What To Do If Your Ballot Is Damaged

MEDFORD, Ore. – If your dog ate your ballot, or it got damaged in any way, the Jackson County Elections Office says it has a solution. “All we can do is ascertain based on what the voter has marked and as a four person mixed party affiliation board, they determine the voter intent in the … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Level Lowered

MEDFORD, Ore. — Monday morning, the fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties dropped to “high” due to light rain in the region. Chain saws, power mowers, brush cutters, and other equipment employing internal combustion engines may now be used until 1:00 p.m. The fire danger level in … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. “Disappointed” In BLM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Attempts by Jackson and Josephine County Commissioners to clarify their role in planning by the BLM is getting a cold shoulder from the federal agency. On Wednesday, Josephine County Commissioners expressed disappointment that the Bureau of Land Management does not want to sign a “coordination and cooperation” agreement with the county. … Continue reading »

Jackson County Reaches Water Agreement

MEDFORD, Ore. – About 30% of the water in Jackson County seeps into the ground before it has a chance to reach your faucet. More than a dozen organizations came to an agreement that will improve both water quality and quantity in the Rogue Valley. The impacts of this agreement will be felt from Bear … Continue reading »

Arrest Warrant Leads to Drug Seizure

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A warrant for an arrest leads Jackson County Sheriff Deputies to a suspected drug house. On Sunday around 3:30 a.m. deputies responded to the 2800 block of East Evans Creek Road in Rogue River on an arrest warrant. Through a window, they spotted what appeared to be a marijuana processing operation. … Continue reading »

Jackson County Home Sales Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – There is good news for many Southern Oregon homeowners: existing home sales in Jackson County jumped 21-and-a-half percent during the most recent quarter. Looking at June 1 through August 31, Jackson County’s median price increased to $169,000; that’s up $14,000 from the same time frame last year. The number of existing homes sold … Continue reading »

Marine Patrol is Ready for Labor Day

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. — Saturday Lost Creek Lake had blue skies, visitors enjoying the lake and a sheriff’s deputy making sure everyone was safe. “We’re just out here for safety and most the time it’s just people coming out with their families and having a good time. We are in full support of that, … Continue reading »

Petition To Make Jackson Co. ‘GMO-Free’

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Jackson County organization is hoping to have a ban of genetically modified organisms on the ballot in 2013. GMO-Free Jackson County initially hoped to have the necessary signatures on a petition turned in today and have measure on the ballot this November. However, a hang up in the courts caused a … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Hit Jackson County

By Sharon Ko MEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens of lightning strikes hitting Jackson County has officials looking closely at the forest floors. Fire officials fear those lightning strikes are silently waiting to possibly smother into aggressive fires. The Oregon Department of Forestry says lightning struck Jackson County about 23 times. As of now, officials have not … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Contacted For Pot Documentary

By Yessenia Anderson SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson and Siskiyou County have been chosen to be featured in a Discovery Channel documentary. The piece highlights the eradication of marijuana in these areas. Siskiyou County’s focus will be in the drug cartels involvement. Sheriff officials said county board members will look over the documentary contract Tuesday … Continue reading »

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