Mt. Ashland Plans For the Future

ASHLAND, Ore. — After several inches of snow fell at Mt. Ashland this week, skiers and riders are taking advantage of the slopes. “It’s great out there. It’s the best day of the season so far,” said snowboarder Jacob Wisdom. Mt. Ashland administrators said they hope the snow keeps them open the rest of the … Continue reading »

MONEYWATCH: 1,784 RadioShacks Closing

(CNN)– RadioShack’s plans to close about half of its stores in the next six weeks will impact nearly every state, the company revealed. It released the list of 1,784 stores it says are due to close by March 31. Alaska is the only state where no closings have been announced. The state with the most … Continue reading »

Local Businesses Benefit from Game

MEDFORD, Ore. — The ducks and the buckeyes faced off in Texas, but people started claiming spots to watch the game at local businesses early Monday afternoon. Managers at Mr. Smith’s say local football teams are doing well, business is good for them too. Especially with the ducks now in the championship just a few weeks after … Continue reading »

Rafting Business Back On Track

SHADY COVE, Ore. — This time last year, thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and lightning sparked several fires. The smoke from those fires moved into the valley and just about put rafting companies out of business for the year. One company said so far this year, they’re back on track. Rafts are stacked up and ready … Continue reading »

Corvallis Tax Credit

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tax credits could be on the way for some Corvallis companies if they do business online. The Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office is applying to be considered an “electronic commerce zone.” If the application is approved,  businesses in the enterprise zone selling goods online could get state income tax credit. The office says … Continue reading »

Ashland Construction Pushed Back 2 Weeks

ASHLAND, Ore. — Work continues on Calle Guanajuato in between restaurants on the Ashland plaza and the Ashland creek. Typically in the spring, restaurants expand their seating and business outside, and while that hasn’t been an issue yet, as temperatures warm up, restaurants want the project to wrap up. The project broke ground back in … Continue reading »

Movie Rental Giant To Close Its Doors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Those in the movie rental business said 2004 was the peak for industry and 2009 is when they took a big hit. On demand, streaming, and Redbox are among the change to movie renting.  Ever since, movie rental giants have been closing and soon Blockbuster will hit eject. “You’ll find our … Continue reading »