Four Run for Jackson County Commissioner

MEDFORD, Ore. – Four republican candidates are running for two open Jackson County Commissioner seats. On Tuesday night, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation hosted a candidate forum at the Medford Library. The two candidates running for Commissioner position one are Rick Dyer and Henry Marlowe, and the two candidates running for position three are Colleen Roberts … Continue reading »

Letters Center Around Salvage Harvesting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Drafted last week and sent out on Monday a letter from the Jackson County Commissioners was sent to fourteen people including Senator Ron Wyden and he deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management in Washington D.C. The letter highlights the damage to both the environment and tourism industry caused by this … Continue reading »

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 »

Ideas to Save Libraries Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. — This morning more than fifty people turned out for a public hearing with the Jackson county commissioners and each speaker shared ideas on how to fund the county’s fifteen libraries. Input was taken for more than an hour and although not everyone had the same ideas for how to fund the library, … Continue reading »

Commissioners Reject Jail Surcharge

MEDFORD, Ore. — A proposed jail surcharge that could have freed up funding for libraries has been rejected by Jackson County Commissioners. Commissioners John Rachor and Doug Breidenthal voted against putting the surcharge on the November ballot, while Don Skundrick voted in favor. Rachor says his decision was based on a recent survey in which … Continue reading »

Sheriff Singler Honored

MEDFORD, Ore. — Tuesday marked the hundredth anniversary of the first sheriff killed in the line of duty in Jackson County, and one of the first in Oregon, back in 1913. On Wednesday, Jackson County Commissioners joined with the House of Representatives in Salem and Washington to honor the memory and life of August Singler. … Continue reading »

Jackson County AG Panel Named

MEDFORD, Ore. — A blue-ribbon panel has been named by the Jackson County Commissioners. The panel will help planners deal with issues that arise when cities expand their urban growth boundaries. Wednesday morning, Jackson County Commissioners named an 11 member committee to become the county’s “Agricultural Task Force”. The committee reaches across business, government and … Continue reading »