Wildlife colissions

Within the last few days there have been several wildlife-involved traffic collisions on Oregon highways, serving as another reminder for travelers to be on extra alert for wildlife and other animal s on the road. On October 9, 2014 at approximately 5:45 a.m., a Dodge Ram pickup driven by ERIC MEYERHOFER, age 44, from Payette,…

Weight loss benefits

By Ralph McKechnie For the Independent You may notice on this page of the paper an ad for Tops (paper version), also known as Take Off Pounds Sensibly. First, I want to congratulate those who have joined

Halloween cats, and more cats By F. C. Blake For the Independent. While working her way through college, Jolee got a part-time, after-school job supervising a telemarketing firm’s office.      

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Shady Cove City Council Meeting 100314

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 100314   By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The October 2 Shady Cove City Council Meeting may have broken the record

Elk Hoof Disease

Hunters and others who spend time in the outdoors in northwest Oregon are asked to be on the lookout for elk hoof disease, a problem for southwest Washington’s elk that could also be affecting Oregon’s elk. Elk hoof disease is a bacterial-associated syndrome causes severe lameness in elk. Elk with the disease have deformed and…

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS PREPARED FOR EBOLA, BUT INFECTION RISK IS LOW

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS PREPARED FOR EBOLA, BUT INFECTION RISK IS LOW News Release from Oregon Health Authority State health officials prepared for Ebola, but infection risk is low State public health officials say they are ready to respond in the unlikely event a person ill with Ebola infection arrives in Oregon, but they emphasize that…

Shady Cove Water meeting

hiland water map

             There was a packed house town hall type meeting at the Shady Cove Fire Station on September 25–and with good reason. Water is finally coming to this town of about 2600 individuals, and from an unexpected source.

Pacificorp foundation donates to Weed relief

The fast-moving wildfire that swept through the northeast corner of Weed last week destroyed more than 100 buildings and altered thousands of lives. But the hardy community near Mount Shasta has vowed to rebuild the structures and mend the gaps in its social fabric created by the Boles Fire. “This was a terrible tragedy for…

Creepy Crawlies With Christy 092514

Teneral Shield Bug

Creepy Crawlies With Christy 092514   By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week we’ll meet bugs of a different color! The pictured bug is a green Shield Bug – wait, what? Yes, green.           

Airport contest entry deadline Oct. 1

bern case at airport

Airport contest entry deadline Oct. 1 By F. C. Blake For the Independent. On September 25, 2014, RV Medford Airport Director, Bern Case, called a special press conference for 1:30 p.m. From a podium near the terminal’s ticket counters, Case unveiled a cylindrical symbol defining his newest marketing strategy. The bright yellow pole with transparent…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 091814

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 091814 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   Septic, drugs and rock n roll; so went the topics of the September 18 Shady Cove City Council. Musically speaking, David Christian gave an update on KSHD. All news was positive! The new antennas are working great, extending the power and area…