contain between 30 and 40 lbs of non-perishable foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and shelf stable milk. In addition,…

790 fire update

            Current situation:  3,036 acres, 70% contained. Yesterday’s Operations – All fire lines held around the entire perimeter with warm, dry east winds gusting to 24 mph potentially pushing the fire. Crews worked to mop- up the western flank of the fire, extinguishing all smokes that could threaten the integrity of the fire line.  On…

Celebrate labor day

Labor Day is a national holiday that is set aside to commemorate the working public. It is a day dedicated to celebrating being gainfully employed. It is meant to honor the myriad-attributes that “having a job” provides for individuals, families and communities. The survival of this great nation is dependent upon a well- educated, talented,…

What do the numbers really mean?

What do the numbers really mean? For years, I’ve listened to jobs numbers coming out of the U. S. Labor Department, and the numbers are the same. Not in the total employed, more like the total number of jobs compared to the total number of people actually seeking work.

Upper Rogue Historical Soecity

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent According to a report from Upper Rogue Historical Museum president, Jim Collier, the Trail Creek Tavern Museum will close for the season beginning September 28. Financially hard times have hit all historical societies and the Board of the URHS museum feels it unwise to heat the building all winter…