In Need of Some Christmas Cheer

ASHLAND, Ore.– There are a couple children in real need of some holiday cheer this year. Many may have heard of Alex Shepherd, the middle school boy from Ashland diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. He is now having more seizures because of the growth of the tumor and there is not a lot … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

Interest in S.O.U. Grows

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the Raiders in the play-offs, eyes everywhere are on Southern Oregon University. That could mean new students and new money coming to the school. As the Raiders have progressed through the season, so have the number of followers. Officials tell us there’s a significant spike in Facebook likes and Twitter tweets. This kind of … Continue reading »

Ice Rink Activities Postponed Two Days

Ashland, Ore.– Ashland Parks and Recreation needs a couple more days to install the new cover at the ice rink. This means the schedule of regular activities at the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be moved from Wednesday, December 17th to Friday, December 19th. Parks and Rec officials said this will help the ice surface … Continue reading »

Gone With the Wind Star Reflects on Film

ASHLAND, Ore. – 75 years after the release of Gone With the Wind, Baby Beau is still alive and kicking in the Rogue Valley. Ricky Holt was only 9 months old when Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell saw him by accident at a film studio and cast him on the spot. Born and … Continue reading »

Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. – Packages, envelopes and letters are flying out the doors of mail distribution centers across the U.S. in advance of the Christmas deadline. Postal carriers are expecting Monday to be the busiest shipping day of the entire year. After storms slowed down the process last year and some deliveries did not make it … Continue reading »

Average Gallon of Gas at 5 Year Low

CNN – The price of a gallon of gas has fallen below the $2.00 mark in 13 states across the United States. According to the price tracker website gas-buddy.com, three states have stations selling gas for less than $1.90 – Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio – but the low prices aren’t widespread. Officials said the deals … Continue reading »

Arrest Made After Volkswagen Break In

MEDFORD, Ore. – A teenager is facing charges after police said he tried to steal a car from from the Volkswagen dealership on Riverisde Ave. Early on Monday December 15th, 18 year-old Tyreese Key was allegedly spotted trying to steal a car from the dealership, and tried to run from officers. According to police, Key … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Highway 140

LAKEVIEW, Ore.–For 50 years, the primary road between Klamath Falls and Medford has been state highway 140. When it opened a half century ago, it largely replaced the 40 year old Greensprings highway. But that was only a portion of the highway that had been on the wish list for Oregon and Nevada officials for … Continue reading »

Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

MEDFORD, Ore. – Today is the last day for Oregonians to enroll for health insurance coverage to start or continue in January of 2015. Residents in the state need to use the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, to compare plans and enroll in coverage. Those who fail to enroll can face penalties anywhere from 95 dollars for … Continue reading »

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