The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Crashed Car and other Mysteries (Parts Two) Dennis Ellingson For the Independent The third mystery: If you turn off on Lewis Road from Hwy 62, after crossing Peyton Bridge, and turn into the first trailhead parking lot you will be in for a pleasant walk.  But there…

Youth pheasant hunt

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Oregon Hunters Association and the Arthur R. Dubs Foundation are jointly sponsoring the Pheasant Hunting days for youth in Southern Oregon.  The hunt is scheduled for September 16 and 17. Hunters must possess a Hunter’s Safety Card and that is just about all that is needed, except for the…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   8/21 Chad Michael Heppner, 41, Meadow Ln, EP.  Criminal mischief and theft of service.  Released due to overcrowding. 8/23 Carmen Victoria Ceremony, 38, N. Platt Ave, EP.  Failure to appear for harassment.  Community Justice Work Center. 8/24 Josiah Flynn Saunders, 24, Old Ferry Rd, SC.  Driving while suspended.  Released on own recognizance. Shanon…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Mysteries of the Peyton Covered Bridge – Part Two Dennis Ellingson In the early part of the 20th century many covered bridges were built in Oregon. More on the west side of the Cascades than on the east. The idea was to provide a dry path across…

Community Events

EVENTS 9-5-17   Library Babies, Wobblers, and Toddlerobics Programs on Break Jackson County Library Services has announced that all Babies, Wobblers, and Toddlerobics programs in all branch libraries will be on break from August 28 through September 8.  Programs will resume on Monday, September 10.  Preschool storytimes will happen as usual.   EAGLE POINT  …

New District 3 Fire Chief Attends EP City Council

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New District 3 Fire Chief Attends EP City Council By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Robert Horton, new District 3 Fire Chief, presented the district’s six-month report at the Eagle Point City Council’s August 22 meeting. Horton, a native of Las Vegas, spent nearly 17 years with that city’s Fire & Rescue, serving as firefighter,…

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 082517

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 082517 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   Though our memories of the August solar eclipse are fading as life returns to normal in its wake, here in the Upper Rogue we get a teeny eclipse on the wing every summer. Meet the Mylitta Crescent butterfly with its wings chock full…

Fire Awareness

  FD3 is trying to build awareness on fire personnel and fire prevention through a fun #FD3LOVE bracelet competition that runs now, through mid September. We have ordered 7000 #FD3LOVE bracelets for distribution this summer and we are encouraging everyone to get their hands on one of these bracelets (stop by a station, grab one…

Eagle Point Youth Process 27,000 lbs. of Dried Peaches to Feed Hungry

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Eagle Point Youth Process 27,000 lbs. of Dried Peaches to Feed Hungry August 1, 2017. Eagle Point, OR. Five Eagle Point teens spent last week in Dinuba, California processing peaches that were distributed to people in need.  The youth group from Church on the Hill headed south with a destination of Gleanings for the Hungry,…

White City Oval Track racing

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…Kyler Barraza won the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  In a race that had it’s share of spins and crashes, point leader Barraza led each restart and collected his third win of the season.  

SENIOR OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST 2017

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SENIOR OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST 2017     Our Senior of the Month for August is Larry Baldridge!  He is the manager for Food and Friends that serves meals from the Eagle Point Senior Center every weekday all year long.  They will be serving nearly 10,000 meals per year out of the Senior Center…