Intent to Fund Own School Services

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– The Eagle Point School District Board of Directors met Wednesday night to discuss it’s intent to withdraw from the Southern Oregon Educational Service District (SOESD). The deadline to submit notice of intent is fast approaching on Nov. 1. The Grants Pass School District already made this decision, but SOESD Superintendent, Scott Perry, … Continue reading »

Restaurant Impossible Coming to Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – National makeover show Restaurant Impossible is coming to Ashland to work it’s TV magic on Mystic Treats. According to the restaurant’s owners, the show’s host, Robert Irvine, and his crew will be at the location on Ashland St. in the Tolman Creek Shopping Plaza on Tuesday Nov. 4 and Wednesday Nov. 5 … Continue reading »

Budget Woes Plague County Sheriff

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – On Monday November 3, four Sheriff’s deputies will be returning to streets of Josephine County. Last June, County Commissioners approved a request to defer a $141,000 roads fund repayment, and borrow about $513,000 from a contingency fund, to fill positions at the jail that were being covered by Sheriff’s deputies. Recruitment for those positions began … Continue reading »

Merkley Headed Back to Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – Sen. Jeff Merkley’s “Jobs & Opportunity Tour” will visit seven towns throughout Southern Oregon today as part of his 50-town tour to get out the vote. Schedule for Wednesday, October 29: Fort Klamath – 8:30 AM – Cheri and Paul Little’s Ranch, 48080 McQuiston Road, Fort Klamath, OR 97626 Ashland – 11:30 … Continue reading »

Wanted Rape Suspect Arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. — A rape suspect wanted for sexual assaults in several states, including Oregon, was arrested Wednesday morning. Massachusetts State Police said Gregory Lewis was arrested shortly before midnight in Fort Edward, New York, near the border with Vermont. Police say the 26-year old allegedly committed at least six sexual assaults in various states. … Continue reading »

New Gas Tax Taken for a Test Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — When drivers head to the gas pump, they’re currently shelling out a 30 cent tax for every gallon of gas. That money goes directly to ODOT to help improve roads and complete construction projects. The gas tax adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but ODOT officials said this … Continue reading »

Groups Try to Pass Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In recent years, Josephine County voters have turned down various tax levies regarding public safety, but there is still hope according to community action groups in the area. After the last public safety measure did not pass in May, two community action groups, Community United for Safety and Securing our Safety, … Continue reading »

Police Concerned About Kids and Apps

MEDFORD, Ore.- Police are weighing in on concerns about children having contact with dangerous people through applications on their phones. Kids now have the ability to communicate with each other outside of text messages and voice calls, stoking parents worries about less oversight over who their kids are talking to. The Medford Police Department said this … Continue reading »

68lbs of Pot Found During Traffic Stop

MEDFORD, Ore.– A traffic stop led to the arrest of two Washington State men and 68 pounds of marijuana off the streets. Oregon State Police stopped a rented Hyundai Sonata with California license plates for a speeding violation on Interstate 5 near mile post 28, Saturday morning. According to investigators, a trooper found the pot … Continue reading »

Irrigation Water Shuts Off in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Rural residents near Gold Hill can expect to see the irrigation water slowly shut off. The Gold Hill Irrigation District is shutting off water starting today for a fish salvage project starting on Thursday. Officials say the water legally has to be turned off by Friday, and starting the process now … Continue reading »

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