Fire Officials Inspect Fireworks Tents

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 was out inspecting firework vendors tents on the first day fireworks can be legally sold in Oregon. The first day of sales may be Monday, but manager Jim Ford said opening takes days of perpetration. “The larger tents take a long time to set up and get all … Continue reading »

Icon Enters Electric Motorcycle Market

MEDFORD, Ore. — When the world got its first look at Harley-Davidson’s new Livewire Project this week, some employees didn’t even know about it. “We come into work this morning and even the guys were saying ‘how come we didn’t know about it?’” said Larry Mejia, operations manager at D & S Harley-Davidson. Mejia has … Continue reading »

Jackson Aquatic Center Open for Summer

MEDFORD, Ore. — After 54 years, the Jackson Aquatic Center is still making a splash this summer. The only public pool run by the city of Medford opened this week and hosts 11 sessions of swim lessons. The last one will wrap up at the end of August. Day two of lessons continued Tuesday and parents … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s School Adds Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. — A project under construction on the rooftop of Saint Mary’s in Medford will not only supply green energy, but also add to the science curriculum once students return this fall. A 40 kilowatt solar panel array is being installed thanks to a $200,000 grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Campaign. School officials … Continue reading »

Man Arrested on Drug Charges

NEAR MEDFORD, Ore. – A man from West Sacramento, California was arrested Friday night on Interstate 5 near Medford after police say he was found in possession of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine. Oregon State Police say 42-year-old Jay Guadalupe Barragan was stopped by an OSP trooper for a traffic violation. With the assistance of … Continue reading »

Officials Review Report on Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two fire departments, two service areas and one possibility of merging the two. “When you call 9-1-1, what you care about is that someone responds quickly, who is well equipped, well trained and able to take care of your problem,” said Vice President of the board for Fire District 3, Colin Fagan. … Continue reading »

A Closer Look at Summer Camp Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — For many students, the next few months will include summer camps and other activities. Kids Unlimited and the Rogue Valley Family Y.M.C.A. offer summer programs and say they have strict precautions in place to make sure kids are safe. The Rogue Valley Family Y.M.C.A. offers programs at multiple locations and say security … Continue reading »

House Saved In Fire

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Fire crews battled two different home fires overnight; one of them was in Eagle Point, the other in Grants Pass. Medford Fire-Rescue, and two other agencies worked together to save a home in Eagle Point late Thursday night. Officials say the garage and cars inside were destroyed. No one was hurt.

Medford Police Practice P.I.T. Maneuver

MEDFORD, Ore. — A little pressure on the bumper of a suspect’s car is all it can take to safely end a police pursuit. It may seem like just a tap, but officers say it takes skill and precision to execute. “When doing a maneuver like that, there’s a lot of  things that can go … Continue reading »

Vector Control Monitoring Mosquitoes

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Standing pools of water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and are home to larva in their early stages. For more than a month, Jackson County Vector Control has been going around and treating areas like before the problem gets out of hand. Jackson County Vector Control made a stop at … Continue reading »

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