DFD welcomes four new board members

Dogs for the Deaf welcomes four new Directors to serve three-year terms on the national Assistance Dog training organization’s Board of Directors. The four new Directors are valuable contributors to southern Oregon communities, and have a variety of private-sector and non-profit backgrounds and expertise. “In order to help enhance the lives of as many people…

Jeremiah Curphey paints the town

Interesting work by Jeremiah

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Jeremiah Curphey is a pretty remarkable young man. But he is also humble, so he may not think that he is very remarkable. But his work speaks for itself. Jeremiah is an artist who is

Butte Falls students meet pipeline hikers near the Butte Falls Fish Hatchery

Students from Butte Falls had an opportunity Thursday September 3rd to learn how some projects are created. A lot of government power is often involved. Josh Eng from Eugene shared his views with the students. He is against the Jordan Cove Project because of the over reach of government to use eminent domain for out…


Hot Dog Heaven

Steven Cleveland at Hot Dog Heaven

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The American hot dog must be the favorite cuisine in the country. And as the old jingle says, “baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and . . .” Well, there is a little bit of that favorite cuisine right in the heart of Shady Cove. Hot Dog Heaven has been…

Beebe Road Fire Deemed Electrical

For Immediate Release                                             Contact: Ashley Lara 541-831-2778 Date: August 26, 2015   Beebe Road Fire Deemed Electrical   At 12:36 p.m. Wednesday, a caller contacted 9-1-1 to report heavy smoke coming from the back of a home located at 477 Beebe Road in Central Point. ###        

POLICE 8/18/15

POLICE 8/18/15 7/30 Donald Eugene Evanoff, 46, EP. Arrested on violation of no contact order, criminal trespass 2, disorderly conduct 2 X 2 , harassment. Lodged JCJ. 8/3 Steven Eddy, EP. Cited for speed violation, 92/50. 8/5 Mark Bartlett, EP Cited for illegal stopping/standing/parking. Nicolas Parmenter, 27, EP. Cited/released theft by receiving. 8/6 Connor James…

EPID–some good news

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There is some good news for the water users and patrons of the Eagle Point Irrigation District. While everyone knows that we are in one of the more severe droughts to strike southern Oregon for some time,

EPFFA Success at the Jackson County Fair

Success at the Jackson County Fair   Animals slurping cool gulps of water from buckets, colorful ribbons and banners waving in the slight breeze, and the smell of dirt and livestock in the heat of the day are common at a county fair. But do you know how much time and effort was put into…

Warnings of backpack dangers

Warnings of backpack dangers By F. C. Blake For the Independent Canadian born, Guinness World record holding memory expert, David Farrow’s current research unveils new warning about school children’s backpacks. It’s termed “Backpack Brain” –the hazards of carrying too much homework weight in a school bag. Less oxygen to the brain leads to poor test results…

SHERIFF 7-28-15

SHERIFF 7-28-15 7/20 Robert Carl Baker, 27, Hwy 227, Trail. Fail to appear DUII Alcohol, Fail to appear endanger. RISK – doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. Maylynn Nichole Thomas, 25, Hwy 62, SC. Possession control substance-cocaine, theft 1, theft 3. RISK – doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 7/22 Joshua Wayne Rosecrans,…

Water and Marijuana Issues

Water and Marijuana Issues By Lynn Leissler For the Independent At its July 14 meeting, the Eagle Point City Council spent much time and discussion on two important issues: marijuana and water The council will reconvene on July 28.