Family’s Home Burned To The Ground

PHOENIX, Ore. — A Rogue Valley family is without their home and their dog is missing after a fire destroyed their home early Saturday morning. The call came in around 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning and and crews from Jackson County Fire District 5, Medford Fire and Fire District 3 responded to the call on Coleman … Continue reading »

Thousands Still Without Power

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore .– Snow continued to fall in Josephine County Saturday leaving those who are already without power searching for a place to warm up. As of Saturday evening, more than 7,000 residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties are still without power. “You don’t realize how much you miss that first hot cup of coffee … 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 »

Campaign Volunteers Make Final Push

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local campaign volunteers continue to work on Sunday in hopes of securing a few more votes. Local organizations for both the Republicans and Democrats still have plans to get out the vote as they sprint to the finish. Organizing for America Oregon, an organization supporting President Obama, held a phone bank on … Continue reading »

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 »

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