Emergency Alert Sign-Up Encouraged

Medford, Ore. — In case of an emergency, like evacuations because of fires, the Jackson County Citizen Alert can send out emergency alerts to make sure you know what’s happening around you. Time-sensitive information can be sent out to you during any type of emergency event, including wildfire evacuations, hazardous materials accidents or even a … Continue reading »

Local Emergency Alert Systems

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — County emergency departments are making a push for the public to sign up for emergency notification, to make sure people are getting the most important information as soon as possible. In Siskiyou County, the emergency notification system is called a CodeRed call. It is a free service people can sign up … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

Wildfire Road Closures and Evacuations

The wildfires burning in Southern Oregon and Northern California has prompted road closures and evacuations. Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls has been closed to wildfire burning south of Oregon-California border along US 97. Oregon department of transportation advises motorists to use I-5. There is a detour at OR (W) 140 in Klamath Falls. Siskiyou County: … Continue reading »

Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — An emerging trend in STD’s in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned, and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for Gonorrhea. Jackson County experienced a 387% jump. 31 cases in 2012 turned into 151 cases last year. Josephine County increased … Continue reading »

Jackson County Employee Health Clinic

MEDFORD, Ore. — As of Wednesday, Jackson County employees can make appointments with healthcare professionals at a new wellness center that opened specifically for county employees. The county has contracted with the private company MiCare, which set up and staffed the clinic on West Main Street in downtown Medford. The goal is to have county … Continue reading »

4th of July Events Around the Region

The fourth of July is here,  and there are plenty of ways for you to welcome it in. This afternoon Southern Oregon has many exciting events celebrating the country’s independence.   Here’s a list of events happening around the region today:     Central Point – “Red White and Boom” – Jackson County Fairgrounds – 7:00 p.m. Festivities started … Continue reading »

“Operation Dry Water” in Effect

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Sgt. Shawn Richards said his message for staying safe out on the water is simple. “All we ask is that whoever’s operating the boat, whether it be a raft or powerboat, be a sober driver,” said Sgt. Richards. He says 22 people were arrested for B.U.I.I.’s last year a number right … Continue reading »

Health Advisory at Applegate Lake

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Fishermen headed to Applegate Lake may want to think twice before bringing home their catch of the day. For some fisherman in southern Oregon, Applegate Lake is their favorite place to cast their line. Now, the Oregon Health Authority is advising those fishermen to limit their consumption of what they catch. … Continue reading »

Counties Continue Detention Contract

MEDFORD, Ore. — For a little more than a year, Josephine county has rented three beds at the Jackson county juvenile justice facility. This came as a result of Josephine county’s struggle to fund public safety. Now, the agreement will continue into the next fiscal year. Jackson county’s juvenile justice facility can hold up to … Continue reading »

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