Richardson on voter fraud

  My office is utilizing new technological tools that will improve election integrity. Through complex data matching techniques, the Elections Division identified 46 voters in the November 8, 2016 election who appear to have cast ballots in both Oregon and another state. Also identified, were ballots submitted under the names of six deceased Oregon voters…

Weekly sheriff arrest report

SHERIFF   9/6 Chad Michael Heppner, 41, Meadow Ln, EP.  Burglary 2, theft 2, theft 3, trespassing 2, criminal mischief, and assault 3. 9/7 Brian Scott Sheldon, 60, Osprey Dr, EP.  DUII/drug and reckless driving.  Released on own recognizance. Joshua Steven Belanger, 36, Hwy 62, SC.  Parole violation for assaulting a peace officer and possession…

Weekly police report

POLICE   8/21 Chad Michael Heppner, 41, EP.  Arrested for criminal mischief 1 and theft of services 2 and on a Jackson County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear/burglary 2.  Lodged in JCJ. Richard Hamilton, EP.  Cited for drinking in public and violating hours of park closure. Macally Taylor, EP.  Cited for driving while…

Pertussis Outbreak in the Ashland Schools

   Pertussis Outbreak in the Ashland Schools Medford, OR- Jackson County Public Health is responding to a pertussis outbreak in the Ashland Schools. Currently, there are other pertussis outbreaks throughout the United States (Montana, Michigan, and Alabama), and Canada. To control further spread of pertussis Oregon state law requires exposed children under vaccinated for pertussis…

Equifax hack

One of the three major credit reporting companies – Equifax – revealed that the personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers in its care – nearly half the country – has been compromised.

EPID: It has been a good water year

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There is some particularly good news for the patrons of Eagle Point Irrigation District.  For this entire year, it appears that the District will not have to augment stream flows by pumping from the north fork of Butte Creek.    

EP city council meeting September 12

Ban on Curb Address Painting By Lynn Leissler For the Independent About a year ago, Eagle Point City Council passed an ordinance allowing curb painting, addresses only, no logos. The company who mainly performed the service, however, has proven unreliable.

DFD receives honor

Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.was honored last night in receiving the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Citizen – Nonprofit category award, during The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County’s 98th Annual Meeting and Excellence in Business Awards Ceremony, in Medford.  

Public Safety Reoort

SHERIFF   8/29 Lois Jane Stevenson, 55, Craiglea Dr, EP.  DUII/alcohol.  Home detention. 8/31 Jason Edward Hicks, 45, Falcon St, WC.  DUII/alcohol and reckless driving.  Released on own recognizance. Megan Elizabeth Sills, 23, Avenue H, WC.  Parole violation for burglary 1. Jasmine Beth Kenton,  19, Avenue A, WC.  Assault 4 x 2, menacing, and harassment…

4h wins at State Fair

2017 Senior Livestock Judging Team

Seventeen Jackson County 4-H members recently traveled to Salem to compete in livestock evaluation at the Oregon State Fair. In a grueling six-hour state competition, these individuals evaluated four species of livestock in multiple classes, answered questions on these classes and gave memorized oral reasons defending their placings. Jackson County swept both the senior and…

Energize Rogue Comes to the Upper Rogue

Energize Rogue Comes to the Upper Rogue Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 PM at Eagle Point Library A successful energy efficiency program, Energize Rogue, has received additional grant funding from the USDA to extend the program in Jackson County, and will be holding a free community workshop in Eagle Point. Homeowners and businesses from all Upper…