Senator Linthicum newsletter

If a Democrat House member gets his way, the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) will be loading stiff new economic, land and water management difficulties right into the laps of Oregon’s farmers, ranchers, cattle and dairymen. All water right holders will find themselves in a swamp-like slough of muddy ground composed of fees, regulatory efforts…

STANDING GUARD

STANDING GUARD THE OLD LEGIONAIRE This is a tribute to a great aircraft that has been in the military’s active duty inventory since 1952. It is affectionately called the “BUFF”, which in polite company stands for Big Ugly Fat Fellow, yep, the good ol’ B -52 Stratofortress bomber.  She has a wingspan of 185 ft.,…

Some memories of Herb and Meryle Carlton

Some memories of Herb and Meryle Carlton On their ranch   Written by Selda (Carlton) Netherland (year 2002) My Dad, Herbert Lee Carlton was born July 4, 1892, in Wellen, Oregon (No longer shown on the map) near Eagle Point.  His parents were Sepha Adolphus Carlton and Alameda (Nichols) Carlton.  Dad died at age 72…

Let’s do Lunch

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Bev asked me the other day why I choose more bread recipes than any other type to feature on Let’s do Lunch.”  Well, the answer is fairly simple, being celiac means that there has been virtually no breads that will substitute for the gluten-ized variety.  For me, it has…

Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #32

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #32   On Monday, July 4th in Troutville, West Virginia I crawled out of my tent around 7:30 am, packed up my gear and walked the two miles into Daleville for biscuits and gravy at the local Bo Jangles. I took a final stroll around the goodwill store and…

The Herb Guy

Secondly and available in many places are wild carrots, also known as Queen Anne’s  Lace. However by the time you recognize the plant from the white lacy blooms it is too late to enjoy the carrot. If I can recall a place that was abundant in Queen Anne ’s lace last summer and fall then…

AROUND THE HOUSE

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AROUND THE HOUSE Gray Hair and Technology By Lynn Leissler For the Independent I pride myself on still being blonde, although my hair’s darker now. Gray lurks, but stays mostly in the background. That might change. I could be one of those whose hair turns white from fright, or in my case, from frustration. My…

Senator Linthicum newsletter

Water is a commodity just like gold, silver, oil and gas. Historically, water has allowed our farmers, ranchers and fisherman to literally feed the world. Control the life-giving water and you have complete control over any community’s future.   Because I know how valuable water is to the prosperity and health of any community, I…

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 042017

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 042017 By Christy Pitto For The Independent Going on the theory that it will eventually be spring here in the Upper Rogue, this week let’s meet one of its earliest harbingers; the Mourning Cloak butterfly. Lots of folks think the common name is “Morning” cloak, but there’s no denying the fab…

Around the House

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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.

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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  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…