Students Raise Funds for Fire Stations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -An idea sparked by the major wildfires that destroyed over 70,000 acres of Southern Oregon last summer, Hidden Valley High School students Rachel Loughran, Jordan Gilbert, and Sylvia Marr have found a way to award $35,060 to their local Fire Departments in Josephine County. As members of the Josephine County Foundation (JCF)- … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Police Speak on Arson Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have arrested Debra Irene Johns, who they believe is responsible for the multiple suspicious fires in Medford that began on June 25th. Medford Police believe Johns to be connected to 23 fires in downtown Medford in the past month, most recently in the Jackson County Jail bathroom on Wednesday morning. … Continue reading »

O.D.F. Recon Flights to Spot Smoke

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s been two days since thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and although time has passed, lightning strikes still smolder and sometimes the best way to get a view of the smokes, is from  6,000 feet. “They’ve got a smoke report up Tolman Creek in Ashland, and we’re going to go fly over … Continue reading »

Hot for the Weekend, Storms Next Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will begin building into the West these next few days, pushing the storm track well to our north. A warming trend will be ongoing into next week. For today and throughout the weekend, quiet weather and dry conditions will persist. Into early next week, the heat will again be brutal … Continue reading »

No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research. Originally, city leaders thought it might save money for the agencies to function as one body with … Continue reading »

Proposed Improvements to Highway 99

TALENT, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation planners are hoping to facilitate some big changes along highway 99 in the next several years. At an open house on Thursday, the public got a first look at some proposed improvements along the highway between North Ashland and South Medford. One of those changes, and perhaps the most … Continue reading »

Hot Again By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday proved to be beautiful, with plenty of blue skies and spring-like temperatures.  It was a rare gem in our typical summer pattern.  That summer heat returns by the end of the weekend and sticks around for the majority of next week.  The coolest days that we will see for a while are … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Byron Higinbotham

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Byron Higinbotham is not an actual ninja based on traditional standards, but he sure looks like one on the Higs Gym obstacle course in Central Point. “I was really interested in how the Navy SEALS do their physical fitness and watched several videos and thought, man, that looks so fun,” Higinbotham … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Harvesting Summer Crops

Ronnie Budge an OSU Master Gardener and in this segment, she talks about the best time to pick your vegetables to get the best flavor. Nearly all of summertime vegetables that are ready for harvest soon should be picked while still young and not too mature. This includes: a. Summer squash, e.g. zucchini, yellow squash: … Continue reading »

Charter School Waiting Lists Get Longer

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Crater Lake Charter Academy in Eagle Point is the newest charter school in Southern Oregon and is enrolling students for fall. As this new school begins enrolling, waiting lists remain lengthy for the existing non-traditional schools in the area. More people reportedly attempt to enroll in local charter schools each year. Some … Continue reading »

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