Pet of the Week: Trooper

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week’s “Pet of the Week” is Trooper, a five month old Boxer! Trooper came to the shelter with parvovirus, which can be deadly to puppies. But veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Hospital saved his life. He is treat motivated and listens well, and can sit on command. If you’re interested in Trooper contact … Continue reading »

Monitored Person Cleared of Ebola Risk

MEDFORD, Ore. — A person in Jackson County who was under monitoring for potential Ebola risk has now been cleared by county health officials. Jackson County Health and Human Services said Friday that a Person Under Monitoring (PUM) has now successfully completed their 21 days of surveillance and are no longer at risk for developing … Continue reading »

Injured Pedestrian Dies in Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police report a woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection has died. Denise Elizabeth Anderson had been in the hospital with severe head injuries since November 15th. Last Saturday, Medford Police say she was hit by a vehicle on the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Brookhurst … Continue reading »

1986 Assault Leads To New Connections

MEDFORD, Ore. — Almost 28 years ago, on December 17, 1986, Medford was shaken by a random act of violence, when a young woman was stabbed multiple times walking into work at BiMart. Loretta Russell’s attacker was caught, and is now serving his sentence in the Oregon State Penitentiary. 66-year-old Rodney Halbower has been in … Continue reading »

Out and About: 11-21 to 11-23

There are hundreds of holiday traditions and dozens of them are hosted in the valley. They are already getting started in Southern Oregon. Gingerbread Jubilee This weekend is the Gingerbread Jubilee. Princesses, sports, snow flakes and cars are just some of the inspirations making up this year’s entries. They will be auctioned off on Saturday … Continue reading »

Gingerbread Jubilee Benefits Maslow

MEDFORD, Ore. — For years, the Gingerbread Jubilee has put a creative twist on a holiday tradition. The annual auction is Friday night and it raises money for the Craterian Theatre. This year the Craterian’s Gingerbread Jubilee is helping another organization: the Maslow Project. The organization provides support and activities for homeless youth or children … Continue reading »

New Fencing for School Safety

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 says safety is its top priority, and is now working on installing full fencing around each campus. At Table Rock Elementary, one opening at a gate is now the only spot you can enter or exit the campus during regular school hours, and it’s locked after … Continue reading »

Locals Prepare for Immigration Action

MEDFORD, Ore. – President Obama is announcing executive action on immigration that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants in the area. In a speech to the nation, the president promised those who meet certain criteria can be free of fear of being deported. For Julie Fuentes, a student in Medford, that could mean not having … Continue reading »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Casserole

WILD MUSHROOM GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE  by Porter’s Executive Chef Dustin Farley PARSNIP CREAM 4cups Parsnips (peeled and chopped) 1cup Shallots (chopped) 1Tbl Thyme (chopped) 4cups heavy cream 1cup goat cheese (chevre) ½ cup parmesan (grated) In a heavy bottom pot combine parsnips, shallots, thyme and heavy cream and reduce until parsnips are tender. Add parmesan … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Service

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — The vast majority of people get their cell phone service from one of the four major wireless providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. But in Consumer Reports’ latest ratings, based on a survey of 63,000 of its subscribers, a new service called Ting scored much higher. Ting bills for actual voice, text … Continue reading »

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