Farm Bureau meeting May 19

Farm Bureau meeting May 19 By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Members of the Jackson County Farm Bureau had opportunity to listen to two speakers who brought some valuable information to the May 19 meeting. President Ron Bjork had a previous opportunity to hear both speakers and for that reason brought the information to members….

Bison Ranch Food

Smokehouse sign in front of one of Shady Cove's newest restaurants, the Bison Ranch Food

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent For many veterans, returning home and facing the reality of life outside the military service can be even worse than facing mortar rounds, bullets and artillery shells.  

POLICE 5/19/15

POLICE 5/19/15 5/5 Dillan James Fuerstenberg, 21, WC. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court Warrant ( fail to appear/ theft 2) Lodged JCJ. Joye Otto, Ashland. Cited for speed violation, 42/25 and failure to carry proof on insurance. Jeremiah Coleman, Grants Pass., Cited for no motorcycle endorsement. 5/6 Nazario Garcia Navarro, WC. Cited for no…

EPID Board meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Eagle Point Irrigation District manager, David Ford, is looking optimistically to this irrigation season.

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.  

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…

SHERIFF 4-21-15 4/9 Mark Allen Christoph Bouteller, 25, Elk Creek Rd, Trail. Theft 3. Risk-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria. Kenneth James Allen, 21, Antelope Rd, WC. Fail to appear disorderly conduct, theft 1 x 3. Bill Wesley Spencer Jr, 31, Old Ferry Rd, SC. Fail to appear possession control substance/meth, fail to appear-fail to pay…

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Winfrey retires

Greg Winfrey at retirement

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Following a 40-year career in fire service, Greg Winfrey has decided to call it quits with Fire District #3. In a ceremony at the Headquarters station in White City, several co-workers testified to the respect they hold for Winfrey, some on the hilarious side, others very serious.  

Wildfire Season is Approaching Fast!

  Wildfire Season is Approaching Fast! Are you Prepared? There is no time like now to prepare your property and family, including pets and livestock, from the potential devastating effects of wildfire. Planning ahead can improve your survivability. Take these few important steps to be better prepared for wildfire season. Create a Defensible Space by…

Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting 040915

Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting 040915 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     The April 10 Shady Cove Planning Commission meeting included a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the City Ordinances to include Medical Marijuana Facilities in the General Commercial District. Key things to take away; the proposed amendment deals

POLICE 4-14-15

POLICE 4-14-15 4/2 Frank Saenz, SC. Cited for driving while suspended, driving uninsured, speed violation, 50/25. Nancy Schuitt, EP. Cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. DuaneHamner, SC. Cited for driving uninsured. 4/4 Matthew Icenhower,CP. Cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. Kristena Binder, Gresham. Cited for driving while using a…