STANDING GUARD The Old Legionnaire For the Independent This is part two of our series on Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and is where we will cover and discuss the most frequent symptoms of PTS.  

SHERIFF 1-17-17

SHERIFF  1-17-17   1/4 Aaron Jovan Criss, 34, Onyx St, EP.  Attempting to elude/vehicle and reckless driving. 1/6 Ryan George Edward Friend, 24, Falcon St, WC.  Parole violation, DUII/alcohol.  Released on own recognizance. Linzi Brianne Deavilla, 27, Coloma St, WC.  Possession of a controlled substance/meth, DUII/drug and reckless driving.   Released on own recognizance. Jacob Lane…

Riverkeeper’s speaker series

Please join us for the first of Rogue Riverkeeper’s Winter Speaker Series: “Clean Water = Good Business!” Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Taprock Northwest Grill Grants Pass, 971 SE 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526, Cost of event: Free Join us for an evening of education, discussion, and socializing as we talk about…

Police report

POLICE  1-17-17   1/1 Robert Johnson, WC.  Cited for speed violation, 39/25. Kody Harvey, EP.  Cited for expired registration and warning for unsignaled or unlawful turn. 1/4 Mallory McNamer, WC.  Cited for driving uninsured and driving while suspended. 1/5 Tyler Culbertson, 30, EP.  Arrested and cited for theft 3 and criminal trespass. Trenton Pethtel, EP. …


Michael Warren Jackson July 15, 1937-January 2, 2017   Michael Jackson, 79, was born in Mansfield, WA on July 15, 1937, the son of Hugh and Elvina Jackson. He was raised in West Seattle, WA and joined the U.S. Navy in 1955.  After completing his active duty, he worked in the printing industry in Washington,…

Shady Cove’s Upper Rogue Moose Lodge

Moose easter celebration

  Shady Cove’s Upper Rogue Moose Lodge By Marla Allison & Judy Hull For the Independent The Moose Lodge is a familiar landmark in Shady Cove and the members of the lodge would like residents to know just how much they care about our local community.  

RCH open house

Local Clinic Introduces Integrative Approach to Health Care (MEDFORD, OR 01/10/17).  

Senator Linthicum Newsletter

On Monday, January 9th, I participated in the Oath of Office Ceremony for Oregon’s 79th Legislative assembly. We travelled to Salem, to setup shop and get to work. Before we left our home received some pretty good snowfall. The forecast was for 1” – 3” of snow accumulation and we actually got 24”. The next…


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Let’s do lunch

spinach bacon muffin

By Ralph McKechnie For the Independent This week it’s going to be simple. I like muffins and this one is easy and healthy to boot. In the past weeks I’ve used turkey bacon in cooking a few things recently and just happen to have a couple of strips available when the idea struck me for…

Lady Eagles Fall to Crater

Lady Eagles Fall to Crater   By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   The Lady Eagles search for their first win will continue after Tuesday’s 57-33 loss to rival Crater inside the Main Gym. Now 0-10 on the season, few opportunities remain with the beginning of Midwestern League play.