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 »

Medford Gospel Mission Tackles Bed Bugs

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Gospel Mission is dealing with a bed bug infestation. Its director said the bugs have been wreaking havoc on the facility for months, and they are doing everything they can to get rid of them. “A bunch were right here on my neck around my jugular and then a whole … Continue reading »

Marijuana Grow Site Clean Up

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – Since 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has worked with other agencies to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in the county. For the past year, as part of that program and funded by the forest service, the sheriff’s office is going through the sites that are found, and cleaning up what was … Continue reading »

Community Pitches in for New Bike

MEDFORD, Ore. — A sad kid went to school this morning after learning his fairly new bike was stolen, but thanks to a few Medford residents he had a surprise waiting for him when he got home. Kris Johnson’s father, Josh, was outraged after learning about the fate of the bike. Johnson said there’s a … Continue reading »

Local Schools Turn to Texas for Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – 21 Representatives from Southern Oregon schools traveled to Texas over the weekend to learn from a program boosting high school graduation rates. According to officials, The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo independent school district’s graduation rate went from 62% in 2007 to now a little more than 90% in 2014. The Texas program’s goal is for 25% … Continue reading »

Bed Bugs at Medford Gospel Mission

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Gospel Mission is dealing with bed bugs. According to officials, it’s an on-going issue that’s been a top priority for the past few months. The mission has replaced the mattresses and clean bedding regularly. They also have an exterminator that frequently comes in, but getting rid of them completely could take … Continue reading »

Farmers Markets Stay Open For Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — With colder temperatures settling in, many farmers markets close. But, families interested in eating fresh produce through the winter still have options, including farm shares and winter markets through a program called Community Supported Agriculture. Winter Community Supported Agriculture shares come every week or every two weeks and are offered by several … Continue reading »

Drive-By Shooting on Finch Lane

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened early Saturday morning. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Finch Lane, in a newer development off of North Ross Lane. Neighbors reported three shots fired at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday. Police say a man and his two children were in the … Continue reading »

Minor Decoys Help With Compliance Checks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police sent minor decoys into 11 stores and bars Saturday night that were cited for either allowing minors in or serving them alcohol in the past year. Elements Tapas Bar and Restaurant on Main Street is one of the businesses that passed the test Saturday night, but unfortunately most of the stores and … Continue reading »

Driver Injured by Fallen Tree

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — In the southern end of Douglas County this weekend, troopers had to respond to a driver injured by a fallen tree. Troopers say 42-year old Kristen Daniels from Grants Pass crashed into the tree that had been blown onto the road on Highway 230 near milepost 12. The 40-foot tall, 10-inch … Continue reading »

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