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 »

New Rabies Reporting Rule In Jackson Co.

MEDFORD, Ore. — Veterinarians in Jackson County are now required to help ensure dogs are licensed in the county. On Wednesday, Jackson County Commissioners voted to adopt an ordinance requiring vets to report the names of dog owners who bring their canines in to get rabies shots. Both the shots and the licenses are already … Continue reading »

Jackson County Makes Emergency Plans

MEDFORD, Ore. — In Jackson County, emergency planners are preparing for the possibility of a tsunami or offshore earthquake. They say that the biggest challenge that the Rogue Valley faces is isolation if something happened along I-5. Local planners say the biggest priority is making sure that the area can function on its own for … Continue reading »

Online Option For Jackson County Courts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Courts are preparing for a sweeping systems upgrade later this month. It’s part of a statewide initiative to get all court records and documents filed electronically. Jackson will be the 5th county in the state to switch to the new online system, known as Oregon E-Court. The Judicial Department claims … Continue reading »

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