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Grants helping fund Sr. housing upgrades.

Grants helping fund Sr. housing upgrades. By F. C. Blake For the Independent A $50 thousand innovation grant arrived from Oregon’s Department of Human Services  

Flood watch for most of Oregon

With heavy rain and flooding projected for the weekend, Oregonians are encouraged to know landslide warning signs. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for many areas of Oregon and Washington for Saturday through Monday afternoon. Track Oregon flood watches here:

EP city council meeting

Zoning and Food Vendor Changes in Eagle Point By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Due to losing a private civil war battle with City Attorney Joe Kellerman, Mayor Bob Russell had to wear an Oregon Duck jacket to City Council meeting on December 9. Being a man of his word, he complied, although his smile…

Doug Whitsett newsletter

Despite the recent passage of Measure 91 in Oregon’s November general election, state laws allowing the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana are in direct conflict with the Controlled Substances Act that was enacted by Congress in 1970. When passing that law, Congress determined that marijuana must be listed as a Schedule I drug. It…

Save the back lift with the legs

Lift with your legs Have you ever bent over, or twisted your back and had a hard time moving because it hurt so badly? We’ve all heard about having good body mechanics, but 75% of back injuries occur because of our poor body mechanics. Body mechanics is the term used to describe how we move…

Guardians draw winning number

Saturday, December 6th, after a successful bazaar at the Grange, the Guardians of the Eagle Point Museum drew the winning ticket for the quilt raffle. Travis Ballinger an Eagle Point resident was the winner!! The quilt was donated bt the Eagle Point Senior Center.

Building holiday traditions

The holiday season is a time to build lifelong memories with your family. Traditions also help you bond and reconnect with loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Creating traditions takes just a little time and energy to plan. We’ve put together a list of fifty traditions to inspire your own holiday traditions and make the season a little brighter….

Scholarship dessert

According to a report from Maxine Williams of the Scholarship Dessert, the event, held on December 4, was very successful. The initial count of donations was $5,540. Maxine also said there were mail-in checks that routinely follow the event, so the total is expected to be somewhat higher than that initial figure.

Santa’s arrival in Butte Falls

Santa’s arrival in Butte Falls By Gaynell Krambeal For the Independent On Saturday December 6th the Active Club of Butte Falls held a Santa Night Celebration for the local Children. The Fire Department picked up Santa Claus at the Fire Hall. Then they traveled through town in the fire truck with flashing lights and sirens…

Police Report

11/27 Dillan Fuerstenberg, EP. Cited for driving uninsured, speed violation- 48/25. 11/28 Justin Farris, EP. Cited for no valid operators license, driving uninsured, fail to obey a traffic control device. Carlos Diaz, CP. Cited for driving while suspended, driving uninsured, speed violation-50/25. Adam Brubaker, Medford. Cited for expired registration. Justin Farris, EP. Cited for failure…

Power being restored

Pacific Power crews have restored power to thousands of customers as a strong wind storm continues to cause outages from Crescent City to Corvallis to Walla Walla, hitting the Willamette Valley especially hard. Soggy ground from a previous storm and winds gusts close to 100 miles per hour in some areas combined to bring down…