Tribute to Senator Alan Bates

AARP Oregon is recognizing former Senator Alan Bates Thursday as a champion for older adults during his legislative service. “Tribute to Champions” awards will be presented to the families of Sen. Alan Bates and Rep. Vic Gilliam in honor of their long history of fighting for older Oregonians Thursday as well. Senator Alan “Doc” Bates…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   1/4 Sonny Lynn Trevino, 37, Timberline Rd, WC.  Menacing.  Home detention. Carole Anna Jackson, 28, Division Rd, WC.  Littering.  Released on own recognizance. Manuel Hector Sanchez, 26, WC transient.  Attempt to elude/vehicle, resisting arrest, and interference with a peace officer.     Hold and return to OCD. Jesse Lee Jeska, 36m, Hudspeth Ln, SC.  Parole…

Pacific Power is at work replacing 590,000 electric meters

Pacific Power is at work replacing 590,000 traditional electric meters at Oregon homes and businesses with new digital smart meters. The installations will roll out region by region throughout 2018 and into the fall of 2019. These new meters will provide customers — including those in many of Oregon’s rural communities — with the timely…

WWII mortar round found near Gold HIll

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GOLD HILL, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are warning people to be wary of old military souvenirs tucked away in storage. On Thursday, January 4, 2018, a Gold Hill woman reported finding a World War II-style mortar shell in a shed on her property in the 400-block of Chavner Street. It had been…

EPID running smoothly

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Eagle Point Irrigation District goes through a “reset” of sorts every year at their annual meeting, and they did this on January 10.  Each year, the Board members elect a new slate of officers and appoint a manager and Secretary, along with the appointment of an attorney to represent…

EP swears in new interim chief

EP Swears in Interim Police Chief By Lynn Leissler For the Independent After serving Eagle Point for seven years, Police Chief Vern Thompson retired. On December 18, 2017, City Administrator Henry Lawrence appointed Sergeant Darin May to fill the position of Interim Police Chief. Sergeant May is the longest serving staff member, having been with…

“Manufacturing Phase Out Act of 2018″

Democrats Introduce the “Manufacturing Phase Out Act of 2018″ SALEM, OR – Today, Senator Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Representative Ken Helm (D-Beaverton) introduced their pursuit of new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions.  The legislation establishes a price per ton fee on emissions for the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the state, and claims to reinvest the…

memorial service for Charlotte Morey

VV There will be a memorial service for Charlotte Morey this Saturday January 13th, at 2:00 pm, at the Prospect Nazarene Church.    Charlotte is the youngest daughter of Charlie Coghill and has suffered for years with seizures and heart problems.  There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service 

OSHA enforcing pesticide rules

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has begun enforcing most of a set of updated pesticide rules to protect workers across industries, including farming and forestry. The rules — adopted in early 2017 and effective on Jan. 1, 2018 — are a result of revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency Worker Protection…

Sheriff Report

SHERIFF   12/22 Edward Scott Paxton, 46, Mill Creek Dr, Prospect.  Contempt violation of a restraining order and endangerment. 12/28 Brandie Lynn Smith, 29, Bradley Wy, EP.  Failure to appear for burglary 1 and theft 2.  Released due to overcrowding. Dwight William Pech, 59, S.Fork Little Butte Cr. Rd, EP.  Manufacture, distribution, and possession of…

Shady Cove City Council report

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 010418 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   It was Standing Room Only at the January 4 Shady Cove City Council Meeting,