White City Racing

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Troy Foulger #49 and car owner Bill Bowers won $5,000 in the R. Charles Snyder Salute IMCA Modified race. 8290a Two time IMCA Sport Modified champion Jorddon Braaten #84 came home $1,350 richer after his win in the R. Charles Snyder Salute. 8286a Mason Lewman #9 picked up $1,000 for his first SODCA Dwarf Car…

What is the cost?

What is the cost? I think you could say that the fires we have been having in the western United States would fall into the category of “catastrophic.” One source said that there were some 1,400 fires burning from California to Washington and from Oregon into Utah.  One you tube video showed how the smoke…

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 One and Two) Dennis Ellingson For the Independent Now and then, as we hike the trails and old roads around the lake we come across things we can’t quite understand. These are usually relics of an age past. You will want…

The Hero’s Hat

THE HERO’S HAT Hats! Hats! Hats!  There are all kinds of hats!  Hats for fashion, hats for function, and hats for fun!  My vote for the most beautiful hat, though, would result in a two-way tie.  Tied for first place would be the Police Officer’s hat and the Firefighter’s hat! Through the world, past and…

Public Safety Reoort

SHERIFF   8/29 Lois Jane Stevenson, 55, Craiglea Dr, EP.  DUII/alcohol.  Home detention. 8/31 Jason Edward Hicks, 45, Falcon St, WC.  DUII/alcohol and reckless driving.  Released on own recognizance. Megan Elizabeth Sills, 23, Avenue H, WC.  Parole violation for burglary 1. Jasmine Beth Kenton,  19, Avenue A, WC.  Assault 4 x 2, menacing, and harassment…

Second Half Surge Nets Eagles First Win

Second Half Surge Nets Eagles First Win By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   In the first half, the Eagles were their own worst enemy. But a two-and-a-half-minute surge early in the third quarter erased a seven-point deficit en route to a 21-13 win against Ridgeview in a sparsely attended, midge-infested contest played at Modoc…

Senator Linthicum’s newsletter

The Governor’s office recently released a Briefing Memo on the latest scheme for creating a sweeping tax revenue generating machine backed by an enormous regulatory bureaucracy. The Democrat’s plan is to bring this legislation into the upcoming 2018 short-session. The original bill was introduced in the 2017 session but was never heard, discussed or debated….

Letters

To the editor   The Reality of Climate Change While the US is understandably focused on the destruction by Harvey in Houston and across the Southeast, weather disasters (many attributable in part to climate change) are occurring across the world. Just a partial tally: 100,000 homeless from flooding in Nigeria, severe drought in many parts…

4h wins at State Fair

2017 Senior Livestock Judging Team

Seventeen Jackson County 4-H members recently traveled to Salem to compete in livestock evaluation at the Oregon State Fair. In a grueling six-hour state competition, these individuals evaluated four species of livestock in multiple classes, answered questions on these classes and gave memorized oral reasons defending their placings. Jackson County swept both the senior and…

EVENTS 9-12-17

EVENTS 9-12-17   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…