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The Colors of Southern Oregon By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Some folks living on up the freeway speak disdainfully about our corner of the state.

Sheriff Report

SHERIFF   4/6 Daniel Timothy Mula, 33, Brophy Rd, SC.  DUII/alcohol and reckless driving.  Released on own recognizance. Ryan James Baxter, 26, Onyx St, EP.  DUII/alcohol.  Home detention. Alicia Danielle Cox, 27, Maple Ct, WC. Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/heroin, possession of a controlled substance/meth, and theft 2.  Released due to…

Senator Linthicum column

trump map

From the map, we can see the election results. Trump won the rural/red counties comprising most of the US and Oregon, while the blue cities went to Hillary, centered in the Northwest around Portland and the Tri-county metro-area. (Click for interactive map:      

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

home at lost creek

  The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake SPECIAL EDITION Life on the Ranch by Selda Carlson Netherland Dennis Ellingson We had the pleasure of visiting with Bud and Selda Netherland in their home in South Medford. This spry couple are 87 years each but maintain their own home, do their own driving and had busing…


POLICE   4/3 Evan Graham Murphy, 35, MFD.  Arrested for theft 2 and violation of a no-contact order.  Loged JCJ. 4/4 Brandon Carl George, 18, EP.  Arrested for assault 4/felony.  Lodged JCJ. Isaac Brewer, BF.  Cited for speed violation, 37/25. Christopher Souza, WC.  Cited for driving uninsured, expired registration, and no valid operator’s license. 4/5…


To the Editor:    

Let’s do lunch

banana bread

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent What you are about to read might be just a bit on the unbelievable side, but I assure you, it is true. While on the evaluation tour of Eagle Point FFA projects last week, we stopped at the project site of Chapter President Andrew Gmirkin, where we sampled his…

Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #31


Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #31   At 11am, after a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, my new found friends and I pulled into the parking lot of the local high school auditorium that housed the “Elevation Church” in Hidden Valley Roanoke.  The parking area was full, and cheery faced teenagers directed us to…

The Herbs and Wild Edible Series

 The Herbs and Wild Edible Series The Seven Deadly “Freedoms” Part One of Seven Dennis Ellingson Have you noticed? Life seems different here in Oregon than in the past. I am a born and raised Oregonian and one thing that has been noted about Oregonians is an independent spirit. Oregonians tend to brag upon that,…


EVENTS 4-18-17     EAGLE POINT   EAGLE POINT GOLF COMMUNITY SPRING YARD SALE April 28 & 29 from 8-5 and April 30, 9-2.  Residents hold the sales in their own yards throughout the community so check out all the streets off Eagle Point Dr. and RT Jones and in the Glenwood area.  WATCH FOR SIGNS.  Questions,…

EPID report

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent No news is good news, as they say and that is pretty much what the message was during the April 11 meeting of the Eagle Point Irrigation District.  With J. B. Dimick present by phone, the Board heard a report from auditor Rick Brewster showing the District in sound…