Inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – It’s no easy task, but on Saturday a number of local athletes, or “ninjas”,  reached the end of the Higs Gym obstacle course.  It’s the inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge. 80 competitors trekked through the course  climbing monkey bars, zip lining over pools of water and running up a 14-foot warped wall. It was … Continue reading »

Central Point Looks At Marijuana Tax

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A state committee is trying to decide how much pot someone could buy if voters approve recreational marijuana. The November ballot measure would also allow the state to tax any marijuana. However, the bill also puts an end to any new city taxes on medical or recreational marijuana, but if cities … Continue reading »

Jackson County Fair Numbers Up From ’13

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –The Jackson County Fair is over the Expo is nearly empty. Organizers said numbers in key categories significantly increased over last year. Paid attendance is up 20% compared to 2013. Food and beverage sales increased between 25% and 30% compared to 2013, while the fair’s carnival did record business on Saturday. This … Continue reading »

Alysa Bobbit’s Grandma Speaks Out

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Alysa Bobbit’s family found out about “Operation Rap It Up” on Wednesday. Alysa Bobbit was killed in a bizarre accident last year, which sparked the Rap It Up investigation. Alysa’s grandmother, Tressa Turner, was shocked to find out about the new investigation, but was glad to hear that Alysa’s death led to … Continue reading »

Inspiring Kids to Play with Dirt

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A local mom is starting an urban gardening and downtown beautification effort in Central Point by teaching kids to play with dirt. Taneea Browning is the founder of the “Dirt Park,” an after school program for now serving on the Noah’s Ark School. Nineteen kids have signed up, turning the small … Continue reading »

Businesses Impacted by Rodeo

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo is estimated to bring in 10,000 people this year.  Local businesses in Central Point are gearing up for the rush. Abby’s Pizza is bringing extra employees on deck for the weekend. Managers said the rodeo is an event the pizza place looks forward to every year. … Continue reading »

Local Businesses Prepare for Rodeo Rush

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Downtown Central Point is getting ready for the Wild Pro Rogue Rodeo. The rodeo is no outlaw to southern Oregon. This year rodeo officials look for more than 10,000 people to come out to The Expo for the annual rodeo. There will be more than 25 vendors set up, and a … Continue reading »

Last Preparations Before Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Although Southern Oregon fire crews have not had to deal with major fires yet, they are responding to more and more small grass fires already. Fire officials say in the last week, they’ve seen an upturn in calls, and though most of the grass in the area is still green, there is … Continue reading »

Semi Accident Puts Hundreds in the Dark

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Flames engulfed a transformer between Medford and White City Monday night after fire fighters say a semi truck ran into the electrical unit. The collision left several hundred people across Medford, Central point, and White City without power after police and fire fighters had to cut manually cut the power. The accident happened … Continue reading »

Neighbors Find Young Injured Horse

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Neighbors on a rural Central Point street are upset and confused after finding a young horse outside one of their homes Wednesday Morning. The horse that they called “Lacey” had a bad leg injury when they found her, and those neighbors called the Jackson County Sheriffs Department and the Res-Q Ranch … Continue reading »

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