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Date registered: April 24, 2012


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July Complex Communities Concerned

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — People who live around the July Complex say they are worried their entire community could be lost. Several homes around Sawyers Bar are being threatened, many of which are historical homes that have been around for a hundred years. People also say there aren’t enough resources to help families that … Continue reading »

Grass Fires Near Glendale

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Three grass fires were started near Glendale because of vehicle exhaust. Fire crews sat they responded to the fires along Interstate 5 on Thursday afternoon, after several 911 calls. The first was seen near milepost 83. Soon after, more reports came in about two additional fires burning south of the original fire. … Continue reading »

Library Tax District Rate Set

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County homeowners won’t have to spend quite as much for the voter-approved library tax district. The board held a meeting on Thursday morning to reconsider the tax rate, which will now be 52 cents per 1,000 dollars of assessed value. The vote was unanimous by the board. The rate is 8 … Continue reading »

Medford Furniture Store to Close

MEDFORD, Ore. — A staple of Medford business is shutting its doors for good. “Larson’s Furniture” was originally an appliance repair shop and has changed over the years. Troy Larson say there’s no set date as to when the doors will close, but this month there is a liquidation sale and next month there will … Continue reading »

Rogue River Fire Prompts Evacuations

[UPDATE 2:00 p.m.] Anyone who was on a Level 3 evacuation is now on a Level 1 evacuation. Residents currently on this Level 1 evacuation notice are: 3,000 block of Rogue River Drive to the intersection of Rhodes Lane, Rhodes Lane, Kitty Lane, Osprey Drive, Greenleaf Drive, Colfax Way and Dry Creek Road. [UPDATE 8:10 … Continue reading »

Armed Robbery at Mini Pet Mart

MEDFORD, Ore. — At 6:42 p.m. August 12th, Police responded to a armed robbery call at the Mini Pet Mart on Crater Lake Ave. The suspect had fled the scene before police arrived, and after a search of the area, the suspect was not found. After an investigation, police say that the suspect entered the … Continue reading »

Some Siskiyou Co. Residents to Evacuate

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Order for residents of the Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas, due to the growth and movement of the July Complex fires. The Sheriff’s Office says this Mandatory Evacuation Order is for for all residents east and west … Continue reading »

Therapy on Horseback

MEDFORD, Ore. — HOPE Equestrian is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals throughout Southern Oregon. HOPE has been in operation in the Rogue Valley since 1988. For many individuals with disabilities, therapeutic horseback riding allows them opportunities to accomplish things previously considered beyond their capabilities. HOPE offers classes for all … Continue reading »

Inmate Escapes Correctional Facility

SALEM, Ore. — An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating. The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6′ tall, short platinum blond hair. MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Theft Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police arrested a man they say tried to steal a commercial hedge trimmer from Ace Hardware. Medford Police report 30-year-old Anthony Grant fought employees when they confronted him allegedly trying to steal a hedge trimmer valued at around $500. He was able to get away, but an officer located him some … Continue reading »

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