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 »

Annual Art Show for Children’s Advocacy

MEDFORD, Ore. — Teens who have been helped by the Children’s Advocacy Center, and people who have a stake in the Living Opportunities Program, are showing off their talents to help kids this week. On Thursday, staff were loading paintings for the annual art show, which will feature 30 paintings. This is the fifth year … Continue reading »

Tick Population Up This Summer

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Vector Control officials said they don’t do an official tick survey but based on the number of calls from the public and what their crews are seeing out in the field when working on mosquitoes, tick numbers appear to be above average this year. Jim Lunders with Jackson County … Continue reading »

Water Trailer Stolen from County Dept.

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the Jackson County Roads Department is victim of theft. The sheriff’s office says a water trailer belonging to the department was stolen. The theft was reported Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office says, according to management, someone cut into the fence at 200 Antelope … Continue reading »

New Online Tax Credit in Jackson County

ASHLAND, Ore. — There is an economic boost for Jackson County businesses doing work over the Internet. The county can now offer a tax credit to businesses increasing their online presence. Jackson County is now one of only ten e-commerce zones in the state to include this benefit in its offerings for local businesses. The … Continue reading »

Ride of Silence in Jackson County

PHOENIX, Ore. — Dozens of riders joined with local police departments to also honor cyclists killed in Oregon. Siskiyou Velo – a local bike club – worked with the officers to coordinate the “Ride of Silence.” The event is held at the same time at locations all over the world. In 2011, 15 cyclists were … Continue reading »

Surveyor Works to Rescue Maps

MEDFORD, Ore. — A former Jackson County Surveyor is working to rescue thousands of maps that lay out the early development of Jackson County. Roger Roberts faces a daunting job. He has fallen heir to more than three thousand maps, some of them hand drawn locators for the earliest land claims, roads, mines and other … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Recognizes Drug Court Grads

MEDFORD, Ore. — Drug addicts who chose to turn their lives around were recognized by the Jackson County courts on Thursday. Nine people successfully graduated from adult drug court. This afternoon, the graduates all told their stories. Many say they were on the brink of losing their friends and family because of their addiction, but … Continue reading »

Jackson County Makes Emergency Plans

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — No one is ever sure when a disaster may strike, but when it does, Jackson County authorities and the Red Cross say they have a shelter plan in place. Wednesday, county commissioners signed a memorandum of understanding with the Red Cross for the use of part of the Jackson County Expo … Continue reading »

Plastic Recycling Round-Up Begins

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County is shedding about 80,000 pounds in unwanted plastic. Friday marked the first of two spring plastic roundups hosted by the Jackson County Recycling Partnership. This is the sixth year of the event. A total of 60 master recycler volunteers are assisting in the round-up. Those volunteers go through eleven … Continue reading »

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