Jacksonville Farmer’s Market Expands

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Jacksonville Farmer’s Market is exploding this year, roughly doubling in size since last summer according to managers. They say part of the reason it is growing is because it offers some unique features others can’t. Since last summer, the market has gone from 20 to 25 vendors, to now roughly 50. … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested After Car Chase

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than 1,100 homes in Grants Pass were without power Saturday night after a car crash. Pacific Power restored power for residents in the area of Northwest Highland and Carol Drive after nearly five hours. The car crash stemmed from a domestic disturbance, which started in the area of Gilbert Creek … Continue reading »

Arson Not a Factor in Early Morning Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire investigators are ruling out arson in an early morning house fire on Newtown Street in downtown Medford. Units were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5 a.m. The report apparently came from the homeowner who woke up to the smell of fire on the back porch. The fire started in a … Continue reading »

Crews Rescue Woman from Smoky Home

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Firefighters rescued a woman from her home on Northwest Fifth Street that was filled with smoke on Saturday, while neighbors used buckets of water to try and put it out. Investigators said it started in the kitchen. She apparently tried to put the flames out with the faucet spray nozzle. Then, fire … Continue reading »

Soldiers Say Goodbye and Head for Duty

MEDFORD, Ore. — The soldiers and their families have been preparing for months, but now the time has come to say “see you soon.”  They’ll be away for about 11 months. On Sunday two fleets of buses took soldiers from the 186 Infantry to the airport so they could report for duty. Service members said … Continue reading »

Local Food Takes Center Stage

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local food is getting a new look, and new support in Southern Oregon thanks to a partnership among growers and food assistance agencies. The Rogue Valley Grown project is a collaboration between Thrive, ACCESS, and a number of local farmers in the area. The groups are working together to connect more than 17 … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Service Members to Deploy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Friday hundreds of service members and their supporters gathered inside the McNeal Pavilion on the Southern Oregon University campus for a mobilization ceremony. Congressman Greg Walden and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown spoke to the group headed for Afghanistan. This weekend the service members leave for a 60-day training in Texas, … Continue reading »

Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley. With the hot sun beating down on crops across southern Oregon, one might think the crops would be dried up, but farmers said with the proper irrigation, some of their crops are even being … Continue reading »

Grass Fire on Surrey Drive in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A grass fire is flaming on Surrey Drive in Medford right now. One helicopter and about 50 firefighters, including crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, are on the ground  working to knock down the fire. It’s at about 8 acres now, and fire officials still aren’t sure how it started. Firefighters did … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Level Increasing to Extreme

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire Danger will be increasing to Extreme Starting at Midnight July 19.  This impacts land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon. ODF says “a long period of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees has cooked southwest Oregon vegetation into a tinder-dry condition. ” The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) … Continue reading »

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