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.

Stark, McLane town hall meeting

Representatives Duane Stark and house Minority Leader Mike McLane joined about 40 or so residents of Eagle Point at a Town Hall meeting on July 15 at the Eagle Point City Council chambers. The purpose of the meeting was to inform residents of the area on the recent developments at the state legislature.  

Welcome back, landline.

Welcome back, landline. By F. C. Blake For the Independent This problem may be familiar to persons living in sections of the Upper Rogue area including Sams Valley. A few years ago, wireless companies lured us with lower prices. Sams Valley doesn’t have cable TV or Internet, yet, so we looked at what might come…

Police report

POLICE 7/21/15 7/5 Susan Duelley, EP. Cited for speed violation, 39/25. 7/6 Michael Anthony Snyder Jr., 21, EP. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant, failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/meth. Lodged JCJ. 7/7 Danielle Williams, EP. Cited for expired registration and warning for defective tail light. 7/8 Christopher Alan Johnson, 25,…

Highway products

Highway Products owner Gene Gross inspects toolbox made for grand champion winners at the Jackson County Fair.

Twenty three years ago, Gene Gross of Highway Products looked at the tack boxes young FFA and 4-H members were purchasing to keep their gear and thought he could perhaps make a few improvements. So he set out to do that, and made some major improvements. But he didn’t stop there; he donated the tack…

New cost of Obamacare

A New Cost of Obamacare: Surging Emergency Room Usage By Sally C. Pipes   Emergency room usage has spiked in recent years. That’s the depressing finding from a new survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians — and it’s endangering those who need emergency care. The survey concluded that three in four ER doctors…

Stark credits SO caucus for center funding

Rep Stark Credits Southern Oregon Caucus for Grants Pass Sober Center Funding   (Salem)  The Grants Pass Sobering Center Project is expected to receive $500,000 thanks to a budget bill approved by the Oregon Legislature this week. The appropriation was a joint effort of several members of the Southern Oregon Caucus according to State Representative…

Keith Frost relaxing in his office

Frost named teacher of the year By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent “I am flattered and humbled,” says FFA Advisor, Keith Frost, after being selected as Teacher of the year for the entire state of Oregon. Frost, who will begin his ninth year of teaching at Eagle Point High School, said, “I am extremely happy…

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WATER TREES DEEPLY

REMEMBER TO WATER TREES DEEPLY AS MERCURY CLIMBS Oregon Dept. of Forestry The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of the state through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health…

AG shuts down scam

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on June 23 announced a $3 million settlement and an agreement from the White City, Oregon enterprise that operated a fraudulent nationwide subscription scam to permanently stop engaging in the newspaper or magazine subscription business. According to the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC), which is not an admission guilt, filed in…