Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Ashland Park Director Search Hits Snag — July 28, 2014
  2. Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning — July 28, 2014
  3. Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly — July 27, 2014
  4. Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers — July 27, 2014
  5. Fairgrounds Calling All Homebrewers — July 26, 2014

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Ashland Park Director Search Hits Snag

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Parks & Recreation has hit a snag in the search for a new director after one of their top candidates turned down the job. The department has been looking for a replacement director for most of the summer after current director Don Robertson announced his retirement. Over the weekend it looked … Continue reading »

Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The hacking of hand tools and the distant roar of chainsaws can be heard near Gold Hill. A helicopter drops buckets of water as thick plumes of smoke fill the air. For firefighters on the ground, it’s an easy day in the field. “The fire wasn’t really doing a whole lot,” … Continue reading »

Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly

ASHLAND, Ore. – The fight over vacation rentals in Ashland continues despite what would-be hosts say have been some unexpected delays. A group called “The Hosts” in Ashland recently got the city council’s attention, calling for the drafting of an ordinance that would loosen restrictions on short-term vacation rentals in designated R-1 zones. Originally the … Continue reading »

Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers

MEDFORD, Ore. – Paul Woolley pours a fresh serving of his latest IPA. After waiting for the thick head to subside, he sniffs it and gingerly takes a sip. The yet-to-be-released beer, the 5-Speed IPA, is the newest batch from Rusty Bucket – Woolley’s tiny, one-barrel operation. “I’m sure Caldera spills that much on their … Continue reading »

Fairgrounds Calling All Homebrewers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Fair is accepting admissions for the homebrew judging competition. The fairgrounds were mostly silent Saturday in preparation for the 100th anniversary fair in a few weeks, with the exception of a small keg to welcome amateur brewers. The competition has been a part of the fair for four … Continue reading »

Poverty Rates Spike in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Under-stocked refrigerators and bare pantry shelves await families at the Maslow Project, one of Medford’s biggest homeless support agencies. Their limited resources are being stretched thinner and thinner by growing demand. The agency serves only families that meet federal guidelines for homelessness. In the past year, the number of families that qualify … Continue reading »

Firefighters Chase Down Hot Spots

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Fire crews are on clean-up duty after more than 1,200 lightning strikes in Jackson County alone. Tuesday’s lightning storms resulted in nearly 45 hotspots in the area, just on Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service land. Most of those starts remain under an acre, but many of the state’s resources … Continue reading »

Local Cities Debate Marijuana Taxation

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Brie Malarkey assists a flood of customers at her dispensary, Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill. Her patients are the first in Jackson County to pay a sales tax on marijuana. And in her first three weeks of business, they generated a lot. “We were able to return $1,800 dollars to the … Continue reading »

Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

SALEM, Ore. – The Independent Party of Oregon is announcing its support for Dennis Richardson in this November’s gubernatorial race. Richardson, a Central Point representative, recently won out among registered independents in a survey conducted by the party — 677 votes compared to John Kitzhaber’s 413. That means Richardson can list the independent party endorsement … Continue reading »

Southwest Oregon Spared from Flames

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As more than 600,000 acres burn across the state, Southwest Oregon crews are still ready and waiting. Handfuls of southwest Department of Forestry firefighters have been shipping out one at a time to help with fires elsewhere. But the region has yet to see a major fire event. That’s obviously good … Continue reading »

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