Police report

POLICE   2/5 Justin Philip Fisher, 32, EP.  Arrested for possession of a controlled substance/meth, possession of a controlled substance/heroin, and on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear/theft 3.  Cited for driving uninsured and warned for expired registration and illegal alteration or display of plates.  Lodged JCJ. 2/8 Heidi Givens, WC.  Cited…

Transfer from Seward to Anchorage – Day 8 Today we spent time getting off the ship and boarding a cruise train that took us to Anchorage where we met our Holland America host who traveled with us on the inland portion of the trip.  Walked around town enjoying some of the local shops and stopped…


The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

Laurelhurst school

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Off to School in the Laurelhurst and Beyond Dennis Ellingson Next on our journey south on Laurelhurst road is the Laurelhurst School.                    


    PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE   The inaction of the Jackson County Commissioners regarding the limited capacity of our county jail, is putting the general public at unneccesary risk.

Let’s do lunch

chicken pot pie

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There were days in the past that I never had to think about food.  Alas, those days are gone, since about 15 years ago finding that I have celiac disease, making gluten one of those foods that “must” be avoided.  Not paying attention leads to many unpleasant digestive problems…

Albert Keith Krambeal Obituary

Albert Keith Krambeal     Albert Keith Krambeal went home to be with his Lord, Monday, February 12, 2018 at home with his family.  Keith was born January 7, 1931 in Ipswich, South Dakota. He moved to Oregon at the age of seven years old man and attended school in North Bend.  From there he…

Dos and don’ts if you think you have the flu

Dos and don’ts if you think you have the flu Tips for people who feel ill during flu season   The Oregon Health Authority’s most recent report found that only 34 percent of people in Jackson County have chosen to get a flu shot,  

EVENTS 2-20-18

EVENTS 2-20-18   EAGLE POINT   Celebrate Recovery Tuesday Evenings, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Highway 62, Eagle Point.  Dinner is served in the Fireside Room at 6 p.m. and the general meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.  Childcare is provided.   Wood House 10th Annual Farm Festival May 19, 9 a.m….

Elude-police chase

– A man believed to be under the influence of drugs stole a pickup in Medford and eluded deputies early Sunday morning. The pursuit ended in a muddy field in the 4000-block of Corey Road after the vehicle crashed into a pasture and struck two young bulls. The animals had to be put down. On…


I have seen the pros and cons of what is happening in states where the $15 minimum wage has been adopted, and some of the stories are scary.  While some are cheering (perhaps most of those who think they are going to be receiving the higher wage) because they envision receiving wages that will allow…