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…

Rafting Safety 061815

Rafting Safety 061815 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     Summer is almost here and with record high temperatures already, lots of folks are rafting the Upper Rogue. From my yard I watch raft after Tahiti after raft float by. What I see few of are life jackets. Let’s face it; no one wants…

Marijuana poisoning in pets

Cases of marijuana poisoning in pets, and specifically in dogs, increased dramatically in states such as Washington and Colorado after recreational use was legalized. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon taking effect on July 1, pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this…

Citizen Input at EP Council Meeting By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Several residents took the podium at the June 9 Eagle Point City Council meeting to express concerns for roads, tall weeds, and high utility late fees.


POLICE 6/9/15

POLICE 6/9/15       5/25 Matthew Allen Hill, 34, EP. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrants, probation violation/mail theft, ID theft and possession of a controlled substance/meth. Lodged JCJ. Dustin Robert Rexroat, 28, EP. Arresed for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and interfering with a peace officer. Lodged JCJ. 5/27 Margaret Encinas, SC. Cited for failure to…

Graduates Eagle Point High School 2015

Tianna Alexander Veda Alvarado Jesse Ament Jacob Amusten* Byron Anderson Jesus Andrade Martinez Lacy Angel Julian Arroyo Rebecca Ash Todd Atteberry-Knight Salvador Ayala Kristyl Baehr Taylor Bailey Jessica Banuelos Azucena Barajas David Barber Marissa Barragan Chyanne Barrett Shellby Barrington Omar Bautista Moroni Beal Hailey Beebe* Hannah Beebe Tristen Bennett Damaris Bernal Carlie Biegler Raul Blanco…

Rusty pump tour to benefit URCC


by Ralph McKechnie of the Independent Can you believe a “gas pump collection?” Well, Don Sherwood of Shady cove does and he has a mighty collection not only of the old pumps, but of peripherals to boot. And the collection goes way back to a time long before any of us were born.

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…