License Denied for Marijuana Lounge

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford City Council upheld its denial of a business license to a medical marijuana smoking lounge, after being presented with evidence the facility had tried to use legal loopholes to sell and dispense marijuana. The council voted unanimously Thursday against “The Lounge,” a medical marijuana smoking club located on East Main … Continue reading »

Plan Set for Police Evidence Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford construction company will begin work on a new facility for Medford police. The Medford City Council awarded a $523,400 contract to Adroit Construction to begin work on the police department’s new property control facility. That building would house evidence for Medford Police. Medford City councilors said they were pleased with … Continue reading »

Officials Tour Greenway Improvements

MEDFORD, Ore. — Projects aimed at making the Bear Creek Greenway safer in Medford have wrapped up, and on Thursday, city officials got a tour to see the progress first-hand. Over the past few months, student volunteers with Oregon Stewardship, as well as the Oregon Department of Transportation, have cleared up the thick black berry … Continue reading »

Impact of Medford Dispensary Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. — Last week the Medford City Council enacted a ban on dispensaries, which could cause an impact to ones currently trying to open. Medford Police routinely check if any business is in compliance with local laws. No matter what type of business, they can be cited $150 per day if they are open … Continue reading »

Medford Prepares to Enforce Smoke Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. — The City of Medford and Medford Police are still working out how to enforce the city’s new park smoking ban. Medford’s city council unanimously approved the ban making city owned properties smoke and tobacco free. The city is making plans to install signs and decals to make the public aware of the … Continue reading »

New Park to Replace Old Golf Course

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford may soon be home to a new park.  The Medford City Council recently approved a master plan to turn part of the former Cedar Links Golf Course into a community park. This is a one-million dollar plan that will be getting put into place within the next two years if everything … Continue reading »

Medford Discusses Dog Laws

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some on the Medford City Council are stressing that they are not discussing a ban on pit bulls, and want to clear that up for the public. At Thursday’s city council meeting, Mayor Gary Wheeler said the city has not yet proposed any ban on dangerous dogs, or any new laws targeting … Continue reading »

U.S. Cellular Park to Expand

MEDFORD, Ore. — City leaders hope that a major expansion at a local sports park will bring more money to Medford. U.S. Cellular Park will begin construction on Phase 4 later this year, to build three additional fields for baseball and soccer. The construction will also create new parking areas at the facility. The city … Continue reading »

Medford Council Talks Dog Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police and city leaders are talking about how to prevent attacks by pit bulls and other vicious dogs. Specifically, police say pit bulls are responsible for about half of all reported dog bites in Medford. The city council requested this information from Medford Police after two incidents last fall where pit … Continue reading »

Medford Meeting on Dangerous Animals

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford City Council members will be considering banning certain dog breeds or requiring they be muzzled or sterilized. Every year an estimated 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs, nationwide. Some say it’s become of a dog’s treatment, others blame certain breeds. Medford Police will be handing out the latest information about … Continue reading »

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