White City Gun Range Will Re-Open

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The shooting range at the Jackson County Sports park will re-open on Friday at 8:00 a.m. They have been closed since the first of the month due to a lapse in insurance. The gun range will now be insured through the National Rifle Association. There will be two new changes to … Continue reading »

Charges Dropped Against OSF Actor

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Oregon Shakespeare Actor has had all 5 counts of sexual-abuse charges dropped from his record and the case is now closed in Jackson County Circuit Court. 54-year old Tyrone Wilson was arrested by Ashland Police after a woman reported being assaulted by him. Police said the relationship between Wilson and the … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County on Alert for Fires

YREKA, Ca. — A storm moved through Siskiyou County and the western portion of Klamath National Forest Tuesday night causing a significant amount of lightning. Nearly 600 down strikes were recorded, according to a press release sent by the CAL Fire Department. As of Wednesday morning, the lightning had resulted in at least ten new … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Arrested in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested Daniel Joseph Martinson, 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. On Wednesday, at about 9:15 a.m., a citizen called 911 to report seeing Martinson in Cave Junction. OSP detectives were in the area and took … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Hit Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A lightning storm moved over the Douglas Forest Protective Association’s eastern border Tuesday evening, producing about 100 lightning strikes, according to a press release sent out by the DFPA. As of Wednesday morning, one fire has been located on DFPA protected land near Tiller. The fire is about 1/5th of an … Continue reading »

ODF Lookouts Keep Close Eye on Storms

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — When thunderstorms move into the area as they did on Tuesday afternoon, Fire Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry are prepared to use all resources they have available. Lookout points are often perched on mountain tops, and the staff use their unique perspective to track storms, lightning strikes, and fires that … Continue reading »

County Residents Use Online Watch

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

Local Cities Debate Marijuana Taxation

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Brie Malarkey assists a flood of customers at her dispensary, Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill. Her patients are the first in Jackson County to pay a sales tax on marijuana. And in her first three weeks of business, they generated a lot. “We were able to return $1,800 dollars to the … Continue reading »

Lightning in Southern Oregon

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The owners of Rough & Ready Lumber Mill in Cave Junction say every time a thunderstorm rolls through southern Oregon during fire season, they are anxious to see if their privately owned forest land survives. Last year they lost some land due to the Douglas Complex fire. They say they manage … Continue reading »

Marijuana Qualifies for November Ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. – Marijuana is officially on the November ballot. Oregon voters will get to decide whether to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over. In a press release from the New Approach Oregon campain Tuesday morning, it said the Oregon Secretary of State certified that the petition has enough valid signatures to … Continue reading »

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