Mt. Ashland Launches Funding Campaign

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland launched “The Next 50 Years of Mt. Ashland” Campaign Monday. The Campaign will raise funds to be used to improve services and create more events at the Southern Oregon community ski area. The Campaign officially launched on indiegogo.com a crowd-funding website. The indiegogo launch is part of a broader effort … Continue reading »

Crews Investigating 2nd Alarm House Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Crews are investigating a structure fire that damaged the attic and roof of a home on the 100 block of Pinecrest Terrace. It happened Monday at about 10:50 AM. According to reports, firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Fire District #5 arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the roof … Continue reading »

Local Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

MEDFORD, Ore. – Total payroll in Jackson County rose by 1,630 in October, dropping the local unemployment rate nearly one full percent from the same time last year. According to a new report from the State of Oregon Employment Department, the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Jackson County is 8.5 percent, down from 8.6 … Continue reading »

Police Search for Suspect After Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are searching for a suspect in an attack in Union Park, after an alleged drug deal went bad. At about 6:00 P.M. Sunday night, officers were dispatched to the park after reports of a fight. They determined that an 18 year-old man was involved in a physical altercation with another male who … Continue reading »

Counties Fighting for Fire Season Funds

MEDFORD, Ore. – County commissioners in Oregon are fighting for awareness about a law in place that does not allow money to be pumped back into counties after timber is burned during fire seasons. Currently, 16 U.S.C. § 579c does not allow or address the fact that when timber is burned or destroyed by fire, and … Continue reading »

No Criminal Charges for Fatal Crash

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore.-  Criminal charges will not be filed against the man who caused an fatal accident on Interstate 5 in September. Jackson County District Attorney, Beth Heckert, said after a thorough investigation, Steven Coleman was determined to not be driving recklessly or with criminal negligence. She said last September Coleman approached the construction … Continue reading »

Medford Kid’s Nike Design Sold Out

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Nike shoes designed by a local child battling kidney disease are already sold out. Inspired by his love for the San Fransisco 49ers, Alejandro Munoz created a sneaker line for the Doernbecher Freestyle Program. He was one of six kids across the state chosen to create their own design. Each of them … Continue reading »

DUII Enforcement for Thanksgiving Week

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police are out in extra force this week. They said over the weekend they pulled over eight people for drunk driving, three of whom had blood alcohol levels of 1.7%. This is part of a ramped up enforcement period for Thanksgiving Week; one of the busiest times of the year for DUII’s. … Continue reading »

Oregon Ski Season Gets Underway

BEND, Ore. – Mt. Bachelor has announced that it will open on a limited basis starting Monday, November 24th. Representatives said although the snow base isn’t immediately deep enough to support traditional skiing and snowboarding on the resort’s primary runs, there is enough snow beneath the Sunshine Accelerator lift to allow for a pre-Thanksgiving terrain. … Continue reading »

Defense Secretary Hagel Forced Out

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – New reports suggest Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his post. President Barack Obama is expected to make the announcement Monday morning. The New York Times reports the decision was made Friday. White House officials are portraying it as a mutual decision, but CNN has confirmed from several sources … Continue reading »

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