Parking Lot Expansion Finally Complete

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — The Mount Ashland parking lot expansion is finally happening. On Wednesday, paving crews were up bright and early starting the process. They were there for a total of ten hours, but at the end of the day, the parking lot expansion was done. It cost $400,000, and will add almost 100 … Continue reading »

Commissioners Plan to Leave Options Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It’s a complex process with many hypothetical questions and moving parts, but Josephine county leaders said they are taking the needed steps to make sure they have all options open when it comes to recreational marijuana. Should it pass, Measure 91 would not allow counties to put a tax or fee … Continue reading »

Officials Warn of Unauthorized Event

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of an unauthorized event. They say a man is approaching local businesses and telling them about a fundraiser at the Jackson County Expo’s ponds where people can pan for gold. Sheriff’s officials said the man claims 10% of the profits from the gold … Continue reading »

Family I.D.’s Texas Ebola Patient

(CNN) — People are learning more about the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the U.S. According to his half-brother, Wilfred Smallwood, the patient is a 42-year old Liberian National named Thomas Duncan. This is Duncan’s first trip to the U.S. He’s here visiting family and friends. Duncan is isolated in serious condition at Texas Health … Continue reading »

1-800-FLOWERS Closes Harry & David Deal

MEDFORD, Ore. — The deal between 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Harry & David closed Tuesday. Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. said, “The addition of the iconic Harry & David name to our growing family of great gifting brands, helps extend our position as a leading, omni-channel provider of gifts that resonate with our customers, making us … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Changes Plea

ASHLAND, Ore. — Nearly a year after caution tape lined around the home of Frank Damiano, the mobile home park is quiet, but the memories of their neighbor remain. “Positive and happy and accepting and open. Just one of those people with that magnetic personality,” said neighbor Kris McAdam. It’s that outgoing and warm spirit … Continue reading »

Ashland Plastic Bag Ban Effective Nov. 6

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland implemented a ban on plastic bags last May, but gave the city a six month waiting period before they were required to completely phase out plastic. Their goal was to no longer have plastic by this November. The city ordinance was put in place to try to encourage everyone … Continue reading »

Multi-Party Ballot Affiliations

MEDFORD, Ore. — Colleen Roberts and Kevin Talbert are running against each other for Jackson County Commissioner Position Three, but Roberts is running as both the republican and democratic candidate, while Talbert represents the Independent Party. Roberts, who is a registered Republican, won the Republican Primary Election in May. According to the Jackson County Elections … Continue reading »

Riverside Park Gets a New Playground

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Part of Riverside Park in Grants Pass will be temporarily closed for playground renovations starting October 1. The Grants Pass Parks and Recreation department is tearing down the old wooden playground, and replacing it with a new $140,000 steel playground. “There’s a lot of adventure areas on this park so the … Continue reading »

Library Prepares for November Elections

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine Community Libraries are gearing up for the November elections. After collecting thousands of signatures last spring, a library taxing district is on the ballot. The voting campaign “Yes! Libraries Matter” is now in full swing.  Yard signs will start going out this weekend, and supporters will be going door to … Continue reading »

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