Shady Cove town hall

Representative Mike McLane and Sen. Doug Whitsitt held a town hall meeting in Shady Cove on February 21. According to McLane he likes to hold town hall meetings especially at the beginning of a new legislative session. Accompanying the pair was Whitsitt’s wife Gail who is also a state representative representing southern Klamath and Lake…

That hour loss looms again

That hour loss looms again C. Blake For the Independent People who’ve lived long enough can probably relate some amusing tales concerning complications of failing to turn their clocks ahead when they should.                                            …

Sheriff report

SHERIFF 3/3/15 2/20 Sergio Alfredo Serafin, 24, Hale Way, WC. Theft 1, attempt to commit crime-theft 1 , theft 3. ROR-released own recognizance. Branden Tonatoeu Mercado, 18, Kestrl Way, WC. Possession controlled substance-meth. ROR- released own recognizance. Dylan Michael Amasa Waldon, 21, E. Antelope Rd, EP. Theft 1 x 2, conspiracy/theft 1. RISK-doesn’t meet the…

BF debate results

By Marcia Stewart-Warren For the Independent On February 20-22, 2015, the Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team attended the Robert D. Clark Invitational at the University of Oregon in Eugene, as well as the University of Oregon junior high school tournament also on the U of O campus. Coach Marcia Stewart-Warren announced that five Butte…

Independent office to move

For the past 20 years or so, the office of the Upper Rogue Independent ahs been located in the strip mall adjacent to Ray’s Market in Eagle Point. But, within the next two weeks, that is going to change. Pizza Schmiza will occupy the space now occupied by the Independent. The Restaurant had already planned…

House Votes to Dissolve Cover Oregon

House Votes to Dissolve Cover Oregon Senate Bill 1 Passes with Strong Bipartisan Support, Heads to Governor Brown SALEM – Today the Oregon House of Representatives voted to abolish Cover Oregon as a public corporation and transfer management of the state’s health insurance exchange to the Department of Consumer and Business Services. After continual missteps…

Greg Walden responds to FCC’s unprecedented regulation of the internet

Greg Walden responds to FCC’s unprecedented regulation of the internet “Consumers, investment in state-of-the-art networks, and job creation all stand to lose from today’s heavy-handed decision.” WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today responded to the FCC’s vote in favor of utility-style regulation of the Internet: “Resorting to Great Depression-era rules will…

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Two members of the Jackson County Fair Board were absent for their February 19 meeting at the Mason building at the Expo. In attendance was a County financial person who explained that revenues for the year are projected to be $1,150,000 while expenditures are expected to be just over…

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EP Discusses Community Promotion

EP Discusses Community Promotion By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Planning Director Mike Upston showed the final rendering of Eagle Point’s promotional sign for the Medford airport. Six pictures depict some of what the area has to offer: The covered bridge, Avenue of Flags, historic Butte Creek Mill, nearby wineries, the golf course and Harnish…

EPHS receives honor

Eagle Point High School Receives Honorable Mention in Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase Contest   Eden Prairie, MINN. – Eagle Point High School in Eagle Point, Ore., has received an Honorable Mention in the High School Category (enrollment greater than 1000) in the 2013-14 Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase contest. The Eagle Point High School yearbook was selected from hundreds…

Commission to hear about 2014 wolf population March 6 in Salem

Commission to hear about 2014 wolf population March 6 in Salem The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, March 6 in Salem to be briefed on the 2014 Annual Wolf Report. The meeting at ODFW Headquarters (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem), begins at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/15/03_march/index.asp ODFW documented 77…