Hit and Run Causes Gold Hill Waste Spill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run crash this morning that caused a mess in Gold Hill. According to the sheriff’s office, a Clearwater Technologies truck was forced into the side of Gold Hill bridge by an unidentified black truck, which caused the Clearwater truck to spill … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Discusses Dispensary Laws

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Tensions were high at Monday night’sĀ Gold Hill City Council meeting as the council discussed new ordinances to potentially allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Two ordinances passed first readings on 4-2 votes and if they are passed at the second readings, a dispensary could open up as early as next … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Looks At Waste Water Treatment

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Gold Hill residents could see higher fees for water treatment in the next few years. City officials and people living in the community heard from engineers and planners tonight with an update on the status of the waste water treatment plant. The current facility is more than 30 years old, and … Continue reading »

Armed Robbery in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who robbed the Gold Hill Market and Deli on 2nd Avenue Saturday. Law enforcement officers were called after the man walked into the store, demanded cash and showed a gun. He was able to leave the store with money. The man … Continue reading »

Car Crash Kills Two; Driver Arrested

[UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014] The Jackson County Sheriff’s office deputies have arrested the driver of the crash in Rogue River that left two people dead in early April. Lynda Mae Taylor is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of Manslaughter, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving. [UPDATE: APRIL 3, … Continue reading »

Sewage Treatment Plant Clean Up

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The City of Gold Hill is under orders from State Environmental Officials to clean up its sewage treatment operation, and Monday night the City took another step forward to do this. The Council agreed to hire a contractor to complete studies on the City’s waste water collection system. City officials said … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Wants Public Safety Officer

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Seven years after Gold Hill gave up on trying to run its own Police Department, the City is now reaching out to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office for more help. The City has relied on the Sheriff’s office for routine patrol protection and backup, but now it’s asking for a little … Continue reading »

Sheriff Units Surround Residence

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s office and the Oregon State Police shut down 2nd Avenue at about 6:30 Monday morning because of a domestic dispute involving a man armed with a rifle. The Sheriff’s Office units responded to a residence in the 800 block of N 2nd Avenue in Gold Hill, where … Continue reading »

Grant Boosts Resources For Entrepreneurs

GOLD HILL, ORE. — Dominic Hernandez remembers the long hours and hard work that went into the early days of his salsa company. “2 o’clock in the morning, getting up and cooking. Oh and my lovely other half, she put up with me, you know, that smell, and the kids, it would burn their eyes,” … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed for Food Share Garden

GOLD HILL, Ore. — It’s going to be a big harvest this year at the ACCESS Food Share Garden in Gold Hill, and they need your help. Last year the garden produced about 18,000 pounds of food, this year 40,000 is expected on the half-acre plot. Despite all the production there aren’t many volunteers out … Continue reading »

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