The Upper Rogue is mourning the passing of Jim Ulrich.

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 092316

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 092316 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     This week we’re revisiting a Crawly from 2016 because with our recent rains, folks are going to start finding them!  


    By Dr. Glenn Mollette Last Sunday was a day vomited up from the belly of hell itself. Satan paraded into the wide-open streets of Sutherland Springs, Texas and tried to annihilate a small God loving, Bible preaching church.

Trail man arrested

A Trail man who eluded a deputy Thursday night is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on numerous charges. On November 2, 2017, at approximately 10:22 pm, a deputy attempted to stop a blue 1995 Pontiac Firebird with no license plates on Meadow Lane near Highway 62, just north of the city of Shady Cove….

Senior Center veterans breakfast

The Senior Center will be putting on a Veterans Breakfast on November 10 starting at 8:00 am.   We will be serving Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Mixed Fruit, Coffee, Juice and Milk. This is Friday, November 10 at 8:00 am. Veterans eat free. All others $5.00. 121 Loto Street. I will be happy…

POLICE   10/23 Brianna Louise Smeltz, 31, BF.  Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear/theft 2.  Lodged JCJ. Eric Lorenz, 30, WC.  Cited for unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and arrested and cited for theft 2. 10/24 Christopher Lee Alexander, 31, transient.  Arrested on Main St, EP on Medford Municipal…


Sheriff report

SHERIFF   10/26 Brian Robert Barr, 49, Hwy 234, GH.  DUII/alcohol.  Released on own recognizance. Teresa Marie Godina, 51, Division Rd, WC.  Contempt violation of a restraining order. Christopher Aaron Kniffen, 29, Eagle View Dr, EP.  Failure to appear for theft 2 and harassment. 10/27 Tammy Lee Criss, 34, Onyx St, EP.  Assault 4, strangulation,…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 110217

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Shady Cove City Council Meeting 110217 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The November 2 Shady Cove City Council meeting began with a presentation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Officer Jeff Proulx outlining how policing duties within Jackson County’s more rural areas (e.g. those areas without their own police force) are divided between OSP…

Be a Santa to a Senior

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety and depression.[i] This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Medford is inviting…

Recycling changes

Grants Pass, OR – Southern Oregon Sanitation (SOS) continues to keep all stakeholders in the current recycle crisis informed with the most current information. As directed by the Counties and Cities we operate recycle routes in, SOS has requested and received from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a Conditional Material Handling Concurrence.   This…