Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

Beautiful Finish to Your Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will remain in control of our weather Sunday. This is going to keep temperatures warm under mostly sunny skies. Increasing high clouds are likely west of the Cascades ahead of our next storm system, due to arrive late Sunday night at the coast. Temperatures are going to be very similar … Continue reading »

Community Petitions Railroad Park Use

MEDFORD, Ore. — Community members living at Aspens On The Creek say they’re upset about organizations feeding the homeless near their homes. They have submitted a petition for the city to intervene. People living at Aspens On The Creek say blackberry bushes used to be a deterrent to keep the homeless from camping illegally behind … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, October 17th

Friday Night Blitz includes highlights from the following: Springfield/Ashland, North Medford/Willamette, South Eugene/South Medford, Eagle Point/Crater, Mazama/North Valley, Klamath Union/Phoenix and Cascade Christian/Illinois Valley.

Medford Schools Address Ebola Concerns

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District is addressing the risks of Ebola in Southern Oregon. While those administrators say there is no real risk at the moment, they are getting ready for anything. On Friday afternoon, Superintendent of Medford Schools, Dr. Brian Shumate, addressed the risk of Ebola in the district. The top concern … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: 1864 Treaty

(OREGON TRAILS) – It was 150 years ago today that a treaty was signed with Indians in what is now known as the Klamath Basin, impacting politics and relations to this day. Todd Kepple, manager of the Klamath County Museum, explains, “When the government first asked the Klamath tribes what land they felt they were entitled to, … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Space Heaters

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Space heaters account for 1/3 of all home-heating fires each year, and more than 80% of home-heating deaths. Consumer reports has just tested more than two dozen space heaters, which are much safer. Consumer Reports checked a variety of space heaters to see how well they work and if they have the … Continue reading »

Crews Clean Up Homeless Camps in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department plans to continue transient campsite cleanup efforts each month. Officers and other work crews just finished cleaning up six campsites yesterday. One was located just off the Bear Creek Greenway bike path. Medford police officers sweep the bike path and Greenway on a monthly basis. On this month’s … Continue reading »

Vandals “Disarm” Iron Mike Statue

ASHLAND, Ore. — The “Iron Mike” statue in Ashland is now missing an important part of his gear. That piece of gear missing is his rifle. Ashland Police say it’s likely a simple act of mischief given the fact that the statue isn’t very polarizing. Still, it’s an expensive one, and one of several acts … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Lovely

Meet Lovely, this week’s Pet of the Week! She is a 1-year old brown haired tabby, and as you’ve probably guessed her name matches her personality. She had kittens not too long ago and they were all adopted, and now it’s time for Lovely to find a good home. If you would like to adopt … Continue reading »

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