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Flood watch for most of Oregon

With heavy rain and flooding projected for the weekend, Oregonians are encouraged to know landslide warning signs. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for many areas of Oregon and Washington for Saturday through Monday afternoon. Track Oregon flood watches here:

EP city council meeting

Zoning and Food Vendor Changes in Eagle Point By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Due to losing a private civil war battle with City Attorney Joe Kellerman, Mayor Bob Russell had to wear an Oregon Duck jacket to City Council meeting on December 9. Being a man of his word, he complied, although his smile…

Power being restored

Pacific Power crews have restored power to thousands of customers as a strong wind storm continues to cause outages from Crescent City to Corvallis to Walla Walla, hitting the Willamette Valley especially hard. Soggy ground from a previous storm and winds gusts close to 100 miles per hour in some areas combined to bring down…

Lively Eagle Point Irrigation District Meeting

Lively Eagle Point Irrigation District Meeting By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The December 10 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eagle Point Irrigation District was both lively and interesting.

Fire District #3 promotions

Mike Hussey at promotion ceremony

Fire District #3 promotions By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Eagle Point resident, Mike Hussey, a 23-year veteran of Fire District #3 has been promoted in a December 9 ceremony, to the position of Deputy Chief of operations for the entire District. This is quite an accomplishment for a 41-year old. He was promoted from…

Committee for Family Forestlands

The Committee for Family Forestlands will review progress by the Eastside Private Forest Collaborative. It’s an effort to encourage forest management among private landowners to help prevent wildfires from spreading and increase forest health. The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 16 at the Oregon Department of…

Crestline Transportation


Crestline Transportation By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent One of the newest businesses in the City of Eagle Point, and one of the larger, locally owned businesses in the city, is Crestline Transportation. This company, a freight brokerage company, is owned by Frank Saenz and Michele McCullough and has been dispatching freight all over the…

EPID emergency meeting

Special meeting of the Board of directors of the Eagle Point Irrigation District will be held on December 17 at 4 p. m. at the District Office at 2429 Brophy Road in the Eagle Point.   The meeting is being called for the purpose of: meeting with a nominating committee to discuss the nomination of…

Shady Cove City Council December 18 session cancelled

NOTICE The December 18, 2014 Shady Cove City Council Meeting is cancelled.

What better stocking stuffer?

What better stocking stuffer than a year of free parking at Oregon’s state parks?  

Book about “Sweet Pea” now in second printing.

Book about “Sweet Pea” now in second printing. By F.C. Blake For the Independent. Author, animal advocate, Karen Scott has exhausted her first supply of copies. Her non-fiction book, “Sweet Pea, the Homeless Dog Who could Not be Caught,” was first featured in The Independent’s 4-29-14 issue. Scott’s book, a tribute to the courageous pup…