After-Fire Meetings for N. Cal Residents

Yreka, Calif. – The Klamath National Forest has scheduled eight community meetings for community discussion regarding the Little Deer, Logs, Whites, and Beaver Fires as well as Happy Camp Complex. The goal of these meetings is to reflect upon experiences from the 2014 fires and share lessons learned; use the experiences from 2014 to improve wildfire … Continue reading »

Oregon Leads Nation in Zombie Homes

MEDFORD, Ore. — In a report released by RealtyTrac today, the state of Oregon has the highest percentage of vacant foreclosed homes in the nation, also known as “zombie homes.” The study found that more than 117,000 homes had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure. This represents 18% of all active … Continue reading »

Today is the Last Day to Mail Ballots

MEDFORD, Ore. — The last day for mailing ballots is today. The Jackson County elections office recommends to mail ballots no later than the Thursday before the next Tuesday elections. Over 50 election workers are processing incoming ballots. Voters have until Tuesday evening to deliver their ballots to the elections office or any official drop … Continue reading »

Ashland Businesses Prepare for Halloween

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland plaza has been a hot spot for Halloween entertainment for many years. Right now the plaza is pretty quiet, but tomorrow, it is expected to be filled with thousands of ghosts, zombies and whatever else people dress up as this year. Several bars on the block of main street say they … Continue reading »

“Iron Mike” to be Removed

ASHLAND, Ore. — A statue vandalized earlier this month is being removed from its post in the Ashland plaza. The statue known as “Iron Mike” will be taken down tomorrow so experts can discuss options for repairing it. “Iron mike” is part of the carter memorial fountain in the Ashland Plaza. The structure is listed … Continue reading »

Giants Take the World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It wasn’t a story book ending for Ashland native Jeremy Guthrie last night. After seven long games, the giants are World Series Champions. Guthrie would only last 3 1/3 innings last night taking the loss in the clinching game. But the royals had a chance in the ninth inning, with a man … Continue reading »

Whales in Oregon Tour

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Coast Aquarium Outreach Program gave Medford students a lesson, under the sea. On October 21st, first and second graders at Hoover Elementary participated in singing, dancing, and a whale presentation. Interactive tables were also set up with artifacts about marine life. Aquarium volunteers were on hand to answer questions. The purpose … Continue reading »

Human Bean Donates More Than $142K

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Human Bean is making a huge donation to breast cancer research and prevention, with some help from coffee lovers. The 9th annual “Coffee for a Cure” event raised more than $142,000 dollars last Friday. Local proceeds from beverage and pastry sales are going toward mammograms and follow-up care for women who … Continue reading »

Quarantined Nurse Refuses to Stay Home

FORT KENT, Maine — The Maine nurse quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is refusing to abide by a state order to stay in isolation for 21 days. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend left their Fort Kent home this morning to go on a bicycle ride. Neighbors in the area say they are … Continue reading »

Medford Council to Vote on Marijuana Tax

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today, the Medford City Council could make a major decision regarding the taxing of marijuana. Councilors are expected to hold a second reading of a proposed marijuana tax at their meeting this afternoon. Under the proposal, the city would tax recreational marijuana should voters approve its use in next week’s election. However, the … Continue reading »

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