Smart shopping class at Medford Library

Smart shopping class at Medford Library By F. C. Blake For The Independent The free, one-hour lunchtime event attracted people who said they attended out of curiosity, or “just wanted to get some smarts about shopping.” On April 27 at noon we had an “It’s a small world” moment in Medford Library’s Adams Room.  

SHERIFF 5-5-15

SHERIFF 5-5-15   4/24 Dillan James Fuerstenberg, 21, Rolling Hills Dr, EP. Burgulary 2, trespass 2, possession controlled substance/marijuana. RISK-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay Charles William Boyd, 37, Loch Lomond Dr, WC. Fail to appear fail to pay possession controlled substance/meth, felon restricted weapon. Bail. Dwight Antony McLaughlin, 24, Christa Lane, EP. Fail…

Supremes overturn major PERS reforms

The Oregon Supreme Court announced their decision to overturn major PERS reforms from the 2013 Grand Bargain that would have saved the state close to $5 billion in unfunded liability. “Today we lost 95% of critical savings from PERS reform,” said Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend). “That means larger class sizes; fewer school days; teacher layoffs;…

Man arrested after firing a shot in Butte Falls

  Man arrested after firing a shot in Butte Falls On Monday, April 27, 2015, about 11:09 am, ECSO (Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon), received 911 calls regarding a man shooting a rifle at a vehicle in the area of Pine St. and Cedar St., Butte Falls. Callers reported the man with the rifle was…

EP Authorizes SDC Study

EP Authorizes SDC Study By Lynn Leissler For the Independent At its April 28 meeting, Eagle Point administrative staff and city council deliberated the pros and cons of authorizing an outside study of its SDCs (System Development Charges). The economic downfall and the need to improve water facilities have depleted current SDC funds. SDCs are…

Alzheimer’s Project

By Ralph McKechnie of the Independent I recently had an opportunity to attend a workshop seminar at the Eagle Point Senior Center on the subject of Alzheimer’s.   Gary Endicott is facilitating the seminars so I had a conversation with him regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affecting families in the Upper Rogue communities.  …

Man arrested after firing a shot in Butte Falls

Man arrested after firing a shot in Butte Falls On Monday, April 27, 2015, about 11:09 am, ECSO (Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon), received 911 calls regarding a man shooting a rifle at a vehicle in the area of Pine St. and Cedar St., Butte Falls. Callers reported the man with the rifle was seen…

Georganna Happel, wins competition

Vroom by  Georganna Happel,

Watercolor Paintings from 6 Southern Oregon Artists were juried into the Watercolor Society’s 51st Aqueous Media Show in Newport, Oregon:  Georganna Happel, Eagle Point; Linda Boutacoff, Medford; Lane Hall, Medford; Judi Johnston, Ashland; Charlotte Peterson, Central Point; Margaret Stermer-Cox, Talent;   The  juror for the show was internationally known Gale Web from Lubbock, TX. WSO Members from all…

SHERIFF 4/28/15

SHERIFF 4/28/15 4/17 Benjamin Eugene McFarland, 29, Falcon St, WC. Probation violation theft 3, possession controlled substance. CJWC-Community Justice Work Center. Jordan Richard Rock, 20, Hwy 227, Trail. Theft 1 x 2, unauthorized entry of motor vehicle x 2, criminal mischief 1, possession burglary tools. RISK-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 4/20 Jorge Nativid…

public hearing

  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Shady Cove Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., in the council chamber of Shady Cove City Hall, 22451 Hwy 62, Shady Cove, Oregon. The purpose of the hearing is: The City…

By Gaynell Krambeal for the Independent Present at the council meeting held at 7:00PM on April 21st at the Community Hall were Mayor Jana Goodman, Councilors Carol Britt, Bob Stockton, Carrie Driskell, Janis Vorbeck, Dan Murphy and Roger Hayden and City Recorder Lori Paxton. Also in attendance were commissioner Colleen Roberts, several department heads and…

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