Early Earth Day and Arbor Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thousands celebrated Earth Day early at ScienceWorks in Ashland Saturday. There were 65 exhibits showing visitors different technologies, tips for energy conservation, waste management, habitat restoration and even a cardboard city. One of the event coordinators, Paige Prewett, says the focus of the event was education. “All of the exhibitors are here … Continue reading »

Oregon Trout Season Officially Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting next week, trout season will begin for many Oregon anglers with the opening of several popular fisheries. On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and many lakes will open around the state for trout fishing. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says while many lakes and … Continue reading »

Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – Earth Day is less than a week away, which is prompting people to try out a new trendy way to recycle. It’s called “up-cycling.” The process takes old, used objects that have lost their function and turns them into something else, with a new purpose. Whether you have clothing, shoes, electronics, or even … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Growers Market Begins

ASHLAND, Ore.– With spring headed our way, so are some annual events. Today the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market kicked off in Ashland. The market closed for the winter season last November. Organizers say shoppers can expect a record number of vendors this year. They say there were about 60 set up today at … Continue reading »

Dentist Office Goes Green

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday, a new dentist office opened in Ashland, and the owner says the next time you come in for a check-up, you can go green. White Dental Studio is southern Oregon’s first Eco-Dentistry certified practice and one of few between Portland and the Bay Area. The practice saw its first patient Monday … Continue reading »

Growers Applications Available Online

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is accepting applications for new members. Farmers and vendors from Jackson, Josephine or Siskiyou County can apply now through January 31st. You can apply to be a vendor online here.

Health Employees Warn About Air Quality

MEDFORD, Ore. — Public Health employees say the haze that has covered Southern Oregon this week has been causing worse air quality. Jackson County Public Health said Tuesday was a “red” day for wood burning, meaning that you cannot use a wood stove that puts out smoke from your chimney. Doctors say the current air … Continue reading »

EV Company Goes Bankrupt

MEDFORD, Ore. – Three years ago, car charging company ECOtality said it wanted to electrify Oregon highways. It partnered with local companies, was praised by state leaders, and, most importantly, received more than $100 million to get the job done. Thousands of electric-vehicle charging stations were planned, and the entire project was hailed as a … Continue reading »

JoGro Will Remain Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A facility in Josephine County that disposes of yard trimmings and waste water bio-solids will remain partially open. In September, the Grants Pass City Council decided to close down JoGro and save money by taking waste to the Dry Creek Landfill in White City. On Thursday night, however, the council discussed … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill on GMOs

ASHLAND, Ore. — A bill to regulate crops and seeds statewide is now on its way to Governor Kitzhaber’s desk. If the bill is signed into law, it would prohibit counties and cities counties from regulating genetically modified crops on their own. Jackson County is currently exempt from the bill because it has already qualified … Continue reading »

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