Students Raise Funds for Fire Stations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -An idea sparked by the major wildfires that destroyed over 70,000 acres of Southern Oregon last summer, Hidden Valley High School students Rachel Loughran, Jordan Gilbert, and Sylvia Marr have found a way to award $35,060 to their local Fire Departments in Josephine County. As members of the Josephine County Foundation (JCF)- … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have arrested Debra Irene Johns, who they believe is responsible for the multiple suspicious fires in Medford that began on June 25th. Medford Police believe Johns to be connected to 23 fires in downtown Medford in the past month, most recently in the Jackson County Jail bathroom on Wednesday morning. … Continue reading »

O.D.F. Recon Flights to Spot Smoke

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s been two days since thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and although time has passed, lightning strikes still smolder and sometimes the best way to get a view of the smokes, is from  6,000 feet. “They’ve got a smoke report up Tolman Creek in Ashland, and we’re going to go fly over … Continue reading »

No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research. Originally, city leaders thought it might save money for the agencies to function as one body with … Continue reading »

Proposed Improvements to Highway 99

TALENT, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation planners are hoping to facilitate some big changes along highway 99 in the next several years. At an open house on Thursday, the public got a first look at some proposed improvements along the highway between North Ashland and South Medford. One of those changes, and perhaps the most … Continue reading »

Central Point Looks At Marijuana Tax

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A state committee is trying to decide how much pot someone could buy if voters approve recreational marijuana. The November ballot measure would also allow the state to tax any marijuana. However, the bill also puts an end to any new city taxes on medical or recreational marijuana, but if cities … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Qualified for Election

MEDFORD, Ore.– The measure to require Oregon to label genetically modified products was approved for the November ballot on Wednesday. The Secretary of State’s office said the near 119,000 signatures turned in for the initiative were validated. They said just over 87,000 were needed to qualify, and it only took campaigners six weeks to get … Continue reading »

Out & About: July 24, 2014

Butterfly & Moth Bioblitz Crater Lake National Park is calling all “citizen scientists”. This weekend head up to cool down and take part in the “Butterfly and Moth Bioblitz.” Local and regional experts will be on hand this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for talks and to lead field trips in order to … Continue reading »

“Pulse Point” App Helping Teach CPR

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new app is being used to help people dealing with a cardiac emergency. The app is designed by a non-profit group and sets off an alert when there’s an emergency near you. Even if you don’t know CPR, the app shows you how to do it with visuals. “If anything can … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Harvesting Summer Crops

Ronnie Budge an OSU Master Gardener and in this segment, she talks about the best time to pick your vegetables to get the best flavor. Nearly all of summertime vegetables that are ready for harvest soon should be picked while still young and not too mature. This includes: a. Summer squash, e.g. zucchini, yellow squash: … Continue reading »

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