Fire Training For Students

TALENT, Ore. — A few South Medford High School seniors got some hands-on experience this weekend during a life-saving fire fighter training exercise. Jackson County Fire District 5 had a special extrication session on Saturday. Two students were able to use the Jaws of Life and other tools that are used to rescue people from … Continue reading »

Medford Hosts “Iron Chef” For Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — Elementary school kids from Medford cooked up a storm on Saturday in an Iron Chef-style competition. It’s part of an effort to teach kids not just to eat healthy foods, but to also prepare them. There was lots of chopping, cutting and stirring at Saturday’s competition at North Medford High School. 3rd to 5th graders … Continue reading »

City of Medford Voices Casino Concerns

MEDFORD, Ore. — The City of Medford is voicing their concerns over an Environmental Impact Statement being performed on the Coquille Tribe casino soon to be built in town. The city drafted a 15-page letter, signed by Mayor Gary Wheeler, specifically taking aim at the breadth of the EIS. The letter points out issues with … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Enforcement Next Friday

MEDFORD, Ore. — On March 20th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Medford Police will be conducting a Targeted Pedestrian Safety Enforcement operation at E. Main St. and Bartlett Street. Police say the three hour operation focuses on drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Police plan to use … Continue reading »

New Program Supports Better Baby Health

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A new program is helping to fund ways for moms and expecting moms to keep their babies healthy. The program is called Starting Strong. It was launched by Jackson Care Connect (JCC) and just moved into its new location at 702 West Main Street last week. Inside the center, there are already supplies … Continue reading »

Residential Construction On The Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — The rising residential market in Southern Oregon is fueling construction company projects this spring. The demand for lumber is starting to pick up, so some companies are getting started on several manufacturing projects in the wood product industry. Batzer Construction in Medford is also working on mixed commercial, retail, office and warehouse building … Continue reading »

Medford BMX Racers Practice For Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — BMX bike racers took advantage of the warm weather this weekend to train for the upcoming races this season. Kids were out on their bikes working with professional riders Sunday. Riders went through drills with the kids and taught them new obstacles on the track. The Medford BMX racing board spent time getting … Continue reading »

Kids Practice First Flying Experience

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A local group gave kids and their families the chance to practice the experience of flying in an airplane Saturday afternoon. Families for Community gives support to families with children who experience disabilities. This is the second time Families for Community organized the program called Opening The Skies at the airport. Some families … Continue reading »

Crash Clogs Traffic in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A crash in Medford, involving up to six vehicles, backed up traffic all the way to the freeway on Friday afternoon.  No one was seriously hurt. Medford Police say a line of cars were stopped at a stop light on Highland Drive when another car came up from behind and rear-ended the … Continue reading »

City Approves In-N-Out Site Plans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford is one step closer to getting an In-N-Out burger restaurant. On Friday, city officials voted unanimously to approve a site plan for the proposed restaurant. At the meeting, representatives gave a clearer picture of what the restaurant would look like. It could be the first In-N-Out in Oregon. Representatives from southern California … Continue reading »

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