Jackson County’s Windermere Launches Food Drive,

Jackson County’s Windermere Launches Food Drive,  Dedicates Annual Community Service Project to ACCESS Food Bank  EAGLE POINT, Ore. — May 23, 2017 — Windermere Van Vleet and Associates is getting a head start on Windermere Real Estate’s annual Community Service Day, held on June 9 this year. The local group is teaming up with ACCESS Food Bank to feed…


  5/11 Sonny Lynn Trevino, 37, Timberline Rd, WC.  Unlawful use of a weapon, menacing DUII/alcohol, endangerment, and reckless driving.  Released on own recognizance. Brian Scott Sheldon, 60, Osprey Dr, EP.  DUII/alcohol and reckless driving.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. Chelsa Roberta Sartain, 41, Crowfoot Rd, Trail.  Failure to appear for theft 1….

United Way’s Big Idea Graduation Coach

  United Way’s Big Idea Graduation Coach Will Boost Graduation Rates in Jackson County AllCare Health grants $25,000 to hire a graduation coach at Eagle Point High School to help 74 youth get back on track to graduate  

Farm Bureau May meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The rapidly changing face of agriculture in Jackson County prompted the Farm Bureau to invite county assessor, David Arrasmith to address their May 16 meeting and to explain how tax valuations and tax rates are derived.

EPID water report

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent As might well be expected, water levels in Big Butte Creek, Eagle Point Irrigation District’s water source, is holding steady and at a higher level than has been normal for this time of year.


“lack of Filters” as you have stated here, and elsewhere, is an absolute lie and an irresponsible attempt to feed inaccurate information to the parents of the district that are a lot smarter and better equipped to raise their children than you, technology, or the school district.  I know for a fact that D9 uses…

Emergency closure at Hatchery Hole

“Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery closed to all angling // 0),moz4=(navigator.userAgent.indexOf(‘Mozilla/4.’)==0); document.write(‘ ‘); document.write(”); document.write(‘ ‘); // ]]> An emergency angling closure at the “Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam begins Monday, May 15 through July 31, 2017. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists need to protect hatchery spring Chinook broodstock collection…

Vector Control warning

  As spring begins, Jackson County residents should take action to protect their animals from mosquitoes and ticks, and the diseases that they carry, including West Nile virus (WNv), Heartworm and Lyme disease. “WNv, Heartworm and Lyme disease all occur in Jackson County and it is important for residents to take steps to protect themselves…


By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There’s a certain part of Chris Buchanan’s life that he just doesn’t remember.  And perhaps that is as it should be.  You see, Chris died.  His heart stopped and he fell to the ground dead, something akin to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  And he would still be dead but…


Strong Police Department in Eagle Point

Officer Maybee

Strong Police Department in Eagle Point By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Eagle Point swore in a new police officer at the city’s May 9 council meeting. Cody Mabee comes from Klamath Falls and brings a military police background. Following his swearing in, where he pledged to uphold the laws of the United States, Oregon…


SHERIFF   5/3 Ryan Henry Prevedel, 39, E. Rolling Hills Dr, EP.  Reckless driving.  Home detention. 5/4 Jesse Ventura Ruiz, 34, Stevens Rd, EP.  DUII/alcohol.  Home detention. Steven Lee Quarante, 46, Lampman Rd, GH.  Failure to appear for DUII/drug.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. Andrew Talbot Monson, 43, S. Shasta Ave, EP.  DUII/alcohol…