A Look at Medford’s Urban Renewal

MEDFORD, Ore. — Empty storefronts and few visitors have plagued downtown Medford for years. City officials have been working to change that, but now the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA), has spent its last few dollars for downtown projects. In the report above, NewsWatch 12′s Kasey Kershner reports on where the city is now and … Continue reading »

Police Patrols Search for Arsonist

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Ten arson fires in one week have Medford Police on high alert.  More officers are on patrol during the early morning hours.  They are doing routine checks in certain areas and keeping their eyes peeled for suspicious activity. Early Wednesday morning, Medford police officers were out in full force.  Besides keeping tabs on their … Continue reading »

New Directional Signs Coming to Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Downtown Medford may soon be getting new directional signage. The new wayfinding signage will more than likely be placed on poles around the city. The signs will have directional arrows that will point to important buildings and landmarks. The city of Medford is working in partnership with the University of Oregon to … Continue reading »

Art In Bloom This Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend you can also enjoy Mother’s Day with an event for the whole family. Medford’s “Art In Bloom” will take over the blocks surrounding the Vogal Plaza. The 14th annual event includes two entertainment stages and 90 art and horticulture vendors. Kids can create a free gift for mom and the … Continue reading »

Commons Fills Vacant Retail Spaces

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sounds of construction can be heard at the Commons and after more than a year of being empty, retails spaces are starting to fill up. “We’ve been touting this project as kind of a re- branding and re-energization of downtown, so we really wanted somebody like Starbucks. We kind of set out … Continue reading »

30,000+ Attend Pear Blossom Parade

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly 30,000 people lined the streets downtown Medford for the Pear Blossom Parade.  The parade took place early Saturday afternoon. More than 150 floats drove through the streets of Medford.  Some handed out candy, while others handed out information.  People started arriving to mark their spot for the parade hours before it … Continue reading »

Exhibit Takes People Back to the 1960′s

Medford, Ore. — You can soon head back in time, to the 1960′s.  It’s all part of Southern Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit called “Far Out!” The 1960′s where a time when the culture was changing – from music to politics.  Now you can relive it or learn about it for the first time.  The … Continue reading »

Police Increase DUI Patrol For St. Pat’s

As people head to downtown Medford for St. Patrick’s Day, extra police will be headed out as well. “I don’t think it’s gonna be as busy as if it was on the weekend, but even though it is on a Monday, it being St. Patrick’s day, we’re still going to have some officers dedicated to … Continue reading »

New Bar at Former Shenanigans Site

MEDFORD, Ore. — The former location of Shenanigans Irish Pub could soon host a new venue, and the new owner says he wants to avoid the legal issues that plagued the former bar. Jeff Rahenkamp, the owner of Phat Kat Tattoo is planning to open a new bar called The Pub” at the former Shenanigans … Continue reading »

Art in Bloom for Mother’s Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend local horticulture vendors are showing off just in time for Mother’s Day. Food vendors, beer and wine tasting, and artisans will also join the holiday celebration in downtown Medford for this year’s Art in Bloom. Traffic was blocked off as of Friday afternoon so the vendors could set up for … Continue reading »

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