Sheriff 9/2/14

Sheriff 9/2/14   8/27 Nelson, Crystal June, 28 yr old, N Heights Dr, EP. Probation Violation Forgery 1, Probation Violation Identity Theft. RISK-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 8/27 Phillips, Treena Anne, 45 yr old, HWY 62, SC. DUII Drug/M. Released own recognizance. 8/27 McGillivary, Craig Colin, 53 yr old, N Shasta Av, EP….

Curt Chancler to run for commissioner

8-12-2014 Press Release for Curt Chancler’s Candidacy Business man and Journalist, Curt Chancler, is throwing his hat in the ring for Jackson County Commissioner, Position One. On 8-12-2014 Jackson County Clerk, Christine Walker, certified Mr. Chancler as a candidate on the ballot in the November 2014 General Election. Mr. Chancler is a long time conservative…

Police report

      POLICE 9/2/14   8/18 Angelica Henagin, EP. Cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. 8/19 Paige Villarreal, 25 yr old, Medford. Cited/released for Theft lll 8/19 Clint Skidmore, 31 yr old, Medford. Cited/released for Criminal Trespass ll. 8/20 Joshua Brewer, Gold Hill. Cited/released on attempt to elude police vehicle. 8/20…


  Legals for epid     NOTICE OF OPENING ON EPID BOARD In accordance with ORS statue 545.137(3), petitions for the election of one (1)Director for the Board of Directors of the Eagle Point Irrigation District are available at the District office (2429 Brophy Rd., Eagle Point). The election will be held on Tuesday, November…

The “Virginian” visits the Rogue Valley

me and james drury

By Ralph McKechnie of the Independent In 1962, a western television series began that would eventually run for 9 years. The Virginian was the third longest running Western, behind Gunsmoke and Bonanza. The star of the show was a man who never revealed his name, he was only referred to as the Virginian.


  HUNTERS BEWARE OF FIRE DANGER Fire danger is at critical levels across the state of Oregon. Earlier this month fire weather forecasters witnessed an anomaly that literally raised a red flag. Practically the entire state had been painted red on meteorological charts indicating a Red Flag Warning from Florence to Ontario, Astoria to Brookings…


DON’T PAY TWICE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION By Steve Buckstein Last week, the American College Testing organization (ACT) released the results of its national college admissions examination consisting of tests in English, Reading, Math, and Science. Thirty-six percent of Oregon’s 2014 high school graduates took the tests. Only 30 percent of those students scored high enough…

Fire crews in Butte Falls

By Gaynell Krambeal For the Independent Butte Falls is indeed fortunate to have a bunch of the Forest Service located near our many forested areas. The men and women who step up and place their lives on the line to fight fires are greatly appreciated.

Eagle Point City council meeting August 26

There was not a lot of business at the August 26 meeting of the City Council of Eagle Point. There were, however a couple of topics that should interest readers and the citizens of the city.

Medford air tanker

During recent fire activity in the Rogue Valley, many residents have noticed larger aircraft flying in to support firefighting efforts than was possible in past years.                This increased capacity with aircraft is due to the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport and the US Forest Service working together to make improvements to the taxiway and…

Don’t let fires fool you

Whether it’s human nature or just wishful thinking, we tend to relax our guard against wildfire this time of year at the first signs of the seasonal transition. In the heart of summer amid triple-digit temperatures, we almost expect raging blazes like the Oregon Gulch Fire that consumed 1,000 acres an hour at its peak….