DWTRVS: Jani Rollins

MEDFORD, ORE.– Sparrow Clubs will soon get thousands to benefit local kids with our upcoming Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Every night we have been getting a sneak peak at the dances and the local contestants up for the “Shining Star Award”. Tonight we meet Jani Rollins who says it’s fun to participate because … Continue reading »

High Demand for OSF Plays

ASHLAND, Ore. — “All the world’s a stage” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The plays produced on OSF’s stages are captivating audiences across the country, and while the demand is increasing, it really comes as no surprise to the cast and crews who call OSF home. “Really exciting time for the work that we’re doing. … Continue reading »

Oregon Leads Nation in Zombie Homes

MEDFORD, Ore. — In a report released by RealtyTrac today, the state of Oregon has the highest percentage of vacant foreclosed homes in the nation, also known as “zombie homes.” The study found that more than 117,000 homes had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure. This represents 18% of all active … Continue reading »

Today is the Last Day to Mail Ballots

MEDFORD, Ore. — The last day for mailing ballots is today. The Jackson County elections office recommends to mail ballots no later than the Thursday before the next Tuesday elections. Over 50 election workers are processing incoming ballots. Voters have until Tuesday evening to deliver their ballots to the elections office or any official drop … Continue reading »

Ashland Businesses Prepare for Halloween

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland plaza has been a hot spot for Halloween entertainment for many years. Right now the plaza is pretty quiet, but tomorrow, it is expected to be filled with thousands of ghosts, zombies and whatever else people dress up as this year. Several bars on the block of main street say they … Continue reading »

“Iron Mike” to be Removed

ASHLAND, Ore. — A statue vandalized earlier this month is being removed from its post in the Ashland plaza. The statue known as “Iron Mike” will be taken down tomorrow so experts can discuss options for repairing it. “Iron mike” is part of the carter memorial fountain in the Ashland Plaza. The structure is listed … Continue reading »

Whales in Oregon Tour

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Coast Aquarium Outreach Program gave Medford students a lesson, under the sea. On October 21st, first and second graders at Hoover Elementary participated in singing, dancing, and a whale presentation. Interactive tables were also set up with artifacts about marine life. Aquarium volunteers were on hand to answer questions. The purpose … Continue reading »

Human Bean Donates More Than $142K

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Human Bean is making a huge donation to breast cancer research and prevention, with some help from coffee lovers. The 9th annual “Coffee for a Cure” event raised more than $142,000 dollars last Friday. Local proceeds from beverage and pastry sales are going toward mammograms and follow-up care for women who … Continue reading »

Medford Council to Vote on Marijuana Tax

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today, the Medford City Council could make a major decision regarding the taxing of marijuana. Councilors are expected to hold a second reading of a proposed marijuana tax at their meeting this afternoon. Under the proposal, the city would tax recreational marijuana should voters approve its use in next week’s election. However, the … Continue reading »

Josephine County Increases Rural Patrol

Grants Pass, Ore. — At the request of Sheriff  Gil Gilbertson, the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners had agreed in June during the 2014/2015 budget season to allocate and additional $655,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in order to increase Rural Patrol Coverage for the residents of Josephine County. The goal was have patrol 12 … Continue reading »

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