Fire Marshall warning

With holiday feasts, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is reminding Oregonians to keep fire safety front and center when cooking and preparing holiday meals. “When friends and family gather at this festive time of year, don’t let it be marred by tragedy,” says Walker. “By following a few fire prevention tips, you can keep yourself…

SHERIFF 11-29-16

SHERIFF 11-29-16   11/14 Robert Daniel Hatley, 34, Gladstone Ave, WC.  Out of county warrants for failure to appear/ contempt x 3. 11/17 Anthony Michael Davidson, 43, Antioch Rd, WC.  Assault 4, harassment, and disorderly conduct.  Released on own recognizance. Rene Joy Fenton, 36, Rogue River Hwy, GH.  Possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Released on…

EP city council meeting

Robert Miller Recognized By Lynn Leissler For the Independent On November 8, 2016, Election Night, after perhaps the shortest meeting in Eagle Point City Council history, folks dashed home to watch the results unfold on television. The November 22 meeting, however, returned to business as usual. Suzi Collins noted that the Senior Center will be…

Jackson County Livestock Judging Makes a Mark

Jackson County Livestock Judging Makes a Mark   In the first outing of the newly formed county-wide 4H Livestock Evaluation Team, local students received top honors.  Nine members recently traveled to Chico State University to evaluate and rank twelve classes of cattle and give four sets of oral reasons defending their placing.  Participants were Jonwyn…

Chief Dan Petersen leaving FD#3

Chief Dan Petersen of Fire District 3 has received an initial offer of employment as the Fire Chief at the Unified Fire Authority (UFA) in Salt Lake County, Utah.  The UFA protects 520,000 citizens with 550 staff operating from 28 fire stations.  The UFA’s coverage area includes nine cities and the entire unincorporated area of…

One pound trout in Expo ponds

Cole Rivers Hatchery is stocking one-pound trout in urban ponds to entice people to opt outside for Thanksgiving angling. This week, Reinhart Park Pond in Grants Pass is getting 500 rainbow trout while 1,500 will go into the Expo Pond in Central Point.   “These trout have been in our show ponds for a couple…

Renters, Tenants breakfast

The Rogue Valley is suffering an affordable housing crisis! Residents are struggling to pay the bills while inflated deposits, rising rents and no-cause evictions are forcing more working poor families out of our community. What can we do? We can organize!!! in Ashland there will be a free breakfast for renters, tenants and anyone struggling…

Statement From House Republican Leader McLane, Deputy Leader Barreto

Statement From House Republican Leader McLane, Deputy Leader Barreto Republican House Leaders Urge Oregonians To Stand United   Salem, Ore. – “Over the past week our state has witnessed an increase in ugly rhetoric and violent behavior. Protests in Portland have led to violence and property destruction. Students in our schools have seen a spike…

SHERIFF 11-22-16

SHERIFF  11-22-16   11/10 Naseef Elias Ashker, 24, Falcon St, WC.  Assault 4, harassment, and disorderly conduct 2.  Released on own recognizance. Kyla Chadelle Ferguson, 28, S. Shasta Ave, EP.  Identity theft.  Released on own recognizance. Ashley Christine Ann Lindstrom, 29, S. Shasta Ave, EP.  Identity theft and tampering with drug record.  Released on own…

Sheriff Falls accepts position with Gresham P.D.

Sheriff Falls accepts position with Gresham P.D.   After much thought and consideration I have decided to step down as Jackson County Sheriff at the end of the year.  I have accepted a position with the City of Gresham as the Director of Police Services and 21st Century Policing.  The new position will focus on…

SECOND AUTISM ASSISTANCE DOG PLACEMENT EXPANDS PROGRAM’S GROWTH

SECOND AUTISM ASSISTANCE DOG PLACEMENT EXPANDS PROGRAM’S GROWTH   Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. has successfully placed their second Autism Assistance Dog with a young client in southern Oregon.