Federal Law Consuming School Funds

MEDFORD, Ore. — A federal law currently set in place is consuming 25 percent of money that should be going towards county and school funding. Right now, the U.S. Forest Service is allowed to sue private land owners. This happens when a fire starts on private land and moves over into publicly owned land, destroying natural … Continue reading »

Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

[UPDATE] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said they hope to let the baby bear back into the wild by next spring. It is being cared for at PAWS Wildlife Center in Washington State. ASHLAND, Ore. — Some Ashland Rite Aid customers saw a rare site when they went to the store on Sunday.  A one-month-old, … Continue reading »

Candidates Hope to Fill Richardson Seat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The race is on for several positions this election. Dennis Richardson held the office for State Representative House District 4 for nearly 12 years. Now, he is the republican candidate in the governor’s race and two new candidates seek his current seat. Duane Stark is the Republican candidate looking to earn … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Teen in Critical Condition

MEDFORD, Ore.– A teenager is reported to be in critical condition, after crashing with a semi on Interstate 5. Oregon Police said she had to be extracted from her car. They said it happened as she was entering the freeway from Crater Lake Highway. They said she got caught underneath the semi and was drug for a … Continue reading »

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 15 years

MEDFORD, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drugs and being a felon in possession of firearms. Vincent Sanchez is expected to serve 15 years, with another five years of supervised probation afterwards. This is the minimum mandatory prison sentence for anyone who possesses a firearm or ammunition … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Alleged Trespass Assault

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Police have arrested a man accused of following and hitting an alleged trespasser with his vehicle. On September 15, Police responded to a trespassing report on First St. Investigators said the resident jumped in his truck and followed the accused trespasser when they tried to run away. Police said the driver … Continue reading »

“Beauty After Breast Cancer”

ASHLAND, Ore. — Nationally one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life, and now a group of local women are choosing to bare it all for a new book. Katelyn Carey, a local nurse, got the idea for her book titled “Beauty after Breast Cancer,” after noticing … Continue reading »

Jackson County Talks Water Management

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County is looking to the state of Colorado as a model for a sustainable water project called the WISE project. Southern Oregon WISE stands for Water for Irrigation, Streams and Economy. Jackson County is currently working on finding funding to bring this project to Southern Oregon. The WISE Project in … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Approves Marijuana Tax

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council unanimously approved a marijuana tax at Monday’s City Council meeting in anticipation of Measure 91 passing on the November Election. The Council approved a 10 percent recreational marijuana tax and 5 percent for medical marijuana. The stipulation is after the election, the Council can adjust the … Continue reading »

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