opposition to pipeline

  Southern Oregon property owners whose rights and land have been held hostage by the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline project for almost a decade have filed legal papers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Landowners are calling on FERC to deny approval of the Pacific Connector pipeline project in the wake of the…

Tatted flag

Tatted flag by Tracy VahHee

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent  

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 101615

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 101615 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     With only two items under New Business, the October 15 Shady Cove City Council meeting was a brief one.

Marijuana Issue Goes to EP Voters

Marijuana Issue Goes to EP Voters By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The Eagle Point City Council held three public hearings at its October 13 meeting, all centered on marijuana issues. Oregon House Bill 3400 provides that if a county approved Measure 91, but an individual municipality did not by a certain percentage, said municipalities…

Sheriff Report

SHERIFF 10-13-15 10/1 Sanaya Patricia Ross, 32, Maple St, SC. Resist Arrest, interfere w/report, trespass 2, disorderly conduct 2. RISK- doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. Jessica Ann Fenn, 30, Hwy 62, Trail. Fail to appear contempt violation restraining order x 2. RISK- doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. James Paul Byrne,29, Avenue…

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…

RV Harmonizers on award-winning streak

  By F. C. Blake For the Independent At times when many School Districts’ budgets regrettably forced decreases in “frills” such as music instruction, volunteers from the Rogue Valley Harmonizers closed some gaps. In the past ten years, more than 5,000 elementary school students have learned to sing from Rogue Valley Harmonizers.           “As music…

EPMS Panthers finished this year with Honors!

EPMS Panthers finished this year with Honors! For the 4th Quarter, the following students earned Academic Honors             8th Grade Platinum Level Caleb Acosta, Jacoby Adams, Marlyssa Amato, Colby Andersen, Natalie Anicker, Nelida Arroyo-Mendoza, Alexa Burgess,              Rachel Curtis, Shyanne Elbert, Marina Garza, Zachary Gorman, Liam Gruszczenski, Morgan Kennedy, Arianna Kittelson,                   Taija McCormick, Kelsey McFall-Whitlatch, Kelsi…

SC city council meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Over the years, the Shady Cove city council has changed how they structure business license fees, and recently they have again changed that fee schedule. During the city council meeting of June 4, a letter from a resident complained about an increase of some $35 per year increase from…

EP Water Consultant Discussion Continued

EP Water Consultant Discussion Continued By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Most of the discussion at the May 26 Eagle Point City Council meeting centered on the updated Water System Master Plan. The plan identified a number of short term improvements intended to update and correct deficiencies in the existing water system such as: completion…

Airport Official achieves outstanding credential

Airport Official achieves outstanding credential. By F. C. Blake For the Independent Nineteen years ago, Kim Stearns started work as a temporary employee at Medford’s Airport. In 1997, she attained a full-time position overseeing the Airport’s marketing and advertising. She also held the title of Public Information Officer.