Senator Whitsett Newsletter

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) was created by the Legislative Assembly to ensure that “safe and reliable utility services are provided to customers at just and reasonable rates, while fostering the use of competitive markets to achieve these objectives.” That body is charged with regulating only the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) that are owned by…

White City Family Receives FREE Residential Fire Sprinkler System

White City Family Receives FREE Residential Fire Sprinkler System It is our pleasure to announce that Mike and Judy Hall from White City are the recipients of the 2016 Residential Fire Sprinkler System Giveaway! Fire District 3 in partnership with Claudio Alvarez Construction, Pacific Fire Protection and The Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition have been working…

SHERIFF 2-9-16

SHERIFF 2-9-16   1/29 Steven Jacob Eddy, 23, Woodcrest Cr, EP. Possession of a controlled substance/heroin. Released on own recognizance. Gregory James Lawrence, 25, S Shasta Ave, EP. Failure to appear for burglary 2 and theft 2. Released due to overcrowding. 1/30 Benjamin Richard Spence, 30, S Shasta Ave, EP. Interference with a peace officer…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 020416

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 020416 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The February 4 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Riparian Area Protection Ordinance was continued by Council  

POLICE 2-9-16

POLICE 2-9-16   1/4 Amanda L Kirkpatrick-Riley, 32, EP. Arrested for assault 3 and harassment. Lodged JCJ. 1/8 Daniel Guy Mallory,36, EP. Arrested on a Jackson County Circuit warrant for failure to appear/theft 3. Lodged JCJ. 1/10 Michael Mark Taylor, 34, EP. Arrested on a Medford Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear/theft 3. Lodged…

Pesticide disposal

Several entities, including Southern Oregon Sanitation, Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, DEQ, Oregon department of Agriculture and others throughout southern Oregon are sponsoring a pesticide collection to be held at the Redwood Transfer station in Grants Pass on March 4 and 5. The collection will include those chemicals that have been around the home…

George Fox University Announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List

George Fox University Announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List NEWBERG, Ore. (Feb. 1, 2016) –  More than 850 traditional undergraduate students earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University in the fall of 2015. Students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a spot…

Antelope Beef news

The Antelope 4-H Beef Club held their first monthly meeting of the year on Sunday January 10th at 10am. The meeting was held in the seasonally chilly Anderson barn on Worthington Road.  Twenty one youthful members were in attendance and just as many livestock were present. At the meeting, we meeting welcomed new members, weighed…

Water Discussions at EP Council

Water Discussions at EP Council By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Water was the main topic of discussion at the January 26 Eagle Point city council meeting,

Suspect Shot by Citizen While Fleeing Scene of Crime

Suspect Shot by Citizen While Fleeing Scene of Crime On January 27th at 07:50 AM, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man shot at the Agate Road parking lot on the Denman Game Reserve

SHERIFF 2-2-16

SHERIFF 2-2-16   1/22 William Stuart Cobb II, 46, Crater Lake Hwy, WC. Possession of a controlled substance/meth. Released on own recognizance. Richard James Cayo, 43, Maple Ct, WC. Coerciion. Zachariah J Carnegie, 28, Crater Lake Hwy, WC. Exposing child to sex, luring a minor, and distribution of a controlled substance to a minor. Shanon…