Heritage District Idea Moved Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners have already agreed to refer measures to voters that would create a county-wide library levy in May, and a measure to help pay for extension services. Recent appeals to add a measure to establish a heritage district to help fund local historical societies, and another to make commissioners a … Continue reading »

New Marijuana Law Discussed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today, Jackson County Commissioners will be considering a newly-passed law establishing a system for licensing and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. The law paves the way for marijuana to be transferred to facilities from cardholders, designated caregivers and marijuana grow sites. Commissioners will be discussing the registration system for medical marijuana facilities. The … Continue reading »

Jackson County Election Numbers

MEDFORD, Ore. — An effort to build new pools and aquatic facilities in Medford is failing with 56% of voters saying “No”. It was an effort to construct new pools at Hawthorne Park and Jackson Park, totaling up to $14.5 million dollars. Voters in Shady Cove are once again saying “No” to funding a water … Continue reading »

Metro Planning Organization Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Commissioners are facing a deadline next March to form a new planning organization, if the county wants to continue receiving federal highway dollars; that was the message Tuesday morning from ODOT Planning and Program Manager Michael Baker. Baker says newly released census data shows that the area between Grants Pass … Continue reading »

Jackson County Plans Population Growth

By Ron Brown MEDFORD, Ore. — A proposal from a state legislative committee to standardize how populations are projected around the state is getting a close look from Jackson County Commissioners. Tuesday morning, the board considered whether possible legislation requiring all counties use the same population projections brought cautious scrutiny. That’s because Jackson County is … Continue reading »