Needed—More Neighborhood Watch Groups

Needed—More Neighborhood Watch Groups By Flo C. Blake For the Independent   Security devices, such as cameras, special lighting, and, alarms may help protect our homes. Problem with cameras, however, is that crooks often wear ski-masks, sunglasses and hoodies that disguise their images. Motion-sensor lights become activated by just that—anything producing motion, including pets, squirrels,…

Editorial

Hillary Clinton has released her new book, which has been described as 400 pages of blaming someone else for why she lost the election.  It is not a wonder why she would do that, for that is what is so ingrained in those folks back there, they lived to blame.  It is never their fault-for…

What is the cost?

What is the cost? I think you could say that the fires we have been having in the western United States would fall into the category of “catastrophic.” One source said that there were some 1,400 fires burning from California to Washington and from Oregon into Utah.  One you tube video showed how the smoke…

URCC breathes new life

On August 30, the board of directors of the Upper Rogue Community Center got a chance to clean up an issue that had been a stumbling block for the past couple of weeks.  

Incredible things happening

The incredible things that have happened lately are mind-boggling.  Fires are burning all over the west, and visibility has been low for so long, we don’t remember what a clear, blue sky looks like.  Those folks who suffer from poor air quality have to be suffering from the effects of smoke on their lungs.  I…

There are reports of a large number of people moving away from the state of Oregon.  Oh, I know, there are lots of folks moving in also, but these are different groups of people.  The ones moving in are those who are growing the new agriculture crops, and the ones vacating are those who are…

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The Dark Ages

The Dark Ages Seldom do we hear that term nowadays, but it was once common in usage.  It has become knows as the early middle ages,

The dog days of summer:

The dog days of summer: Not sure what the origin of that saying is, but I’ve heard it all my life.  Just a guess, but I think it has something to do with the heat and the days dragging through the endless summer and intolerable heat.  We began the year with cool weather, which quickly…

Editorial

Half Jokingly, I referred to Shady Cove as a ghost town last week, over concern that there were so many businesses and organizations closing.  The statement was in reference to the closing of the Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce and other businesses that have lost traction over the past couple of years.  Mayor Sanderson,…

Editorial

For far too long, we, here in Jackson County, have heard the woes of the Board of Commissioners about the financial state of the Jackson County Fair.  

Methane Regulation: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Methane Regulation: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish By Robert L. Bradley, Jr.   Last month, the U.S. Senate narrowly voted against repealing a punitive, last-minute Obama era regulation. The Interior Department’s so-called Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, while advertised as economically prudent, would eliminate consumer-driven jobs, curtail energy production, and otherwise harm the nation’s economy. The…