Therapists Available At Boles Fire

WEED, Ca. — A group of psychologists are holding free group therapy session for Weed residents throughout the weekend. The group, which includes behavioral experts, child experts and social workers from around the area, will be holding these session at no charge. It will be an opportunity for those affected to share their experiences and … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Announces Vehicle-Free Days

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park’s East Rim Drive will be open for non-motorized traffic only Saturdays September 20and 27th. The park plans to preserve every third and fourth Saturday in September as an annual opportunity to highlight non-motorized use of the park.  The park also plans to do this in the future, … Continue reading »

N. Central Ave to Close for Construction

MEDFORD, Ore. —  North Central Ave. will be closed from Jackson Street to Second Street on Saturday. September 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. due to construction in the right-of-way. Medford Public Works says, travelers should expect delays associated with this work and are advised to seek alternate routes. Weather conditions or equipment failures … Continue reading »

Founder’s Day Fire Affected by Weather

Crater Lake, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park experienced a strong warming and drying weather trend between September 11th and September 16th.  During this period the Founders Day Fire grew steadily from 15 acres to 188 acres. On September 17th the passage of a cold front and associated low pressure trough brought moderating conditions to the fire … Continue reading »

Scott Valley Bank Donates to Weed Fund

MEDFORD, Ore. — In response to the Boles Fire disaster, Scott Valley Bank is donating $10,000 to the Community Disaster Relief Fund administered by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF). In addition to the $10,000 donation, Scott Valley Bank is making all of its branches available to receive cash donations to the SRCF Community Disaster … Continue reading »

Gang Member Returns to Jail

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s service took Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Marquez (19), from Medford, into custody following a traffic stop. Gonzalez-Marquez absconded from MacLaren Youth Correctional transitional program in Junction City, Oregon. Gonzalez-Marquez was originally sentenced as a juvenile for his involvement in the 2009 stabbing death of … Continue reading »

Habitat for Humanity Helps Families

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than 16% of Jackson County residents live in poverty, and Habitat for Humanity is working to improve the living conditions of those families. In the past year, the organization began building their 50th and 51st home in the Rogue Valley, and it seems the kids of those families are as thankful … Continue reading »

Some Evacuations Lifted For Onion Mtn.

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Onion Mountain Fire is holding steady at 4,077 acres at 20 percent contained.  Fire crews said the fire is 100 percent lined, but with more hot dry weather ahead, they are not ruling out the chance the fire spreading again. As of Friday morning, evacuation levels have been removed … Continue reading »

RCC Receives Excellence Award

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For the 11th consecutive year, Rogue Community College has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. RCC President Peter Angstadt presented the award September 16 at the Board of Education meeting, to the RCC Budget and Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology and Purchasing departments. The award is … Continue reading »

Suspect Identified in Car Jacking Case

MEDFORD, Ore. — Steven Wayne Fennell (29) has been arrested after the car jacking incident that placed Jefferson Elementary on Lockdown. Medford Police officers responded to the Winco parking lot for a carjacking that had just occurred. The 49-year old female victim reported she was sitting inside the vehicle in the parking lot of the … Continue reading »

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