On September 12, 2017, Glenn Garfield Nelson Jr. went to be with the Lord. Known as “Gar” to family, Glenn was born October 9, 1939 in Artesian, South Dakota to Glenn and Eunice Nelson. He was the oldest of three boys raised on the family farm.  At age 12, the family moved to Southern California along with their…

Community Events

EVENTS 9-19-17   EAGLE POINT   Keep Ahead of Stroke and Heart Attack – Free Lecture September 25, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Eagle Point Community Center 17 South Buchanan. Visit health information booths from 5-6 p.m. and enjoy refreshments:  Hands only CPR, blood pressure monitoring, local EMS services and others.  The presentation by…

EPID: It has been a good water year

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There is some particularly good news for the patrons of Eagle Point Irrigation District.  For this entire year, it appears that the District will not have to augment stream flows by pumping from the north fork of Butte Creek.    

EP volleyball rankings

5A-3 Midwestern League League Overall Sets Won Sets Lost OSAA Ranking North Eugene 5-0 9-0 24 4 2 Marist Catholic 4-0 4-2 13 10 11 Crater 3-1 4-1 12 3 9 Ashland 2-3 2-4 9 13 14 Eagle Point 1-2 3-2 10 9 22 Thurston 1-2 3-5 10 14 13 Churchill 0-4 1-6 4 17…

EP city council meeting September 12

Ban on Curb Address Painting By Lynn Leissler For the Independent About a year ago, Eagle Point City Council passed an ordinance allowing curb painting, addresses only, no logos. The company who mainly performed the service, however, has proven unreliable.


Hillary Clinton has released her new book, which has been described as 400 pages of blaming someone else for why she lost the election.  It is not a wonder why she would do that, for that is what is so ingrained in those folks back there, they lived to blame.  It is never their fault-for…

Page Scores Three Ways; Eagles Thump Springfield

Page Scores Three Ways; Eagles Thump Springfield By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent It wasn’t that long ago when Springfield’s cockiness matched their accomplishments, taking down most Division 5A opponents – like they did to the Eagles for five straight years – and doing it with a flair that left a bitter taste in the…

DFD receives honor

Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.was honored last night in receiving the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Citizen – Nonprofit category award, during The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County’s 98th Annual Meeting and Excellence in Business Awards Ceremony, in Medford.  

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 091317

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 091317 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   What the fly?! Yep. This week’s Crawly is a funky fly. Meet the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) (Hermetia illucens). Though BSF are not native to the Upper Rogue, or even to the United States they are a most welcome non-native.

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Look Up! By Lynn Leissler For the Independent It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…probably not Superman.