Cleveland Ridge Fire Burns 250 Acres Northwest of Shady Cove

Cleveland Ridge Fire Burns 250 Acres Northwest of Shady Cove   Fire crews worked through the night building fire line on the Cleveland Ridge Fire, located approximately 5 miles north/northwest of Shady Cove. The fire is approximately 250 acres and 70 percent lined as of this morning.   The fire was reported at 4:01 p.m….

The dilemma: hold your nose and vote

http://www.urindependent.com/2016/08/184155/

Crater Lake by Christy Pitto

Crater Lake by Christy Pitto
Betty Jo DeVore

TOPS OR 0545 honored Margo O’Neal as Chapter Queen for reaching KOPS (Keep off Pounds Status) in 2015.  She received a Division Winner Certificate and KOPS pin.   Best Tops award was presented to Betty Jo DeVore for the best weight loss in 2015.  She earned a Division Certificate and Charm from the Eagle Point…

http://www.urindependent.com/2016/08/184148/

Sheriff report

SHERIFF  8-23-16   8/11 Caitlin Whitley Ralls, 21, Hwy 62, SC.  DUII/alcohol and reckless driving. Michael Vance Milligan, 26, Cherry Wood, EP.  Out of county warrants for sex offender an possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Failure to appear for contempt of a no-contact order x 2, assault 4, harassment, strangulation, and interference with a report,…

Senator Whitsett newsletter

The ability of American workers to learn a trade, or develop a set of skills they can sell either to employers or directly to consumers, is a central tenant of free market capitalism. However, occupational licensure practices originally intended to preserve public health and safety have evolved over the years to provide a form of…

Rogue River Claims another

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Dr. Frans Du Toit, visiting from England and vacationing on the Upper Rogue River, noticed an empty raft coming down the river so he and a friend decided to investigate.  They found a man clinging to the branches alongside the Rogue River, struggling to keep his head above water. …

Southern Oregon Speedway

Don Martin II Southern Oregon Speedway publicity@southernoregonspeedway.com Publicity Director/Sales (925)-458-3446 (message) Borror Wins $1000 Haudenshild Honors Race At Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon…Steve Borror grabbed the $1000 win in the Outlaw Pro Stock 25 lap Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  Borror took the lead from eventual second place finisher Rocky Nash…

Plowed ground

Nearly 54 ounce onion shown on postal scale

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent I have ranted to friends about these onions most of the summer now, so it’s time to put up or shut up.  

OBITUARIES 8-23-16

OBITUARIES  8-23-16   Julianne K. Pearson Julianne K. Pearson, 71, passed away July 23, 2016 in Prospect, Oregon.   Tamera Lynn Applegate Tamera Lynn Applegate, 33, of Prospect, Oregon passed away August 11, 2016.  A memorial service was held   August 21, 2016.  Arrangements were by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.   Janet L. Della-Rosa Mrs. Della-Rosa,…

Letters

To the editor;   What Is He Hiding?   Donald Trump claims to be open and free speaking. “What you see and hear is what you get”, he claims.   Why then doesn’t he release his tax returns? Like every mainstream presidential candidate since Nixon!! WHAT IS HE HIDING? Without releasing his taxes we don’t…