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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Changes Coming to Lavender Festival

MEDFORD, Ore. – Despite a successful lavender festival, Southern Oregon growers are already looking to make changes for next year. The weekend-long festival brings tourists to farms all throughout the state to catch the beautiful sights and smells of lavender fields. But growers in Southern Oregon say the timing is tailored to Northern Oregon climates. … Continue reading »

Toddler Gets Life-Saving First Pitch

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local toddler is one step closer to the kidney transplant she needs to save her life, and it’s thanks to the Medford Rogues. Helen Lynn threw the first pitch at the big game Sunday night, part of a fundraiser that will see a portion of all ticket sales going to the … Continue reading »

Taking Wildlife Forensics to the Public

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Wildlife Images is partnering with the Wildlife Forensics Lab in Ashland to create an educational experience they say will be the first of its kind in the world. The partnership will allow the forensics lab to provide samples and eventually create an interactive crime scene investigation center at Wildlife Images for … Continue reading »

Vietnam Memorial Replica Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. – A group of local veterans and lawmakers is trying to make Medford the first city on the west coast to build a replica Vietnam Memorial. Representative Sal Esquivel, Medford City Councilor Eli Matthews, and Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit President Russ McBride have started fundraising for the wall. On Saturday the group gathered … Continue reading »

OSF Seeks Plaza Redesign

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is seeking help from the city to renovate one of the city’s plazas. The Chautauqua Square, next to the Black Swan Theater, is currently leased to OSF. The festival says they want to remove or repair the fountain and get rid of the concrete planters to ease congestion … Continue reading »

Manslaughter Case Reveals Firearms Ring

MEDFORD, Ore. – A newly-laid tombstone sits next to a magnolia tree at the Perl Siskiyou Cemetery. The stone marks the grave of Alysa Bobbitt and stands a monument to a tragic court case one year ago. During that trial, Grants Pass resident Jon Meyer Jr. Was charged with accidentally killing Bobbitt, who was just … Continue reading »

First Day for New Superintendent

MEDFORD, Ore. – It’s the first day in the office for Medford’s new superintendent. Dr. Brian Shumate arrived for his first day on the job Wednesday, spending his time getting acclimated to his new post. That included an afternoon meeting with the Medford School Board to go over agenda items for the future. Shumate says … Continue reading »

Firefighters Ready for Lightning Ahead

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. – A group of Grayback Forestry firefighters carves through a section of woods near Butte Falls. The crew of 14, swinging hand tools and wielding chainsaws, is cutting a fireline for prescribed burning. It’s likely the last chance they’ll get to do fuel reduction work before the real action starts. “The window … Continue reading »

Rough & Ready Back in Business

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – The Rough & Ready Lumber Company is getting back up and running after more than a year of being out of business. Old and new employees are trickling in throughout the month, putting to use a swath of brand new machinery. “Change is always hard,” said Larry Mason, a Maintenance Supervisor … Continue reading »

Police Continue Search for IED Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford police are continuing to search for the suspect who detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) on one of their patrol cars over the weekend. Representatives for the department say they’re currently collecting security cam footage that could show the suspect either committing, or going to or from the scene of the crime. … Continue reading »

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