Clarence Lee Allen

Clarence Allen, 71, of Butte Falls, died March 18, 2012 at his home. He was born Apr. 22, 1940, in Coquille, Ore. He retired from United Grocers where he worked as a truck driver. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Allen is survived by a son, Brad (Diane) Allen; daughter, Susan (Craig) Allen Reese; sister…

New weight restrictions on Main Street bridge

Effective Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011 the weight limit posting on the Main Street Bridge was  reduced to 16 ton for Type 3 trucks, closed to Type 3S-2 (truck and trailer), said Gary Shipley of Eagle Point Public works.  Shipley said the bridge will be closed to Type 3-3 trucks (doubles). ODOT Bridge Inspectors have conducted…

Main St. bridge weight limit change

Effective Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011 the weight limit posting on the Main Street Bridge will be reduced to 16 ton for Type 3 trucks, closed to Type 3S-2 (truck and trailer), said Gary Shipley of Eagle Point Public works.  Shipley said the bridge will be closed to Type 3-3 trucks (doubles). ODOT Bridge Inspectors have…

Anthony Micah McCullough

Anthony “Tony” Micah McCullough, 38, of Shady Cove died Dec. 7, 2011, at his home. Tony had a wonderful life in sales and the last few years in truck freight brokerage. He loved to fish and enjoyed music and remote controlled cars. He was a loving father and husband. He leaves behind his wife of…

Newspaper re-routed by post office

The Upper Rogue Independent issue for the week of September 6th has unfortunately made a side trip to Seattle WA. The post office loaded them on the wrong truck and hopefully they will find their way back to Southern Oregon early next week. We apologize for this inconvenience even though we are not at fault.

Tabor Street closure

Friday, September 2, 2011 Tabor Street will be closed from E. Main St. to Onyx St. beginning at 8:00 A.M. lasting until about until 5:00 P.M. for paving. There will also be one lane traffic in effect and controlled by flaggers on E. Main Street at the same time. This area along with South Shasta…

Welcome Ethan home

Ethan is coming home and his family wants to make it the most over the top homecoming ever! We are wanting there to be a HUGE greeting of the community/supporters at the airport when they arrive at 8:20pm this Wednesday, July 20.  Elvis will be there, they are trying to get a monster truck to…

Butte Falls gets “new” fire truck

{gallery}/06_07_11/bftruck{/gallery}The  Butte Falls Volunteer Fire Department received $95,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) through their Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to purchase a structural fire engine. Local community member Janice Schultz and Fire Chief Jeff Gorman wrote the grant. The fire department’s responsibility for this purchase is $5,000; using money collected through donations…

SOS has new truck and services

{gallery}/03_29_11/trash{/gallery}Southern Oregon Sanitation has made a major investment in equipment that the community will start to see soon. They have purchased one new and two used front loader disposal trucks. Their size is a bit intimidating at 15 ft. 6 in. in height. Those customers with big dumpsters have been contacted about changing from their…

Police seek Medford bank robber

{gallery}/02_01_11/robber{/gallery} On Thursday, Jan. 27, at approximately 3:43 hours, Medford Police officers responded to the area of Key Bank, on the corner of Barnett and Black Oak, for a report of a bank robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived just minutes later, but discovered that the suspect had fled the bank. A perimeter was immediately…

Leonard Francis Negles

Leonard Francis Negles, 88, of Eagle Point, died Sept.26, 2010. He was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Harding, Colo., to Joseph V. And Ruby (Jones) Negles. He lived in the Rogue Valley since his early childhood. Leonard served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. In April 1953, he married Velda Jean Willems, who preceded…