Chimney Safety

Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Coop 541-899-1050 Chimney Safety Most fires involving either masonry or prefabricated metal chimneys occur because of improper installation

Red Cross donor app

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is…

Oregon’s new ag mag

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announces the premiere issue of a new magazine, Growing Oregon: A guide to the state’s agriculture, food and markets with the publication targeting potential buyers of the state’s products. The magazine provides a comprehensive look at Oregon farmers, ranchers, and fishermen as well as food processing. The publication also pairs with a website that provides a digital…

Eagle Point city council meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The Eagle Point City Council had some lengthy discussions during their meeting on September 8; without resolution but with some agreement on the course to take.

CAMPFIRES: Keep them safe for everybody

  CAMPFIRES: Keep them safe for everybody Every year, many camping families feel the painful, expensive and sometimes catastrophic effects of a campfire accident. The unfortunate truth is that almost every incident could be avoided, if proper campfire protocol were followed. The rules of keeping a safe campfire are pretty straightforward and easy. Paying attention…

Bureaucracy at work

Bureaucracy at work By F. C. Blake For the Independent. As a young sailor, Terry spent time stationed at United States Naval Ordinance Missile Test Facility, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. On weekends he’d visit the local leather store, whose manager offered him a part-time job. On the application form, Terry listed the Navy’s…

Access opening enrollment

Through the USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), ACCESS provides supplemental food boxes once a month to seniors whose monthly income is at or below 130% of the poverty line. These boxes contain between 30 and 40 lbs of non-perishable foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and shelf stable milk. In addition,…

790 fire update

            Current situation:  3,036 acres, 70% contained. Yesterday’s Operations – All fire lines held around the entire perimeter with warm, dry east winds gusting to 24 mph potentially pushing the fire. Crews worked to mop- up the western flank of the fire, extinguishing all smokes that could threaten the integrity of the fire line.  On…

seed-saving

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent End of the summer, most folks are putting the garden to bed for the winter,

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Creepy Crawlies With Christy 090214 By Christy Pitto For The Independent Let’s meet a bold little beetle; the Red-femured Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes femoratus). “Tetraopes” means “four-eyes” though these beetles sure don’t wear glasses! They also don’t really have four eyes, just two. Each eye is split by the base of the beetle’s antennae, giving the…

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Winter’s on its way and the mornings are cooler and the evenings shorter than they have been for the past six months. For a lot of folks that means hunkering down with a favorite feel-good book and warming with a cup of coffee. Here is a book that will…

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