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Buy one subscription for the regular price of just $20 and receive a second subscription for a friend, parent or neighbor for just an additional $10.  That is a smoking hot deal for just $0.28 cents per issue.  and a big savings from the regular news stand price of $52 for those 104 papers. Celebrate…

SOHS receives grant

Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The grant was awarded in support of the development of a Native American Encampment at Historic Hanley Farm. Significant archeological evidence provides evidence of people living on the land at least 2,100 years…

Sheriff 6/30/15

Sheriff 6/30/15 6/19 Ronda Darlene Donovan, 30, Brownsboro Hw, EP. Possession controlled substance/meth, theft 3, CAP-released due to overcrowding. Trever Gordon Nugent, 23, Falcon St, WC. Out of county warrant-fail to appear theft 3, fail to appear resist arrest, fail to appear interfere w/police, fail to appear disorderly conduct, fail to appear harassment. Michael Aaron…

WATER TREES DEEPLY

REMEMBER TO WATER TREES DEEPLY AS MERCURY CLIMBS Oregon Dept. of Forestry The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of the state through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health…

POLICE 6/30/15

POLICE 6/30/15 6/10 Stuart Springs, EP. Cited for speed violation, 71/45. Alice Taylor, WC. Cited for unlawful accumulation of junk. 6/11 Jessica Fenn, Trail. Cited for driving uninsured, driving while suspended, operation without required lighting equipment. Alice Taylor, WC. Cited for unlawful accumulation of junk. Brenten Charleboix,EP. Cited for speed violation 38/25. Katherine Stuart, EP….

comprehensive tax bill

On a party-line vote this morning, Democrats in the House Committee on Revenue passed a comprehensive tax increase bill, SB 925-A, out of committee and to the floor for a vote later this week. In voting against the tax increase measure, House Republicans raised a number of concerns related to the constitutionality of the proposal,…

Firework Stands Open for Fourth

Jackson County Firework Stands Open for Fourth of July Sales The 2015 Oregon firework sales season begins Tuesday, June 23, and runs through July 6. The Oregon State Fire Marshal and partners want everyone to know which fireworks are legal in Oregon, where they are permitted, and the important steps to take for fireworks safety….

Fall at Mill Creek Falls

Jackson County Fire District 3 Responds to Fall at Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area On June 25 ECSO received a report of a fall victim near Butte Creek Falls lookout near the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area. Prospect Fire District, Jackson County Sheriff, Mercy Flights, Fire District 4 and the Technical Rescue Team from Fire District…

AG shuts down scam

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on June 23 announced a $3 million settlement and an agreement from the White City, Oregon enterprise that operated a fraudulent nationwide subscription scam to permanently stop engaging in the newspaper or magazine subscription business. According to the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC), which is not an admission guilt, filed in…

Alternative fuels conference draws distant visitors

Alternative fuels conference draws distant visitors By F. C. Blake For the Independent On June 24, approximately two hundred invited guests attended the Alternative Fuels conference at 200 Antelope Rd. White City. Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition member Julie Brown opened the 9 a.m. meeting by reviewing their mission statement–“to reduce our dependence on foreign…

High Temperatures and Threat of Lightning Forecasted

High Temperatures and Threat of Lightning Forecasted Fire managers throughout Oregon are feeling the heat. Continued hot, dry weather is plaguing the region that could lead to a significant fire from a single spark. “I’m sure everyone is aware of the heat wave that is predicted over the next several days,” says Oregon Department of…