Overgrown Yards Could Mean Fines

MEDFORD, Ore.– Fire Officials have been warning residents for weeks, clean up yard debris to prevent wildfires. Now ignoring those warnings could cost you. Starting Sunday, the City of Medford’s weed and grass ordinance will take effect. This means any violations to the city’s code could mean a fine. According to the City’s municipal code, … Continue reading »

Medford Hires Emergency Manager

MEDFORD, Ore. –     The newest addition to the city of Medford staff wants to help the city better prepare for an emergency. Larry Masterman recently became the city’s first Emergency Management Coordinator. His department will work to help city services and the community improve their response to emergencies or disasters like earthquakes, wildfires or major … Continue reading »

County Officials Approve Jail Plan

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now that construction is nearly complete on a 62 bed additions to the Jackson County Jail, county officials have approved a plan to help pay for its operation. They’ll do that by renting half the space to other agencies, including the City of Medford. Work is wrapping up on a $1.5 million … Continue reading »