Local FFA earn state degrees

On February 5th, Eagle Point FFA had eight State Degree Candidates complete their final step in applying. It is very exciting to report that all eight were approved! I’d like to congratulate Maddie Cox, Hunter Foulon, Kaity Kelsey, Ashley Myers, Brianna Millard, Rachel Newton, Ashley Schauffler, and Alyson Scheffler! All eight of our candidates will…

Sheriff Report

SHERIFF   2/3 Ricardo Daniel Batres-Escobar, 24, Falcon St, WC.  Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, trespassing 2, and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. 2/8 Ana Faith Castorena, 24, Avenue H, WC.  DUII/alcohol, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.  Does not meet lodging criteria tostay. Travis Lee VanWinkle, 35, Riley Rd, EP.  Driving while revoked. …

Shady Cove city council meeting February 22

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The flu season has struck Shady Cove city hall in a big way, as evidenced by the Council meeting of February 15.  Two members of the Council had to sit this one out; one vital member of the planning commission and even office staff could not make the meeting…

Senate Democrats move to pass $1.3 billion tax increases on Oregon small businesses

Senate Democrats move to pass $1.3 billion tax increases on Oregon small businesses   SALEM, OR – Earlier this morning, the Democrat controlled Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue voted along party lines to pass SB 1528-a sweeping $1.3 billion tax increase for local small businesses. The measure increases local small business taxes, including for sole…

Rogue Disposal Rethinks Recycling

Rogue Disposal Rethinks Recycling Changes coming soon for Rogue Disposal & Recycling customers     As of Monday, March 5th, Rogue Disposal will be hitting the reset button on their popular curbside recycling program.  The company is making changes in response to the global recycling crisis brought on by China’s recent crackdown on imported recyclable…

Robbery suspect

On February 12, 2018 Medford Police detectives arrested 43 year old Mark Dahlin, in connection with two recent Medford area Burglaries.  

Police report

POLICE   2/5 Justin Philip Fisher, 32, EP.  Arrested for possession of a controlled substance/meth, possession of a controlled substance/heroin, and on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear/theft 3.  Cited for driving uninsured and warned for expired registration and illegal alteration or display of plates.  Lodged JCJ. 2/8 Heidi Givens, WC.  Cited…

Dos and don’ts if you think you have the flu

Dos and don’ts if you think you have the flu Tips for people who feel ill during flu season   The Oregon Health Authority’s most recent report found that only 34 percent of people in Jackson County have chosen to get a flu shot,  

Elude-police chase

– A man believed to be under the influence of drugs stole a pickup in Medford and eluded deputies early Sunday morning. The pursuit ended in a muddy field in the 4000-block of Corey Road after the vehicle crashed into a pasture and struck two young bulls. The animals had to be put down. On…

SHERIFF Report

SHERIFF   2/2 Leta Jean Schroeder, 40, WC transient.  Parole violation for criminal negligent homicide, interfering with a peace officer, false information, and disorderly conduct. Joseph Francisco Teran, 37, Barton Rd, EP.  Assault 4, strangulation, and failure to appear for contempt of non-support. Tamera Sue Evans, 57, Poppy Ridge Dr, EP.  Failure to appear for…

Poll Shows 70% of Oregonians Oppose Late-Term Abortions

: Poll Shows 70% of Oregonians Oppose Late-Term Abortions ORTL Introduces Late-Term Protection Bills in 2018 Session Salem, OR — Oregon Right to Life surveyed 500 likely Oregon general election voters over January 28-29, 2018. The results of the statewide poll show 70% opposition to late-term abortions.  Only 36% of Democrats still support late-term abortions….