EPID running smoothly

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Eagle Point Irrigation District goes through a “reset” of sorts every year at their annual meeting, and they did this on January 10.  Each year, the Board members elect a new slate of officers and appoint a manager and Secretary, along with the appointment of an attorney to represent…

EP swears in new interim chief

EP Swears in Interim Police Chief By Lynn Leissler For the Independent After serving Eagle Point for seven years, Police Chief Vern Thompson retired. On December 18, 2017, City Administrator Henry Lawrence appointed Sergeant Darin May to fill the position of Interim Police Chief. Sergeant May is the longest serving staff member, having been with…

“Manufacturing Phase Out Act of 2018″

Democrats Introduce the “Manufacturing Phase Out Act of 2018″ SALEM, OR – Today, Senator Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Representative Ken Helm (D-Beaverton) introduced their pursuit of new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions.  The legislation establishes a price per ton fee on emissions for the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the state, and claims to reinvest the…

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 011118

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 011118 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   If you’ve spent any time on the banks of one of the many creeks, rivers or ponds here in the Upper Rogue, odds are you’ve already met this week’s Crawly.    

Senator Linthicum newsletter

In the language of economics, an “externality” is the cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit. For example, when a person chooses to drink a beer or smoke a joint, they pay for the product and they enjoy the benefits of that product.

Butte Falls Wrestling

Butte Falls Wrestling Butte Falls wrestlers Billie Tucker and Christian Suarez had a successful weekend at the Mazama High School Wrestling Tournament on January 5th and 6th.  On Friday, Christian had 3 wins and no losses and Billie had 2 wins by pin and one loss.  On Saturday, Christian Suarez earned a medal by placing…

memorial service for Charlotte Morey

VV There will be a memorial service for Charlotte Morey this Saturday January 13th, at 2:00 pm, at the Prospect Nazarene Church.    Charlotte is the youngest daughter of Charlie Coghill and has suffered for years with seizures and heart problems.  There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service 

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Memories with Frank and Maude Dennis Ellingson This is the continuing interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt with the Ditsworth couple. They had been the owners of the strawberry patch along old Laurelhurst Road. Frank grew up in the Laurelhurst area in the early days. Clothes and Shoes: These…

Around the house

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This Year… By Lynn Leissler For the Independent   The holiday symbolized by red and green lingers, so I’m doing my part by eating seasonal M&Ms and opening a belated Christmas present. A trip to the mall, though, will anchor you in January—Christmas doodads at 70% off, winter clothes on clearance, bathing suits for those…

OSHA enforcing pesticide rules

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has begun enforcing most of a set of updated pesticide rules to protect workers across industries, including farming and forestry. The rules — adopted in early 2017 and effective on Jan. 1, 2018 — are a result of revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency Worker Protection…