Oregon Cheese Festival Begins Tomorrow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point is preparing for the Oregon Cheese Festival this weekend. Roughly 90 artisan vendors and three to four thousand attendees are expected for the event, which raises money for the Oregon Cheese Guild. There will be wine and beer pairings, craft items, and of course, plenty of cheese. The events … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »

Driver Arrested for Running from Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 26-year old Central Point man early Thursday morning on multiple charges following two incidents in which he attempted to escape OSP troopers. Officers say the man has made a habit of leading police on chases, and in the suspect’s past run-ins with law enforcement, shots were … Continue reading »

Big Turnout For Gun Appreciation Rally

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Event organizers say hundreds of people showed up for a rally outside of a Welburn’s Weapons in White City for “Gun Appreciation Day.” “They’re afraid of what they might do to our second amendment rights, but they’re proud owners, and that’s what I wanted to do was have them show up … Continue reading »

Wood Stove Starts Fire In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews from Jackson County Fire district 3 respond to a fire at a Central Point area home Saturday morning. Fire crews believe it started in a wood stove. “The best advice for wood stoves is to make sure they are installed properly. Combustibles too near the flue, it’s just a matter … Continue reading »

Structure Fire At Erickson Aircrane

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –  At least six units from Fire District 3 responded to a fire at the Erickson Aircrane Property on Willow Springs Road around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. According to fire crews on scene, an air compressor caught fire on an outbuilding, which spread to the outside of the building.  Officials said no … Continue reading »

Local Republicans Rally for Voters

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — More than 100 people gathered in Central Point Saturday for an event held by local Republicans. Jackson County Republicans say they held this event because they wanted to encourage people to vote. The “Restore America” event hosted local and out-of-area Republican candidates as speakers. This was the first event of its … Continue reading »

Two New K-9′s Join OSP

MEDFORD, Ore. – Troopers have additional help cracking down on drug trafficking with the help of two new K-9′s on their team. Thunder and Hank will join eight other K-9′s statewide. “They’re purchased from Washington and there’s a special agency up there that that’s all they do. They have quite a pairing out process. Not … Continue reading »

Hilton Fuel Catches Fire

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Hilton Fuel catches fire late Saturday evening. Fire District 3 respond with three engines and a water tender. Piles of bark were on fire as well as sorting machinery. Fire crews don’t know the cause of the fire at this time. Crews are facing a few difficulties with the fire. The … Continue reading »

Structure Burns in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — One person suffered minor injuries after a fire burns in a Central Point home. Fire District 3 officials are still determining what caused the fire. Crews arrived to find the bedroom where the fire started. They also found flames along the hallway and bathroom of the home. Everyone made it out … Continue reading »

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