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 »

Grass Fires Along I-5 Near Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Two grass fires have started along I-5 three miles south of Rogue River. The first is southbound near mile marker 45.5 and the second is northbound near mile marker 48. Expect delays in both areas. We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more details as they become … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Need Your Help

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. – Officials want the public’s help in identifying individuals who they believed intentionally started a series of wildfires in Jackson County. The four fires occurred in the Blackwell Hill and Gold Hill area and were likely human caused. The first several occurred around 5:00 p.m. on July 25th near Blackwell Hill … Continue reading »

Rollover on I-5 Near Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A rollover occurred this afternoon on I-5 southbound near Gold Hill and mile marker 43. One lane was open, while one lane was blocked. The crash involved two vehicles and traffic was backed up about one mile, near the Rogue River exit. One lane was open, while one lane was blocked. … Continue reading »

Firefighters Hold River Rescue Course

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Personnel from police and fire agencies across the Rogue Valley are learning how to tame the Rogue River. It’s part of a voluntary weekend-long training course. Officials say river rescues are an unavoidable part of Summer. “A lot of people come down through the nice flat water and then they end … Continue reading »

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